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@  YaoMan : (23 October 2015 - 04:49 PM) Zach Lowe seems to think the Rox are the biggest threat to GSW: http://grantland.com...-16-nba-season/
@  cointurtlemoose : (23 October 2015 - 04:36 PM) Hey if yall want a good podcast to listen to, find the Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast on Itunes, Rahat just did a Rockets preview with the host.
@  majik19 : (13 October 2015 - 09:09 PM) Apparently we claimed Arsalan Kazemi off waivers from the Hawks today... yet another undersized (6'7") power forward for Morey's cupboard.
@  Mario Peña : (10 October 2015 - 01:12 PM) If your part if the Red94 Fantasy Basketball League check the thread to vote for the date and time for the draft event. Thanks y'all!
@  jorgeaam : (07 October 2015 - 08:47 PM) Guys we need 1 more owner for the Red94 fantasy league, if interested please comment on the post in the fantasy basketball thread
@  slick shoes : (07 October 2015 - 06:50 PM) Kobe ranked one spot higher than Ariza? Is this based on legacy or...??
@  slick shoes : (07 October 2015 - 04:13 PM) It was hard to keep up with both the Astros and Rockets at the same time. Should be interesting on Thursday with the Texans and Astros on simultaneously.
@  Mario Peña : (07 October 2015 - 04:09 PM) It was fun to have the Rockets on last night! Right now I'm watching the Celtics versus Milan and Alessandro Gentile is impressive.
@  jorgeaam : (06 October 2015 - 07:47 PM) Well, thinking twice about it, I'd rather have him score less and have the team as a whole do better. Lawson should take a lot of his load off
@  jorgeaam : (06 October 2015 - 07:47 PM) Loving that, hope he hits 30 PPG this year
@  thejohnnygold : (06 October 2015 - 06:15 PM) Someone is feeling confident :) : LINK
@  jorgeaam : (06 October 2015 - 05:54 PM) 10 Teams done, will need 2 more
@  Mario Peña : (06 October 2015 - 02:35 PM) Alright guys, if anyone is interested in joining the Red94 fantasy basketball league we could use one more player to get us to 10 teams (or three to get us to 12 teams). Just check the thread in the Fantasy Basketball forum. Thanks!
@  thejohnnygold : (05 October 2015 - 06:23 PM) I use leaguepass here in Austin with no problems...
@  skip 2 my lou : (05 October 2015 - 03:14 PM) Hey fellas, I'm a rocket fan but I live in the heart of Dallas. Does anybody know if I buy NBA Leaguepass if it's too close to be subject to blackouts?
@  Losthief : (02 October 2015 - 02:24 AM) tks jg
@  thejohnnygold : (29 September 2015 - 05:16 AM) FYI, it was media day today. Interviews are up at NBA.com
@  slick shoes : (23 September 2015 - 06:37 PM) kind of late in the day but NBATV is broadcasting classis Rockets games all day today.
@  SadLakerFan : (16 September 2015 - 04:37 AM) Man, as a Laker fan, I'm learning how little you care about the off season when your team sucks. Anyway, a quick moment to remember Moses. Still remember watching the 81 team as a kid - losing record, NBA Finals. I would have cried w/joy if they could have beaten the Celtics.
@  jorgeaam : (15 September 2015 - 08:30 PM) http://bleacherrepor...ist-after-crash


Line 'em Up

new grantland piece

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#1 Kade


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    Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:23 PM

    Interesting here's the Rockets part of the article


    Houston Rockets

    The lineup: James Harden–Jeremy Lin–Chandler Parsons–Marcus Morris–Omer Asik
    The numbers: 231 minutes, second most-used lineup

    Morris is taking Patrick Patterson's presumed spot, and this starting group has functioned much better with him there. They're outscoring opponents by nearly five points per 100 possessions, while the Patterson lineup is struggling on both ends with a scoring differential of -5.6 per 100 possessions. We'll see if that keeps up; this group's offense has already slumped to league-average as Morris and Parsons have struggled from 3-point range of late.
    Those guys are floor-spacers in this lineup, and in a larger offense geared almost entirely to 3-pointers, fast-break points, and free throws. Houston plays at the league's fastest pace, and this lineup piles up even more possessions than the Rockets overall. This group gets a full 24 percent of its points via the break; no team has topped a 19 percent share for the season, per NBA.com.
    In the half court, this unit (like most Houston lineups) is all about spreading the floor around the James Harden–Omer Asik pick-and-roll, with some other combinations (Jeremy Lin–Asik, and the intriguing Lin-Harden) sprinkled in. Houston stations the other guys around the 3-point line, and Harden might be better than anyone else at slinging skip passes to shooters in the weakside corner midway through a pick-and-roll.
    But Parsons and Morris aren't just Bruce Bowen–style spot-up guys. Players like Kevin McHale because he empowers them to stretch themselves; Parsons and Morris are allowed to drive and create after catching a pass if they think they can get by a defender running out at them. The same goes for Carlos Delfino in other units, and though the results can be dicey sometimes, it might be healthier in the long haul — especially as teams designate Parsons as the guy on whom they can hide their weakest perimeter defender.
    It's hard to see this lineup maintaining its current stinginess on defense; they've so far allowed just 96.4 points per 100 possessions, a number that rivals Indiana's league-best defense. Morris is at a size disadvantage against bigger teams, and he's not a strong rebounder or reliable team defender yet. Parsons is smart and works hard, but he makes some bad gambles and his helpful instincts make him prone to back-cuts. Ditto for Harden, though he's not quite as interested in being an active helper; few scorers with such heavy responsibility on offense play the other end with equal vigor, and Harden's D has slipped this season.
    Asik is a genius, and this lineup is avoiding fouls (a central Houston tenet) and cleaning the defensive glass at a crazy rate. But they've got to prove it over the long haul. The same is true of smaller lineups featuring Parsons at power forward, which are absolutely blitzing teams in a limited sample so far with even better floor spacing (hello, Carlos Delfino, jacking nearly nine 3s per 36 minutes!) and an energetic pace.

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    #2 Rahat Huq

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      Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:27 PM

      Thanks for posting this. Had not seen it.
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      Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:29 PM

      The good thing with the Rockets on defense is, they are all intelligent. While Asik is the only knockout defender in the group, the rest play good team defense.
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      Why so Serious? :D

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