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@  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
@  jorgeaam : (15 September 2015 - 08:30 PM) So to celebrate his new contract, Montrezl Harrell saved someone's life on monday
@  thejohnnygold : (14 September 2015 - 04:36 PM) A good article from Blinebury talking about when Hakeem and Moses used to play in the park. LINK

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#81 Mason Khamvilay

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 10:27 PM

Two stats I personally like looking at are PER and TS%. As long as you use them in context they are very good stats. 

 

For example if I was to compare Kobe and Harden, I would say Harden is the more efficient scorer because of his TS%. And because I watch alot of games I know exactly why: Harden takes smarter shots (statistically, the smartest shots are shots in the paint/free throws/threes). Kobe loves taking contested fadeaway long 2's way too much for his own good, if he took smarter shots he would be on the same level of efficiency as Harden, Lebron and Durant. Another guy who takes too many long 2's is Josh Smith, and as a result his TS% is so bad it makes me shudder, it's always a tragedy when a bad shooter has Kobe's shot selection.

 

It's just really nice to have a stat like TS% enforce what you already know.

 

PER is nice too because there are so many stats to look at and PER just combines it all into one convenient number based on the calculated values of each stat, but the problem with PER to me is that people will use it to say "this player is better than that guy" which is using out of context in most cases. What PER really does is measure how good a player's collective stats are. So statistically speaking Millsap is having a way better season than Josh Smith. We know Josh Smith's defense makes up for that, but it's still nice to know Millsap puts up really good numbers.


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Posted 25 March 2013 - 07:12 PM

Harden Earns Third Player of the Week Honor

HOUSTON – Houston Rockets guard James Harden was named today by the NBA as Western Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, Mar. 18 through Sunday, Mar. 24. It marks his third such honor this season after winning West Player of the Week for games played Oct. 30-Nov. 4 and Dec. 31-Jan. 6. Harden joins Tracy McGrady (four times in 2004-05) and Hakeem Olajuwon (three times in 1992-93) as the only Rockets to ever capture Player of the Week honors three or more times in one season.

Harden (6-5, 220, Arizona State) led Houston to a perfect 3-0 week, helping the Rockets soar to a season-best eight games over .500 in 2012-13 (39-31). He averaged 26.0 points and shot a remarkable 39-of-44 (.886) from the free throw line. Harden culminated his week by hitting the game-winning shot with 4.5 seconds left to lift the Rockets to a 96-95 win over the Western Conference leading San Antonio Spurs.

He tipped things off with a game-high 29 points (5-14 FG, 2-6 3FG) in a 100-93 win vs. Utah (3/20/13) off a 17-of-18 performance from the free throw line, coming up just one make shy of the team record for most free throws made in a game without a miss. Harden then led all scorers with 20 points (7-9 FT) in a 116-78 triumph vs. Cleveland (3/22/13), which came despite not playing in the fourth quarter of a 38-point win over the Cavaliers. He finished with 29 points (6-16 FG, 2-5 3FG), nine rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocked shots in the victory vs. San Antonio (3/24/13). Harden’s 15-of-17 night from the free throw line against the Spurs put him at 602-of-701 on the season, moving him into third all-time on the Rockets single-season list for most free throw made (630 by Moses Malone in 1981-82 and 609 by Malone in 1980-81).


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#83 Mason Khamvilay

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 08:29 PM

And he did it on a bum ankle. 


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