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@  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
@  rockets best... : (14 September 2015 - 02:29 AM) I agree totally. I got to watch his Rocket days and the man was a hell of a player. BIG MO R.I.P.
@  Mario Peña : (13 September 2015 - 05:24 PM) Sad to see Moses pass. I don't remember watching him as a Rocket but I do remember his Philly and Hawks teams. He was the perfect man to mentor Dream. It's a very sad day for his family and friends and there are many.
@  majik19 : (12 September 2015 - 09:01 PM) i just saw a post wishing Yao Ming a happy 35th birthday... am I the only one whose mind is blown that he's only 35?
@  cointurtlemoose : (08 September 2015 - 01:17 AM) aaaah, thanks jorge
@  jorgeaam : (08 September 2015 - 12:21 AM) Love it how Hinkie and Morey always target the same players, but hoping he isn't another Covington
@  thejohnnygold : (08 September 2015 - 12:03 AM) Christian Wood has signed with Philly
@  jorgeaam : (07 September 2015 - 10:32 PM) If I'm not wrong, he hasn't been waived yet, they have until october 4th to do that
@  cointurtlemoose : (07 September 2015 - 05:39 PM) Anyone else surprised that Kostas hasn't gotten picked up by anyone yet? I wanna see that guy play somewhere
@  redfaithful : (05 September 2015 - 10:48 PM) Llull line from today loss to Serbia: 30MIN 1-10PG, 0-5 3PG, 4-4FT 6AST, 1TO, 4REB, +/- -11
@  Losthief : (03 September 2015 - 02:27 AM) this dude's gun fired and all he got a misdemeanor at bush lol: http://abc13.com/new...ush-iah/815795/
@  Losthief : (03 September 2015 - 02:26 AM) theres more articles all over, but the jist is houston (and texas) doesn't really arrest for it, they just recommend you leave it in your car when they catch it. So seems dwight got lucky he was in texas and not cali or the NE.
@  Losthief : (03 September 2015 - 02:22 AM) honestly we should just be glad they caught it...
@  Losthief : (03 September 2015 - 02:21 AM) response: http://nymag.com/dai...n_airplane.html

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Rockets are 2nd ranked defense but 25th in contesting jump shots

19 January 2015 - 06:10 PM

From the Rockets' blurb in the latest Power Rankings from NBA.com

 

 

The Rockets still rank second defensively, but they fell apart on that end in losses to Orlando and Golden State last week, and they've allowed nine or more 3-pointers in five of their last seven games. It may be a case of regression to the mean, as only five teams have contested a lower percentage of their opponents jump shots than the Rockets have. 

So why do we so rarely contest jump shots?

 

My first instinct would be that we are focusing more on defensive rebounds, but we're 21st in defensive rebound percentage, so I doubt that's it.

 

Another possibility could be that we are choosing not to contest certain shots. I know Dwight seems not to contest long twos because he's always staying down low to guard a drive or box out. Other players may do this also. Does our distaste for long twos lead us to not defend them as well either? If so, is that maybe by Morey's design?

 

I think one likely culprit is that we are fourth-worst in opponent fast break points per game. It seems like a fast break attempt is either going to be uncontested or a foul. I don't know if fouls count in the original stat that NBA.com referenced, but our poor fast break defense may be to blame for our poor contesting percentage. And our focus on offensive rebounding may be to blame for opponents' fast breaks, especially Beverley's propensity to get some of those crazy rebounds. It's always really cool when he nabs one away from a big, but how many times is he letting his man get down the court for a fast break when he attempts that?

 

The final possibility I can think of is the least appetizing. Maybe our guys just can't keep up with other teams' shooters. Golden State seemed to have a lot of open threes and I think my untrained eye noticed that we were doing a poor job getting around their picks. What do you guys think?


All-Star Voting SAP Simulation Bug

12 December 2014 - 12:57 AM

From the All-Star voting screen, you can use an SAP-sponsored simulation to see what the projected score would be between the teams you voted for. However, you can alter the URL to remove players from the team and it still calculates the scores somehow. So, in a one-on-one between Lebron and Harden, Harden would win 138-137 according to SAP. 


One injury away...

13 November 2014 - 02:16 PM

When people say "all it takes is one or two injuries" or "the Rockets are one or two injuries away" from a much poorer season than expected, is this a situation is especially true for the Rockets?

 

It has been clear this season that the Thunder were one or two injuries from possibly missing the playoffs, and the Bulls have obviously been affected by one chronically injured player. It seems that almost every good team is one or two injuries away from missing the playoffs in the West or performing poorly in the East. Why is this brought up so frequently when discussing the Rockets' having Harden or Howard injured?