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@  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
@  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.


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In Topic: Houston Rockets offseason check-in

18 July 2015 - 08:44 AM

The Spurs sacrificed depth to get Aldridge.  I know it sounds crazy, but they are going to miss Baynes quite a bit.  Bellinelli, Joseph, and Splitter as well.  David West doesn't move the needle for me.  I don't know...for some reason San Antonio doesn't scare me in a 7 game series.


The Clippers?  OK, so they are going to trot out Lance Stephenson, Josh Smith, Jamal Crawford, Glen Davis and Paul Pierce?  They still have Jordan's free throw shooting to contend with.  They replaced reliable Matt Barnes with Wesley Johnson and Jordan Hamilton (two promising wings who have never been able to find a consistent level of play).  Chris Paul is going to have no less than 3 public freak outs next season playing with that group of yahoos.  That's too many free lancers on one team and Doc Rivers is going to have a heck of a time balancing his line ups.


Golden State?  They had a heck of a season last year and look like a lock to be good for the next decade....just like the Bulls did...and the Pacers....and the Thunder....watch what happens over the next few years when the quality of NBA bigs finally gets back to where it used to be.



Agreed that outside of the Clippers, Spurs, and GS, no team is appreciably better on paper than Houston.  However, that is 3 really good teams that are appreciably better on paper than Houston.   So, our chemistry improves after a year together?  Same with GS and to some extent Clips and Spurs ( although working in LMA may take some tinkering with the offense ).  To equate an improved D-Mo with the addition of LMA / loss of bench depth on the Spurs just doesn't ring true to me.   Of course in a 7-game series anything can happen, but odds-wise you'd have to put those 3 ahead of Houston, and by a noticeable margin.  Incidentally this is reflected in Bovada's odds, which actually have OKC ahead of Houston as well putting us 5th in the conference.  Similar if you go with nate silver's RPM-based calculations.

In Topic: Houston Rockets offseason check-in

15 July 2015 - 12:22 PM

Those Jennings highlights remind me of those old-school martial arts flicks where they artificially speed up the frame rate...till you realize no one else is in hyper-mode. Unreal.  Almost makes me agitated to see his jerkiness.  He seems to make two-three motions for every one that everyone else makes...

In Topic: hack-a-shaq is not our doom but our savior

12 May 2015 - 04:37 AM

The purpose of my post was to defend hack-a-shaq as a sound strategy if we couple it with attacking the basket to put Jordan in foul trouble...and how there are extenuating circumstances that interact to make it especially effective.  But no matter how we slice it, we face an uphill battle for sure...

In Topic: hack-a-shaq is not our doom but our savior

11 May 2015 - 09:35 PM

To continue on this idea:

- transition/perimeter defense is not an issue; while hack-a-shaqing we can fill the lineup with our best set offense.  


This is esp. handy for us with our 37-year old guards who are + offense but a huge defensive liability.  


To clarify, hack-a-shaq on Jordan not only increases the value of his time in foul trouble, it gives us more opportunities to put him in foul trouble.

The fact is we fought them to nearly a draw last night until hack-a-shaq stopped...give me that half-time score + 4 fouls on Jordan, I'll give you a Rockets win...

In Topic: who's the better matchup: Spurs or Clips?

01 May 2015 - 04:04 AM

it occurs to me that if we end up facing the Clips, it means they came back from back-to-back elimination games against the defending champs, so you can't slap the mentally weak label on them at that point...