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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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Rocket player goals for 2015-2016

03 June 2015 - 11:48 AM

Just some thoughts on improvements a few current players could make based on notes I took during the season. Your thoughts?

Dwight Howard
I think Dwight is who he is. He has the Kelvin Kato Syndrome. Ideally I'd settle for his double doubles and his rim defense, but I'd love for Clint Capela to push him for his playing time. Maybe that will consistently motivate him to really start being the champion he says he is. Other goals:

-demand the ball quicker and in motion to the post.
-defensive transition. Sprint back upcourt on defense. Stop the ball.
-free throw coaching. Shoot 60% FT or 60% FG.
-consistent killer instinct late in games (the regular season is not practice. Harden needs help)

Donatas Motiejunas
He has the brightest potential for improvement on the team. His growth next season should be exciting to watch.

-find the two spots on the court where the left handed and right handed hook are most natural. Ask for the ball there.
-develop 15 to 18 ft jump shot on curl catch and shoot. Top of key and baseline.
-defend the post better (just a tiny bit better would be awesome)
-learn to play faster (missing the playoffs hurt this development)
-watch a Kevin Mchale post scoring video

Josh Smith
He won't change and I'd love to see his data set Mr. Morey has from December to May but here are goals for him for next season anyway:

-Improve hand strength to grip the ball moving toward the basket
-free throw coaching (although in warm up I'd see him make bucket after bucket)
-focus in defensive transition
-decrease turnovers by better decision making on passes from the paint
-develop a "go to" post move
-more right hand

Patrick Beverely
Whoever he is with here are goals for next season:

-Offensive facilitation. This team needs a veteran PG. Be one.
-Handle the ball enough to help Harden move without it.
-less turnovers
-watch film and steal at least ONE great thing Chris Paul does.

Trevor Ariza
The Rockets ironman for the season certainly, but still here are my goals for him next season:

-Finishing at the rim with strength
-pocket passes
-decision making when fatigue is setting in

Nick Johnson

Clint Capela
-weak side shot blocking
-more screen and roll with Harden

Terrance Jones
His breakout season was cut short by the nerve injury I think. Here are goals for him next season:

-learn how to limit Western Conf PF's (or else)
-screen and roll homework with Harden
-use a consistent shot outside the paint 15ft

About the free throw shooting:

With Harden getting to the FT line so often and putting teams in the penalty early everyone on the team must shoot at least 60% from the line OR 60% from the field. This team liability could be a team strength with just a little work. An opportunity for free points demands attention. Not just the shooting, but the strategy of getting to the foul line and the pressure it puts on the depth of an opponent.