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@  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
@  Losthief : (03 September 2015 - 01:42 AM) one bullet left in the chamber is diff than fully loaded and ready to go. Still stupid...but not like he was prepared for a shooting spree.
@  jorgeaam : (02 September 2015 - 09:33 PM) http://www.tmz.com/2...t-get-arrested/
@  jorgeaam : (02 September 2015 - 09:33 PM) So according to TMZ (I know, I know) Dwight Howard had an incident last month in which he took a loaded gun into an airport, but he was allowed to give it to a friend to take it back and wasn't arrested.


A nice play by Donatas Motiejunas

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#1 Red94


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    Posted 24 November 2014 - 01:30 PM

    New post: A nice play by Donatas Motiejunas
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    So this was an interesting play from the other night which immediately jumped out at me.  Motiejunas sets the pick for Beverley out top, rolls, Beverley hits him, then Motiejunas skips it to the corner for Papa, then a re-post, then a basket.  This caught my eye because you rarely see a multi-sequenced play from the Rockets' offense, at least to such a degree.  You'll have the pick&roll with the lob to Howard, or the swing passes around the perimeter.  But that skip pass from the big man and re-post was unique and probably more a product of improvisation than something drawn up - the two European Rockets have shown better chemistry with each other, already, than probably any two current Rockets, Howard and Harden included.


    My first thought here was that if you could get Howard involved in some action like this, it would be game over for the defense, especially because where you see D-Mo re-posting, Dwight Howard sealing from that close in is a difficult proposition for basically any defender in the league.  But I'm not sure Howard is capable of making that skip pass off the dribble, so that thwarts any notions of duplication.


    Initially, one of the Rockets' most glaring issues has been simply getting Dwight the ball, against aggressive defenses.  We saw Nerlens Noel deny him even receipt of the ball.  If the team is committed to posting Dwight, as they seem to be so far, they will have to find creative ways to feed him.

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    Posted 24 November 2014 - 02:51 PM

    Is there any statistical evidence to the synergy between Dmo and Papa? Is any of them performing better when playing with the other?

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    Posted 24 November 2014 - 04:01 PM

    Is there any statistical evidence to the synergy between Dmo and Papa? Is any of them performing better when playing with the other?


    Welcome to the internet.  HERE is your answer.


    Those numbers don't really matter.  It's about how they play together--that is what stands out as unique from the rest of our team.  Ultimately, they are still dependent on 3 other guys (ya know, because of team) that determine their overall effectiveness on both sides of the ball.


    There is no denying that each has a comfort level with one another and each seems to help the other get better looks on offense.  You can crunch all the numbers you want, I'll take 5 guys who play like that all day long.  Perhaps Papanikolaou was the missing link to D-Mo's development--he needed a guy who understands the way he sees and plays the game.

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      Posted 25 November 2014 - 04:33 AM

      If there's a silver lining to DH and TJ injury woes, it's that DMo seems to be benefiting from consistent minutes.

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