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@  slick shoes : (27 October 2016 - 05:38 AM) looked like the Rockets from last season in the 4th. brought in all those shooters for nothing. glad this is only game 1 out of 82. long way to go.
@  majik19 : (27 October 2016 - 05:14 AM) defense is terrible, defensive rebounding is terrible, and the offense wasn't good enough to overcome it. Some nights it will be, some nights it won't. Shots stopped falling in the 4th.
@  Jatman20 : (24 October 2016 - 09:54 PM) Rumor has it the new CBA deal will not have an amnesty clause
@  Jatman20 : (24 October 2016 - 09:27 PM) Lol....I watched each game except Spurs game since they Roxx kept everyone home.
@  thejohnnygold : (20 October 2016 - 12:59 AM) You watching this first quarter, Jatman? It's raining 3's!
@  slick shoes : (14 October 2016 - 08:45 PM) Latest on DMo - "D’Antoni discovered he likes playing last year’s first-round pick Sam Dekker at power forward, leading to the Rockets moving further away from unsigned restricted free agent power forward Donatas Motiejunas."
@  Mario Peña : (11 October 2016 - 01:41 PM) FANTASY BASKETBALL NOTICE: The league is now full. Thanks to everyone who joined good luck and be on the look out for an invitation email from Blake.
@  thejohnnygold : (06 October 2016 - 10:35 PM) FANTASY BASKETBALL NOTICE: anyone who wants to join the Red94 League please visit the Fantasy Basketball section and let us know ASAP. Thanks!
@  slick shoes : (05 October 2016 - 12:22 PM) Just nice to see some semblance of an offensive scheme. Also seems like the players are actually having fun again.
@  Jatman20 : (05 October 2016 - 01:58 AM) Looks like Brewer has worked on his 3-point shooting. Giving credit where credit is due.
@  bboley24 : (02 October 2016 - 03:48 AM) What can I say? Don't need no stiiiiiinking stats.
@  DenverRocket : (26 September 2016 - 06:29 PM) Looks like bboley was correct all the way back on May 26th: http://www.espn.com/...houston-rockets
@  slick shoes : (26 September 2016 - 06:03 PM) Remember when everyone was elated that Chris Bosh was on the verge of signing without Houston? Dodged a bullet on that one.
@  thejohnnygold : (23 September 2016 - 03:02 PM) @Slick Shoes - I don't think so....I may have had him bundled in a trade scenario or two back when Phoenix had ALL the PG's.
@  slick shoes : (22 September 2016 - 08:53 PM) I'm liking the trade with Beasley for Tyler Ennis. JG, weren't you advocating drafting him a year or two ago?
@  thejohnnygold : (17 September 2016 - 03:38 PM) I think they will eventually settle on a good deal, but it will likely have early team options to protect against his chronic injury problems.
@  slick shoes : (16 September 2016 - 02:47 PM) If no one else is making any offers, why would we exceed the minimum? Is it that he/his agent think his value is higher than the market dictates?
@  thejohnnygold : (16 September 2016 - 01:08 PM) Yup. The last sentence of that article says it all. "All deals get done in the 11th hour".
@  DenverRocket : (15 September 2016 - 06:16 PM) The latest on D-Mo http://www.espn.com/...rockets-lagging
@  slick shoes : (29 August 2016 - 11:42 AM) At some point they've got to start trading SOME of these picks for veteran players...


Los Angeles Clippers 122, Houston Rockets 106: Here we go again

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#1 Red94


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    Posted 17 March 2016 - 04:34 AM

    New post: Los Angeles Clippers 122, Houston Rockets 106: Here we go again
    By: Forrest Walker

    This is a recap of a Rockets game but does it really matter? It's the same old game over again so let's find a link to another game that was close enough. Here, this should do. It was a bad game, they gave up piles of open shots to a more talented, better coached, and more coordinated team. That doesn't even count Blake Griffin, who remains out. The Rockets showed us they can pound a D-League team when the Memphis Grizzlies' mash unit came into town, but tonight showed us that they're not an NBA team. Let's move on from this game, then.


    Let's talk about how miserable this all is.


    There's basically nothing to like about this team. People hated them with a passion last season, more than any of us expected. It was a slow burn that only accelerated when Houston took the division and actually succeeded int he playoffs. It can be fun to be the bad guys when the bad guys are so good. Then the playoffs came, and the cracks turned into fissures. The Rockets survived the Clippers somehow, but it was luck as much as anything. We were too high on a conference finals appearance to notice, but the engine was shot.


    Somehow, the critics were right. They were right about everything. If you had predicted that the Blazers and Mavs would be neck and neck with the Rockets, you would have been laughed out of town this offseason, and rightly so. There's no way the Rockets could be this bad, nor the Mavs and Blazers so good. Yet, here we are, in a season seemingly designed to appease everyone who drank deep of Houston schadenfreude in the conference finals last season.


    Over and over, the Rockets come out of the gates disinterested and a step slow. Eventually they pick it up, but they still can't catch up to the step age has taken from Dwight Howard, the chemistry and defensive fallout still wafting down around their heads. It's beyond predictable. Everyone says they don't know what to expect from this team, but we all know exactly what to expect from this team. They will fall short of expectations and then they will remind everyone of why the expectations were so high right before failing to meet them. It's an amazing formula, but it's not a formula for winning.


    Instead, the Rockets have managed to discover the recipe for frustration and are bottling it up as fast as they can. Every game is a fresh descent into the same horrible well, and it never becomes less miserable. Every time they turn a corner, they will absolutely turn right back. If anyone gives them any credit, even for a second, they jump into their pajamas and take the next week off. It's an absolute nightmare to watch on a regular basis, and makes one wonder what the Rockets haters knew that we didn't. It makes one wonder why they got to be right.


    And as horrible as it's been to watch them clank open shots and miss rotations, there's no way it's any better on the inside. I wonder if Michael Beasley isn't too good for this team. He doesn't deserve to have to live in that locker room, does he? A merciful general manager would waive all the players except James Harden, and then send Harden to drive tanks in Siberia for a decade. These players all deserve better. Let them be free to find it.


    I'm glad the season is almost over. There's no fun in these games, and nothing new to be learned. History keeps repeating itself, and the Rockets are exactly who we hoped they weren't in week two. The only thing that's changed is how tired I am of it. Good night.

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    #2 thenit


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      Posted 17 March 2016 - 07:46 AM

      I know the team is a mess, but isn't it time to put some of it on JB ? His coaching is questionable to say at least and rotation awful. He keeps tinkering with the lineup but doesn't even give some players a real go at it. 

      An example is Dmo, since announcing him as a starter he doesn't even get a good run of 6-7 min at the start of the game. Tonight he got 3 minutes and he pulled him. All 5 starters sucked and he points out the guy who is rusty.

      Same thing has been happening on sevearl occasions. 


      7 games as a starter these are his minutes : 8, 21, ,5 10 , 7 , 20 , 14 

      He isn't even getting a fair shot to get into rhythm.


      Whats the point of announcing him as a starter if he isn't going to get a fair shot ? As a franchise we can't really evaluate his health and progression. Is it all a ploy to get him resigned on the cheap ? I can hardly believe thats a good tactic, Dmo probably wouldn't want to come back. 


      There is still no accountability in this team, we are running around like headless chickens and there is no indication of a developing system on both ends. We better get a new coach next season and get rid of some of the dead weight.


      Bev has improved his shooting but he is not even an average defender anymore, same could be said about ariza. Not sure if its ability or just attitude, but in Bevs case he hasn't defended well since his injury so he is not the optimal partner for Harden anymore. 


      Can't wait for the misery to end.

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