If you’ve watched Rockets television broadcasts this year, you’ve probably heard this line frequently. The Houston Rockets don’t block shots, they draw charges. Below, we see where the Houston Rockets fall with respect to the rest of the league in blocked shots and drawing offensive fouls (per 100 possessions):
Kyle Lowry leads the team in drawing offensive fouls (and is second in the league), but most of the fouls he draws are from illegal screens away from the basket. Last year, the Rockets drew about 2 offensive fouls per 100 possessions and had a block rate of 4.6, which would put them in the middle of the pack in both categories this year.