Tag Archives: Houston Rockets

Marc Stein Passes on Houston Rockets guard Aaron Brooks for MIP

Yet it came down to these two at crunch time: Houston’s Aaron Brooks and the irresistible Wallace, who prevents me from supporting Brooks’ bid to become the first Rocket to win some individual hardware since Steve Francis’ rookie of the year campaign in 1999-2000. Lil Brooks made an undeniable leap into the scoring void created [...]

Posted in news&links | Also tagged | Leave a comment | Sharethis | Permalink

On Steve Francis and 20-6-6

Tyreke Evans became just the fourth player in NBA history to average 20 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists during his rookie season. The achievement conjured memories of Steve Francis who was often lauded for his averages of 20-6-6 over a three year span with the Houston Rockets. It’s interesting how we trumpet these arbitrarily [...]

Posted in essays | Also tagged | Leave a comment | Sharethis | Permalink

The Relationship Between Houston Rockets guards Aaron Brooks and Kevin Martin

Since the trade, when both in the lineup for the Houston Rockets, Aaron Brooks and Kevin Martin have been scorching hot, terrorizing opponents. In the post-championship era, the Rockets have never had two guards mesh as well offensively as they do today.  Tracy McGrady and Bob Sura composed the best backcourt they’ve had, just by [...]

Posted in events, player evaluation | Also tagged , , | Leave a comment | Sharethis | Permalink

Blocks Not Just a Defensive Stat Anymore

Matt Moore flirted with the shot blocked stat earlier this year in this very space but his love affair phased out as the season went on.  It’s a shame really because %Blkd awareness has plummeted ever since.  What is %Blkd? It’s the percentage of a player’s shots that get blocked.  Simple enough.  Although, it’s not [...]

Posted in news&links | Also tagged , | Leave a comment | Sharethis | Permalink

Does Kevin Martin Make Trevor Ariza Better?

Since Martin arrived, Ariza has been taking far less shots per game. He has also cut his amount of long two-point jumpers per game in half, and has slightly increased his number of three-point attempts per game. This is a good thing for the team – less shots from Trevor, period. So, while having Martin [...]

Posted in responses | Also tagged , | Leave a comment | Sharethis | Permalink