James Harden No one in the NBA has been more impressive than the Beard this season. James Harden has recorded 11 triple-doubles (3 of which he has had 40 or more points in), leads the league in assists, and is 3rd in scoring, all while leading a team, many thought were non-factors this year, to … Continue reading Houston Rockets Midseason Player Grades
"Just how bad is Houston's defense going to be?" This was a question posed by renowned NBA writer Zach Lowe in his 2016-2017 season preview when talking about the Houston Rockets. Questions about the Rockets defense were shared by many before the season, and rightly so with head coach Mike D'Antoni's history of being much … Continue reading Wait, the Rockets can play defense?
Energy. Passion. These were words frequently used by scouts prior to the 2015 NBA Draft when discussing Louisville junior Montrezl Harrell. When Harrell was asked about where that energy came from before the draft, he said "I always play with a chip on my shoulder". That grudge enlarged tremendously when Harrell, who had been considered … Continue reading Montrezl Harrell is making his case for the Houston Rockets
Because power rankings done by national media outlets are often biased and frankly boring, we are going to do a Pretenders/Contenders of the Western Conference with less than one week til the Christmas games. Who's Good Houston Rockets Yes, you migh find yourself thinking that since this is a Houston Rockets blog it would be biased … Continue reading Who’s Good and Who’s Not in the Western Conference
No team in the NBA is going to succeed by having an unproductive and lackluster bench, no matter how strong the team's starting lineup is, a team's second unit is what separates them from pretenders to contenders. The Houston Rockets bench over the last few years has been a part of what has been holding … Continue reading Rocket Boosters: New look Houston Rockets bench thriving
Over the summer the Houston Rockets joined in the free-agency frenzy by adding three new players to there rotation in Eric Gordon, Nene, and Ryan Anderson. Nene and Eric Gordon have turned into helpful role players for the Rockets, but the former New Orleans Pelican stretch forward has been a different story. Ryan Anderson … Continue reading The Case of Ryan Anderson