Posts tagged "houston rockets"

Catch n' Shoot: April 21, 2011 -- LB-F'N-J, Lakers Trap CP3, Blazers & Sixers Looking Very Outmatched, Shaq Done?

Catch n' Shoot: April 21, 2011 -- LB-F'N-J, Lakers Trap CP3, Blazers & Sixers Looking Very Outmatched, Shaq Done?
LeBron James? LeBron. Fucking. James…. #5 Hawks 82#4 Magic 88Box Score | RecapSeries tied 1-1 #7 76ers 73#2 Heat 94Box Score | RecapHeat lead series 2-0 #6 Knicks 93#3 Celtics 96Box Score | RecapCeltics lead series 2-0 #8 Grizzlies 87#1 Spurs 93Box Score | RecapSeries tied 1-1 #5 Nuggets 89#4 Thunder 106Box Score | RecapThunder lead... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: March 21, 2011 -- Basketball & EV, Kobe & Bynum Get Clinical, Nietzsche & Basketball, Bomani & 'Uncle Tom'

Catch n' Shoot: March 21, 2011 -- Basketball & EV, Kobe & Bynum Get Clinical, Nietzsche & Basketball, Bomani & 'Uncle Tom'
The most crucial next step in basketball analytics is discovering expected value (EV) Unlike baseball, where we have a game of a somewhat comparable sort of repetition but also knowledge of how many runs produce wins and players routinely move to and from a highly developed minor league structure, basketball analysis still struggle with a relativity... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: March 9, 2011 -- Bulls Favored to Win East, Heat Lose Fifth Straight, Brad Miller's Disaster Night, NBPA Argument With Owners' Data

Catch n' Shoot: March 9, 2011 -- Bulls Favored to Win East, Heat Lose Fifth Straight, Brad Miller's Disaster Night, NBPA Argument With Owners' Data
Horace Grant reminisces 1991. Bulls are 2:1 favorites to win the East, according to Hollinger’s postseason odds on Wednesday morning, with the Celtics at 3:1. He also has the Bulls and Lakers a little worse than 4:1 to win it all, with the Lakers at 19.6% and the Bulls at 18.5%. Matt Olsen offered up... Read more »
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Bulls Big Love Keeps Acquisition of Lee & Mayo at Impasse

Bulls Big Love Keeps Acquisition of Lee & Mayo at Impasse
The Bulls have offered a first-round draft pick to the Rockets for Courtney Lee, but Houston GM Daryl Morey is reportedly reluctant to part with the 6-foot-5 guard. The Rockets continue to demand Omer Asik in return, while Nick Fiedell reports at ESPNChicago the Bulls are still unwilling to part with the seven-foot rookie, adding:... Read more »

Looking at Shooting Guard Options, Bulls Aren't Bad Standing Pat

Looking at Shooting Guard Options, Bulls Aren't Bad Standing Pat
Let’s get stat-geeky and Randian and Realpolitik and wonky with the Bulls options to acquire a shooting guard before the Thursday trade deadline. * – unrestricted free agent in 2011** – restricted free agent in 2011 There are grand options being thrown around for the Bulls to acquire a shooting guard before the trade deadline.... Read more »

Catch n' Shoot: February 23, 2011 -- Featuring 11th Hour Rumors Into Thursday Trade Deadline

Catch n' Shoot: February 23, 2011 -- Featuring 11th Hour Rumors Into Thursday Trade Deadline
Real basketball is back. Queue: Baron to Blake and the Del Negros getting spanked: Congratulations to K.C.Johnson! The Chicago Tribune Bulls beat reporter was awarded by the Professional Basketball Writers Association for a feature article on Joakim Noah, published in January 2010. Congrats to Isiah Thomas! “From immortal player to NBA president, GM and coach,... Read more »
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Return of the Catch n' Shoot: February 17, 2011

Return of the Catch n' Shoot: February 17, 2011
I didn’t do daily “Catch n’ Shoot” posts for quite some time because I started yet another part-time teaching job on top of my current load. Between bringing back game previews for every game or this section, the decision was easy. There is a change, though. As the playoffs come closer, I might go through... Read more »

Credible Rumors Have Bulls Acquiring Courtney Lee or Anthony Parker Before Trade Deadline

Credible Rumors Have Bulls Acquiring Courtney Lee or Anthony Parker Before Trade Deadline
The Bulls are shopping for a mid-sized guard with a long shooting range, but only if they can make a steal. Omer Asik and draft picks were reportedly on the table. UPDATE: A league source has responded the Bulls think Asik is too much to trade for Lee. More info at the bottom of the... Read more »

Dunk Porn: Kevin Durant Welcomes Rookie to the NBA (Video)

In the Thunder’s (26-13) 118-112 win in Houston (17-22), Kevin Durant applied a nasty facial on rookie Rocket Patrick Patterson: KD scored a team-high 30 points on 10-for-17 shooting and a perfect 4-for-4 on threes. Russell Westbrook scored 23 on 7-for-19 shooting from the field, but 9-for-12 at the FT line and 13 assists. Those... Read more »
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Dunk Porn: Somehow, Courtney Lee Avoids the Block (Video)

Dunk Porn: Somehow, Courtney Lee Avoids the Block (Video)
Hats off to Chris “Birdman” Andersen on this play. Great setup for a basket-preventing foul — but really great footwork and body control to go for the block. I’m amazed Courtney Lee was able to avoid it and finish with the angle he created to avoid contact and getting blocked. Rockets (16-18) lost in what... Read more »