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The linsurgence of the Houston Rockets will begin soon, now that Jeremy is dribblin for the Rockets!

It's time to get linergized for this team again, as Jeremy can do linpossible things and will bring this team to lintergalactic heights!

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Since last seasons forum we have a few questions answered.

 

Will Dwight Howard come to Houston? Yes

Will Jeremy Lin rebound after the Linsanity hype and pressure of last season? Yes

Are the Rockets able to obtain more depth and use the bench effectively? Yes

 

With all that has transpired so far this season the Rockets are off to a great 10-5 start. Where do you see the Rockets going with this season, do they have a chance at obtaining another title this year? Will the Howard deal eventually pay off in dividends?

 

 

If anything these Rockets are fun to watch and as the chemistry builds they have the potential to be a real powerhouse.

 

What do you think about our team this year?

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I wanted to wait and see how they did later in the season and although they still have trouble with a couple good playoff contenders(LA Clippers and OKC) I'm optimistic in their ability to go deep in the playoffs and hopefully to the finals. They are about to go into one of the toughest stretches of the season though so we will have to see how they are doing at the end of March. The games are always great though, went to a Knicks game and it was so exciting and loud! Would definitely recommend to anyone who had a chance, our super stars are hitting their stride.

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SA has a tough schedule ahead as well, but ours is tougher. 2 seed would be great, but realistically i would say that is best case - do you really think we'll catch OKC having to play them twice, miami and indiana? we are basically sitting in a 3-way tie in the 3 spot right now. I'd be happy to just top those 3 and get home court in the first two rounfs.

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Getting 2 seed from the Spurs doesn't seem out of the realm of possibility. We are 3 games back with 20 games left and we own the tie breaker. I think that's definitely manageable given their injuries should be catching up with them(but they've been "injured" or "old" forever now...) and our current play level is great right now. Granted that means we just have to hold it together through this tough stretch, making sure we don't drop our games coming up against Portland and Clippers so we solidly have the 3. I just hope we can get through the easy ones. Trailing 20-9 against Orlando.

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What makes it worse is that was his 2nd time this series he has lost us a game by poor ball handling when all he has to do is get the ball up court and get fouled. Really disappointed in him and the fans that emphatically defend him no matter how poorly he preforms this season.

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Don't get me wrong, I want Lin to play well but I get nervous when he is on the court. Could my qualm be due to McHale's choices of when to put Lin in, sure it is possible.

 

At the same time however, McHale isn't the one that has consistently been running too fast down the court and missing point blank lay ups, or shooting no where near the hoop air balls. Jeremy Lin did play better in Game 5 but he tends to make more risky passes, or like he did in Game 4 hold the ball for an absurd amount of time and pass it to someone else to shoot.

 

Many on the team deserve criticism, especially Harden's passive play style as of only having some 11 points going into the 4th quarter last night (I believe).

 

It is the holding the ball and turn overs that are killing the team and Lin has been front and center in those categories for much of the second half of the season.

 

I want our boys to do well, but right now I don't have faith when the ball is in Lin's hands.

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What makes it worse is that was his 2nd time this series he has lost us a game by poor ball handling when all he has to do is get the ball up court and get fouled. Really disappointed in him and the fans that emphatically defend him no matter how poorly he preforms this season.

In that situation you want to run time off the clock, he did the right thing (versus that foul he gave in game 2; see 

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edit: ^video unrelated to game 4 comment below.

 

If you rewatch that last play, he tries to wind down the clock, gets the ball stolen, then runs across the court to defend and then again runs across the court to close out on Mo Williams. Lin hustles so it's hard for me to be critical when a ref call this way or that could have swung at least 3 of the 5 games played so far. 

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Looking at the offseason, the Rockets appear positioned to move assets to pick up Carmelo Anthony or Kevin Love. Given New York's situation, a package of Lin, Asik, Parsons, and a future 1st rounder might be enough to land 'Melo. Asik and Lin come off the books following this season along with Amare. The Knicks could start over and the Rockets get the 3rd piece they need.

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I was like, "what?!" when I opened espn a few hours ago.

 

We have to remember though, we still have two of the best players in the NBA, so while we're not gonna be as good as we thought, it's not the end of the world.

 

He probably would have been an upgrade, but i'm still not a huge Bosh guy. I also am glad that this hopefully means we keep Jones. People are kind of down on him but I think he still has a lot of room to grow and become a potential all-star.

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Parsons not matched. We sub Ariza for Chandler. Ariza is a better perimeter defender and spot up shooter, so he might fit better in the Rockets' system.

We should have an $8.3 million trade exception for Jeremy Lin. We could pair that with Nick Johnson and a couple of other assets (e.g. 2015 NOLA 1st rounder) to see if Boston might bite on a Rajon Rondo trade.

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I've been wanting to make a thread for the new season for a while but really haven't been sure what kind of team we have so far this season. It is apparent with many roster changes, some new faces and old, that this team is very much different than last years.

 

So far the young season for the Rockets has been dominated by injuries. With Pat Bev currently moving in and out of the disabled list, on which Terrance Jones is becoming a main stay with his injuries and D Howard joining him as of recently.

 

I know many people around the league and probably here, who follow basketball are scratching their heads as to how such a team can be 16-4 out of the gate.

 

This team has a lot of scrappiness to them and their three point game has been outstanding thus far.

 

Can they be a team that can go far in the post season? Are they a better team than last seasons? Have we just gotten lucky so far this young season?

 

Curious as to what Haifers think about this 2014-15 Rockets team.

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I've been wanting to make a thread for the new season for a while but really haven't been sure what kind of team we have so far this season. It is apparent with many roster changes, some new faces and old, that this team is very much different than last years.

 

So far the young season for the Rockets has been dominated by injuries. With Pat Bev currently moving in and out of the disabled list, on which Terrance Jones is becoming a main stay with his injuries and D Howard joining him as of recently.

 

I know many people around the league and probably here, who follow basketball are scratching their heads as to how such a team can be 16-4 out of the gate.

 

This team has a lot of scrappiness to them and their three point game has been outstanding thus far.

 

Can they be a team that can go far in the post season? Are they a better team than last seasons? Have we just gotten lucky so far this young season?

 

Curious as to what Haifers think about this 2014-15 Rockets team.

 

I think these early season injuries have been a blessing in disguise. Once Jones and Howard come back, the Rockets will have true depth with a bench that has played major minutes and won a lot of games. Harden is twice the player he was last year but I'm concerned about the minutes he's having to play. He may fade out in the long run. So far, I like what I see. 

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It is amazing to see them tied for the best record in their division without having all their starters playing since the first couple of games. When I look at the game stats the next day I don't recognize half the names. Of course because I have Dish I still don't get to see them on TV. I may have to convert to Direct TV or something. (Anything but Comcast)

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Josh Smith has looked quite good coming off of the bench. Corey Brewer seems to be a good addition as well. I am not sure where T. Jones will find a spot in the rotation once he gets healthy again.

 

I suspect the Rockets will be active at the trade deadline once more. The Suns may be interested in moving Dragic (assuming they are out of playoff contention) and the Nuggets may similarly want to move on from Ty Lawson. Dragic's silky touch would be lovely back on the Rockets. Lawson would also fit the Rockets M.O. (he can create a lot of three point shots), although I am not sure his style would gel as well with Harden.

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