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The Houston Rockets have pretty good depth at small forward for 2013-14

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Positional Previews by joelapinski on Saturday 28 September 2013 at 7:58 am

The Houston Rockets have solid depth at small forward for 2013-14.  It all starts with 24-year old Chandler Parsons.  He played in 76 games (all starts) for the Rockets last year and he averaged 36.3 minutes, 15.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.0 steal per game.  He has now played in 139 games (133 starts) in his first two years in the NBA and he is averaging 32.8 minutes, 12.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.1 steals per game.  He seems to be getting better every year and the Rockets hope that is the case once again in 2013-14.  31-year old Francisco Garcia is an offensive minded backup.  He played in 58 games (20 starts) for the Kings and Rockets last year in which he averaged 17.7 minutes, 5.5 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game.  Garcia has now played in 480 games (133 starts) in his first 8 years in the NBA and he is averaging 22.0 minutes, 8.3 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game.  25-year old Omri Casspi and 21-year old Terrence Jones will duke it out in training camp for the #3 job at small forward for the Rockets in 2013-14.  Casspi played in 43 games (1 start) for the Cavaliers last year and he averaged 11.7 minutes, 4.0 points, 2.7 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game.  Casspi has now played in 256 games (94 starts) in his first four years in the NBA and he is averaging 21.4 minutes, 7.9 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game.  Jones played in 19 games (0 starts) for the Rockets as a rookie last year and he averaged 14.5 minutes, 5.5 points, 3.4 rebounds, 0.8 assists and 1.0 blocked shot per game.

PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE SMALL FORWARDS IN 2013-14:  B

James Harden is a rising force for the Houston Rockets

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Positional Previews by joelapinski on Tuesday 17 September 2013 at 7:00 pm

24-year old shooting guard James Harden is a rising force for the Rockets.  He played in 78 games (all starts) for the Rockets last year and he averaged 38.3 minutes, 25.9 points, 4.9 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 1.8 steals per game.  Harden has now played in 298 games (85 starts) in his first four years in the NBA and he is averaging 29.7 minutes, 16.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.3 steals per game.  27-year old Reggie Williams will likely be Harden’s top backup in 2013-14.  Williams played in 40 games (0 starts) for the Bobcats last year and he averaged 9.5 minutes, 3.7 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game.  He has now played in 177 games (32 starts) in his first four years in the NBA and he is averaging 20.0 minutes, 8.6 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game.

PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE SHOOTING GUARDS IN 2013-14:  A+

The Houston Rockets are in decent shape at point guard for 2013-14

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Positional Previews by joelapinski on Sunday 8 September 2013 at 5:38 am

25-year old Jeremy Lin is going to be the starting point guard in 2013-14 for the Rockets and he is a solid player.  Lin played in 82 games (all starts) for the Rockets last year and he averaged 32.2 minutes, 13.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 1.6 steals per game.  Lin has now played in 146 games (107 starts) in his first three years in the NBA and he is averaging 26.5 minutes, 11.5 points, 2.7 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.5 steals per game.  25-year old Patrick Beverley is a pretty solid backup for the Rockets.  He played in 41 games (0 starts) as a rookie last year and he averaged 17.4 minutes, 5.6 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game.  28-year old Aaron Brooks will also be on hand for the Rockets.  He played in 53 games (20 starts) for the Rockets and Kings last year in which he averaged 18.8 minutes, 7.1 points, 1.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.  He has now played in 325 games (149 starts) in his first five years in the NBA and he is averaging 24.0 minutes, 11.6 points, 1.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game.  22-year old rookie Isaiah Canaan (a 2nd round pick in the 2013 NBA Draft) will be sitting near the end of the bench in 2013-14 for the Rockets.

PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE POINT GUARDS IN 2013-14:  B-

The Houston Rockets sign Ronnie Brewer

Blogged under Bloglockers, Comings & Goings, Front Page, General by joelapinski on Tuesday 20 August 2013 at 6:09 am

The Rockets have signed 28-year old SG/SF Ronnie Brewer to a 2-year deal.  Brewer played in 60 games (34 starts) for the Knicks and Thunder last year and he averaged 14.2 minutes, 3.0 points, 2.3 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game.  He only shot 35.4% from the floor, 30.3% from three point range and 41% from the free throw line last year, and those are pretty awful numbers.  Brewer has now played in 478 games (301 starts) in his first seven years in the NBA and he is averaging 23.8 minutes, 8.2 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.3 steals per game.  Brewer is a good defensive player and he will help the Rockets off the bench.

The Houston Rockets sign PF/C Marcus Camby

Blogged under Big Rockets News, Bloglockers, Comings & Goings, Front Page, General by joelapinski on Sunday 28 July 2013 at 2:33 pm

The Rockets have signed 39-year old PF/C Marcus Camby to a 1-year deal.  Camby played in 24 games (4 starts) with the Knicks last year and he averaged 10.4 minutes, 1.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game.  Camby has now played in 973 games (786 starts) in his first 17 years in the NBA and he is averaging 29.5 minutes, 9.5 points, 9.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.0 steal and 2.4 blocked shots per game.  Camby is currently #12 in blocked shots (2,331) and #38 in total rebounds (9,513) in NBA history.  Camby played with the Rockets in 2011-12, appearing in 19 games (13 starts) in which he averaged 24.1 minutes, 7.1 points, 9.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.5 blocked shots per game.  This was a good signing for the Rockets as Camby will help their defense off the bench, if he has anything left in the gas tank.

The Houston Rockets waive James Anderson and Tim Ohlbrecht

Blogged under Big Rockets News, Bloglockers, Comings & Goings, Front Page, General by joelapinski on Saturday 13 July 2013 at 6:01 pm

The Rockets have waived 24-year old SG/SF James Anderson and 24-year old center Tim Ohlbrecht.  Anderson played in 29 games (2 starts) for the Rockets last year and he averaged 10.6 minutes, 4.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game.  He has now played in 116 games (6 starts) in his first three years in the NBA and he is averaging 11.1 minutes, 3.7 points, 1.5 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game.  Ohlbrecht played in 3 games (0 starts) as a rookie for the Rockets last year and he averaged 4.0 minutes, 1.0 point, 0.3 rebounds and 0.3 assists per game.  The Rockets should be o.k. moving forward without these two guys.

UPDATE:  (7/16/2013) - The 76ers have claimed James Anderson and Tim Ohlbrecht off waivers.

The Houston Rockets sign Reggie Williams

Blogged under Big Rockets News, Bloglockers, Comings & Goings, Front Page, General by joelapinski on Wednesday 10 July 2013 at 5:35 pm

The Rockets have signed 26-year old SG/SF Reggie Williams.  Williams played in 40 games (0 starts) for the Bobcats last year and he averaged 9.5 minutes, 3.7 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game.  He has now played in 177 games (32 starts) in his first four years in the NBA and he is averaging 20.0 minutes, 8.6 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game.  Williams was a nice addition to the bench as he is a pretty solid offensive player.

The Houston Rockets sign Omri Casspi

Blogged under Big Rockets News, Bloglockers, Comings & Goings, Front Page, General by joelapinski on Saturday 6 July 2013 at 1:51 pm

The Rockets have signed 25-year old small forward Omri Casspi to a 2-year deal.  Casspi played in 43 games (1 start) for the Cavaliers last year and he averaged 11.7 minutes, 4.0 points, 2.7 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game.  He has now played in 256 games (94 starts) in his first four years in the NBA and he is averaging 21.4 minutes, 7.9 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game.  The Rockets hope that a change of scenery can get Casspi back to being the player he was in Sacramento.

Dwight Howard is going to sign with the Houston Rockets on July 10th!

Blogged under Big Rockets News, Bloglockers, Comings & Goings, Front Page, General by joelapinski on Saturday 6 July 2013 at 5:24 am

The Houston Rockets are going to sign 27-year old center Dwight Howard to a 4-year, $88 million dollar deal on July 1oth!  Howard was the prize of the free agent market this summer.  He is the best center in the NBA, period!  Howard played in 76 games (all starts) for the Lakers last year and he averaged 35.8 minutes, 17.1 points, 12.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.1 steals and 2.4 blocked shots per game.  Howard has now played in 697 games (696 starts) in his first 9 years in the NBA and he is averaging 36.1 minutes, 18.3 points, 12.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.0 steal and 2.2 blocked shots per game.  Howard has shot 57.7% from both the floor and the free throw line so far in his NBA career.  Howard is a three time Defensive Player of the Year and he has led the NBA in rebounds six times and blocked shots twice so far in his career.  The Rockets still have some work to do before the 2013-14 season begins.  That being said, just signing Howard makes them a championship contender.

The Houston Rockets send Royce White to the 76ers

Blogged under Big Rockets News, Bloglockers, Comings & Goings, Front Page, General, Trades by joelapinski on Saturday 6 July 2013 at 5:17 am

The Houston Rockets have dealt 22-year old forward Royce White, the draft rights to 21-year old forward Furkan Aldemir and cash to the Philadelphia 76ers for future draft considerations.  White was a mess with the Rockets as a rookie.  He was a first round pick in 2012.  White was scared of flying and he never played for the Rockets as a rookie.  He spent his rookie season with the Rio Grand Valley Vipers of the D-League.  He played in 16 games (8 starts) for the Vipers last year and he averaged 25.6 minutes, 11.4 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game.  This is really not much of a loss for the Rockets, even if White turns into a player some day, as it was never going to happen in Houston.

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