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The Houston Rockets need more from Ryan Anderson

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Need to step up by joelapinski on Wednesday 23 November 2016 at 4:08 pm

The Houston Rockets signed 28-year old power forward Ryan Anderson to a 4-year, $80 million dollar deal on July 9th, 2016.  He is giving them nowhere near enough production for what the Rockets are paying him.  Anderson has played in 14 games (all starts) for the Rockets so far this year and he is averaging 32.0 minutes, 12.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game.  He is shooting only 38.4% from the floor so far this year, but he is also hitting an impressive 40% from three point range and 83.3% from the free throw line so far this year.  They means that Anderson is only hitting 36.5% of his shots from two-point range and that is pretty pathetic for a guy that has hit 46.7% of his shots from that range so far in his NBA career.  If Anderson can’t start making the easier (two point shots) shots, he will really give the Rockets another big time offensive weapon to go along with James Harden.

The Houston Rockets lose Patrick Beverley for a while

Blogged under Big Rockets News,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries,Need to step up by joelapinski on Saturday 22 October 2016 at 6:35 am

The Houston Rockets will be without starting point guard Patrick Beverley for a while (around 20 games) due to a knee scope on his left knee.  Eric Gordon will likely move from the backup shooting guard spot to the starting point guard role for the Rockets until Beverley is ready to return to action.  That will give the offense a spike, but the defense will take a dip as Beverley excels on that end of the basketball court.  Look for Pablo Prigioni and/or Tyler Ennis to pick up extra minutes while Beverley is out of action.

The Houston Rockets need a couple of starters to pick up the pace starting tonight!

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Need to step up,The NBA Playoffs by joelapinski on Thursday 21 April 2016 at 4:26 pm

The Houston Rockets need point guard Patrick Beverley and small forward Trevor Ariza to pick up the pace starting tonight in Houston!  Beverley has started both of the first two games of this series against the Warriors and he is averaging 27.0 minutes, 7.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.0 blocked shot per game.  But, he is only shooting 4 of 15 (26.7%) from the floor and 1 of 4 (25%) from three point range so far in this series!  Ariza has started the first two games of the series against the Warriors and he is averaging 37.3 minutes, 8.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.0 assist and 3.0 steals.  He is only shooting 6 of 20 (30%) from the floor and 3 of 11 (27.3%) from three point range so far against the Warriors.  The Rockets can’t come back and win this series with the Warriors unless Ariza and Beverley start playing better….starting with Game #3!

Jeremy Lin has a bruised chest for the Houston Rockets

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Injuries,Need to step up,Steppin Up by joelapinski on Thursday 25 April 2013 at 1:39 pm

Starting point guard Jeremy Lin bruised his chest in Game #2 against the Thunder and he could be limited in the rest of the series.  Lin has played in 2 games (both starts) for the Rockets so far in this series against the Thunder and he is averaging 26.0 minutes, 5.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.0 steal per game.  Regardless of how much Lin can play moving forward, rookie Patrick Beverly is going to play a lot.  He has played in 2 games (1 start) against the Thunder so far in this series and he is averaging 34.5 minutes, 13.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game.  Lin needs to bite the bullet and show some toughness.

The Houston Rockets need Patrick Beverly to step up

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Need to step up,Rookie Reports by joelapinski on Thursday 21 February 2013 at 10:24 am

With Toney Douglas getting dealt to the Kings last night, the Rockets need 24-year old Patrick Beverly to step up behind Jeremy Lin at the point.  Beverly has played in 15 games (0 starts) overall this year for the Rockets and he is averaging 13.7 minutes, 4.4 points, 2.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.1 steals per game.  He is only shooting 37.5% from the floor, 32.3% from three point range and 73.7% from the floor so far this year, and that just won’t get the job done.  Beverly has played in 6 games (0 starts) so far in February and he is averaging 17.7 minutes, 5.2 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.3 steals per game.  The Rockets need Beverly to keep playing well behind Lin.

The Houston Rockets need more production from the point guards

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Need to step up by alleyoop on Sunday 23 December 2012 at 9:24 am

The point guards are holding the Rockets’ offense back a little bit so far this year. 24-year old Jeremy Lin is proving to be a very average basketball player. He has played in 26 games (all starts) for the Rockets so far this year and he is averaging 32.7 minutes, 11.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 1.8 steals per game. He is only shooting 41.9% from the floor, 29.7% from the three point line and 81.8% from the free throw line so far this year. He needs to start shooting better or passing the ball more. 26-year old Toney Douglas comes off the bench shooting the rock. He has played in 25 games (0 starts) for the Rockets so far this year and he is averaging 19.5 minutes, 8.4 points, 1.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game. Douglas is only shooting 38% from the floor overall, but he is also hitting 43.4% from three point range and 94.9% from the free throw line so far this year. 22-year old Scott Machado was recently called up from the D-League. Machado has played in 2 games (0 starts) for the Rockets so far this year and he is averaging 3.5 minutes, 2.0 points, 0.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.

The Houston Rockets’ bench has been so-so overall so far in 2012-13

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Need to step up by alleyoop on Tuesday 11 December 2012 at 6:12 pm

The Houston Rockets signed small forward Carlos Delfino over the summer thinking that he would give them an offensive jolt off the bench. It hasn’t worked that way so far this year. Delfino is averaging 25.2 minutes, 9.0 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.0 steal per game so far this year. He is only shooting 34.7% from the floor and 32.9% from the three point line so far this year, which is pretty awful. Forward Marcus Moore is really stepping up this year after showing next to nothing as a rookie last year. He is averaging 20.4 minutes, 8.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game so far this year. Toney Douglas is backing up Jeremy Lin at the point so far this year and he is averaging 18.9 minutes, 7.7 points, 1.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.0 steal per game. He is only shooting 36.8% from the floor so far this year, but an impressive 41.7% from three point range so far this year. Center Greg Smith has been stepping up lately. He is averaging 12.7 minutes, 6.2 points, 3.7 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game so far this year. He is shooting a rock solid 58.9% from the floor so far this year, which is impressive. SG/SF Daequan Cook has been pretty awful so far this year as he is only shooting 35.8% from the floor. He is averaging 12.7 minutes, 5.0 points, 1.5 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game so far this year. Center Cole Aldrich hasn’t got to play too much so far this year. He is averaging 8.3 minutes, 2.5 points, 2.1 rebounds and 0.4 assists per game so far this year. The Rockets need a little more from these guys moving forward.

Jeremy Lin is off to a slow start for the Houston Rockets

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Need to step up by alleyoop on Tuesday 27 November 2012 at 5:49 pm

The Rockets gave 24-year old point guard Jeremy Lin a lot of money over the summer, hoping that he would play at the level he did with the Knicks last year. That hasn’t been the case so far this year. Lin has played in 13 games (all starts) for the Rockets so far this year and he is averaging 33.6 minutes, 10.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 1.8 steals per game. He is only shooting 34.8% from the floor and 24.3% from three point range so far this year, and that’s just not going to get it done. Lin isn’t going to lose P.T. any time soon, but the Rockets need him to start playing like the player they thought they were getting when they signed him.

The Houston Rockets lose Kyle Lowry for the next 2-4 weeks

Blogged under Big Rockets News,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Need to step up by alleyoop on Monday 12 March 2012 at 8:40 am

The Rockets have lost 25-year old point guard Kyle Lowry for the next 2-4 weeks due to a bacterial infection. Lowry has played in 38 games (all starts) for the Rockets so far this year and he is averaging 35.4 minutes, 15.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, 7.2 assists and 1.8 steals per game. 25-year old Goran Dragic will replace Lowry in the starting lineup. Dragic has played in 42 games (4 starts) for the Rockets so far this year and he is averaging 20.8 minutes, 8.2 points, 2.0 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game. In Dragic’s four starts this year, he is averaging 36.5 minutes, 18.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 8.8 assists and 1.3 steals per game. Dragic is shooting a red hot 57.8% from the floor in his starts, so the Rockets should be o.k. until Lowry returns to action. The Rockets will also get 23-year old Jonny Flynn out of mothballs to back up Goran Dragic. Flynn has played in 9 games (0 starts) for the Rockets so far this year and he is averaging 11.7 minutes, 3.1 points, 0.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game.

Aaron Brooks continues to struggle for the Houston Rockets

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Need to step up by alleyoop on Wednesday 2 February 2011 at 8:58 pm

26-year old point guard Aaron Brooks just hasn’t been able to get it together this year. Brooks played in 14 games in January for the Rockets in which he averaged 23.9 minutes, 11.6 points, 1.0 rebound and 3.4 assists per game on 34.6% shooting from the floor and 29.4% from three point range! Brooks has now played in 26 games (7 starts) for the Rockets so far this year and he is averaging 24.5 minutes, 12.3 points, 1.4 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game. Brooks has never found his shooting stroke as he is hitting 36.2% from the floor and 30.1% from the three point line so far this year. Brooks has lost his starting job to Kyle Lowry and I just don’t see him getting it back any time soon, if at all.

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