More CP3 and Less Chris Paul

Chris Paul is averaging 17 points in the playoffs, a seven year low. His 13 shots are a career low. You’ll never see the 50% shooting Chris Paul again. He’s too old for that. But 26% from three (against the Warriors) is killing the Rockets, particularly since Chris Paul is the recipient of James Harden…

Chris and Austin Back Together Again

Months after he signed a $160 million contract to remain the point guard of the Houston Rockets until 2022, (when he will be 37 years old), injuries have interfered with Chris Paul’s ability to play. Throughout Paul’s career, hamstring injuries have slowed him down at the worst possible time and his current hamstring trouble is…

The Right and Wrong of Carmelo Being Blamed

The Houston Rockets, panicking on cue or refusing to take blame for poor decisions, are resolutely and unashamedly divorcing their summer pick-up, Carmelo Anthony. It would be a stretch to say their latest move is a surprise. It is the timing that raises eyebrows since the season isn’t one quarter over.  But the decision itself…

The Rockets Failed July and August Isn’t Much Better

Free agency wasn’t an hour old before Trevor Ariza turned his back on the best team- record wise- in the Western Conference during the 2017-18 season, the Houston Rockets.  Ariza committed to another Western Conference team, a lottery dweller and the perpetually confused front office of the Phoenix Suns. For the Suns, it was a…

Daryl Morey and the LeBron Summer

Darryl Morey is right about a lot of things. Even though the Rockets came up short against the Warriors, Morey still has won. First, James Harden will get his first ever MVP. It was Darryl Morey who plucked Harden out of the Thunder bosom when he was a sixth man; no one thought to give…