TAG: Rockets

NBA / Dec 31, 2009 / 9:32 am

The Bulls Could Be The Team That Rescues Tracy McGrady

(photo. Marc Morrison)

Word on the street is the Chicago Bulls could be interested in acquiring a certain disgruntled former All-Star out in Texas. The Tracy McGrady saga in Houston has gone from bad to worse last week when the team sent him home in the middle of an Eastern Conference road trip. T-Mac has been at odds with the Rockets ever since he announced he was getting season-ending surgery without telling the team first back in February. Since then, the team has flourished without him and have not welcomed him back now that he’s healthy. Read More »

NBA / Dec 15, 2009 / 11:17 am

The Houston Rockets Are Putting In Crazy Holiday Hours

Rick Adelman

Somebody up in the NBA headquarters must hate the Houston Rockets. The Rockets’ schedule in the next two weeks is as bad as you’re going to get – minus an eight-game Eastern road trip that is. The team has not one, not two, not three, but four consecutive back-to-back games. Each of which they have to fly out that night to play in another city. Merry Christmas Rick Adelman. Read More »

Smack / Feb 27, 2009 / 5:17 am

Getting what you paid for

The Yao Ming that showed up for Rockets/Cavs last night was the Yao Ming the Rockets envisioned they were getting back in 2002. On his way to scoring 28 points (13-15 FG), Yao really didn’t have to do much more than be very tall. That’s not a knock on Yao’s skill, but more a knock on the awful defense being played by Zydrunas Ilgauskas and the rest of the Cavs. After Yao inadvertently kicked Ben Wallace (who started out the game guarding him) and broke his leg, Big Z switched over and allowed Yao to pretty much just stand near the rim and get easy dunks. And when Anderson Varejao took his turns, Yao was able to work the baseline and easily shoot over him. Ilgauskas was like a 7-3 version of Wally Szczerbiak; whoever he was on, Rick Adelman had that guy go right at him … On the other end, Yao was only credited with one block, but it was a definite statement. With Houston already up big in the fourth quarter, LeBron spun off Ron Artest along the baseline, but Yao was there and sent his layup packing … Read More »