Another enigma added to the colossal enigma that has been the Rockets season. First we start the season playing much better than anyone could have ever anticipated, then we have a slump and once we actually do get better we struggle, although it is understandable to some degree with the team's chemistry changing I guess some time is necessary. Unfortunately when it comes down to it other teams won't go easy on the Rockets simply because they've got new players and need to adjust. Excuses don't equal results, that being said I sadly don't see the Rockets making the playoffs this year. Which is okay seeing as how this upcoming draft is relatively well endowed, and with Yao back next year, Jordan Hill with a year under his belt, not mention everyone else I fully expect us to contend. Sure we might lose Luis Scola who is a very underrated player, fortunately this is one of the best times to let him go. He is 30 years old, and will probably ask for contract in the neighborhood of 5-7million spanning anywhere from 3-5 years. Do we really want to make that kind of commitment in a 30 year old? And now to the actual recap of the game!
The Rockets began the game well in fact they played well for about 3 and 3/4 quarters. Kevin Martin was somewhat efficient with 27 pts on 8 of 18 shooting which amounts to .444 he was 9 for 9 from the free throw line which is pretty good, Aaron Brooks had 25 pts going 10 for 23 and 2 for 10 in 3pt attempts, now Scola on the other hand was a beast plain and simple, he accumulated 20 pts and 15 reb all while shooting .533 percent from the field. We just could NOT hit any shots down the stretch and that is what it came down to, this wasn't a horrible game for either team, disappointing but not horrible. It was a close one and we lost in the end there is nothing to do but move on and try to add a few more wins in the win column. Jordan Hill had his best outing as a Rocket, perhaps his best outing as an NBA player. His stat line was an average 12 points and 8 rebounds. He did this in a abridged amount of playing time 23 minutes. I liked what I saw from him good hustle decent scoring. Which kind of makes you wonder why hasn't he seen more action? It's awfully hard to measure someone when they average around 8 minutes a game. Even though Jordan Hill is still inconsistent and a little raw it is my belief that he should start over Chuck Hayes, yes Chuck Hayes is stronger, yes he plays better defense but that's it folks! He doesn't have the athleticism, size, nor post moves that J Hill has, and yes they might be limited post moves but it's either limited or none! Thanks for your time ladies and gentlemen.
Something about me is that I like to listen to music... A lot and so with every post there will be a song of the post to go a long with it. Todays song is Drake - Over. A song off of his new album Thank Me Later.