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DavisAg 30 points 4 hours ago*
Thanks for doing another AMA, Daryl!
Lifelong Rockets fan here. I always hear about Hakeem working with other teams' big men. Is there not a permanent postion the Rockets would be willing to give him? He seems like too much of a wanted commodity to just let others have.
[–]dmorey[S] 52 points 2 hours ago
]HoustonRocket 33 points 4 hours ago
Hello Daryl. As my username shows, I'm a huge Rockets fan.
I'd love to hear your opinion on Wednesday night's Rockets game. We got off to a good start, but once our lead hit 11, we stopped moving the ball, we stopped getting good shots, and we stopped pushing the tempo. What happened? Why were those offensive possessions the best we could get?
Why were we playing small ball in the 4th and putting Delfino on Gasol when he was dominating us? Why didn't we put Greg Smith or Terrence Jones on him?
Very frustrating, we should be playing the Spurs right now. Regardless, I'm proud of this team and I'm humbled to finally be back in the playoffs after a 4 year drought. Thanks for all the hard work you've done thus far. #rednation
[–]dmorey[S] 57 points 2 hours agoGelatinous_Queef 31 points 3 hours ago
Give me your thoughts on Royce White? Do you ever think he'll play for the Rockets?
How do you feel Lin is developing? Do you see him as your pg for the future? I feel like he needs the ball in his hands to be truly effective and with Harden commanding the ball most of the time, Lin becomes redundant.
Also you should play Terrence Jones more. The guy is a winner and a competitor.
[–]dmorey[S] 31 points 2 hours ago
Sean88888 82 points 4 hours ago
Hi Daryl, nice of you to be doing this.
As a fan of advanced stats I'm sure you realise that Harden's PPP from ISO is lower than his PPP from PnR. Have you ever discussed this with coach McHale?
With the emergence of Terrence Jones and Greg Smith as starting calibre power forwards, are you still looking to sign a star big man in the coming free agency, or will you sign the best player available regardless of position?
[–]dmorey[S] 116 points 3 hours ago
TheSuitedMonk 318 points 4 hours ago*
Daryl, will you promise to never break up this Lin-Chandler bromance?
I understand your hard-core use of data and analytics, but don't forget to listen to your heart. Don't underestimate the power of love.
[–]dmorey[S] 405 points 3 hours ago
yellowstonedelicious 32 points 4 hours ago*
Harden took and made the most unassisted 3s in the NBA. Is this something you'd like to see more or less of going forward? Is this something you've discussed with Coach McHale?
[–]dmorey[S] 52 points 2 hours ago
ChristheGreek 30 points 4 hours ago
This season the Rockets have taken very few mid range shots (especially since PPat left). It's pretty widely known that you've stated the most efficient way to get points in the NBA is via 3s, layups, and free throws. Now that the Rockets have been playing in such a style this season, has it changed your analysis at all? Have any surprising trends or conclusions pertaining to this come up?
[–]dmorey[S] 34 points 2 hours ago
bobo_hobo 28 points 4 hours ago
How do you feel about what Coach McHale has done this year?
[–]dmorey[S] 72 points 2 hours ago
josephcook0 26 points 4 hours ago
How difficult has it been drafting true NBA talent with the implementation of the one-and-done rule and the fact that we are usually in the 14-18 slot in the draft? Are this team's best years ahead?
[–]dmorey[S] 69 points 2 hours ago
IanicRR 20 points 3 hours ago*
Hey Daryl, huge NBA fan here. The team you have put together is incredibly fun to watch and likable.
My question, did you know from your analytical data when you drafted chandler parsons that he would be as good as he is this quickly?
[–]dmorey[S] 28 points 1 hour ago
yellowstonedelicious 17 points 4 hours ago
What was the most interesting paper to come out of this year's SSAC?
PREPARE FOR MORE TWEENERS.
yellowstonedelicious 16 points 4 hours ago
What changes need to be made, if any, to maximize our chances of beating the Thunder?
[–]dmorey[S] 43 points 2 hours ago
Lorkovicious 16 points 4 hours ago
Who's a young or unproven player on the Rockets that you're particularly excited to see develop in the upcoming years?
[–]dmorey[S] 29 points 2 hours agoInteresting lack of White or Llull
Bearsh 14 points 4 hours ago
What move/trade do you think was the biggest statistical gain for the Rockets? In other words, which move made the biggest overall impact for us as a team?
Thanks for bringing an exciting product back to Houston, I fully believe you will bring a championship to the city. RED NATION FOREVER
[–]dmorey[S] 26 points 1 hour ago
ak2themax 55 points 4 hours ago
Before the season started (but after the Harden trade), where did the analytics have the Rockets finishing?
Can we ever get the actual throwback uniforms for a game?
I know you're a regular at r/NBA, but how often do you trek to other Rockets blogs like The Dream Shake, Clutchfans, and *****?
[–]dmorey[S] 95 points 3 hours ago