The Rockets go for 4-0 tonight, but before they do, catch up on the Rockets news from everywhere on the Interwebs:
The new sports stats website Vantage Sports has a stat that says Dwight Howard can't defend the pick-and-roll and is "slow-footed" on defense. Thoughts?
"Comcast will appeal a bankruptcy court decision to transfer ownership of regional sports network CSN Houston to DirecTV and AT&T... Judge Marvin Isgur refused Comcast's request to stay his decision in the Chapter 11 restructuring."
Howard and Black are considered day-to-day with their injuries. Will this mean 48 minutes for Joey Dorsey tonight?
A nice statistical look at the Rockets' bench situation, and who will emerge. Spoiler alert: the answer is Big Papa, and it's correct.
From Red94's John Eby: "For every big man who Jones struggles to defend, there are two who will struggle to defend him. He’s arguably the best perimeter ball-handler of any true power forward in the league, even better than many starting small forwards." That's hyperbole, but after 25 and 10 against the Celtics, I'm buying T-Jones stock.
The Detroit Pistons' new D-League affiliate, the Grand Rapids Drive (what is with these horrible D-League names? First the Tulsa Blue, now this? Come on, guys, we can do better) chose Covington first in their draft. The Pistons now own his D-League rights, but the Rockets can sign him if they want.