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Today's Rocket Fuel includes an article about Dwight's defense that borders on blasphemy.

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The Rockets go for 4-0 tonight, but before they do, catch up on the Rockets news from everywhere on the Interwebs:

Is Dwight Howard's defense overrated? | Vantage Sports

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 to appeal CSN Houston ruling, but DirecTV, AT&T move ahead with plans for RSN | FierceCable

"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."

Dwight Howard, Tarik Black sit out practice Sunday with injuries | Houston Chronicle

Howard and Black are considered day-to-day with their injuries. Will this mean 48 minutes for Joey Dorsey tonight?

Who Will Develop into Houston Rockets' 6th Man? | Bleacher Report

A nice statistical look at the Rockets' bench situation, and who will emerge. Spoiler alert: the answer is Big Papa, and it's correct.

Terrence Jones and the torture chamber | Red94

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.

Robert Covington drafted No. 1 overall in D-League Draft | MLive.com

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.

Five thoughts from the Rockets’ home opener | Ultimate Rockets

Feigen sees more than most in each Rockets game. After three games, he sees a big defensive improvement over last year, with plenty more room to grow.