Rob Dover tackles a new phenomenon in the film room: the Rockets, running plays? Looks like it. Great, informative piece.
Jon Krawczynski lays out what a lot of us already knew: the Rockets' biggest improvement has been because of the work of Bickerstaff. He's not going to be in Houston for long, so let's enjoy him while we can (maybe McHale can groom him as successor?).
This is the matchup to watch on Wednesday. Curry is the most dangerous scorer in the league (yes, more dangerous than KD, in my opinion). More importantly, when he has a bad game the Warriors are vulnerable. "I better make sure I get my rest the night before," he told Jenny Dial Creech.
I bet it does. Johnson has performed admirably after being thrust into the rotation. The Rockets are undefeated in games where he plays more than 10 minutes.
Feigen at B/R reports that Daryl Morey doesn't give two Fs about conference realignment, because he has one concern: winning a championship.
I love John Schuhmann the writer and the analyst, and looking at the six teams above the Rockets -- the Warriors, Spurs, Blazers, Grizzlies, Clippers and Mavericks -- it's easy to say he made the right call. Except we have the same record as the Grizzlies and just beat them, a better record than the Mavs and just beat them, and a better record than the Clippers. Schumann got this one wrong, methinks. ESPN has the Rockets at no. 4 and SB Nation has them at no. 2 - glad somebody's thinking straight around here.
Some out of town love for The Beard this weekend. The Denver Post's Chris Dempsey named Harden his Player of the Week. The NBA should too, IMO.