The Rockets offense has been in a bit of a funk in the last two games. They did put up 103 against the Jazz, but often looked lost at times. This may be due to the fact they’re missing both Chandler Parsons and Jeremy Lin. Though maybe not their best players, both Lin and Parsons have been key offensive contributors this season and it’s clear there Rockets have been missing their offensive production. Tonight they need to find their offensive game as they face the Warriors in what is likely to be a shootout. Check out today’s links for more!
- Evan Drellich (Houston Chronicle) with more on the Astros offseason.
Baseball’s offseason has moved fast. This much activity before the winter meetings – which will be held next week in Orlando, Fla. – just isn’t common.
The Astros have made one offensive upgrade – trading for speedy outfielder Dexter Fowler – but they’re hoping to add at least one starting pitcher and perhaps multiple relievers.
- Jonathan Mayo (MLB.com) takes a look at potential first overall pick Carlos Rodon.
- Jay Jaffe (SI) makes his case for Craig Biggio to be voted into the Hall Of Fame.
- Astros tweet of the day…
— Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) December 5, 2013
- Jonathan Feigen (Houston Chronicle) on the Rocket’s offense reaching a new low in the loss to the Suns.
The worst offensive game of the season sent the Rockets spiraling to a second consecutive loss to match their season’s longest losing streak. Yet the issues at hand did not seem to be just the bumps that come in an 82-game season or the bruises of a roster running out of healthy bodies. The Rockets made it seem like more of the same, a far more troubling possibility than the result of suffering consecutive losses.
- Michael Pina (Red94) asks if Chandler Parsons can be an All-Star.
- ClutchFans (Podcast) spoke with Vipers coach Nevada Smith on their three-point philosophy.
- Rockets tweet of the day…
James Harden on Rockets offense: “We just have to get more (pick-and-roll) going, a lot more ball movement, not so much stagnant and isos.” — Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) December 5, 2013
- Jerome Solomon (Houston Chronicle) thinks it’s time to let go of Gary Kubiak.
It looked good the last couple of years when the Texans won two playoff games, but this season’s collapse has Kubiak in a such a poor position that even if the Texans were to win all four of their remaining games, this would be forever remembered as the worst year of his administration.
- Brian T. Smith (Houston Chronicle) on the Teddy Bridgewater bowl.
- Chris Baldwin (Houston Culture Map) wonders if Ben Tate is the new Arian Foster.
- Texans tweet of the day…
Tonight’s Texans-Jaguars game might be the worst primetime game in the history of primetime games. I’ll still be watching
— Nick Scurfield (@NickScurfield) December 5, 2013