The Houston Rockets have called up Robert Covington from their D-League affiliate Rio Grande Valley Vipers. Covington averaged 25.7 ppg on close to 37% from beyond the arc this season. The Rockets need more bodies during practice with Francisco Garcia now banged up. Covington becomes the fourth member of the Vipers to reach the NBA this season. Check out the rest of the links for more.
- Mark Berman (MyFox26) spoke with Roger Clemens who believes both Biggio and Bagwell should be in the Hall Of Fame.
Craig Biggio and Jeff Bagwell are Hall of Famers. I had the good fortune and the pleasure to play with those guys for a few years when I came home to pitch and it was a fantastic three years we had here in Houston.
- Going to Spring Training this year? Check out this great guide.
- Kennon Riley (Climbing Tal’s Hill) on who should fill out the Astros rotation.
- Astros tweet of the weekend…
— Houston Astros Orbit (@OrbitAstros) January 19, 2014
- Jerome Solomon (Houston Chronicle) says the Rockets need an outside fix to inconsistencies.
Quarter-to-quarter, half-to-half, game-to-game inconsistencies this season have been indicators something is wrong, but also easily excused as typical symptoms of players who are just getting to know each other and learning how to win.
- Jonathan Feigen (Houston Chronicle) on the Rockets sour offense.
- Philip Pyle (Space City Scoop) on the Rockets calling up Robert Covington.
- Rockets tweet of the weekend…
Fantasy line of the Night belongs to @TerrenceJones1 – 36 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Blk on 14/20 FG in a Rockets win.
— NBA Fantasy (@NBAFantasy) January 19, 2014
- James Plamer/Dave Zangaro (CSN Houston) grade the Texans running backs.
Arian Foster was injured before the season and ended the year with just 542 yards on the ground and 183 through the air. Foster missed the preseason with calf and back injuries. When he played, he showed signs of being the same Foster but his season ended early when he needed back surgery.
- Michael David Smith (Pro Football Talk) on the Texans firing their director of pro personnel and top scout.
- Stephen Forsha (Toro Times) asks if the Texans should trade for Ryan Mallet.
- Texans tweet of the weekend…
— Matt Jackson (@MJ4Sports) January 18, 2014