Terrence Jones was selected for the NBA’s Rising Star Challenge, which will take place All-Star weekend. Jones is a huge part of the Rockets success this season. Coming into the season, the power forward position was a huge question mark, but that’s not the case anymore with the emergence of Jones. He’s averaging close to 13 points and 8 rebounds a game as a starter, something Rockets fans are glad to see from the “fifth worst starter”. Check out the rest of the links for more!
- Brian McTaggart (MLB.com) on Carlos Correa and his first trip to Spring Training.
There’s nothing Carlos Correa does publicly that would lead you to believe he’s 19 years old. He stands a solid 6-foot-4, with broad shoulders that are reminiscent of a young Alex Rodriguez. Correa makes eye contact, has an easygoing demeanor and speaks eloquently in English, though it’s not his native language.
- Mike Axisa (CBS Sports) on Carlos Correa.
- Jayne (What The Heck, Bobby) takes a look at the depth of right-handed SP’s in the Astros farm system.
- Astros tweet of the day…
— Houston Astros (@astros) January 31, 2014
- Adam Wexler (CSN Houston) on Terrence Jones playing in NBA’s Rising Star Challenge.
Jones posted a career high 36 points in the Rockets’ 114-104 win over Milwaukee on Jan. 18; he also scored 21 points in the second quarter. Those are the most points any Rockets player has scored in any quarter this season. His 25 first-half points are also the most points by any Rockets player in the first half this season.
- CSN Houston (Video) on the Harden/Howard All-Star promo.
- Michael Ma (Space City Scoop) on the Rockets arrogance.
- Rockets tweet of the day…
When will they learn? Hack-a-Howard DOES NOT WORK! Great job by D12 at the stripe and you go JLin!!! Lin several dynamite finishes in 4th — Craig Ackerman (@ca_rockets) January 30, 2014
- Dan Greenspan (NFL.com) on John McClain saying the Texans won’t take Clowney, rather 1 of 3 quarterbacks.
Teddy Bridgewater of Louisville is the most polished pocket passer, Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M the most exciting player, and Blake Bortles of UCF the most physically gifted of the three. None, however, appears to be in the same can’t miss category as Andrew Luck was in 2012.
- Erik Galko (Sporting News) on why the Texans and others won’t take Manziel.
- Jake (BattleRedBlog) on Bortles v.s. Bridgewater.
- Texans tweet of the day…
— TORO (@TexansTORO1) January 31, 2014