After coming to the Rockets earlier this past offseason and then subsequently being cut following an injury, it appears as if Marcus Camby is interested in returning to the Rockets. The veteran center is reportedly close to, if not, 100% healthy and would like to sign with the Rockets or any other team in hopes of making a championship run. Check out the rest of the links for more.
He had a number of homers last season that could lead a highlight reel. One came off Chris Sale of the White Sox when Carter lost his grip and basically launched it one-handed about 20 rows into the left-center field stands. Another towering shot came in July against Tampa Bay and led Rays manager Joe Maddon to tweet: “Chris Carter is an impressively strong man.” It crashed onto the train tracks atop the wall in left field, causing some fireworks set up for a postgame display to go off prematurely.
- Evan Drellich (Houston Chronicle) on one player looking for a tryout.
- Brian McTaggart (MLB.com) on yesterday’s news and some photos.
- Astros tweet of the day…
We’re not sure if Craig Bjornson is excited or terrified to be the Astros’ bullpen coach in this pic. pic.twitter.com/JXNOq5a2l9
— SportsNation (@SportsNation) February 27, 2014
- Rob Mahoney (Sports Illustrated) on the Rockets being championship contenders.
Since Jan. 1, Houston has been the second-best team in the league by pace-adjusted point differential. Terrence Jones and Donatas Motiejunas have stepped in to fill the gaping hole at power forward. After being frustrated and injured, center Omer Asik has settled in to play about 15 needed minutes a game behind Howard. Point guard Patrick Beverley is healthy again and starting, and shooting guard James Harden’s scoring game has crested in February (29 points per game on 48.7 percent shooting). Everything seems to be falling into place for the stretch run after injuries and lineup tweaks kept Houston from properly balancing itself.
- Josh Reese (CBS Houston) on Marcus Camby wanting to rejoin the Rockets.
- Jason Friedman (Rockets.com) on Patrick Beverley’s “Let’s get better” slogan.
- Rockets tweet of the day…
— Houston Rockets Fans (@Rockets_Fans_) February 27, 2014
- Gregg Doyel (CBS Sports) says whoever uses the #1 overall pick will screw it up.
That’s not a knock on the Texans, either. Promise. That’s a knock on the talent pool for the No. 1 overall pick in May. It’s way too shallow … or way too deep. Either way there are too many realistic choices for the first pick, and this sort of thing is similar to a quarterback controversy: If you have two quarterbacks, you have no quarterbacks. Because if you had a great quarterback, there’d be no controversy.
- Chris Wessling (NFL.com) on Charlie Casserly saying Clowney is better than Mario Williams.
- Bleacher Report (Video) why the Texans will regret taking a QB over Clowney.
- Texans tweet of the day…
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) February 27, 2014