John Spencer, agent of Troy Daniels, said that Daniels hit 60 of his 62 three-point attempts in a Rockets workout, shortly before being one of the last cuts in the offseason. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to the #RedNation faithful. The sharpshooter has been absolutely money this postseason and is not afraid to take the big shots, evident by his game-3 game-winner and his game-four shots. Expect to see a lot more Daniels as the Rockets/Blazers series continues. Check out the rest of the links for more in Houston sports.
“I was extremely fortunate to be around a great group of kids,” Springer recalled. “They understood it. Every once in a while, someone would laugh or something like that. At the same time, I would laugh, too. There was never anybody or anyone or anything that affected me. They understood that I didn’t want to do it, I didn’t try to do it. That’s been the prime focus for me, to get past it. It is what it is. You can’t let it prohibit you from going out and living a life.
- Jonah Keri (Grantland) drops some notes on the Astros and their future.
- Greg Thurston (Climbing Tal’s Hill) gives his star performer of the week.
- Astros tweet of the day…
I didn’t notice it before but the Astros’ team batting average has creeped over .200, not at .210. Still worst in baseball (Mets at .218).
— Nick Mathews (@Nick_Mathews) April 28, 2014
- Jonathan Feigen (Houston Chronicle) – Leslie Alexander wants Donald Sterling gone.
“I thought that there’s got to be a way to disrupt him from owning the team,” said Alexander, who after 20 years owning the Rockets is one of the longest tenured owners in the NBA. “I gave him the sword to deal with this. I said, ‘Let the players become free agents.’”
- Jared Zwerling (Bleacher Report) on Troy Daniels.
- Randy Harvey (Houston Chronicle) says James Harden needs to step up, now.
- Rockets tweet of the day…
— RocketsSocial.com (@Rockets_Social) April 28, 2014
- Tania Ganguli (ESPN) on the Texans/Falcons rumors.
Clowney will almost certainly not be available at No. 6. If the Falcons want him, they’re going to have to trade up to get him. It’ll cost a lot, but Atlanta is a team that, like the Texans, had a lot more talent than their 2013 record indicated. Injuries, especially one to Jones, were particularly damaging. They might not need a lot of holes plugged to get back to where they were in 2012, when they went 13-3 and lost to the 49ers in the NFC Championship Game.
- Stephen Forsha (Toro Times) thinks the Texans may be down to four players.
- Ultimate Texans on three Texans in the top 50 NFL jersey sales.
- Texans tweet of the day…
Teddy slipping is a good thing. 2nd round talk means the #Texans will have to make a decision on him. Poor Texans. Clowney and maybe Ted.
— PDS (@PatDStat) April 28, 2014