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    February 21, 2014

    The Morey Chronicles: The Trade Deadline Deal Streak, 2008-2014

    Seven trade deadlines, seven deadline day trades! Yes, the streak is still alive! It was looking dicey for a little while, but with the clock winding down toward 2:00 p.m. CST on Thursday afternoon, Rockets general manager Daryl Morey was able to reach back, work the phones, and convince reserve po ... More >>

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    February 11, 2013

    Twitter War! The Iron Sheik Calls Out Arian Foster!

    I've mentioned in this space a few times, during the 2011 NFL season I did a weekly show with Texans running back Arian Foster on Yahoo! Sports Radio. In my five years and change in talk radio, those sessions with him were some of the more fun moments I've had doing radio. The first few weeks we di ... More >>

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    June 12, 2012

    NBA Finals: Series Prediction and a Few Prop Bets

    Finally, it's here! If you had allowed David Stern to sit in a room with all 16 playoff teams on the wall by conference, and allow him to pick his dream matchup for the NBA Finals, it's without a doubt the Miami-Oklahoma City matchup we're getting here. LeBron versus Durant, big market versus small ... More >>

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    June 7, 2012

    NBA Playoffs: "Good Job, Good Effort" Kid Has Been Located

    Well, that didn't take long. On the heels of the Boston Celtics' 94-90 win over the Miami Heat on Tuesday night, there were two stars usurping the spotlight after the game. One was Boston forward Kevin Garnett, whose 26 points and 11 rebounds led the Celtics to the huge upset. The other wasn't a pl ... More >>

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    March 16, 2012

    Houston Rockets 2009 Draft Lottery Posse -- Final Scorecard

    I've mentioned this in previous posts, but one of the most amazing and envy-inducing pictures I've ever seen is a picture on Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's Mobile Uploads page on his Facebook account. It's a shot of a blackjack hand, split three times (for four hands total), with a blackjack ... More >>

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    February 17, 2012

    Video Proof That Chase Budinger Can Dunk With Flair

    Maybe I'm in the minority on this one, but I'll put it out there -- I enjoy the Saturday festivities at the NBA All-Star weekend even more than the game on Sunday night. The slam dunk contest, the three-point shooting contest, the "whatever-they're-calling-the-game-with-rookies-and-sophomores-this- ... More >>

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    January 12, 2012

    NBA Purgatory

    Neither the best nor the worst, the Rockets remain stuck in professional basketball's great midsection.

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    April 15, 2011

    Famous Triple Doubles (NBA and Otherwise)

    The Jim Rome triple double: He's Big O-esque​Ah, the triple double. The semi-elusive NBA statistic whereby an NBA player gets double figures in a game in three performance categories (points, rebounds, assists are usually the big three, but steals and blocked shots are sometimes allowed in the ... More >>

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    February 25, 2011

    Houston Rockets -- Screwed City

    Daniel KramerDaryl Morey needs to go big time​It's no surprise that Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey has a Facebook page. And it's not one of those aloof "Fan" pages, either, where all you can do is click "Like." Morey has one of those "regular guy" Facebook pages where you can send him me ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011

    Rockets Trade -- Hasheem Thabeet Scouting Report (It's Not Good)

    Your newest Rocket is tall​The NBA trade deadline came and went today and the Rockets managed to muster up some activity. The good news is (stop me if you've heard this before) General Manager Daryl Morey appears to have gotten the best of both deals. The bad news is the Rockets are no closer ... More >>

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    February 14, 2011

    Five NBA Love Stories (For Valentine's Day)

    The NBA: Love is in the air​Let me be the millionth to say that I hate Valentine's Day. It's a sham. It's a farce. It's a fabrication designed to stimulate the economy and jump-start jewelry, flower, restaurant and sex toy business for a random day in the dead period of February. And yet, as ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011

    Houston Rockets -- Chuck Hayes Needs To Ease Up

    Chuck Hayes, ripping off the dunk-seeking consumer​"He is as good as any defender in this league in the low post. I'm going to start talking to the coaches at the end of the year when they have the (All-NBA) defensive team. If he's not on one of the defensive teams, there's something wrong. . ... More >>

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    November 23, 2010

    Houston Texans - Kubiak Believes In Bush (and #Kubiakbelievesinyou)

    Guess which one the Texans are!​"I believe in him (defensive coordinator Frank Bush). I think we played much better defense. I think if we finished the game, we'd be talking about how much better we were. There were a lot of good things that went on. I believe in the guy. That's why he's here ... More >>

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    October 29, 2010

    Gourmet Prep Meals: Giving Prep a New Meaning

    I made this salmon! (Sort of.)​There are plenty of nights that I feel up to cooking, but not nearly as many nights that I feel up to braving the grocery store's long, rush hour-style lines. And there are plenty of times I want to cook but don't want to go out and buy an entire pound of ground ... More >>

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    October 21, 2010

    Get on Board the Burger Bus

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​Justin Turner is one of those rare people who has found it relatively easy to open a food truck in Houston. Owner of Bernie's Burger Bus, which began operating just over a week ago, Turner decided to leave his very cushy job -- personal chef to the Rockets' Shane ... More >>

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    October 15, 2010

    Houston Rockets: In Yao We Must Hope, Pray And Trust (Or Use As Drinking Game Material)

    Power walkers are tough to pick out of size 18s.​'Melo ain't coming. Rockets Nation has to resign itself to that fact.But that should be all right. With the current roster, we're young, we're quick, and we don't have a scorer (we'll discuss Kevin Martin later). But you heard the young and quick pa ... More >>

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    October 4, 2010

    Saturday Night: Michael Franti & Spearhead At House Of Blues

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Michael Franti & Spearhead House of Blues October 2, 2010 Check out photos from the show. Hands are in the air immediately with the stupidly fun show opener "Love Don't Wait," as Michael Franti and his Spearhead instrumentalists file out onstage. Franti is a big dude, ... More >>

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    August 18, 2010

    NBA Rumors: Carmelo Anthony Is Interested In Bringing His Talents To Houston

    'Melo is eyeing up the Rockets​Carmelo Anthony is interested in coming here? To Houston? To play for the Rockets? Don't be messing with us, Sports Illustrated.Supposedly it's so.SI reported that the Rockets are on a short list of teams Anthony would be interested in joining if he and his current e ... More >>

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    June 25, 2010

    Patrick Patterson & The NBA Draft: Pass The (Trade) Chips, Mr. Morey

    Photo by Daniel KramerThe dealing has begun, as Van Morrison almost sang​The Rockets had what most analysts considered a strong draft on Thursday, but its true genius may take another week or two to see.No, former Kentucky forward Patrick Patterson isn't likely to go to Toronto in any long-awaited ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010

    Game Time: NBA DRAFT -- Worst Lottery Picks Of The Last 15 Years

    cutline​As "must see" events on the sporting calendar go, the annual NBA Draft is highly underrated. If you ask the average sports fan his or her five most watchable sports nights of the year you'll probably get canned answers like the Super Bowl, a Game 7 in the MLB or NBA playoffs, and any inte ... More >>

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    June 18, 2010

    Openings and Closings

    It's been an exciting past week for diners and restaurateurs alike, with a rash of new and planned openings to please pretty much any palate. The biggest news, of course, was that our own Robb Walsh is working with Bryan Caswell and Bill Floyd -- the team behind restaurants like Little Big's and Re ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010

    Chron's Feelings Are Hurt

    HBO drama didn't celebrate Houston as best-est place.

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    April 7, 2010

    Game Time: What If Gordon Hayward's Shot Goes In?

    As sports fans, I think we probably let single events define players and coaches more than we should. In this era where we want to evaluate things quickly and neatly, it's always easier (and oftentimes, lazier) to just let one play on a big stage define somebody. It's clear, it's concise, it's also ... More >>

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    February 18, 2010

    Why Wait On Prospects? Morey Opts For Star As Rockets Acquire K-Mart

    ​Daryl Morey, as always, had us all fooled.We assumed the Rockets' general manager had little on the table for the dead carcass of Tracy McGrady, save the Bulls' and Knicks' offers centered around future draft picks that could later be used as assets to trade for a star. The offers weren't bad ... More >>

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    December 4, 2009

    Game Time: The Week In Tweets

    ​Maybe I'm biased because I use it all the time, but I'm going to make the bold statement that Twitter has surpassed "fad" status and that it's here to stay. Even at this point, people who don't use Twitter recognize kinda sorta how it works, and even recognize a Tweet when they see it -- "it's go ... More >>

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    November 5, 2009

    In Make-Or-Break Year, Rockets' Landry Looks To Fill Low-Post Void

    Photo by Jeff Balke​There's a popular belief in NBA circles that the third year is when a player makes the transition to stardom, if he's going to make it. Among point guards, that worked for Chris Paul and Deron Williams, and much has been said about Aaron Brooks making a similar - though sma ... More >>

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    July 7, 2009

    Oh, The Lakers Will Learn All About Ron Artest

    On the way to his fourth championship, Kobe Bryant was guarded by Mickael Pietrus, Hedo Turkoglu, Courtney Lee, Dahntay Jones, Carmelo Anthony, Shane Battier, and all of the Jazz players whose names Jerry Sloan could remember. None of them had the combination of speed, size, and advanced weaponry ne ... More >>

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    May 15, 2009

    No Matter Game 7 Outcome, These Rockets Have Heart Of Champions

    Photo: Jeff BalkeScrapper Chuck HayesThirty-seven million of the Rockets' approximately $70 million payroll sits on the bench in luxury suits instead of basketball uniforms. With Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady sidelined, the Rockets counter the Lakers' top scoring option -- only one of the best players ... More >>

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    May 10, 2009

    No Yao, No T-Mac, No Problem: Hayes Sets Tone As Rockets Tie Series

    Photo byJeff BalkeThe opening to the Rockets' player introductions sounded as unlikely and frightening as the task of defeating the vaunted Lakers without Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady. Somehow, "a 6-foot-6 center out of Kentucky" didn't deliver the same punch and energy as the booming "7-foot-6 ... More >>

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    May 9, 2009

    Game 3: Early Missed Opportunities Haunt Rockets

    The box score to Game 3 shows the second period as the only frame in which the Rockets weren't outscored on Friday night at Toyota Center. But in reality, it proved pivotal in Houston's 108-94 loss, which allowed Los Angeles to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. The normally dynamic La ... More >>

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    May 7, 2009

    Five Ways To Fake Your Way Through A Rockets Conversation

    It's been a long time since the Rockets were of any interest to most of Houston, but now that they've actually advanced past the first round of the playoffs, the bandwagon is getting full.A Houstonian will now be expected to be able to talk confidently about the team in order to keep up with the res ... More >>

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    April 8, 2009

    Rockets-Magic: Landry makes triumphant return

    Photo courtesy of Jeff BalkeIt was just over three weeks ago that Carl Landry was running for his life, attempting to dodge bullets from assailants who sideswiped his car, punctured his left calf and chased him until he hid between a house and a fence, waiting for emergency help while blood gu ... More >>

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    April 8, 2009

    Rockets-Magic: Landry Makes Triumphant Return

    It was just over three weeks ago that Carl Landry was running for his life, attempting to dodge bullets from assailants who sideswiped his car, punctured his left calf and chased him until he hid between a house and a fence, waiting for emergency help while blood gushed out of his leg. On Tuesday n ... More >>

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    March 7, 2009

    Rockets-Suns: Brooks, Lowry Bring Small Ball to Houston

    If the Rockets needed any additional evidence to the potential success of a two point-guard system, they only needed to look on the other end of the court on Friday night at Toyota Center. The Phoenix Suns (34-28) have been the model of up-tempo basketball in recent years, routinely playing small g ... More >>

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    March 7, 2009

    Rockets-Suns: Brooks, Lowry Bring Small Ball to Houston

    If the Rockets needed any additional evidence to the potential success of a two point-guard system, they only needed to look on the other end of the court on Friday night at Toyota Center. The Phoenix Suns (34-28) have been the model of up-tempo basketball in recent years, routinely playing small g ... More >>

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    February 21, 2009

    Rockets Fast Break: Adelman Stresses Consistency at Point

    To Rockets coach Rick Adelman, consistency trumps contrast. When fans initially heard the Rafer Alston trade Thursday afternoon, much of the immediate reaction was negative. In addition to questioning the team going forward without an experienced starting point guard, many wondered why the team w ... More >>

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    February 21, 2009

    Rockets Fast Break: Adelman Stresses Consistency at Point

    To Rockets coach Rick Adelman, consistency trumps contrast. When fans initially heard the Rafer Alston trade Thursday afternoon, much of the immediate reaction was negative. In addition to questioning the team going forward without an experienced starting point guard, many wondered why the team w ... More >>

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