2014-15 Fantasy Basketball: Box Score Browsing – The Butler Did It

Jimmy Butler If ever there was a call for evidence to see how a player plays in a contract year, it was Trevor Ariza last year. Jimmy Butler is doing the exact same thing this year, except he’s on his way to a deal likely doubling what Ariza scored from the Rockets last year. Butler’s taken ‘the leap’, the much talked about step up from being an ‘ok’ to a very good...
Via The Fantasy Fix
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Harden: Rockets Lacked Ariza's Leadership, Defense, Shot-Making Last Season

James Harden discussed the difference that Trevor Ariza has made in the Houston Rockets' lineup this season. “His leadership, his defensive abilities, his shot-making -- all three of those things are something that we were lacking last year,” Harden said. “[Ariza] brings that ability to the table this year.” Harden downplayed the impact of Parsons' departure over the summer...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Kobe Bryant hits clutch and one jumper over Trevor Ariza

Trevor Ariza has seen this so many times in practice, though he still couldn’t stop it. With less than two minutes left in the game and the Lakers trailing by five, the purple and gold needed to put points on the board – and fast. Wesley Johnson would later clinch the win against the Rockets for the Lakers with a solo 5-0 run, though this clutch and one jumper by Kobe Bryant...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Howard’s attorney sounds off on child abuse allegations

            Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard is being investigated by Cobb County police for allegations that he abused his 7-year-old child. According to USA Today Sports, Cobb County police were asked to investigate the allegations by Howard Phillips Center for Children and Families. “We are aware of the allegations concerning Dwight Howard and...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Police re-open Dwight Howard child abuse investigation

            Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports The Cobb County Police in Georgia have re-opened an investigation into Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard’s alleged child abuse, reports Pro Basketball Talk. According to the report, new information on the case has emerged in the last 48 hours that caused the Cobb County Police to re-open the case.  The...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Grizzlies rout Rockets in matchup of 9-1 teams

  Mike Conley scored 19 points and the Memphis Grizzlies easily defeated the Houston Rockets 119-93 on Monday night in a matchup of the teams with the NBA's best records. Whatever showdown was expected from the two 9-1 teams and among the best defensive squads in the league never materialized as Memphis took a 16-point lead in the first quarter and extended it in each of the...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Rockets have a defense?

While Kevin Durant was yelling obscenities at Dwight Howard, the Thunder and the Rockets were engaged in an intriguing and ugly game of basketball. A 69-65 win for the Rockets does not quite fit the Rockets’ storyline. This is a team with tons of offensive potential and little in the way of defense. The story on Houston is that James Harden cares only about offense and Dwight...
Via Crossover Chronicles
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Garrett Temple cooling off?

Through the first week of the season everyone was crowing Garrett Temple as the next Trevor Ariza, another product of John Wall’s passing generosity, with four consecutive games with at least 12 points along with a .552 three point shooting percentage. Washington Wizards head coach Randy Wittman deemed Temple as the team’s “utility infielder.” Temple was playing tough defense...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s in a Coach, Anyway?

A quick look over at Basketball Reference’s league leaders page generally provides a good summary of how the league’s talent stacks up against themselves, even after two weeks of play. It doesn’t take extreme mathematics to understand that the Cavaliers will struggle, the Lakers will struggle hard, and Klay Thompson deserved every last dollar of his contract extension. Maybe...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rockets’ Biggest Weapon Has Become The Corner 3

  The Rockets led the NBA in 3-point attempts last season(2,179), and it appears that they want to shatter that mark this year. While they’re off to a hot 6-1 start, the biggest weapon for them has been the arc. Entering into the 3rd week of the season, the Rockets have shot a whopping 230 3′s, including 40(yes, 40) in one game against the Warriors. Portland comes in at a distant...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 Fantasy Basketball: Sizzlin’ and Fizzlin’ Week 1

Bow down to ArizaPhoto Credit: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Welcome the first edition of my new weekly column for this NBA season, “Sizzlin’ and Fizzlin’” where each week I will do short player profiles on both a player who has been on fire recently and a player who has been ice cold. I will highlight what they’ve done so well or poorly of late and hit on their season as a...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Chandler Parsons: I don’t pay attention to Trevor Ariza

The rivalry between the Dallas Mavericks and the Houston Rockets was already intense after Chandler Parsons left the Rockets to sign with the Mavericks. The comments made by James Harden claiming Dwight Howard and himself were the cornerstones of the franchise didn’t go over to well with Parsons either. And who can forget the comments that general manager Daryl Morey made saying...
Via No Guts, No Glory
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Chandler Parsons on Ariza: “I Don’t Pay Attention to Him”

After leaving the Houston Rockets and signing with the Dallas Mavericks, Chandler Parsons and his former teammates have engaged in a war of words that will come to a head when the two teams meet on November 22, in Houston. Parsons’ replacement Trevor Ariza has been playing stellar for the Rockets averaging 17.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists. He is also leading the league...
Via BlackSportsOnline
23 days ago  |  Discuss

The 5th Quarter: Wizards 98 Knicks 83

THE SCORE Wizards 98 Knicks 83. Washington has now won 4 straight over New York. THE RECORD Wizards are 3-1, 2-1 on the road, second in the Southeast Division WHY THE WIZARDS WON Defense. Washington held New York to 37 percent shooting and forced 18 turnovers. The Wizards also slowed down the Knicks on offense, allowing New York only four fast break points all night. THE GOOD Trevor...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
23 days ago  |  Discuss

New Season, New Sense of Determination

Hope springs eternal for all teams at the beginning of the NBA season, and the Rockets are hoping this season is more fruitful than the last. We all have seen the terrible ending to last season one too many times and know about the failed swing and miss by Morey in the offseason which brought uncertainty heading into the season. Amidst all that there seems to be something different...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockets Harden and Ariza visit Julius Randle in the hospital

This is something that you don’t see too often. Last night Lakers rookie Julius Randle broke his tibia in the game against the Houston Rockets. Randle was expected to have surgery this morning, but before the surgery even happened, the rookie received an unexpected visit from James Harden and Trevor Ariza to show some support. This was actually a pretty cool gesture. Randle is...
Via BlackSportsOnline
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Kobe Literally Has His Ankles Broke By Trevor Ariza (Video)

Welp, we all knew the day where Kobe would show his age would come. Sadly, it came on the first game of the NBA season for everyone to see. Watch as Rockets and ex-Laker Trevor Ariza nearly snaps Kobe’s ankles like a twig. OUCH! Kobe may have to plan the retirement tour… The post Kobe Literally Has His Ankles Broke By Trevor Ariza (Video) appeared first on Geeks & Cleats.
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October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

One Question Facing Every Rockets Starter

Patrick Beverley What will he bring to the table? Patrick Beverley has shown he has potential, but he doesn’t really excel in any stat category.  He’s a savvy defender and he brings that to the table, but I’m still wondering what he brings to the table that will help him fulfill his potential.  He can pop the three, but won’t be asked to all that often, he doesn’t excel...
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October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Trevor Ariza: ‘It Takes Time To Get Comfortable With People’(Video)

  Forward Trevor Ariza speaks following Day 4 of Training Camp.    
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

As Preseason Approaches, Rockets Must Continue To Focus On Themselves

  As the Rockets get set to begin preseason play next week, the general focus will still be the same that it’s been during this week’s training camp. For veteran Trevor Ariza, it’s that focus that’s been different in Houston than from his first time around. “What I’ve noticed here is that everybody wants to get better, everybody wants to help this team win.” Ariza...
Via Rockets Social
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Media Day 2014

  Follow live as the Rockets hold their 2014 media day:     Rockets GM Daryl Morey: “The season is probably going to come down to our defense. We need it to be championship-caliber.” — Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) September 29, 2014 Morey said this year’s #Rockets will learn from last year’s painful playoff loss. — Jenny Dial Creech (@jennydialcreech) September...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Gortat Believes Ariza Left Wizards To Return West, Not For More Money

Marcin Gortat discussed Trevor Ariza's departure from the Washington Wizards to return to the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference. “In my opinion I think he was trying to get back to the West," Gortat said. "I don’t think it was about the money.” Ariza signed a four-year, $32 million deal with the Rockets.
Via RealGM
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Rockets: 12 Questions you ask before entering the season

  Given the Houston Rockets changes to their roster this off season losing key contributors to last season’s team in Chandler Parsons, Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik. You are most likely filled with many questions before the season starts.   1. Can Trevor Ariza fill the void of Chandler Parsons?   2. How solid is the back up point guard position?   3. What do we expect to see from...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Rockets will not miss Chandler Parsons

Dwight Howard will look to lead a more defensive minded Rockets deep into the playoffs, without Chandler Parsons Besides the inability of the Rockets to sign a big name free agent this off-season, the next biggest story was the rival Dallas Mavericks snagging small forward Chandler Parsons. Parsons signed for 3 years at $46 million, much larger than his previous contract which only...
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets: Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason

Houston Rockets: Strongest and Weakest Moves of the Offseason By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content/Hoopstuff… Moves Made: Traded for Trevor Ariza, Alonzo Gee Signed Joey Dorsey, Jeff Adrien, Ish Smith Drafted Clint Capela, Nick Johnson Resigned Troy Daniels Strongest: Acquiring Trevor Ariza Once the decision was made not to match Chandler Parsons’ offer sheet from the...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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