Houston Rockets

From Zero to Hero

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This is one of the harder updates to write that I’ve done in a while for a couple reasons. The big one is because I’ve missed updating so many games that this is going to be one lo-o-o-ng update. The other reason is further down the post. First off, we played the Raptors at home

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Vote “Bud Daniel” for All-Star

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Witness here: my 100th career block. It’s nothing special, but the run of games it came is has been.

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Grounding the Rockets and Learning from Defeat

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We just played Houston and I started the game out like gangbusters. Eight points, two rebounds and two assists in the first five minutes? Oh yeah, I was hot.

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Where’s Scola Now?

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Bud’s back in action again, facing the man he eventually replaced as the Knicks power forward, Amare’ Stoudemire. Amare had a decent game, but he couldn’t overcome his former backup – me.

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Return of Rick Daniel

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I missed playing as Rick Daniel, Bud’s littler brother so I recreated him again. Whether he lingers on this blog or not remains to be seen. What can’t be denied is that two years of playing him has made me better at being him then any other player.

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History is Made

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Well, we made the record books. Not in a good way, mind you, but we did. Up 3-0, games four and five went sour when I still couldn’t shoot and the Rockets couldn’t miss. Worse yet, it would only go down hill from there.

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The Finals! Finally!

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We opened the Finals against the Rockets at home, and I may as well have styed home. I shot 2-6 and grabbed zero rebounds while getting lit up on defense. Fortunately, my team is better then I am, and took care of business. We won game one – no thanks to me. Continue reading

Bruised, Battered, and Ultimately Beaten

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Here’s a quick run through the last few games.Just FYI – this is a huge post. First up was Charlotte, and it was the start of a sad slide.

 

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Ride’s Over, Everybody Off

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I hate breaking a post’s climax at the start, but yeah, the ride’s over. We got beat at last. I’ll fill you in on how it happened later, but first we have to get a few other games out of the way.

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My Decision

It’s time. I’ve got to make my decision as to what to do. I’ve got to make my decision, hopefully without an hour long PR stint. Before that, let’s cover how last season ended.

We got bumped by the Magic in the Eastern Conference Finals by a free throw free for all. The good news, then, is that the Magic did go on to beat the Lakers in the NBA Finals. So we lost to the eventual champions. That’s a little more tolerable I finished the series as the team’s starting point guard and averaged over 20 points a game in the post season to go with four assists and four and a half rebounds. Who would come looking for me? The poll on this site (as well as posted on my topic over at the  NBA Live Series Center) brought a varied response. There was sentiment that I should stay and help LeBron, Bosh and Wade again. The blog’s poll shows that 75% of the voter think I should go to the Cavs if the option arises. Lastly, it would be interesting to see how I handled a team without three all stars. So, who came calling?

rockets

warriors

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heat

The Rockets, the Warriors, the Magic and the Heat. So, the Cavs are out, since they didn’t even make an offer. Now to decide between these three. I could go to the Warriors and play with Steph Curry and Monta Ellis and make for an exciting back court. Do I really want to play for the Warriors, though? I don’t see allot of growth potential there personally, plus they’d be playing three guards all the time with Ellis, Curry and myself. So they’re out. The Rockets are also out since I don’t want to go watch Yao get hurt again and get carried off the court, our title chances in tow.

That leaves the Magic and the Heat. The Heat are my team right now. I just spent 82 games with them, they’ve got two dynamite scorers for me to feed in LeBron and Wade, and we nearly got to the NBA Finals. On the other hand, the Magic beat us in the playoffs and they won the NBA Finals. They’ve got a dominant center, which we lacked last year. On top of that, I’ve had success with them before (see last year).

So, last year’s team or the team that beat us. Theoretically, the team that beat us is better, right? Isn’t that how it works? Can I really pull a LeBron and bolt for greener pastures?

Read after the cut to find out.

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