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Why I Ignore National Coverage On Houston Teams:

The following excerpt will be featured in ESPN's next issue, in which it projects the Houston Rockets to finish 11th in the Western Conference:

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"Name the NBA's shortest team according to minutes played. Hint: The roster includes the league's tallest dude. That's right, the Rockets. Because Yao sat out all of last season with a broken foot, Houston shrank to a puny 6'6''. Even so, it ranked in the top half of the league for rebounding rate. Imagine the possibilities if Yao could stay on the floor more than his team-mandated 24 minutes a game..."

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You think ESPN wouldn't lack credibility, but I really question whether or not they watched the Rockets last year. You can tell just from looking at the newspaper that the Rockets finished one spot out of the playoffs last year, 9th.

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However, ESPN deems that we're two spots worse after the offseason? I'm just a little curious as to how the bogus analysis was made. I was under the impression that we were getting one of the league's top centers - if not the best center - back.

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I'm excited for this season, even though we're apparently not making the playoffs.

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