Houston Rockets: Daily Rocket Science – MVP Debate, Cousins Contends & LAC Meltdown

By Tamberlyn Richardson
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Mar 7, 2015; Miami, FL, USA; Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (right) walks back to the bench after head coach George Karl (left) called timeout against the Miami Heat during the second half at American Airlines Arena. The Heat won in overtime 114-109. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Ding Senior NBA Writer for Bleacher Report covered Cousins quest in:

Looking for a Sleeper for NBA MVP? Don’t Laugh, but May Be DeMarcus Cousins

“In five previous NBA seasons, Cousins has never gotten even a single fifth-place vote for MVP, and his vertical isn’t the kind to invoke visions of such a quantum leap over myriad more established superstars. But let it be known that this is not the same young big man, and there are already actions to back up the MVP-hype words of the only player in basketball who outright frightens opponents.

To go with that uniquely aggressive talent is, at least for the moment, a new professionalism—the intangible that elevates star players to be so much more than impressive stat producers.”  To view full article click this link

Coinciding with the copious Most Valuable Player discussions we  get the typical rhetoric from the team I love to hate…. The Los Angeles Clippers.

Doc Rivers maneuvered through the Jordan free agency emoji debacle and reloaded with some vets and head cases to add  depth.  From my perspective their reload offers the question on which team chemistry implodes first: the Clippers or the Kings.

And, while I spent the week devouring everyone’s opinions on who should have won the 2015 MVP and who will win the 2016 MVP, it was the Clippers which ultimately captured my attention.

To wit, Zach Lowe of Grantland offered the weeks’ best article (no surprise here) on the retooling of the Clippers and there’s a very interesting section within his text on Doc Rivers and the players take on why the Houston Rockets ended their season.

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