Houston Rockets Game 70 of 2015-16 saw the squad tipping off versus the Atlanta Hawks.
Dec 29, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Atlanta Hawks forward Kent Bazemore (24) claps during the fourth quarter against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. The Hawks defeated the Rockets 121-115. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Continuing SCS series of all 82 games from last season next up is the Houston Rockets Game 70 of 2015-16 versus the Atlanta Hawks.
The Houston Rockets added draft picks and signed free agents to improve upon an especially mediocre 41-41 campaign. Big man Dwight Howard left for Atlanta while free agents Ryan Anderson, Eric Gordon, Nene Hilario and Pablo Prigioni joined Houston in free agency.
Hopes are these additions and the growth of existing assets will translate into a season similar to 2014-15. While fans wait for opening night on October 26th versus the Lakers hopefully this series will appease your cravings.
To that end, this series showcases the Rockets 82 games noting the pregame analysis, post game grades, and relevant video. Furthermore, SCS will highlight significant changes made by their opponents this summer. So, here it is – – enjoy all 82 posts as SCS takes you back over the 2015-16 season.
Game 70 – Hawks
Hawks enter on a 5-game win streak sitting in third in the Eastern Conference. Meanwhile the Rockets enter the game following a win against the Timberwolves and yet another players only team meeting.
Suffice to say these 2 teams are seemingly headed in different directions.
Post Game Analysis:
Thanks to the play of Michael Beasley, Houston played well throughout the game. Unfortunately, a few critical mistakes down the stretch cost them the game. – Coty Davis
The full post game analysis Houston Rockets Game70 can be viewed here.
As per Davis he awarded Beasley and Horford the highest grades post game.
Houston Rockets Game 70 NBA.com box score.
Rockets Games vs Hawks in 2016-17
- November 5th in Atlanta at Philips Arena
- February 2nd at home
Draft Picks and Free Agents
Dwight Howard did what everyone expected by opting out of his contract. Furthermore to no one’s surprise he’ll suit up in a different uniform next season; that of an Atlanta Hawk.
Overall the Hawks made some moves, but lost their most valuable asset in Al Horford and weren’t careful by letting it leak they were shopping Paul Millsap in order to keep him. That in itself could be a major problem next summer when Millsap will enter thefree agent market.
Round 2: Isaia Cordinier (44)
Incoming Free Agents/trade:
- Dwight Howard 3-year $70.5M exits Rockets
- Malcolm Delaney 2-years $1.49M
- Jarrett Jack agrees to 1-year minimum deal
Exiting Free Agents/traded:
- Kent Bazemore 4-year, $70M
- Mike Muscala (Hawks exercised option)
- Kris Humphries returns on a 1-year $4M deal
- Kirk Hinrich
More Free Agent News
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