Rockets Season in Review, Part II: The Grades Are In

May 7th, 2010 by Patrick Harrel Leave a reply »
The Houston Rockets season was defined by its up-and-down nature. After a tremendous start, the Rockets rolled in with a difficult second half filled with injuries, and general ineffectiveness.

For a more detailed write-up on the season, check out Part I of my season in review. As for Part II, the grade book is open, and the harsh realities are reported below.

Here then, are the grades in no particular order whatsoever.

Yao Ming

Not a good year for Yao. In fact, a terrible one.

Grade: F

Aaron Brooks

In a year in which he won the NBA's Most Improved Player award, he deserves an A+, right? Wrong. While his offense was not only consistent, but also spectacular at times, he struggled in a few areas. 

First, while he improved in this area throughout the season, Brooks was quite ineffective at times in setting up his teammates, the primary role of a point guard, and got shot-happy, even when his shots did not fall. Additionally, while he is no Steve Nash, his defense was quite disappointing this year, making the loss of Kyle Lowry even more tough to swallow.

Still, he was a ...

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