Some basketball notes no one cares about.

As I have for years now, I’m picking Stanford to win it all. But honestly, I’m just happy that they made the tournament and got a decent seed, and that they aren’t a team like (not to name names, but) Cal or Rutgers.

Also pretty happy about the Rockets. Just beat Dallas, Seattle, Phoenix, Sacramento, and Golden State, 4 of them on the road, to settle into 6th place in the West, a game behind Sactown. That coupled with the Lakers being tied for 9th place makes me happy.

Anyway, it’s crazy how much the Rockets have retooled themselves. Only two players on the team from last season’s opener are still with the team – Yao Ming and Scott Padgett. Turnover of like 15 players. That’s insane.