When Tom Haberstroh used Per Diem to lobby for the Houston Rockets to bench Jeremy Lin two weeks ago, the Rockets were a game below .500, having lost four of their previous six outings. Since then, Houston has emerged as one of the league's hottest teams, winning five in a row before stumbling against last year's Western Conference finalists (San Antonio and Oklahoma City) during a difficult back-to-back over the weekend. That's not entirely a coincidence.
1dMichael C. Wright
1dTom Carpenter and Greg Rosenstein
4dEthan Sherwood Strauss
1dWilliam Weinbaum and Steve Delsohn
2dMarc Stein and Ramona Shelburne