Rockets relaunching NBA strategy?

Houston's D-League affiliate is shooting 3s at a historic pace; will it carry over?

Updated: December 14, 2013, 2:47 AM ET
By Kevin Pelton | ESPN Insider

Dwight HowardAP Photo/Rick BowmerThe Rockets love to operate at a fast pace, but it's nothing compared to their D-League counterpart.

The future of the NBA lies in Texas. Not in Dallas, Houston or San Antonio, home to the state's three NBA teams, who have won a combined 64.4 percent of their games over the past decade, but farther south in Hidalgo, Texas, located a long 3-pointer across the Rio Grande from Mexico. There, in the NBA's D-League, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers are playing the most extreme professional basketball in America.