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@  thejohnnygold : (24 July 2019 - 04:30 PM) The McLemore/Bennett pick-n-roll will be unstoppable :)
@  slick shoes : (23 July 2019 - 03:04 PM) McLemore is an interesting add. Apparently we are gathering all of the first round flops of the past few years
@  Mario Peña : (12 July 2019 - 03:06 AM) WHOA.
@  slick shoes : (08 July 2019 - 09:16 PM) I would have to assume that to bring in Russ we'd have to ship out CP. I don't see it working any other way.
@  thejohnnygold : (08 July 2019 - 08:45 PM) The money makes it virtually impossible...I wouldn't worry. I have to admit I find the idea of having Paul, Harden, and Westbrook on the floor together intriguing.
@  slick shoes : (08 July 2019 - 02:51 PM) im going to go ahead and pass on any westbrook to houston deals. iso hell.
@  slick shoes : (30 June 2019 - 11:43 PM) trevor ariza has absolutely zero interest in returning to houston lol
@  slick shoes : (28 June 2019 - 08:16 PM) Id rather lose EG or Clint than PJ and ONLY if were getting Jimmy. Sounds like we have a trade partner for Clint if Jimmy isnt using us for leverage for his 5 year max offer.
@  thejohnnygold : (26 June 2019 - 11:33 PM) Do y'all think if we all tweet at Morey to NOT trade PJ he'd listen?
@  slick shoes : (21 June 2019 - 01:20 AM) ....and the new uniforms are trash.
@  thejohnnygold : (15 June 2019 - 02:05 PM) Agreed. Although, the injury narrative will probably keep them chirping.
@  slick shoes : (14 June 2019 - 02:40 PM) SO glad all of the Warriors fanboys can crawl back into their respective holes for an entire year. Good for Toronto/Canada as well.
@  thejohnnygold : (05 June 2019 - 07:33 PM) I think so.
@  slick shoes : (04 June 2019 - 07:20 PM) Dame and CJ #2 I assume?
@  thejohnnygold : (30 May 2019 - 05:42 PM) 3rd best backcourt in the NBA!!!
@  slick shoes : (29 May 2019 - 09:04 PM) im sure hed be great alongside jrue holiday and no one else. 100% iso ball all the time.
@  thejohnnygold : (29 May 2019 - 06:46 PM) Anthony Davis + the #1 pick?
@  slick shoes : (29 May 2019 - 05:39 PM) shopping the entire team including james. what is the point if you trade our best player away? what could we possibly get in return that is equal value of james harden?
@  slick shoes : (11 May 2019 - 02:07 AM) turnovers and missed free throws the theme of the game thus far. throwing away endless points.
@  thejohnnygold : (09 May 2019 - 01:35 PM) I wish we had found a way to steal that game...it was there for the taking.

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Dwight Howard Free Agency Watch


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#541 Dan G

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 07:54 PM

Amen, if anything this whole circus show has taught me is that I am more emotionally vested in this organization than is healthy for a sane individual.

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#542 Mario Peña

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 08:01 PM

Possible bad turn of events. Stein is reporting sources are alluding to Utah agreeing to take on Jefferson and Biedriens.
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#543 Mario Peña

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 08:09 PM

Optimistically from a Houston point of view perhaps it's that Warriors last ditch effort to attempt to sway Howard.
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Posted 05 July 2013 - 08:16 PM

Apparently this guy has flagged a private jet from aspen to houston that can be tracked here.  we live in a strange, fast world...


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#545 Dan G

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 08:20 PM

Dang Golden State has apparently shed the salaries of Biedrins and Jefferson by sending them to Utah according to Amick and Wojnarowski. And then Golden State has signed Iguadala to four year $48 Million deal.

 

Wojnarowski also says Golden State has bowed out of the Howard sweepstakes but I don't quite believe that.

 

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Wojnarowski now even says he is a bit premature to think Golden State is out of the Howard sweepstakes.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 08:22 PM

Also seeing rumor about a possible Iguodala sign + trade for Golden State regardless of Dwight....who are these GM's that are willing to take the Warriors junk???     Confirmation of Iguodala trade.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 08:24 PM

Ha--both Johnny-on-the-spots....better hope Iggy isn't trade bait for LA...


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 08:28 PM

Ha--both Johnny-on-the-spots....better hope Iggy isn't trade bait for LA...

They couldn't trade Iggy to LA for quite some time after signing the contract. It is atleast a month and I'm thinking three months.

 

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Yep it is three months in Iggy's case. Denver could sign and trade him but the team receiving the signed player has to keep him a minimum of three months before being able to trade him.


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 08:35 PM

Good for them--they will definitely be a force this season in the Western conference. 


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 09:01 PM

New post: Dwight Howard Free Agency Watch: Part 15
By: rahat huq

You have to just follow me on Twitter at this point because things are moving too fast for static pages such as these to serve any utility.

@redninetyfour

To recap, basically the s*** hit the fan in the last hour with first, a tweet from a reporter from the OC register alleging that Howard would announce his decision via Twitter later in the day.  She then retracted that report a few minutes later, after half of the Internet had cited it.

Then Marc Stein said Houston was the frontrunner.

Then the Utah Jazz, inexplicably agreed to take back the contracts of Richard Jefferson and Andris Biedrins, apparently getting nothing of any value in return, leaving me to wonder if compromising photos were involved.  The Warriors then followed up that move by agreeing to terms with Andre Iguodala.  Shortly thereafter, Adrian Wojnarowski, widely regarded as the most reliable source in the business, tweeted that the signing put Denver out of the Howard race.  Rocket fan rejoiced while I warned that a S&T could still be possible.  Wojnarowski then, shortly after, recanted his statement, saying the Warriors "had tentacles everywhere."

And that's where we stand, unless something has changed while I've been typing this.  Howard's camp has yet to say anything.  The Rockets sit, with their team in tow, and the ability to offer a better financial situation than Golden State (due to the lack of state income tax in Texas.)  The Warriors, on the other hand, can now offer Andrew Bogut and either of (or both of) Harrison Barnes and Klay Thompson in a S&T to the Lakers for Howard.

For Howard now, it may just come down to a choice between a team featuring himself, Curry, Thompson, Iguodala, and David Lee vs. himself, Lin, Harden, Parsons, and childhood friend Josh Smith.  I don't know about you, but the former option seems better.  The one thing Houston can really tip its hat upon is that Golden State is the worst financial option for Howard.

What I personally am wondering right now is why Golden State would move to sign Iguodala so quickly, taking themselves out of the chance to sign Howard outright.  That makes me think they've heard nothing.  On the other hand, it could just mean that they have a sense that Howard signing could be contingent upon an Iguodala acquisition.

In the end, it comes down to a) what Howard wants and b) whether the Lakers will be willing to cooperate (with the Warriors.)

Again, if you're not following me on Twitter, just do that, because this thing is simply moving too fast for a blog.  I envy those of you who haven't been trying to follow this thing today.


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#551 Mario Peña

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:57 PM

Looks like Dwight Howard is a Rocket gentlemen.
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Posted 05 July 2013 - 11:02 PM

Congrats all real Rocket fans on getting Howard if you are anything like me your jumping for joy a bit for the simple fact he chose to go here after a year ago saying he rufused to play here..very sad to here Asik doesn't want to stay..would love to have jsmoove a part of the team..I'm sure they are working the S&T now with either the Lakers or Atlanta to get him..no matter what it's a great day to be a Houston Fan!!!!😃
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Posted 05 July 2013 - 11:06 PM

I am also disappointed that sources are leaking that Asik wants out. They could have made a great duo.
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Posted 05 July 2013 - 11:12 PM

I love Omer but I think both LA or ATL would be a great fit for him.  Let Pau have the ball again and let the big defend and rebound.  Move Horford back to the 4 spot and give us Josh...

Does this mean we keep Lin?


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#555 Rockets fan newton

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 11:26 PM

I pray we do keep Lin..everything I am hearing though is that it's both Lin and Asik..I really hope we can get smith here and keep Lin
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#556 bboley24

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 11:37 PM

Is that financially possible?


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#557 rockets best fan

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 12:04 AM

HOW SWEET IT IS.....................I never doubted. I been saying it for months. I guess the old man does really know something about basketball. tonite we celebrate!!! just put my call in for a box of those sweet Cuban victory cigars :rolleyes:


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My new years resolution.....drink that special bottle of wine, take your son on that fishing trip, live each day as if it were my last because everyday of LIFE is special B)


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 12:17 AM

I watched this news break on Twitter and it struck me just how profoundly unhealthy a medium that is for breaking news. There is no possible way for anyone to tell the whole story on there - it is a feature of the medium that everything comes out in confused dribs and drabs. It makes everyone involved look bad:

 

  • Howard and entourage have not, as far as I can tell, done anything particularly egregious here, it's just that the ridiculously abbreviated timescales that the fast-breaking news world promote make it seem like he took an age to come to a decision. In reality, it seems perfectly reasonable for someone to take a few days to mull over an important life choice such as this one, and yet he is panned for being indecisive.
  • At certains points in this saga, the reporters covering the story started reporting contradictory information. Now they look bad because some of them put out stories that turned out to be false. But the reality is that if you've got dozens of people sniffing for a scoop, all of whom have to literally go straight from source to tweet for fear of being beaten to it, people are going to get things wrong.
  • People doing the twitter following start to feel entitled to news coming immediately. Outsized importance is attached to minor pieces of information, which distorts how events are viewed (like Howard phoning round everyone to tell them he wasn't signing with them - that's a perfectly reasonable way to go about things, but when every phone-call is immediately tweeted about suddenly it becomes a "Why is he holding us in suspense!?!?" type feeling).

 

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 12:21 AM

On another note Royce got traded to Philly. Wow
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Posted 06 July 2013 - 12:29 AM

@SirThursday I agree wholeheartedly regarding the social media aspect of how this played out. Twitter has turned journalism (sports or otherwise) into shit imo.


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