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@  slick shoes : (17 April 2019 - 01:02 PM) Boogie was their answer to our run in the WCF last year. When we cover all of their shooters they can dump it to Cousins who has a physical advantage over Clint and can also shoot the 3 which pulls him from the rim. They still have Bogut but this takes them back to the W's of last year which our team has shown to match up well against with full strength.
@  Mario Peña : (16 April 2019 - 08:50 PM) I think in a general sense you are correct Johnny. Getting specific to the Rockets though I think we have the personnel to wear Curry down defensively and offensively so for the Rockets could the exit of Cousins be a good thing? To me Cousins also presented a possible matchup wrinkle the Rockets have had to figure out, maybe?
@  thejohnnygold : (16 April 2019 - 04:47 PM) The Cousins injury is very interesting...Not sure if it helps or hurts them. My theory has always been the less Curry shoots the better it is for their opponent. This could lead to more Curry shooting :(
@  redfaithful : (16 April 2019 - 02:59 PM) Is it time to start the discussion which team is more dangerous as the Rockets 2nd round opponent? :D
@  slick shoes : (16 April 2019 - 12:58 PM) Nice win for the Rocke.... Clippers last night. Good to see Bev, Sweet Lou and Trez shining.
@  thejohnnygold : (13 April 2019 - 12:06 AM) I am very much looking forward to the playoffs. I like our chances.
@  thejohnnygold : (13 April 2019 - 12:05 AM) I agree 100%. Still, if that shot rims out...
@  DenverRocket : (12 April 2019 - 02:27 AM) I'd say the slow start was more to blame than a single 3-pointer (we shouldn't have allowed them to get into that position in the first place). Anyway, embrace the challenge I say- bring on the Jazz!
@  thejohnnygold : (11 April 2019 - 02:23 PM) It's hard to accept that one Paul George 3-pointer had that big of an effect on our postseason.
@  slick shoes : (10 April 2019 - 12:21 PM) boy, we really crapped the bed on that one.
@  redfaithful : (09 April 2019 - 09:40 AM) The potential 2nd round series against DEN just got a lot more interesting... https://twitter.com/...384573762760704
@  slick shoes : (04 April 2019 - 06:20 PM) Barring any injuries I think we have a shot. Without Nurk and CJ, they won't be able to contend for anything.
@  thejohnnygold : (04 April 2019 - 06:11 PM) I'm starting to get pretty excited about this team. Also, why does it seem like no one is talking about Portland?
@  slick shoes : (29 March 2019 - 12:54 PM) Nice win last night against the two seed Nugs.
@  Mario Peña : (13 March 2019 - 08:50 PM) Great to see the good news continues. Morey, Beard and Mike need to stay together.
@  slick shoes : (13 March 2019 - 05:28 PM) Morey is back for another 5 years.
@  Losthief : (13 March 2019 - 07:40 AM) well house is back according to macmahon. I am about 10x less excited about this as i would of been two months ago.
@  thejohnnygold : (04 March 2019 - 03:14 PM) A worthwhile read about Harden and the step-back 3.
@  slick shoes : (22 February 2019 - 09:52 PM) Hopefully playing with some talent will bring back the old form.
@  Mario Peña : (22 February 2019 - 09:32 PM) That’s a good point slick. I watched him (on tv) for a couple games when he was with Erie. He looked good though not as high energy as I remembered him.

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#561 thenit

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 12:35 AM

You can say that about Facebook and other social media has changed the interaction between humans. Notice how people will have dinner or hang out and everyone are on their smartphones?

People live In a 140 character world. When was the last time you read a long news article or investigative piece?
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#562 Steven

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 12:37 AM

Everyday. I don't have twitter or Facebook.
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Posted 06 July 2013 - 12:43 AM

I'm talking about the younger generation so I agree with sir thursday
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Posted 06 July 2013 - 12:50 AM

I'm 28.
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Posted 06 July 2013 - 12:59 AM

New post: Dwight Howard Free Agency Watch: The Final Chapter in Story Form
By: rahat huq

First, I want to apologize.  As has been the case during the most critical of moments, Red94 has been down throughout the day.

Secondly, if you're reading this, and just heard of the news on your own, without actually following it live on Twitter....well then, I envy you.  I cannot even begin to articulate how bizarre and draining the past few hours have been.

If you're just now dropping in, first read my previous installment on the earlier part of this afternoon when things first hit the fan after the Warriors managed to sign Andre Iguodala.

Look at what then transpired, with my corresponding thoughts:

http://storify.com/RedNinetyFour/the-afternoon-of-july-15-2013.html

At one point in there, Wojnarowski, indisputably the most credible reporter right now in the business, had tweeted that the Iguodala signing had taken the Warriors out of the running, leaving only the Rockets in the Howard sweepstakes.  He shortly recanted, leaving my blood pressure at untenable levels.

Just an absolute rollercoaster from Sam Amick first breaking the news, to others confirming, to Wojnarowski then disputing the prior reports, to then even Daryl Morey himself tweeting that he had not been given a final indication.  Finally, ESPN reported, via Chris Broussard, that the Lakers had been notified that Howard would not return.  Absolutely exhausting to experience, live.

As I type, the Rockets have now just traded Royce White to Philadelphia and are currently exploring deals for center Omer Asik as they construct their new team.  I'll have more thoughts on the significance of the Howard acquisition in the coming hours.

 


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#566 Mario Peña

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 02:26 AM

That Dwight Howard has arrived in LA cannot bode well for Morey and the Rockets.
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Posted 06 July 2013 - 03:00 AM

Steven A talked to D12 himself. Its over, he is a HOUSTON ROCKET!!!!
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Posted 06 July 2013 - 03:03 AM

New post: Dwight Howard Free Agency Watch: Final Decision
By: rahat huq

I am literally exhausted.  About an hour or so ago, after the celebrations had begun, news broke that apparently Howard had actually not decided and was still 50/50 on his decision.  After some panic, just a few minutes ago, it was reported that Howard has officially committed to Houston.  I'm going to bed.

https://twitter.com/WojYahooNBA/status/353345576626167808

https://twitter.com/AP_Sports/status/353340817450074113

 


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 03:55 AM

New post: Dwight Howard Free Agency Watch: Final Decision
By: rahat huq


I am literally exhausted. About an hour or so ago, after the celebrations had begun, news broke that apparently Howard had actually not decided and was still 50/50 on his decision. After some panic, just a few minutes ago, it was reported that Howard has officially committed to Houston. I'm going to bed.
https://twitter.com/...345576626167808
https://twitter.com/...340817450074113

Bed, WTF? It's Friday night, our Christmas morning, and your going to bed. What's next you're going to be drinking warm Milk to help you sleep? It's SuperBeardSanity!!!!!

Edited by Steven, 06 July 2013 - 03:56 AM.

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#570 Hockey the Harden Way

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 10:42 AM

Well we got Dwight...  Don't ask me why I'm not as jazzed about the Rockets as much as I am about the Phoenix Coyotes..........

 

I was never a Dwight fan....  I'm not a McHale fan.....  (I AM an Asik fan, and rumors say he wants out.....  Depressing.) The Rockets run an ad-hoc half-court offense under McHale.  Harden penetrates, dishes to three shooter of big under the basket.  If Harden can relinquish scoring for dimes to Dwight off penetration or transition, this team will be fine..... But a constant running game is not Dwight's cup of tea....  Dwight likes scoring off the post, and overpowering the defense.  If he can learn to dish off to cutters or three-point shooters, he'll be fine as well.  But this will be new tricks for him.

 

Dwight is at his best with an early-set half-court offense, where he gets into position before the defenders can, to get the post-up advantage.  And Dwight (in McHale's words about Lin) is a "home run" type of player.  The first item the Rockets were not good at last season, the second issue might short-circuit the Honeymoon if there is lack of communication between guards and Howard.  This was an issue with Steve Nash last season.  (Mike Brown was fired because the Lakers were unable to get their half-court offense set quickly enough.  D'Antoni worked better here, but Howard didn't like it.)

 

Because Asik was already a top 10 center, if not top 5, I don't see Howard as a monumental improvement (aside from handling passes in traffic, Howard is miles ahead of Asik), and because McHale is not a good with devising effective plays in the half-court offense, Howard's role will likely be relegated to setting himself up for offensive rebounds, because only Harden is effective creating on his own in the Rockets half-court system.  If Dwight can consistently clean the glass after missed layups, he'll be worth the hype.

 

And finally, the FT shooting.......  I think McHale will handle this differently......  I think he'll bench Howard in the 4th quarter to avoid "Hack-a-Dwight"......  Mind you, we used this very strategy to perfection against the Lakers last season.  (I can picture a major rift if McHale were to do that.  Howard has a big and fragile ego.)  And because we don't finish close games well, "Hack-a-Dwight" could become a major problem, worse than with his past teams.

 

I just fear a repeat of the Lakers' train wreck last season.  Or more injuries.  (Dwight is not exactly durable.)  I hope I'm very wrong.  GO ROCKETS!!


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 01:06 PM

Phoenix has a hockey team?

You're already talking about the team that lead the league in scoreing, and they just picked up 7 more points with Dwight. Dwight gets them an extra rebound a game, and blocks a shot and a half more. Plus lets see what they get when flipping Asik (Please NO JSmooth Morey, you can do better). Maybe a three way with Asik going somewhere, Pacers getting pieces and the Rockers picking up Danny Granger. Lets are what happens.
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Posted 06 July 2013 - 02:39 PM

why would we want granger? we have parsons?


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 02:50 PM


why would we want granger? we have parsons?

McHale goes small Parsons/Granger at the 4, backup Parsons/Harden on the wing each can play 35 minutes and save themselves for the playoffs.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 03:02 PM

Granger for 3...


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#575 Mario Peña

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 03:11 PM

As most forum members know I am a huge Kevin McHale fan and I believe he has been pivotal in convincing Dwight Howard to come to Houston. When I think about this Rockets team I see a lot of young guys with the potential to be great and that includes leadership, it's clear McHale is the leader of the Rockets right now.

I am extremely excited the Rockets have acquired Howard and I expect to see him settle into being a great teammate once again especially when considering how the Rockets fit him strategically and emotionally, this is his second act.

 

What we have the potential to see is that the Rockets may have 2 NBA First Teamers, the Rockets have immediately been catapulted into the NBA elite. Howard and Harden should single handedly get entire front lines into foul trouble. These two players make everyone on the floor better and the season might be easy once they gel but the post season will be the true test.

Another thing, Houston is now a destination.


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