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@  slick shoes : (19 July 2018 - 09:27 PM) P.S. please just go play in LA, Melo.
@  slick shoes : (19 July 2018 - 09:25 PM) Melo will be a FA as of tomorrow. I am hoping against all hope that we don't pick him up for anything more than the vet min.
@  slick shoes : (19 July 2018 - 05:58 PM) Most teams in the east have been built to beat a LeBron team. Interested to see which direction they all go now that he's out in the wild west.
@  rocketrick : (18 July 2018 - 03:40 PM) Terrible deal for Toronto IMO. Still, they needed to do something diiferent after firing the NBA Coach of the Year Casey and being demolished for the 3rd time in 3 years by Cleveland.
@  Mario Peña : (18 July 2018 - 01:35 PM) Thank the basketball gods that Leonard is out of the West. That’s a handful of less nights Beard and co. have to face his defense.
@  rocketrick : (12 July 2018 - 03:49 PM) I seriously doubt OKC will stretch Carmelo as that keeps them in the Luxury Tax going forward. Bite the bullet this year, then things begin to improve for OKC regarding Salary Cap next season and beyond.,,,, OKC will waive Carmelo, that is all but a given at this point. Deadline to do so is August 31 so they may try to play it out for awhile yet....
@  DenverRocket : (11 July 2018 - 10:15 PM) James Ennis 2 years according to Shams
@  rocketrick : (10 July 2018 - 06:57 PM) Only reasonable choice is that OKC waives Carmelo straight out. Then OKC saves over $100 million in luxury tax and salary. Again, I feign cluelessness
@  rocketrick : (10 July 2018 - 06:52 PM) It is only MONEY just like Pink Floyd back in the day. Anyway, the NBAPA states the obvious. If the Rockets pay Carmelo the minimum, OKC substracts that amount from their contract due him this year dollar for dollar. Why in the Hell would anybody pay Carmelo above the Vet min8mum because OKC absolutely 100% cover the difference no matter what...
@  rocketrick : (10 July 2018 - 05:03 PM) The Warriors chose to put Capela on the free throw line in the 4th quarter of Game 7 last month. 2-4 I think, maybe 1-4 I can't remember for sure
@  rocketrick : (10 July 2018 - 04:59 PM) Rockets have reportedly offered Capela $58 million for 4 years. Max per the NBAPA is like $80 million. Alternatively, Capela could accept like the $3.7 million qualifying offer for 2018-2019 and become Unrstricted after next season.
@  Mario Peña : (10 July 2018 - 02:56 AM) I’m pretty sure I’ll be in the minority but I think Melo could work.
@  thejohnnygold : (09 July 2018 - 11:01 PM) I wish LA had signed Melo instead :(
@  DenverRocket : (09 July 2018 - 10:49 PM) Mbah a Moute has apparently signed a one year 4.3m contract with the Clippers
@  rocketrick : (07 July 2018 - 05:02 PM) Remember the name Trevon Duval. I have no doubt Trevon is on the Rockets roster going forward. Once he figures out an outside shot....watch out!
@  rocketrick : (07 July 2018 - 04:52 PM) World Cup is getting interesting.... Russia (assuming they defeat Croatia) vs. England, France and Belgium...I digress.....
@  rocketrick : (07 July 2018 - 04:33 PM) I meant to say last year's version of Gerald Green who only saw like 10-12 minutes a game in the 2018 playoffs. Can Coach Bzdelik with more time impact Gerald Green on the defensive end moving forward?
@  rocketrick : (07 July 2018 - 04:30 PM) I agree with Cooper on MCW. We just have to remind ourselves he is making the minimum. Similar to Gerald Green. If Gerald Green can buckle down on Defense, he could be a real asset this season going forward....
@  Cooper : (07 July 2018 - 03:02 AM) Id be shocked if MCW sees non garbage time playoff minutes.
@  Mario Peña : (04 July 2018 - 01:50 PM) I think I’m starting to realize that maybe we overvalued Ariza and he was a weakness offensively. Williams could be a good counter to Livingston and Swaggy in those 2nd and 3rd string lineups plus he’s another defender to throw at Curry. The Rocket strategy is relatively effective versus Curry and maybe Williams can help.

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#1 Red94

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:56 PM

New post: Houston Rockets @ Cleveland Cavaliers on 01/05/2013
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#2 DaDakota

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:22 AM

They are beating the teams they are supposed to beat - even when they struggle. Way ahead of schedule, IMO.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:51 AM

New post: Houston Rockets 112, Cleveland Cavaliers 104: Where Kyrie Irving is amazing, but James Harden is even better.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:12 AM

I totally agree with DaDakota. To win the 2nd of a back-to-back on the road--and the 4th game in five nights--is terrific no matter who you are playing. To play well bellow your abilities and still win is a mark of a strong team.
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#5 Rahat Huq

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:16 AM

The Rockets should not be this good.
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#6 Mario Peña

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:11 AM

Could the Rockets be this good or this ahead of schedule because McHale is actually a good coach, and/or some of Morey's analytics are paying dividends and more than anything else just maybe having a star player makes that much of a difference.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:17 AM

Has to be a combination of all three. We have to finally give Mchale some props for the way he has coached this team, motivated them, and pushed them through games and tough stretches. Daryl Morey also deserves some credit for aquiring Harden in the first place, the signing of Delfino ( which everyone questioned at first ), and for keeping our bench with young players full of potential. And of course James Harden is the other reason why we are overachieving and ahead of schedule with his consistent superstar play and late game heroics. I am so proud of this team right now.
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#8 Mario Peña

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:32 AM

I agree with what you have written amacbrooks12 it's a combination of all 3 and I am proud of this team as well. I wish I was getting to watch them more.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:52 AM

Sigh I wish I was getting to watch them at all. I got to see the national televised games but I gave up watching them on the computer using firstrow and others like it. Too many ads and too poor quality. It's a shame because I am missing the best season the Rockets have had in quite some time, but thankfully it looks like this is just the beginning of something great.
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:lol: All in the game, yo, :D all in the game :lol:!


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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:44 PM

In terms of Wins Produced to date, Harden has been the best SG in the league, Parsons is a top 10 SF, and Asik and Lin are both top 15 players at their positions. So, PF is the only below NBA-average position on the team. Smith's play off the bench has been a pleasant surprise, and Delfino and Douglas have had their moments in between stretches of mediocrity. Inasmuch as there is a good chance that Asik, Lin and Smith will continue to improve, and it seems likely that Harden and Parsons will continue to play at a high level, my sense is that the Rockets are well-positioned to become the surprise NBA team of the season.
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Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:01 PM

@RahatHuq - You're right. They shouldn't. Neither should the Warriors. The Lakers shouldn't be this bad. But as the old saying goes, "that's why they play the game."
But I think their success also shows how far you can get with one elite scorer, one elite defensive big, and a handful of shooters (Delfino, Patterson, Morris, Douglas). I mean, Dallas basically won the championship with that formula two years ago. All of their respective role-players were a step up from what the Rockets have though.
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