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@  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.
@  slick shoes : (22 February 2019 - 05:09 PM) I will be very interested to see how my man T Jones fares this time around. I doubt McFail did much to improve him as a player.
@  Mario Peña : (07 February 2019 - 02:46 AM) We got Schump!
@  slick shoes : (28 January 2019 - 01:47 PM) I really hope AD doesn't land in LA....
@  redfaithful : (24 January 2019 - 01:54 PM) Harden's lead in the scorers board is now 7 pts/game... ridicilous
@  thejohnnygold : (22 January 2019 - 12:01 AM) Faried is intriguing...
@  Mario Peña : (17 January 2019 - 01:17 PM) That game last night was a tough loss but that Nets team was scrappy and hit all those threes at the end. The defensive effort was lacking but these loses happen.
@  slick shoes : (14 January 2019 - 09:21 PM) Clint out for a month!
@  slick shoes : (10 January 2019 - 11:52 PM) I would almost rather shelf CP until after the all star break to keep him fresh for a potential postseason run. Would be nice to get EG back sooner than later though.
@  thejohnnygold : (10 January 2019 - 10:22 PM) This has been a brutal stretch of games and we've handled it about as well as could be hoped for. It will be nice to cruise through a slightly softer part of the schedule for a while.
@  Mario Peña : (08 January 2019 - 07:14 PM) The Rockets smoked those Nuggets last night!
@  Mario Peña : (04 January 2019 - 06:49 AM) MVP!!!
@  redfaithful : (04 January 2019 - 06:44 AM) Wow, great great win
@  thejohnnygold : (03 January 2019 - 02:32 PM) I had to go look that up...then I remembered :)
@  slick shoes : (02 January 2019 - 08:37 PM) I'm with JG on this one. March 29, 1990.
@  thejohnnygold : (02 January 2019 - 04:13 PM) I may be biased, but Olajuwon keeps the title of greatest. Not only was he unstoppable offensively, but he was one of the greatest defenders the game has ever seen. Harden is not even close on that end of the floor...yet :)
@  slick shoes : (01 January 2019 - 09:20 PM) I have to concur, I have been pleasantly surprised with our play without CP. I still think we are a 2nd round exit at best without him but hopefully with careful maintenance the rest of the season he can be in uni when we need him.
@  Mario Peña : (31 December 2018 - 09:49 PM) Harden seems unstoppable right now. Maybe the most amazing Rocket of all time though I grew up watching Dream.
@  Mario Peña : (31 December 2018 - 09:46 PM) I had given up hope for the season but it looks like this team could gel. Nene’s presence seems more important that I had figured and I hope he stays healthy.

Rockets Waive Delfino, Brooks


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Posted 30 June 2013 - 07:02 PM

New post: Rockets Waive Delfino, Brooks
By: michael pina

In a move that should shock nobody who's had Internet access over the past few months, the Houston Rockets have waived Carlos Delfino and Aaron Brooks as a means to offering Dwight Howard a maximum contract next week.

In doing these moves, the Rockets shed what would've been $5,508,000 from their books. Not so shabby. Their work is far from done however, with Thomas Robinson still on their cap sheet and the team looking to move him for (most likely) a future draft pick.

Let's start with Delfino, a player who pretty much strictly adheres to launching threes and making a good chunk of them. In just over 25 minutes per game last season he took 6.3 threes—the definition of high volume and most on a team that was in love with three-pointers.

At times he felt like Houston's most important player, someone who fit the team's offensive style like a key in a lock. He had nights where his shot wouldn't fall, no doubt (and the True Shooting percentage of 54.9% proves it), but overall Delfino's lone season in Houston should set him up for a high-priced contract that's slightly above his true market value.

Three-point shooting is very, very, very important nowadays, and few in the world are better at it than Delfino.

When Aaron Brooks signed his two-year, $4.9 million contract with the Rockets last March, news that the second year was completely non-guaranteed assured everyone (including Brooks himself, most likely) that he'd only be around a few months. A score first point guard who should still hold some value in this league, Brooks will hopefully latch on somewhere, probably as a third or fourth guard able to swing close games for minutes at a time.

The Delfino loss stings, but it's all for the greater good. Even if Howard doesn't choose Houston, these moves had to be done, and any smart general manager in a similar position would do the same.


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Posted 30 June 2013 - 07:44 PM

I'm shocked this happened.

Edited by Steven, 30 June 2013 - 07:45 PM.

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 08:39 PM



If Delfino had a weakness, he had a very slow release on his 3-pt. shot. He was great as long as he was wide open. We will definitely need a wing man (besides Parsons) who can light it up from out there. Maybe Morey waived him because he has someone else in mind...... We wait and see.


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Posted 30 June 2013 - 08:45 PM

Man, I have no backbone.  Abrooks was my man.  He and bev would be one heck of a 1-2 punch.  CONSTANT energy and threat.  Although Lin is good defender, brooks, like bev have that high motor.  I hope he gets his somewhere else.  


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 12:07 AM

I'm shocked this happened.

:lol:  :lol: Yea right!

 

on a more serious note, the hand writing has been on the wall for some time now. hate to see them go, but to make an omelette you got to break some eggs. :P


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