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@  thejohnnygold : (22 October 2018 - 02:02 PM) The Rockets may be 1-2 right now, but the Thunder and Lakers are a combined 0-5 :)
@  Mario Peña : (21 October 2018 - 07:13 PM) Many times more concerning is the Rockets defense, specifically the help defense and in the middle. Capela looks a step slow to my eye but who knows?
@  Mario Peña : (21 October 2018 - 07:11 PM) Looks like Rondo spit which is concerning.
@  redfaithful : (21 October 2018 - 11:43 AM) The Lakers are definitely showtime if Lance Stephenson is the one trying to calm things down
@  Losthief : (20 October 2018 - 03:36 AM) Mix of both. Def early in season seemed slow, but working new rotation in doesn't worry too much unless it stays a trend. NO looked awesome though, and shot really well.
@  thejohnnygold : (18 October 2018 - 02:16 PM) I know the Rockets didn't look very good last night, but I honestly can't tell how much of it was us and how much was New Orleans looking good.
@  DenverRocket : (11 October 2018 - 08:30 PM) Last call for fantasy - we could really do with a few more participants. It's free! Register your interest by the end of today on the New Fantasy Season thread
@  Mario Peña : (07 October 2018 - 04:31 PM) If anyone is interested in joining the Red94 fantasy basketball league join in on the New Fantasy Season thread.
@  slick shoes : (05 October 2018 - 02:18 AM) james ennis is looking like our starting three. tenacious, defends well and can shoot the three.
@  Losthief : (21 September 2018 - 10:28 PM) me either...but thibs gonna thib
@  slick shoes : (21 September 2018 - 08:36 PM) Sounds like no one will be getting anything at this point. I don't see the angle the T wolves are trying to play here. This will only affect their locker room negatively going forward.
@  Losthief : (21 September 2018 - 06:49 PM) I didn't mean he deserved/we should give more...but i can see them getting more from others. Its really only one asset and cap filler/matching. Probably take at least two assets (or a higher value pick than our late late 1st)
@  slick shoes : (20 September 2018 - 05:44 PM) They dont have much leverage at this point. He's on the last year of his deal and he wants out. Maybe another developmental player on top of the previously mentioned package?
@  Losthief : (20 September 2018 - 06:51 AM) tough seeing that as enough. Hopefully we make a play for him though.
@  slick shoes : (19 September 2018 - 06:14 PM) Jimmy B has requested a trade. Marquis Chrriss, Brandon Knight, and a future first?
@  slick shoes : (10 September 2018 - 11:22 PM) corey brewer!
@  slick shoes : (31 August 2018 - 04:17 AM) cap space!
@  slick shoes : (23 August 2018 - 06:46 PM) I am hoping the team chemistry building trip to the Bahamas will integrate Melo into the fold quickly. He seems to be open to being a part of our culture instead of Melo on a team so there's at least that.
@  thejohnnygold : (23 August 2018 - 02:06 PM) I'm of the mind to concede judgement to the players. CP3 is too smart to want to bring in dead weight. If he thinks Melo will help, then I have to believe it too.
@  slick shoes : (22 August 2018 - 09:37 PM) As I recall, DH12 spurned many other suitors to join James and Co. It is just a matter of fit. He was not a good one.

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Rockets Waive Delfino, Brooks


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#1 Red94

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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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