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@  Mario Peña : (21 May 2018 - 02:29 AM) Reggie and Chris are so annoying as color/analysis commentators.
@  Mario Peña : (16 May 2018 - 06:27 PM) Well there’s this “LeBron wants to play off the ball” rumor making the rounds. https://www.google.c...-in-future/amp/
@  Mario Peña : (14 May 2018 - 03:52 AM) They have to get Capela going offensively but more importantly on defense Clint will have to have an effect on Curry and Durant. I think the Durant’s contesested twos will be welcomed but any threes by him will be trouble. The Rockets defense has to fly around enough to force them off the three point line and then create turnovers on their overconfident passes.
@  thejohnnygold : (13 May 2018 - 08:00 PM) Aside from knocking down our 3's and playing stellar defense I think the other key to victory is keeping Curry off the floor by attacking him early and often to try and rack up some fouls and force him to sit.
@  rocketrick : (12 May 2018 - 04:35 PM) So this site is finalizing apparently on Shoutbox after all these years. So sad............
@  rocketrick : (12 May 2018 - 04:34 PM) Casey firing confirms NBA is a player first league. Unfortunately for the Raptors they have nobody
@  thejohnnygold : (10 May 2018 - 05:29 PM) Fair enough, but I think it speaks more to the depth Boston has and their coach. They are fortunate that the injuries occurred at the positions they did. I think an injury to Horford would have been worse for them.
@  rocketrick : (10 May 2018 - 03:12 PM) When Boston makes the Conference Finals without their 2 best players, what does that say about the Eastern Conference?
@  rocketrick : (10 May 2018 - 03:11 PM) As I recall, Rozier was far from consistent in the regular season.
@  thejohnnygold : (10 May 2018 - 01:20 PM) It's voted on by sportswriters...These are the same people who did not know Terry Rozier is very good at basketball despite the fact Boston has been trumpeting that for over a year. Outside of Zach Lowe and Woj, are there any good NBA writers out there? I'm sure there are, but I doubt they are the ones voting.
@  rocketrick : (10 May 2018 - 10:56 AM) Brad Stevens received 0 votes for 2018 Coach of the Year.
@  thejohnnygold : (09 May 2018 - 02:01 PM) I'd say we're all nervous. It's tough not to be. Watching us vs. GS last night one can see how much easier they make the game look. Our defense is going to need to find another level if we want to advance.
@  Mario Peña : (09 May 2018 - 01:19 PM) So here comes the toughest test. For the first time this year I’m a little nervous. Guys talk me out of being nervous!
@  Mario Peña : (29 April 2018 - 09:05 PM) Rockets looking good with half of game one in the books. Good to see Luc back.
@  rocketrick : (28 April 2018 - 01:18 PM) 07
@  thejohnnygold : (27 April 2018 - 07:34 PM) Yeah...I don't care for Reggie Miller much as an announcer.
@  Mario Peña : (26 April 2018 - 05:17 PM) Was it just me or did Harlan and Miller spend a large portion of the game speaking about all things Timberwolves?
@  thejohnnygold : (26 April 2018 - 04:11 AM) Freakin' Clint Capela!!!
@  Mario Peña : (24 April 2018 - 02:17 AM) That quarter was amazing! Rockets offense is back!
@  rocketrick : (23 April 2018 - 11:14 AM) Oh well, what was once Alive (Red94)......is now dead Just when the Rockets are poised to bring another Championship to our Amazing City.......

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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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