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@  rocketrick : (31 July 2018 - 12:19 PM) Player Mental Health and Attitude is underappreciated IMO. D12 in Houston was a Disaster in his 3rd (and thankfully final season). D12 wanted to be the focus and "the man"
@  rocketrick : (31 July 2018 - 12:17 PM) The Warriors can only offer Boogie slightly more than $6 million in 2019-2020 per CBA. Seems clear to me Boogie is a 1-year adventure for the Warriors unless I am misunderstanding CBA going forward.
@  rocketrick : (31 July 2018 - 10:20 AM) Who do the Warriors sit if Boogie is on the floor at the end of games? If Boogie is on the bench at the end of games how will Cousins deal with that?
@  thejohnnygold : (30 July 2018 - 02:57 PM) Regarding Boogie--I guess we'll see. He's a force down low and on a team with the likes of Curry, Klay, and Durant he's gonna get a lot of easy looks because the defense is so obsessed with those other guys.
@  slick shoes : (30 July 2018 - 12:45 PM) I hear that we are looking at Jared Dudley as a potential signing. Not sure he pushes us over the top but he and PJ have been working out steadily over the summer.
@  Losthief : (29 July 2018 - 10:27 PM) keeping in mind this is post-achilles boogie, so...fatter and slower (can't be helped at least for year one).
@  Losthief : (29 July 2018 - 10:08 PM) Is boogie closing games for them tho? If so you have capela and drop melo. I mean, melo=draymond at 5, capela = boogie. whose boogie replacing in there closing lineup and not being torn up by paul/harden.
@  thejohnnygold : (29 July 2018 - 04:53 PM) Don't forget about Boogie. This GS team will be different than what we are all used to. Do we really want Melo guarding Boogie on the block? Tucker?
@  Rahat Huq : (28 July 2018 - 10:01 PM) I feel like you can do Melo, tucker, gordon, Paul, Harden against the warriors
@  rocketrick : (28 July 2018 - 03:42 PM) For Offense, the Rockets Crunch Time Offense should be Harden, CP3, Gordon, Carmelo and PJ Tucker......
@  rocketrick : (28 July 2018 - 02:18 PM) I'm with Losthief here. So Harden, CP3, Capela, PJ Tucker and Carmelo in crunch time....
@  Losthief : (28 July 2018 - 09:06 AM) And carmelo could do things against draymond most '5' cannot. We do everything with the warriors as the reason...just a thought.
@  Losthief : (28 July 2018 - 09:05 AM) He would be guarding draymond...aka...offensive liability that harden wandered away from the past year to play safety.
@  Losthief : (28 July 2018 - 09:05 AM) I'll write more thoughts on this later, but going off rahat's typo on twitter. Melo as small ball 5 against warriors might be why morey wants him.
@  DenverRocket : (27 July 2018 - 08:53 PM) Hallelujah! 5 years @ 90$m is a fair deal all around IMO.
@  slick shoes : (27 July 2018 - 08:30 PM) clint is sewed up. now we just need a legit starting SF.
@  rocketrick : (26 July 2018 - 12:56 PM) Golden State signed Danuel House as their 13th roster player yesterday. So, the Rockets still need to find 1 additional Wing IMO going forward. Let's see what happens going forward.....
@  rocketrick : (23 July 2018 - 05:00 PM) Carmelo has to clear waivers. So what does that mean? Simply, if no other NBA team is willing to pay Carmelo's entire $27 million salary this season (and have the Cap Room to do so), then Carmelo will clear waivers. I predict Carmelo will EASILY clear waivers
@  rocketrick : (23 July 2018 - 04:57 PM) Even Woj is saying Carmelo is on the way to the Rockets for the Veteran's Minimum. Carmelo still earns his entire $27 million+ salary, the Rockets would pay the minimum and Atlanta pays like 95%
@  slick shoes : (20 July 2018 - 07:27 PM) sounds like we might have a taker on ryno in SAC. thanks for always being there, kings!


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#1 Red94


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 03:15 AM

New post: The Rockets Daily - July 17, 2013
By: John Eby

This Kid - From a reader, this is pure win:

Good people. Good times. Right on. Rock n' Roll.

(If you don't know why he's mad at Shaq, read here).

Meet Your 2013-2014 Houston Rockets: Within the past week or so, the Rockets have signed 5 free agents/rookies/rookie free agents. So it's time for a good look at the newcomers, and how the roster is likely to look as free agency seems to be winding down.First off, even though the Rockets don't have another late lottery pick to talk about this year before he gets shipped off to another team, they still have three new rookies: Isaiah Canaan, B.J. Young and Robert Covington. Check the team's official site for the quick and dirty on these guys.

Canaan was the only draft pick; a diminutive point who can make it splash from anywhere in the gym. Young and Covington are probably strangers to anyone who wasn't glued to summer league.

Via DraftExpress, Young is a 6'3" combo guard who can score, but can't shoot. He's an excellent athlete (best case scenario: Eric Bledsoe) with a 6'8" wingspan who regressed in his sophomore season. While Young played well enough in Summer League for the Rockets to sign him, he'll probably need to clean up his shot and amp up his defense (0.7 steals last year despite those long arms) if he wants to play anywhere other than the D-League.

As for Covington, a 6'9" power forward who stayed all four years in college, it's not too hard to see how he fits in Houston. Take it away, DraftExpress:


Covington’s biggest appeal as a prospect revolves around his jump shot, which comprises nearly 56% of his overall shot attempts. He converted 37.5% of his nearly five 3-point attempts per game, down from 45% last season and 46% as a sophomore. Though his mechanics are a bit unorthodox, his high arcing shot is difficult to block and he has proven to be one of the nation’s top perimeter shooting big men throughout his entire career, hitting 183/430 of his overall attempts, or 43%. He shows the ability to make shots with his feet set, off the dribble, and with a hand in his face, which bodes well for his ability to operate as a floor spacer at the professional level, something that is increasingly coveted in modern basketball.

Covington will play for Houston because Dwight Howard is ta'veren. And if you understand that reference without having to Google it, you and I can be very nerdy friends.
The other three FA's to sign with Houston this week are Francisco Garcia, Omri Casspi, and Reggie Williams. Garcia and Casspi are both long, lanky forwards capable of filling in as stretch fours or 3-and-D wings, while neither truly excels at either role. Williams used to be a great shooter before being sent to purgatory Charlotte. If you want to know more about Reggie than you ever wanted to know, check out the Dream Shake.
So if you're scoring at home, here are all 15 of your 2013 Houston Rockets by approximate position:
PG: Jeremy Lin, Patrick Beverly, Isaiah Canaan
SG: James Harden, B.J. Young, Reggie Williams
SF: Chandler Parsons, Francisco Garcia, Omri Casspi
PF: Terrence Jones, Donatas Motiejunas, Robert Covington
C: Dwight Howard, Omer Asik, Greg Smith

Barring any trades, that's what we're going to war with. If you want to embitter yourself by looking at NBA.com's handy list of which free agents are still out there, be my guest.

Dork Elvis Dishes Wisdom: Huge thanks to 2016Champions for posting this interview in the forums. Daryl Morey tells J.A. Adande what's going on.

Got any sweet links or suggestions? Email them to jeby901@gmail.com or message @EbyNews on Twitter.

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#2 Colt Smokey

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 05:04 AM

Brandon Sanderson is poo. He ruined the Wheel of Time just like Brian Herbert ruined Dune!

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 06:08 AM

Man o man does All-Hail-Thee sound and look like a moron.  I swear he's a second coming of GWB.  AND IM A REPUBLICAN!

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 07:23 AM

Brandon Sanderson is poo. He ruined the Wheel of Time just like Brian Herbert ruined Dune!

I like Sandersons works besides the WOT stuff.
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Why so Serious? :D

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 12:01 PM

Brandon Sanderson is poo. He ruined the Wheel of Time just like Brian Herbert ruined Dune!


I disagree. He cut out all of the rambling stuff the RJ had filled all his later books with (go read Crossroads of Twilight and try to argue that it's better than any of Sanderson's stuff), and did the best he could to bring to a conclusion a story that everyone already knew the ending to. It was a difficult job and I thought he did it about as well as could be expected given the circumstances.


(Although he did spend a significant proportion of the last book trying to cram in as many answers to "Why don't they do _____ with the One Power?" questions as he possibly could, which may not be to your taste I suppose).



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