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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 07 February 2014 - 05:44 AM

New post: The Red94 Podcast: Episode 34
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In today’s episode, Rahat discusses Dwight Howard’s dominance against the Phoenix Suns, and also revisits the Goran Dragic free agency decision.


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Posted 07 February 2014 - 08:08 AM

hindsight is always 20/20. considering what was on the Rockets plate at the time of the Dragic contract talks it looks like a mistake, but forecasting the future is always guess work...........sometime you win......sometimes you lose, however the Rockets were able to limit the damage some with the Lin acquisition at the time so I don't waste to much time on what if's. as for the T-Jones analogy I totally disagree on why his numbers drop during the game. I think when teams first start playing us they attempt to use T-Jones man to double D-12 or Harden freeing him for cuts to the basket. once he proves he can't be left alone his presence causes the floor spacing we seek. this is why the offense runs more smoothly with him on the floor. he must be accounted for offensively which alters the oppositions defensive strategy. while it seems most of his offense is in the first quarter his rebounding and defense stay pretty consistent through the game. he is young, but every time out I think helps him. I wouldn't mind seeing the Rockets bring in a veteran backup, but I am comfortable with T-Jones being the playoff starter. besides if D-Mo advances a little over this remaining part of the season I think we are better focusing our attention elsewhere.......like backup SG/SF and if Asik continues to act out backup center


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Posted 07 February 2014 - 12:13 PM

that's a good point RBF.  


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Posted 07 February 2014 - 05:49 PM

RBF, gimme your address so I can ship you an ENTER key. 


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Posted 07 February 2014 - 05:55 PM

It's ok CanSayNOTC we are all used to it and that's the way it is. rocketsbestfan has been here a long time relatively speaking and well just think of it more as a conversation where the ole timer is trying to impart his old school wisdom and well that's rocketsbestfan. It's not like reading organized text from Sir Thursday or johnnygold, it's a different style if you will. Some things will never change but that was a good one, the address joke.
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Posted 07 February 2014 - 07:37 PM

I completely agree RBF.  I noticed it a few games ago and it has held true.  It forces teams out of their defensive game plan and then everyone else can get to work.  Jones has been on a constant uptick this season--despite his shooting woes from 3 and the charity stripe.

 

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His fg attempts continue to increase and his fg% is solid for a guy who scores in every way imaginable--inside/outside, assisted/unassisted, dunks, hooks, jumpers...he does it all.

 

In his last four games, Terrence Jones has shot a combined 15-19 (79%) in the first quarter most of which has come in the paint.  I chalk this one up to the coaches.  They recognized a way to exploit the opposing team.  Let's see how long it lasts.  Compare that to 6 total shots in the fourth quarters of the same games going 4-6 from the field (he took zero shots in the Phoenix game so those actually came in 3 games).  Clearly the usg rate plummets, but he is still efficient and effective.

 

Rahat, I agree that trusting Jones in a playoff series against the likes of a Blake Griffin, Tim Duncan, Zach Randolph, LaMarcus Aldridge, Dirk, Love...ugh, the list is daunting....that trusting Jones against these guys is difficult.  I fully expect him to get roasted by these guys.  That's what they do.  It's ok.  He'll learn from it.  He's got the tools and needs to develop them.  Besides, he will give them their own problems on the other end.  His confidence on offense is pretty high right now and he seems to have a green light from McHale in all aspects of the offense--even bringing the ball up court.  You think Randolph, Duncan, Aldridge, or Dirk want to chase him around all game?  No way.

 

Like you said, he is young and I believe he shows no signs of having hit his ceiling.  I agree, the scouting reports on him are not out, but given his all-around game and skill-set he should be able to continue being effective.  There will probably be a learning curve as he has to adapt and adjust to what defenses are doing to him--but that's true for nearly all players.

 

I disagree that Houston's window is 3 years, but that is up to fate not me.  I have already said in another thread that I wouldn't trade him for anyone not named Anthony Davis right now (ignoring salary constraints).  I hold true to that.  I think keeping Jones for the next 10+ years has more value than losing him for Millsap, Love, or Aldridge (presuming these are the main targets).  When you factor in everything--salary, age, usg % and fitting that in with Harden/Howard/Parsons plus what kind of production do we get at that reduced usg%...it all makes me believe Terrence Jones will be manning the PF position in Houston for the next 10-12 years and....bold prediction...will wind up with his jersey hanging in the rafters next to Harden, Parsons, Lin and Howard.  :o :D  (ya know, cuz we won all them championships)


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Posted 07 February 2014 - 10:56 PM



Jones gets better every game and I believe he will be a star. He is very active and does all the intangibles like blocks, rebounds, and runs the floor well which lead to easy baskets for him. If he can get a solid low post game, he will be very hard to stop. He will have his hands full in the playoffs with all the great forwards, we could use Chuck Hayes off the bench.
On Dragic, I feel that even though Harden will have the ball a lot, he would still be very effective. He is a great shooter, and he can also create his own shot, and passes well. He also runs the floor well, can play the two, and does not turn it over a lot. As a gm, you are continuously trying to upgrade at every position until you can get the best possible players. Harden and Howard are the best at there positions, thus getting long lucrative deals. I feel with how Dragic played when Lowry was out, and his playoff success with the Suns , that he deserved that fourth year. The bottom line is Lin struggled last year, was inconsistent, improved some this year, but is now a reserve. That is the main thing you must take into account , when you compare the two. Dragic has played great as a starter, Lin improved playing as a reserve, it is no way they should make the same.


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Posted 08 February 2014 - 12:01 AM

JG it would be amazing in 25 years to see all their jerseys in the rafters with some banners.


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