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@  thejohnnygold : (18 February 2018 - 04:11 AM) Yeah, I have thought the same thing. Everything is going so well there isn't much up for debate.
@  slick shoes : (16 February 2018 - 07:34 PM) As stated before, if you are unhappy with the amount of activity here, you are more than welcome to contribute something yourself. I think many of us are so pleased with the way the season has played out thus far that we don't need to come here to complain or moan or advocate for this trade or signing.
@  rocketrick : (16 February 2018 - 05:20 PM) Wow, so many good stories but 0 articles this season regarding the Rockets on this site.
@  slick shoes : (13 February 2018 - 06:49 PM) Nvm, we are waiving Troy Williams to make room for Joe Johnson.
@  slick shoes : (13 February 2018 - 01:42 AM) I guess that takes us out of the running for Iso Joe?
@  DenverRocket : (10 February 2018 - 02:25 AM) Apparently we're picking up Brandan Wright, who was bought out by the Grizzlies today.
@  Mario Peña : (09 February 2018 - 11:17 AM) That was crazy.
@  slick shoes : (08 February 2018 - 06:45 PM) Wow. What are the Cavs doing???
@  DenverRocket : (05 February 2018 - 11:37 PM) Even Love seems happy to be injured and out of there for a while, based on his recent comments. It's a complete sh!t show!
@  Mario Peña : (05 February 2018 - 07:59 PM) I have friends who are Cavs fans and obviously most of them aren’t interested in burning jerseys. Considering I have was there to see a good game even I was disappointed in the lack of effort. I don’t see how the Cold War between LeBron and Gilbert gets any better.
@  DenverRocket : (05 February 2018 - 06:36 AM) I thought it was hilarious.Don't feel sorry for those clowns, they'll be burning his shirt again come free agency :)
@  Mario Peña : (04 February 2018 - 02:12 PM) I was at that Rockets game last night guys and that Cavs defense wasn’t even professional. I saw a lot of jogging up and down the court. I almost felt bad for Cavs fans.
@  slick shoes : (04 February 2018 - 07:33 AM) Just read that he is also unhappy with his role in Minny. If it was me, I would take the same money for the same role on a championship caliber team vs an up an coming team. Just one man's opinion.
@  DenverRocket : (04 February 2018 - 12:03 AM) Why would they release him? I heard that Shabazz Muhamad has asked out, but nothing about Crawford (his minutes are not going to be much different/better if he comes to us)
@  slick shoes : (03 February 2018 - 11:59 PM) Would be interested to see if we take a look at Jamal Crawford if released by Minnesota. Great extra tool to have for the stretch run. I imagine him winning us a game with a clutch three as well.
@  DenverRocket : (02 February 2018 - 06:31 PM) @RocketRick why don't you write one and submit it for publication? Plenty to write about.
@  rocketrick : (02 February 2018 - 04:36 PM) Our Rockets really do have a chance this year...........and this site is like dead in the water. Last published article was back in November. Good Luck with that........
@  thejohnnygold : (02 February 2018 - 05:12 AM) Yes, I was advocating a Harden trade...I'll admit I was wrong...to a degree. It was based on the premise that he wasn't committed to defense--which he wasn't--and that he needed another player to be the lead dog (such as Chris Paul which I did advocate before Morey brought him in). So, yeah...I was completely wrong...but a little right ;)
@  Mario Peña : (01 February 2018 - 10:00 PM) Oh that’s right I vaguely remember that. I was distracted by my move from Texas to New York around that time and I disagreed so I remember not paying those threads much attention.
@  DenverRocket : (01 February 2018 - 06:48 PM) I'm pretty sure JG was advocating a full rebuild ;-)

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#1 Losthief

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Posted 29 April 2017 - 06:31 PM

In case ya'll missed it. Here's Ariza's article on Beard's MVP case and nice note to red nation at the beginning from the playoffs that just helps u realize the players feel it too.

 

https://www.theplaye...n-nba-mvp-2017/

 

here's a quote:

 

Ariza: "To me, James Harden is like basketball’s Picasso — he’s an artist whose work you respect, even if you don’t always understand its significance until later. (Or maybe Van Gogh or some other artist — I’m not an art history buff, but you get my point.) "

 

 

also recommend this read which is dion waiters if you have time. Made me think of him differently.

 

https://www.theplaye...t-nba-is-lucky/

 

-Losty-


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Posted 30 April 2017 - 04:42 AM

Logical analysis points toward us upgrading the SF position as a MUST to unlock our full potential. I feel Rahat's pain as well as others whenever Ariza runs a PnR and/or attempts to dribble past his defender. I literally yell at Harden through the TV to go get the damn ball everytime. (I even wonder to myself why he sometimes doesn't attempt to get it back knowing that possession is being wasted). Unfortunately, Ariza's impact and importance on this team is not shown through his basketball skills as it once was. But the underrated aspect Ariza brings is his professionalism and chemistry, which as we witnessed this season, is crucial to team success and we shouldn't take that for granted (2015-2016 season). This article further emphasizes that point, which is why despite Ariza's flaws, you can live with them based on the leadership he brings. The Harden, Ariza, Patbev trio has solid chemistry and have been together for quite some time now too. Going after (long-shot) Gordon Hayward may seem like the best possible chance to improve, but Ariza's going to for sure make it a tough decision. I'm sure we can probably snag up a Gallinari type while keeping Ariza, but then we would have no chance to re-sign Nene. It's going to be an interesting summer for sure depending how our postseason run goes, but best guess says we keep our roster together. A big part of me wants to improve the team to its highest ceiling, and the other part of me can't envision a championship without Ariza. It just wouldn't feel right, especially because he's been through all the ups and downs with us. Tough call, great article.
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#3 slick shoes

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Posted 01 May 2017 - 08:51 PM

https://www.theplaye...-2017-playoffs/


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when you win two games in a row that's called a winning streak.

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#4 Losthief

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Posted 02 May 2017 - 05:33 AM

here's eric gorden's one they referenced on the broadcast tonight: https://www.theplaye...rden-sixth-man/

 

(recruitment story about calling every day etc etc, and more)


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Posted 02 May 2017 - 01:14 PM

I guess they all had some spare time.  Pretty cool hearing things from their perspective.


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Posted 03 May 2017 - 01:16 PM

I guess they all had some spare time.  Pretty cool hearing things from their perspective.

 

I agree. Nice to get stuff straight from the horse's mouth instead of being regurgitated by a reporter with an objective. 


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when you win two games in a row that's called a winning streak.

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