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@  slick shoes : (19 July 2018 - 09:27 PM) P.S. please just go play in LA, Melo.
@  slick shoes : (19 July 2018 - 09:25 PM) Melo will be a FA as of tomorrow. I am hoping against all hope that we don't pick him up for anything more than the vet min.
@  slick shoes : (19 July 2018 - 05:58 PM) Most teams in the east have been built to beat a LeBron team. Interested to see which direction they all go now that he's out in the wild west.
@  rocketrick : (18 July 2018 - 03:40 PM) Terrible deal for Toronto IMO. Still, they needed to do something diiferent after firing the NBA Coach of the Year Casey and being demolished for the 3rd time in 3 years by Cleveland.
@  Mario Peña : (18 July 2018 - 01:35 PM) Thank the basketball gods that Leonard is out of the West. That’s a handful of less nights Beard and co. have to face his defense.
@  rocketrick : (12 July 2018 - 03:49 PM) I seriously doubt OKC will stretch Carmelo as that keeps them in the Luxury Tax going forward. Bite the bullet this year, then things begin to improve for OKC regarding Salary Cap next season and beyond.,,,, OKC will waive Carmelo, that is all but a given at this point. Deadline to do so is August 31 so they may try to play it out for awhile yet....
@  DenverRocket : (11 July 2018 - 10:15 PM) James Ennis 2 years according to Shams
@  rocketrick : (10 July 2018 - 06:57 PM) Only reasonable choice is that OKC waives Carmelo straight out. Then OKC saves over $100 million in luxury tax and salary. Again, I feign cluelessness
@  rocketrick : (10 July 2018 - 06:52 PM) It is only MONEY just like Pink Floyd back in the day. Anyway, the NBAPA states the obvious. If the Rockets pay Carmelo the minimum, OKC substracts that amount from their contract due him this year dollar for dollar. Why in the Hell would anybody pay Carmelo above the Vet min8mum because OKC absolutely 100% cover the difference no matter what...
@  rocketrick : (10 July 2018 - 05:03 PM) The Warriors chose to put Capela on the free throw line in the 4th quarter of Game 7 last month. 2-4 I think, maybe 1-4 I can't remember for sure
@  rocketrick : (10 July 2018 - 04:59 PM) Rockets have reportedly offered Capela $58 million for 4 years. Max per the NBAPA is like $80 million. Alternatively, Capela could accept like the $3.7 million qualifying offer for 2018-2019 and become Unrstricted after next season.
@  Mario Peña : (10 July 2018 - 02:56 AM) I’m pretty sure I’ll be in the minority but I think Melo could work.
@  thejohnnygold : (09 July 2018 - 11:01 PM) I wish LA had signed Melo instead :(
@  DenverRocket : (09 July 2018 - 10:49 PM) Mbah a Moute has apparently signed a one year 4.3m contract with the Clippers
@  rocketrick : (07 July 2018 - 05:02 PM) Remember the name Trevon Duval. I have no doubt Trevon is on the Rockets roster going forward. Once he figures out an outside shot....watch out!
@  rocketrick : (07 July 2018 - 04:52 PM) World Cup is getting interesting.... Russia (assuming they defeat Croatia) vs. England, France and Belgium...I digress.....
@  rocketrick : (07 July 2018 - 04:33 PM) I meant to say last year's version of Gerald Green who only saw like 10-12 minutes a game in the 2018 playoffs. Can Coach Bzdelik with more time impact Gerald Green on the defensive end moving forward?
@  rocketrick : (07 July 2018 - 04:30 PM) I agree with Cooper on MCW. We just have to remind ourselves he is making the minimum. Similar to Gerald Green. If Gerald Green can buckle down on Defense, he could be a real asset this season going forward....
@  Cooper : (07 July 2018 - 03:02 AM) Id be shocked if MCW sees non garbage time playoff minutes.
@  Mario Peña : (04 July 2018 - 01:50 PM) I think I’m starting to realize that maybe we overvalued Ariza and he was a weakness offensively. Williams could be a good counter to Livingston and Swaggy in those 2nd and 3rd string lineups plus he’s another defender to throw at Curry. The Rocket strategy is relatively effective versus Curry and maybe Williams can help.

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Why LeBron Isn't Headed To Houston


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#1 DenverRocket

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 11:43 PM

REALLY good analysis of the potential scenarios and the salary implications, and why it is highly unlikely Morey could make it work: https://www.reddit.c...ded_to_houston/

 

Boo :(


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 01:54 PM

REALLY good analysis of the potential scenarios and the salary implications, and why it is highly unlikely Morey could make it work: https://www.reddit.c...ded_to_houston/

 

Boo :(

 

Until we can find a buyer for Ryan Anderson's contract, we aren't signing any big name free agents. I read that we are quietly shopping him, but are having a hard time finding anyone who wants to pay that much for a 3 point specialist with a little bit of rebounding thrown in. 


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

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 02:33 PM

REALLY good analysis of the potential scenarios and the salary implications, and why it is highly unlikely Morey could make it work: https://www.reddit.c...ded_to_houston/

 

Boo :(

 

Yeah, I saw that too.  It is definitely unlikely; however, we are operating under certain assumptions--mainly that Paul and LeBron will demand max money.  I know that it rarely happens that players leave money on the table, but in this scenario I could see some 1-year deals for Paul and LeBron just to take this thing for a test drive.  If it works (and it should), they could work things out from there.

 

Capela is the biggest problem.  He is rounding into a solid player, but will he be worth the kind of salary he is likely to command in FA or is he the next Bismack Biyombo, Ian Mahinmi, Gorgui Deng, DeAndre Jordan contractual albatross?  If Capela could play 36 mpg, I'd say go for it, but he is still hovering around 27 mpg.  He'll be 24 years old next year and still has room to improve, but a trade may be in the cards if Zhou Qi can develop an NBA body.

 

I know most will not agree with any sort of Capela trade--and I get why.  Would it be worth the possibility of Paul/Harden/James playing together?  I'd have to say, "yes".  No defense could withstand that sort of pressure.

 

I think we all agree that it is highly unlikely James comes here if he and Paul are looking at huge contracts.  You never know...James desperately needs another ring or two.  Paul desperately wants his first.  Time is running out.  The Warriors are set for a little longer and there are few, if any, better options for knocking them off the top of the mountain.  LBJ is set financially and has been savvy enough off the court to not NEED a $30M deal.  He's got to consider the value of his legacy--of dethroning MJ as the greatest to play the game--versus throwing another $30M on his pile of money.

 

Of course, this season could prove that we don't even need LBJ to topple the W's.  How nice would that be?

 

Also, I wouldn't rule out Paul George.  I know everyone believes he is headed to LA, but I don't think that it is set in stone.  There is also DeMarcus Cousins' free agency.  LBJ would be nice, but either of those guys would be nice too.


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 06:37 PM

Also, I wouldn't rule out Paul George.  I know everyone believes he is headed to LA, but I don't think that it is set in stone.  There is also DeMarcus Cousins' free agency.  LBJ would be nice, but either of those guys would be nice too.

 

Would love PG13 (obviously he and Harden can't play on the same team;). Did you see the way he torched KD and the W's last night?! I have a feeling he will stick with Russ though and hope they can build a better supporting cast.

 

I guess DMC will depend on what happens with the remainder of the Pels season and whether AD decides to upsticks for Boston. Would love to have him and that would also help solve the Capela conundrum.

 

As you say, there's still very much hope for this season, given the Cavs epic collapse and hoping that the W's current form is more than just a blip!


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:47 PM

Joe Johnson?   :huh:

 

After careful consideration (meaning a few minutes of thought), I think I've got this move figured out.  Morey may be obsessed with 3's and rim shots, but he's not blind to what has happened to us in the post season year after year.  Teams adjust.  They take away those easy looks from deep.  They leave the mid-range open knowing we won't shoot it.  It ends up being our downfall.

 

Now we have the answer.  Chris Paul and Joe Johnson are not only mid-range chuckers---they excel at it.  Even Joe, at 36 and wasting away in Utah, is still hitting solid %'s from mid-range.  This team's most glaring weakness now has a Lamarcus-Aldridge level strength to it.  Leave space for Chris or Joe in the middle and they will knock those down.  We won't really need it until the playoffs, but when it does come up we will be ready.

 

Now, if we can just get Eric Gordon back on track (he's shooting 33% from deep) teams are going to struggle to keep up.


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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:01 PM

Joe Johnson?   :huh:

 

After careful consideration (meaning a few minutes of thought), I think I've got this move figured out.  Morey may be obsessed with 3's and rim shots, but he's not blind to what has happened to us in the post season year after year.  Teams adjust.  They take away those easy looks from deep.  They leave the mid-range open knowing we won't shoot it.  It ends up being our downfall.

 

Now we have the answer.  Chris Paul and Joe Johnson are not only mid-range chuckers---they excel at it.  Even Joe, at 36 and wasting away in Utah, is still hitting solid %'s from mid-range.  This team's most glaring weakness now has a Lamarcus-Aldridge level strength to it.  Leave space for Chris or Joe in the middle and they will knock those down.  We won't really need it until the playoffs, but when it does come up we will be ready.

 

Now, if we can just get Eric Gordon back on track (he's shooting 33% from deep) teams are going to struggle to keep up.

 

This was my thinking exactly. We can't eliminate the mid-range jumper COMPLETELY. Teams will scheme to take the 3 ball and oop away, but we can counter with CP3 and Iso-Joe on the elbows. Nice play by Morey. 


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 02:27 PM

This was my thinking exactly. We can't eliminate the mid-range jumper COMPLETELY. Teams will scheme to take the 3 ball and oop away, but we can counter with CP3 and Iso-Joe on the elbows. Nice play by Morey. 

 

Yup, Ryno is also pretty studly from mid-range.  It's like McHale said years ago: "It depends on who's shooting it..."

 

On a side note, we are currently sporting the best point differential in the league (+8.7).  We are .3 ahead of GS and .5 ahead of TOR...no one else is close.


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