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@  slick shoes : (10 September 2018 - 11:22 PM) corey brewer!
@  slick shoes : (31 August 2018 - 04:17 AM) cap space!
@  slick shoes : (23 August 2018 - 06:46 PM) I am hoping the team chemistry building trip to the Bahamas will integrate Melo into the fold quickly. He seems to be open to being a part of our culture instead of Melo on a team so there's at least that.
@  thejohnnygold : (23 August 2018 - 02:06 PM) I'm of the mind to concede judgement to the players. CP3 is too smart to want to bring in dead weight. If he thinks Melo will help, then I have to believe it too.
@  slick shoes : (22 August 2018 - 09:37 PM) As I recall, DH12 spurned many other suitors to join James and Co. It is just a matter of fit. He was not a good one.
@  rocketrick : (22 August 2018 - 05:19 PM) I am personally much more positive about Carmelo going forward than D12 as Carmelo wants to be here
@  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.

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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/

 

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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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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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