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@  majik19 : (11 July 2014 - 03:01 AM) ESPN mentioned in an article about the Lakers that the Rockets' deal with the Pellies for Asik fell through. Has anyone seen this somewhere?
@  feelingsuper... : (11 July 2014 - 01:48 AM) Smells of desperation to me.
@  SadLakerFan : (10 July 2014 - 11:28 PM) Wade is in Las Vegas with Lebron? That can't be good.
@  YaoMan : (10 July 2014 - 10:01 PM) Why is Melo waiting? Everyone says he's 99% sure that he wants to go back to NY but that doesn't affect LBJ or Bosh unless something else is at work here...
@  rocketrick : (10 July 2014 - 09:52 PM) I REALLY have a STRONG hunch that Lebron and Carmelo are waiting to see what Bosh does. Why else would Carmelo still be waiting to decide? Stephen A Smith may have this rumour right, that Lebron and Carmelo want to team up in Miami with DWade.
@  YaoMan : (10 July 2014 - 09:25 PM) No Bosh will NOT take 10mil - rumors is that he felt the Heat were low-balling him at 14mil and after the contracts that Hayward and Parsons got, I don't think he takes anything under 18mil
@  miketheodio : (10 July 2014 - 08:39 PM) would bosh take 10 mil for his last contract? would bosh even leave if lebron left and the heat offered him the max?
@  majik19 : (10 July 2014 - 08:17 PM) if lebron stays in miami, so will bosh. They could probably pay him 10 million/year and he'd stay.
@  miketheodio : (10 July 2014 - 06:11 PM) if james does stay in miami, then you have to wait out bosh's contract w/miami and whether or not they come to an agreement.
@  dbd : (10 July 2014 - 05:57 PM) Per Chron,J. Feigen, Mav held off submitting CP offers to explore sign&trade with Rockets. Cuban killing Morey softly?
@  YaoMan : (10 July 2014 - 05:32 PM) 5 on 5 are just opinions though - not sources of reporting
@  SadLakerFan : (10 July 2014 - 05:31 PM) ESPN 5 on 5 still shows a pretty high level of confidence that James will return to Miami. Not good.
@  YaoMan : (10 July 2014 - 05:14 PM) According to ESPN Dwain Price: The 72 hour clock on Parsons hasn't started yet. Donnie Nelson said the offer sheet won't be submitted until tonight.
@  txtdo1411 : (10 July 2014 - 02:16 PM) Me too YaoMan. I'm really hoping some good news comes out today.
@  YaoMan : (10 July 2014 - 02:13 PM) I hope Rahat's worst case scenario does not come true...I'm starting to get a nasty churn in my stomach
@  YaoMan : (10 July 2014 - 02:09 PM) Damm, I thought Parsons would at least wait a bit and look at other possible teams before signing the offer sheet...
@  Drew in Abilene : (10 July 2014 - 04:08 AM) Here's to hoping that Bosh and Parsons are officially signed to Rockets contracts by this time Saturday...
@  Drew in Abilene : (10 July 2014 - 04:07 AM) Free agency has officially started... Hopefully LeBron makes his choice known today, giving Houston time to figure out next steps.
@  QNoir : (10 July 2014 - 12:47 AM) I know the injuries are worrisome, but if you even look at his assist numbers over the sporadic games he has played, they're incredible. The Rockets are like this big amazing body, with no brain. They need a brain on the floor with them.
@  Cooper : (10 July 2014 - 12:42 AM) I would have really like to see how rondo played with last years Cs over a full season. Im just not sold on him as a franchise player type. he's only played 131 games over the past 3yrs.

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#1 Red94

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 12:19 PM

New post: New Orleans Hornets @ Houston Rockets on 1/2/13
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#2 hubeijames

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 02:54 PM

This post seems like an absurd attempt to make this match have much more weight and uncertainty than it should. Are you an NBA analyst or are you a marketer for NBA telecasts? Are you a politician's campaign spokesman, trying to manage expectations to make sure every victory is a surprise?

The Hornicans have a lot of upside, but they are not going to turn things around overnight. Rather than trying to paint a painfully unrealistic picture that it's "anyone's game," for lopsided matches like this your analysis should be focused on elements of the game unrelated to who gets the W and L. Heck, you had stuff to talk about: Harden's Kobe-esque defense, Houston's victory margins, etc. That stuff is interesting; don't waste it on hyping NO's chances tonight.
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 03:30 PM

im going to the game tonight. will be the 2nd game i will have seen. the other being one of the two espn games, so im definitely excited, but my tickets were freebies from CSN Houston, so theyre nosebleed. anyway, Go Rockets!
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:03 PM

Good point about Harden's defense. The biggest thing I've noticed with him is that he really hasn't been closing out on three-point shooters. He spends most of his time roaming for steals, which leaves him sagging off his man. Often if he's a step out of position when his man gets the ball he doesn't even bother to put a hand up as the rock sails toward the basket. He's already looking to get the rebound or catch the outlet pass.

If he tries that against Eric Gordon, he'll get torched tonight.
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 05:31 PM

This one is going to be interesting to watch, especially the Harden vs Gordon matchup. It's going to be like watching a right handed Harden with Gordon out there, being that they both have the same play styles. Gordon excels in the pick and roll, can draw fouls easily, knows how to drive and finish, and can shoot the 3 quite well. Should be a fun matchup to watch.
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 07:33 PM

All true. I am excited to see how PPat and Marcus Morris fare against "the brow". I expect solid games from them as i believe they have the advantage in that match-up.
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Posted 02 January 2013 - 08:23 PM

To Jeby, you are spot on. I noticed the same things about Harden's defense. Besides not being in position and not contesting diligently, he also does not fight thru screens and hardly ever pick up charges. He does go for blocks near the basket though. Harden is an all star already, to take the next step to super star, he needs to play better defense.
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:26 PM

New post: [video] Hornets rookie Anthony Davis on loss to Rockets
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 12:26 PM

New post: Houston Rockets 104, New Orleans Hornets 92: Tough Victories count too.
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:33 PM

so .... im glad we won, but that was about as boring of a game to attend as possible. no surprise though, being on a wednesday night against one of the leagues worst teams. had the rockets played like that against anyone but the hornets (or maybe 2 or 3 other teams), they would have lost. way too many missed 3s and what seemed like a lot of offensive rebounds given up. i was getting upset when NO tied it late, but then harden and patterson pretty much took it right back. also, i know its just one game, but i saw absolutely nothing from the unibrow that impressed me aside from a couple of pretty looking, early jumpers.
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:36 PM

It feels nice to have a superstar to fall back on at the end of the game. The Rockets would have lost that game in any of the last 3 years.
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:10 PM

It feels nice to have a superstar to fall back on at the end of the game. The Rockets would have lost that game in any of the last 3 years.


no kidding and amen!
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 04:32 PM

Great summary. The Rockets did not shoot particularly well (especially from the three-point line) and still won. As I watched the game, the Rockets seemed like a veteran team, confident they could find a way to win even when not playing their best. I'm very bullish about our playoff hopes.

I think Patterson will continue to come off the bench. Morris seems much, much better as a starter, while Patterson brings immediate energy and helps solidify the defense of the second unit. Whoever is hot can finish the game.
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:44 PM

Why didn't Eric Gordon play ?
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Posted 03 January 2013 - 08:14 PM

@amacbrooks; I think they wanted to rest him and make sure he didn't re-injure himself or something.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:54 AM

amacbrooks is correct. It was a back to back for them. Giving the nature of his injury, they wanted to rest him.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:04 AM

Ditto to Rahat's comment about having a superstar.

For the last three years, it usually took about three above-expected performances from role players to win a game. The chances of any three role players producing over their talent levels every night are slim. Replace one of those guys with someone who puts up 25/5/5 every night, and only two guys have to step up each night to earn a win. To put it another way, James Harden lowers the risk factor in each game.
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