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@  rocketrick : (01 October 2014 - 04:54 PM) Ooops, the Rockets first Home game this preseason is OCTOBER 9. Sorry about that!
@  rocketrick : (01 October 2014 - 04:27 PM) Like Coach McHale mentioned in the Sirius XM interview yesterday, the players will begin to determine their roles off the bench (starters are pretty much set in stone as all of us know).
@  rocketrick : (01 October 2014 - 04:26 PM) I'm looking forward to seeing the first preseason game vs. Memphis in person on Thurs. Feb 9!!
@  jorgeaam : (29 September 2014 - 09:01 PM) It was a joke, it seemed like Injury Report in there
@  Cooper : (29 September 2014 - 04:03 PM) you're quick
@  jorgeaam : (28 September 2014 - 04:35 AM) Paul George out for the season
@  Buckko : (28 September 2014 - 02:07 AM) Tyreke Evans out 3-5 weeks.
@  Cooper : (27 September 2014 - 01:05 AM) rondo out 6-8 weeks
@  rocketrick : (25 September 2014 - 02:06 PM) I'm not a huge Bill Simmons fan as his "inside information" related to NBA player movement at times is a reach, but today I LOVE me some Bill Simmons! He is willing to say what most everyone feels about one Roger Goodell. Should be a lesson for the NBA prior to the start of the regular season.
@  Cooper : (25 September 2014 - 01:58 AM) Worth the gamble for the suns but was not the best option for the rockets.
@  rocketrick : (25 September 2014 - 12:28 AM) Wow, early reports this morning was 4 years around $50 million and by late this afternoon that had changed to 5 years at $70 million for Eric Bledsoe. Good for him! Much too expensive for the Rockets in my opinion.
@  thenit : (24 September 2014 - 11:51 PM) 5for 70 is what I have seen
@  rocketrick : (24 September 2014 - 01:24 PM) $50 million moreorless per reports.
@  rocketrick : (24 September 2014 - 01:24 PM) Like I posted on numerous occasions, chasing Bledsoe was a waste of time. Reports this morning indicate he is close to signing a 4-year deal for P million moreorless, to stay a Sun going forward.
@  thejohnnygold : (24 September 2014 - 12:37 AM) I believe it is that Harden is insanely good playing off the ball...we simply lack a better ball handler/creator. Hence, Rondo.
@  2016Champions : (23 September 2014 - 05:32 PM) I heard Morey loves Rondo though so there must be something I'm missing.
@  2016Champions : (23 September 2014 - 04:56 PM) Bledsoe played off the ball a lot next to Dragic, right? So wouldn't that make him the better fit in contrast to the ball dominant Rondo?
@  YaoMan : (22 September 2014 - 04:29 PM) Personally I'd rather have Rondo over Bledsoe by far but I'm not sure the chances of getting Rondo are that high but I am hoping
@  redfaithful : (21 September 2014 - 11:40 AM) So many overpaid players in Minnesota... Including a couple ex-Rockets
@  Cooper : (20 September 2014 - 12:48 AM) Bennet? Or they have a couple other young guys.

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#1 rockets best fan

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:46 PM

Kade:
where are you come out come out where ever you are. lets have this conversation outside of the white thread. I'll get it kicked off.

I can tell from your comments you don't like morey, but your points are unfounded. the yao/mc grady years do not predate morey. he was GM when we traded for mc grady. he was the GM when we brought jeff van gundy here as coach. morey hired adelman. while I don't like every decision morey makes he hasn't done anything that would warrant the rockets considering a change at that position. I didn't like the mc hale hire, but I do see how he can be useful to us in the player developement department. every decision morey has made I may not have liked it, but could understand the logic behind the move. morey's no dummy. I saw where you said OKC didn't take the best deal on the table in the trade for harden. exactly whose deal was better and why in your opinion? since you love what OKC's gm built then you would have to admit he was a dummy for not taking the best offer on the table for harden. presti is no dummy either I will agree on that point, but to say he didn't take the best deal on the table contradicts our agreed opinion of him doesn't it? put any decision on the table morey has made. lets dicuss it. and anyone who want to jump in i'm game :rolleyes:
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 09:53 PM

I agree with your premise but just want to point out that Carrol Dawson was the GM both when McGrady was traded for and Van Gundy was hired.
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Posted 08 January 2013 - 10:27 PM

my bad :blink: however morey was already in the organization and the heir to the gm job from the monemt of his arrival if i'm not mistaken. les saw something in morey from the time he hired him and (IMO) les is no dummy either. I believe to some degree les has held morey from blowing up this team in years past and that's why some feel morey hasn't excelled at rebuilding this team as fast as they would like. it's hard to rebuild a team when the owner demands you do it while maintaining some form of winning culture. I think that was morey's task and he seems to be excelling at it.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:00 PM

I don't see why our proposal wasn't the best fit for OKC. They needed a great scorer coming off the bench, we sent Martin. They needed flexibility, we sent an expiring contract (which they could easily renew for less money, I figure Martin would want to play for a contender instead of making more money at this point of his career). They wanted young prospects, we sent Lamb and three draft picks. So tell me again why wasn't that deal a great one for OKC....it's noted at this point that the deal was great for them too.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:02 PM

kade makes my head hurt
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:42 PM

Kade:
where are you come out come out where ever you are. lets have this conversation outside of the white thread. I'll get it kicked off.

I can tell from your comments you don't like morey, but your points are unfounded. the yao/mc grady years do not predate morey. he was GM when we traded for mc grady. he was the GM when we brought jeff van gundy here as coach. morey hired adelman. while I don't like every decision morey makes he hasn't done anything that would warrant the rockets considering a change at that position. I didn't like the mc hale hire, but I do see how he can be useful to us in the player developement department. every decision morey has made I may not have liked it, but could understand the logic behind the move. morey's no dummy. I saw where you said OKC didn't take the best deal on the table in the trade for harden. exactly whose deal was better and why in your opinion? since you love what OKC's gm built then you would have to admit he was a dummy for not taking the best offer on the table for harden. presti is no dummy either I will agree on that point, but to say he didn't take the best deal on the table contradicts our agreed opinion of him doesn't it? put any decision on the table morey has made. lets dicuss it. and anyone who want to jump in i'm game :rolleyes:


I like Morey but the "we need to keep making the same excuses for Morey" cult following needs to end guys, seriously. i judge the success by playoff wins, building your team to get better, not stagnate or decline and prove by wins that he's a success.
I am glad we got Harden and GM for OKC should take a hit but here's the thing, he's a master at drafting and using the one of two way rule of being a success in the NBA. Morey doesn't follow those rules so unless there's an unexpected fall off from better teams (LA for example) his way gets you best worst team or if other better teams has a fluke one year fall off scrape into the postseason. Oh and OKC nobody can argue they are easily top three best team in the NBA and been to a finals. Has Morey since he's been here? No.

What has Morey warranted that people think he's one of the best or void of hard criticism? How many years do people over hype most of our picks / young players when they are traded away or never pan out as good as people make them out to be?

Again I like Morey but he's like Billy Bean, someone who is given way more praise than warranted if you judge the success by winning at least one championship. Oakland, nope; Rockets, nope.

We could have YEARS ago stopped with getting just good enough players to waste years and instead be an OKC type team. Can you draft the wrong player in the lottery? Sure but we don't even get that chance because it seems like Morey would rather be average at best than ruin this reputation and have a bad team for a few years.

Morey also got rid of SVG and RA. KM is the answer? Seriously?

FYI as for OKC that Toronto pick is looking better and better. Even if it turns out not to be they have drafted at an incredible rate. I even loved the PJ3 pick which I thought we should have taken a chance on or Sullinger but Morey thought he outsmarted everyone and drafted a player who had NUMEROUS issues with flying, even turning down the chance to play for Kentucky which says more than enough to not draft him.

If you don't think Morey should take a big part of the blame for the White draft I really don't know what else to say.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:44 PM

My bad OKC was not to blame, I thought they turned down Harden to Wizards but this says it was the opposite, OKC got a much better deal out of us we should not have sent that TOR draft pick

The Washington Wizards turned down a trade proposal with the Oklahoma City Thunder this summer that would have sent James Harden to Washington, according to Michael Lee of the Washington Post.
The trade would have sent rookie Bradley Beal and second-year forward Chris Singleton to the Thunder.
The trade did not happen reportedly because Wizards owner Ted Leonsis did not want to commit an $80 million deal to Harden.


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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:46 PM

I agree with your premise but just want to point out that Carrol Dawson was the GM both when McGrady was traded for and Van Gundy was hired.


correct but this isn't the first time I've heard Morey getting the credit which I think is sort of the point of the complete blind love fest for someone who hasn't warranted it.

Billy Bean and Morey are great to read about and study stats but like Bean both haven't even been in a championship series to date. So?
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:50 PM

my bad :blink: however morey was already in the organization and the heir to the gm job from the monemt of his arrival if i'm not mistaken. les saw something in morey from the time he hired him and (IMO) les is no dummy either. I believe to some degree les has held morey from blowing up this team in years past and that's why some feel morey hasn't excelled at rebuilding this team as fast as they would like. it's hard to rebuild a team when the owner demands you do it while maintaining some form of winning culture. I think that was morey's task and he seems to be excelling at it.


Les is a great owner? He was owner when the roster was already there for their two championships, it's not as if he took over an awful team and was part of turning it around. What has Les really done?

Major issue also is that if you live in Chicago, LA, NY you demand and expect perfection and let the organization know. Growing up in Houston that never happens except the "Choke City" era. That sort of stuff is written so many times in those cities that expects their teams to be successful. That's not really the case in Houston even the media seems to not want to be critical when it's due.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:57 PM

Les is a great owner? He was owner when the roster was already there for their two championships, it's not as if he took over an awful team and was part of turning it around. What has Les really done?

Major issue also is that if you live in Chicago, LA, NY you demand and expect perfection and let the organization know. Growing up in Houston that never happens except the "Choke City" era. That sort of stuff is written so many times in those cities that expects their teams to be successful. That's not really the case in Houston even the media seems to not want to be critical when it's due.


So are you implying that somehow, someway, Les Alexander be fired as the owner of the Rockets? Totally preposterous to say the least.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:59 PM

So are you implying that somehow, someway, Les Alexander be fired as the owner of the Rockets? Totally preposterous to say the least.


Not possible just saying he shouldn't be given "he's a great owner" metal when he took over a stocked team and had no bearing on them winning rings
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:01 PM

Nothing personal against Kade but when I hear anyone throwing around statements like " Morey needs to do his homework" it is just hard to take the other opinions the person is presenting serious. I mean come on, we are a few informed fans that have varying degrees of informed opinions but does anyone here really believe you would be a better General Manager.

I like what Morey generally does look forward to where we will be by the end of his tenure.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:03 PM

correct but this isn't the first time I've heard Morey getting the credit which I think is sort of the point of the complete blind love fest for someone who hasn't warranted it.

Billy Bean and Morey are great to read about and study stats but like Bean both haven't even been in a championship series to date. So?


Kade obviously dislikes Morey and Leslie Alexander. So with Kade's logic, there are about 25 other NBA GM's that should be immediately fired because their teams haven't won an NBA Championship or been in the NBA FInals within the past 5 years (and their Owners should be "fired" too with that same logic).

Morey became the GM at the end of the 2006-07 season and he was severely hamstrung for the first several years because of contracts he had nothing to do with. So it is clearly unfair to expect Morey to have turned the Rockets into a NBA championship team in such a short time (unless, of course, the Rockets had better luck with not having Yao go down with his injuries, T-Mac getting injured, etc.). Just take a minute and look at the roster of players the Rockets had the early seasons under Morey and compare that to the Rockets roster of today. Then lastly, take into consideration the fact the Rockets are well below the cap with today's roster meaning even more flexibiity in the near future. Morey did not have this luxury the first 5 years as GM.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:05 PM

Not possible just saying he shouldn't be given "he's a great owner" metal when he took over a stocked team and had no bearing on them winning rings


Hello, so exactly who was it that approved the blockbuster trade for Clyde Drexler that resulted in our back to back Championships? That was a gutsy move that oftentimes (lke just about everytime in history) never works.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:11 PM

Rocketrick I completely agree. This notion that as fans we somehow know who should be fired and hired on our teams is ridiculous. We are fans of teams that is all, I suggest you enjoy the ride because fans do not make decisions. This era of sports where somebody always needs to get fired is a joke in my opinion. To think that if a team does not make the playoffs then someone needs to get fired is laughable. Even the comments about how Morey needed to "take the hit" for the White pick is also hard to take serious.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:29 PM

Les is a great owner? He was owner when the roster was already there for their two championships, it's not as if he took over an awful team and was part of turning it around. What has Les really done?

Major issue also is that if you live in Chicago, LA, NY you demand and expect perfection and let the organization know. Growing up in Houston that never happens except the "Choke City" era. That sort of stuff is written so many times in those cities that expects their teams to be successful. That's not really the case in Houston even the media seems to not want to be critical when it's due.


OK so exacty how many NBA Championships (much less teams in the NBA FInals) has the Chicago Bulls had prior to and after Michael Jordan? And last I checked, the NY Knicks have the exact number of NBA Championships as our Rockets, that being 2.

There's nothing wrong with being critical when it's called for, but simply being critical because our team hasn't won the Championship lately is a bit over the top, Kade. Look at the moves the Rockets under Les Alexander has made. At least we can say with a straight face we have an owner and a GM that are willing to make bold moves. Some teams out there will always be bad because their owners look strictly at the bottom line (profits).
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:19 PM

step back guys. i think it's time to campaign for kade to be GM so the rockets can win a championship.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:32 PM

What do you think of trading for Varejao. I realize he's out until the beginning of March, barring any setbacks, but his stock is EXTREMELY low right now being that it's the third straight season he's missed significant games due to injury. He's an avid rebounder and is hard-working and an energy guy. If he can give that to our young PFs, that's invaluable. Also, he might not cost as much as previously thought. We would probably have to involve a third team that needs a Delfino type player and give up one of our young guys probably Jones or Smith. It's a risk, but his energy and work ethic would do wonders for this team and would vault them into playoff contention. I know we amnestied Scola(who is a little bit worse than Varejao) but that was before we had a real shot this year. A starting 5 of Lin/Harden/Parsons/Varejao/Asik would be very tough to beat, especially if they continue to all get better. Not a one of the Rockets player has peaked, (maybe Delfino).
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:00 PM

OK so exacty how many NBA Championships (much less teams in the NBA FInals) has the Chicago Bulls had prior to and after Michael Jordan? And last I checked, the NY Knicks have the exact number of NBA Championships as our Rockets, that being 2.

There's nothing wrong with being critical when it's called for, but simply being critical because our team hasn't won the Championship lately is a bit over the top, Kade. Look at the moves the Rockets under Les Alexander has made. At least we can say with a straight face we have an owner and a GM that are willing to make bold moves. Some teams out there will always be bad because their owners look strictly at the bottom line (profits).

wow you left me almost no meat on the bones :lol: however I totally agree on every point. morey is a good gm and les is a good owner. only 1 team will win the championship each year so I guess Kade thinks all other gm's should be fired.
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Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:02 PM

Hello, so exactly who was it that approved the blockbuster trade for Clyde Drexler that resulted in our back to back Championships? That was a gutsy move that oftentimes (lke just about everytime in history) never works.


Clyde only won one championship with Houston, and he wasn't even with us the full season that year.

Then we tried to load with even more superstars to win more, and it didn't work.
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