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@  Cooper : (23 April 2014 - 05:20 PM) It was interesting to see guys like Derozan and Wall/Beal bounce back from bad first games.
@  miketheodio : (23 April 2014 - 04:44 PM) i liked the wiz vs bulls. wiz had a great comeback.
@  rocketrick : (23 April 2014 - 02:40 PM) Was it just me or were those East Conf playoff games last night boring?
@  miketheodio : (22 April 2014 - 06:16 AM) this is all speculation, but i honestly believe the NBA is trying to set a "tone" for some of these game.
@  miketheodio : (22 April 2014 - 06:15 AM) obviously blazers v rockets, but look at the first GSW v clippers game. same deal. this was also done a bit last year for hou vs okc.
@  miketheodio : (22 April 2014 - 06:14 AM) big proponent of let the players play. nba is too ticky tacky. i think the refs were told to be loose with the whistle for series that involved teams with bad blood.
@  rocketrick : (22 April 2014 - 12:55 AM) Hopefully the NBA will change their policy on reviewing plays in the final 2 minutes to include reviewing foul calls. Right now the NBA policy is simply not to review foul calls. Would probably end up in a longer game and completely stop the flow of the game. Still, it is better to get the call right especially in closely contested games.
@  rockets best... : (21 April 2014 - 11:56 PM) I never believed in corruption from high levels in the league however last nights game would be ammo for those that support it
@  rockets best... : (21 April 2014 - 11:53 PM) the NBA admitting their officiating mistake after the fact is hollow. they need better in-game correction and better overall officials. the crew last night was awful
@  BrentYen : (21 April 2014 - 08:30 PM) WT....NBA just corrected that last foul call on D12, should be on Freeland
@  feelingsuper... : (21 April 2014 - 06:43 PM) Yesssssss! I just saw here as well rocketrick, rejoice! http://blog.chron.co...play-in-game-2/
@  rocketrick : (21 April 2014 - 05:25 PM) According to a report on ESPN.com and Yahoo, Beverley has received medical clearance to play in Game 2. No new damage to his knee per his MRI.
@  Cooper : (21 April 2014 - 03:00 PM) You can blame mchale a little bit for defensive schemes but even that was mostly poor execution plus LA seemed to hit every shot. Player usage was not a problem
@  Cooper : (21 April 2014 - 02:49 PM) You can't bench starters in a playoff game have to trust they will get through it. nothing the blazers would love more than having troy daniels on the floor instead of harden or beverley.
@  08huangj : (21 April 2014 - 10:42 AM) If Harden didn't waste so many chances, the Rockets would've won this game. Even though the Trail Blazers in my opinion wasn't suppose to win this one, I think the main reason was McHale.
@  08huangj : (21 April 2014 - 10:37 AM) Forgot to add Beverley. McHale's player usage: For example: When the Rockets were shooting so bad at the three point line and Beverley didn't exactly look like an game changer or even a NBA player, McHale didn't have the nerves to switch on Troy Daniels. He also didn't play Motiejunas, one of the best young players of the team. When a starter is not playing well, like Harden and Beverley for this game, you gotta switch him off for a while. You don't just keep all your starters on the court even when they're playing bad and couldn't resist the Blazers in the fourth quarter. P.S: Harden got 2 attempts at the end of the fourth quarter and overtime that was game changing even when he missed so much shots.
@  08huangj : (21 April 2014 - 10:32 AM) Well, my opinion is that if the Rockets don't advance to the second round, McHale is definitely going to be fired. He might even be fired if he didn't make it to the Western Conference Finals. I mean, maybe my expectations for the Rockets are too high. The truth is: Dwight Howard came to Houston to win a championship, not lose in the first round(Though for me the odds between the two teams are even now). Houston has every ability to win a championship. Dwight Howard and James Harden are both top five players with a good coach. There is also a really good supporting cast: Chandler Parsons, Omer Asik, Terrence Jones, Jeremy Lin, and some good bench players that McHale didn't even bother to play.
@  feelingsuper... : (21 April 2014 - 06:31 AM) Agreed, we just witnessed the Aldridge game. Great players swing games.
@  SadLakerFan : (21 April 2014 - 06:25 AM) Some positives - Aldridge has developed into a great player, but law of averages - he won't be hitting huge threes and scoring 46 again. Harden is unlikely to miss 20 shots again. And even though you live with Howard's free throw struggles, they came in bunches at a critical point, triggering the Blazers' big comeback. It ain't over.
@  feelingsuper... : (21 April 2014 - 06:03 AM) The Rockets seemed to regress to the team they were earlier in the season a little, I guess that was to be expected. I am looking for the team to bounce back of course.

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#1 timetodienow1234567

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:38 PM

What do you think of this trade? http://espn.go.com/n...tradeId=awdnbpp

I don't know if the Rockets would do it, but there's enough there for the Lakers to say yes since Howard has hurt his stock and he's only a rental. I would like this trade if we can get Howard on a long-term deal. What do you guys think?
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:19 PM

I dont know if i really want dwight at the minute... It would be quite a big risk to take him in his current condition. Id rather wait untill we know what hell be like when hes back to 100%. at the minute hes only really 70%, and theres no guarantee hell get back to his former glory. Even with an extension in place, i wouldn't be too happy. Remember we have a superstar now, so we don't need to take as much risk at this point.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:23 PM

I would take Dwight, at the veteran's minimum, and he could back up asik. I would not give up any assets aside from Royce White for him. The guy has been exposed and the league's athleticism caught up with him faster than anyone thought it would. I bet he regrets not practicing more growing up.
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:59 PM

lol, no way dwight would back up anyone. i dont like dwight at all but we would be crazy not to trade for him if we could get a good deal, and it seems at this point that LA is gonna start getting desperate. dwight can still play, you just gotta make the system fit his game(see:pick and roll).
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:36 PM

Sorry, but HELL NO!
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:56 PM

LOL, I pulled a complete 180 turnaround in the "potential trades" board. After delving deeper, I think Howard can be useful on the current Rockets roster feeding off of Harden and Lin's dribble penetration either cleaning the glass or getting easy buckets off of little passes once his defender rolls off to help protect the rim. I still think he has very little "skill", but used in the right way could be huge for us.

I posted a trade scenario there that, so far, is not very popular. It makes sense to me...
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:23 AM

Damned if we do, damned if we don't. The top 2 centers(Dwight and Bynum) from last season are both real good, when they're healthy, but neither is healthy at this time. As this thread is for DH I will concentrate there. How can we trust that Dwight will return to his previous ability? Dwight came back 2 months earlier that expected though, and obviously is having some setbacks because of the strenuous schedule that is delaying his return to 100%. Also, do we really want the Dwightmare to continue this offseason? There is nothing that should point to him wanting to be here(other than the addition of Harden) more so than last year, where he definitely didn't want to be sent here-twice. I don't want the risks with him, but the reward could be worth it. I'm a gambler, but he's a bet I would stay away from at this point.

I still believe Pau is the first option for LA to trade and do not think we will see Dwight in another uniform this season.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:49 AM

I don't want Dwightmare but I want Dwight. He's too much of a talent to give up for subpar pieces (which is what we'd be trading). See my post in the Potential Trades thread (Lin + Asik + Morris or 2Pat or a young asset for Morris + Dwight). But w/o extension, that is quite a risk to run...yet HOU is in a good position where Howard should want to be at (more than DAL and maybe even more than ATL, the only other 2 locations that might make sense for him in the offseason).

As of now, I don't see Dwight staying in LAL if they don't make the playoffs (which they don't seem to be on track to do)...and the LAL FO have got to realize that, regardless of what Kupchak says.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:02 AM

After the recent injury history with Yao Ming, I can't believe Les Alexander would roll the dice on a Dwight Howard. I'm fine with Asik as our Center knowing that he still has a lot of upside in his game especially given quality time off-season with Hakeem the Dream in finding ways to improve his game including learning how to catch a pass. Besides, Howard's attitude is a team killer. He's even bringing down the entire Lakers orgainization this season--heck, they may not even make the playoffs the way things are going!

Why would anyone believe for a second that Howard's attitude and effort would do a complete 180 simply by joining the Rockets organization? I have read elsewhere that Howard would be happy in Dallas or Atlanta and may even re-consider Brooklyn. I just don't think he has his heart in the Lakers organization.

I agree with Blake that Pau makes the most sense between the two, especially when taking into consideration his contact expires the end of next season so the Rockets wouldn't have long-term salary tied up in a player likely past his prime. So in effect, Pau could serve as a 1 1/2 year "rental of sorts" allowing the Rockets to have one of the best PF's in the game today and still have cap room for the right free agent at the end of next season. It really comes down to cost/benefit analysis, Pau would have to be available at the right price as I wouldn't want to see too many promising youngsters having to be traded for a Pau.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:48 AM

I think a trade for Pau is very interesting too, and I too like when his contract ends. I'm just saying, if the LAL offer Dwight, I think we listen. Dwight's attitude is only a problem when the team loses a lot...which to me is a meh thing. If we're winning, he's great. If we're losing, I mean, we're losing. It's salt on a wound, but still already wounded. One could argue that his attitude makes it HARDER to rebound after we start losing, and that's a valid argument, but I think his need to do so diminishes every new team he goes to. We'd be the third, and I hear that's the magic number for attitude fixes (if they come) lol. Dwight's health is keeping him from being 100%, sure, but it isn't some Yao-like injury where he can't play. He is still having a pretty good season, just not a D12 season. He also rarely gets injured so...

My bigger concern is the lack of an extension and the pieces we'd give for a 1 yr rental w/ no guarantees. That and LAL would never agree because Lin and Asik's contract of $8M a pop would tie up too much of their salary in 2014, when they were projected to have a LOT of cap space. I don't think they want to take a large hit then on Lin and Asik.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:06 AM

Howard is the third best player in the league if he's heathly, his back is still bothering him if morey thinks he will recover from the back surgery he'd be worth getting.
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