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@  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.
@  txtdo1411 : (19 September 2014 - 10:29 PM) Did anybody else see that Minny offered Bledsoe a max? I believe they are over the cap, so it would have to be a S&T. I wonder who the Wolves feel they can deal to get Bledsoe.
@  thejohnnygold : (17 September 2014 - 10:46 PM) Nice article about Trevor Ariza. LINK
@  feelingsuper... : (15 September 2014 - 09:01 PM) Okay, I may have been a little harsh down below in my earlier comments but at the very least I agree with Bird, Paul George's comments were thoughtless. Thanks for the link jorgeaam.
@  jorgeaam : (15 September 2014 - 08:24 PM) Here's a link http://www.sbnation....mestic-violence
@  jorgeaam : (15 September 2014 - 08:23 PM) He made some comments about Ray Rice
@  Red94 : (15 September 2014 - 01:50 PM) WOJ just destroyed Coach K this morning.
@  Red94 : (15 September 2014 - 01:50 PM) FSS: what comments of George are you referring to?
@  rocketrick : (14 September 2014 - 12:41 PM) OK
@  thejohnnygold : (13 September 2014 - 03:43 PM) If anyone wants to discuss that please use the "Off-Topic" section of the forum. Thanks.
@  rocketrick : (13 September 2014 - 12:15 PM) Is Danny Ferry a "racist"??
@  feelingsuper... : (12 September 2014 - 02:42 PM) Kind of cool of Fran Fraschilla to acknowledge his false color commentary (on twitter today) during yesterdays game about what D-Mo jokingly said about Harden not eating with the team.
@  feelingsuper... : (11 September 2014 - 05:49 PM) After this morning Paul George doesn't look too good in the court of public opinion. He seems to come off more and more as a douchebag with very low ethical beliefs.
@  redfaithful : (10 September 2014 - 11:29 PM) Watching France dismantle the Spanish star squad, couldn't resist thanking Stern for cancelling the Pau trade - would have been very hard for me to root for him as a Rocket. So much better to have H&H.
@  thejohnnygold : (10 September 2014 - 04:06 PM) Whaaaaa....?
@  rocketrick : (10 September 2014 - 12:35 PM) So I've been watching Mike and Mike this morning for 2+ hours and still no mention whatsoever about USA Basketball and the FIBA Tournament. They did spend about 2 minutes on the Danny Ferry comment re: Luol Deng. Anyway, life goes on for us white folks............
@  Cooper : (08 September 2014 - 03:01 PM) His comments were dumb but not in sterling territory. Just flat out taking a 5-7 hundred million $ team from someone for that would be incredibly hard to justify.
@  rocketrick : (08 September 2014 - 12:12 PM) Another NBA Owner making thoughtless statements about race relations is selling their franchise and probably going to walk away with hundreds of millions of dollars in profit to boot. What else is new?
@  thejohnnygold : (03 September 2014 - 07:03 PM) I don't recall seeing any of that....most of us are excited about his experience and the praise he is drawing from well-respected coaches. Perhaps you're confusing us with another group?

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Dwight Howard?

  1. Yes (3 votes [27.27%])

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  2. No (8 votes [72.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 72.73%

  3. Maybe if the price is right (0 votes [0.00%])

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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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