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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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Omer! OH MY!


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#1 bboley24

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 03:33 PM

Despite any shortcomings of Omer's game, his aggressiveness has given me a "HELL YEAH!" and some "WOAH"'s lately.

He chases every rebound even if it's going to our own guys. Playing big minutes too.

He's dunking it every chance he gets!

Confidence through the roof. Omer is turning into an allstar caliber bigman (whatever that's worth now-a-days) right before our eyes.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:05 PM

He still needs to learn to catch though, our guys should start passing the ball hard at his head, he will learn soon enough that way.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:28 PM

He still needs to learn to catch though, our guys should start passing the ball hard at his head, he will learn soon enough that way.


Ha Ha. That's one way....I would recommend learning to juggle....it's hand eye coordination he needs.
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Posted 31 January 2013 - 09:38 PM

I agree that it's good to see Omer being more aggressive, but I think it's going to lead to some frustration for us fans. You can see he doesn't quite have the consistency and technique to be able to throw it down every time - that's something that will improve with practice, but until it does we're going to see a lot more blown dunks like the (very spectacular) one late in the Nuggets game last night.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 11:25 PM

Look at the first quarter of the season and now look at this last month or so... He is dunking every chance he can get!

My gripe, aside from the butterfingers... is his lack of mobility and vertical. You can't change that but you can still learn to adapt. There are still plays where I wonder what "Dwight" would've done to that layup. Instead Im watching a guy slip right to the basket while he reaches in the air.

GET IN FRONT OF HIM OMER!


oh yes and... KEEP DUNKING IT BIG MAN!
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:32 AM

Ha Ha. That's one way....I would recommend learning to juggle....it's hand eye coordination he needs.


I'm not 100% agreed with you, because he does get a lot of rebounds, but those are usually lobbed balls. What he does need is to work on the speed of his arms.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:06 PM

Yeah. We should get the guy from Dodge Ball to hurl some wrenches at him.....
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:06 PM

There are a number of balls thrown at his feet as well... I think if he can compensate for those passes as well it would greatly diminish our lowpost turnovers.

The guys are doing a great job finding him though. No doubt about that.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:33 PM

I heard or read talk somewhere that Omer had developed a fear of dunking due to a injury he sustained while doing so. Early on I wasn't too sure if he would ever dunk with any consistency, but it's good to see he's working on overcoming his fear(assumed) by attacking it head on, unlike someone else we should know better than we do (White). At least we know he's not trying to develop some league-wide protocol to ban dunking because he's scared of it, and quite frankly some NBA players can't dunk, so why should anyone be allowed to? Omer has mental illness? Oh Noes!

Seriously though, he has been my favorite new Rocket this year. He's really a joy to watch even with his slippery fingers. Maybe he needs to hire an assistant to stalk him throughout his civilian day and randomly beam balls at his head without warning. He'd learn to catch real fast. Or juggling. I don't think it's a stretch to call him the best defensive center in the league at the moment, a little polish on the offensive end and extra aggressiveness and he'll be top 3 all-around easily.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:13 PM

It's not out of the question to make that assertion; although, there are a couple of young kids flashing some promise in Portland, Milwaukee, and Detroit that have something to say about it. After Brook Lopez, Marc Gasol, Al Horford, Tyson Chandler, Andrew Bogut, "Mature" Demarcus Cousins, "Focused" JaVale McGee, "Healthy" Dwight Howard, and "Healthy" Andrew Bynum who would you want at center? ( Excluding the young bigs mentioned above).

LOL, I started that list with just Brook Lopez and Healthy Dwight...then the more I thought about it the longer the list got.

Still, I like Asik a lot. I believe a defensive-minded big is key to team success and if he can drop 20 points from time to time then even better.
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 04:51 AM

You come to love the guys who put it all out there. I'm not american, so I can't afford to attend to games, but it seems like Omer's baskets are the most celebrated by the fans, so everybody feels the same about him. With his limitations, I really like him, and he is not going to get worse from now on. This offseason he might have worked on stamina and other issues attached to getting starter minutes, maybe next offseason he'll work on that. He is giving more offensively than expected, so there's no need to worry, right?
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Posted 03 February 2013 - 03:02 PM

No need to worry at all. Omer is averaging a double-double for us while anchoring the defense. That is everything we could ask for in year 1. Next year, all i want to see is better hands.
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