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@  slick shoes : (22 July 2016 - 08:02 PM) The "super team" Knicks? lol
@  thejohnnygold : (22 July 2016 - 06:05 PM) On Josh Smith...my guess is the Knicks eventually sign him.
@  slick shoes : (21 July 2016 - 04:29 PM) The Jet has been released. Josh Smith will likely play for another team next season. Maybe he teams up with Dwight in ATL?
@  slick shoes : (21 July 2016 - 12:17 PM) Harden is now sending hitmen after Rockets legends' sons for badmouthing him on social media *facepalm*
@  slick shoes : (18 July 2016 - 02:22 PM) If you haven't seen the 30 for 30 "The Guru of Go", I recommend it before the upcoming season.
@  Shy Silver : (14 July 2016 - 07:20 PM) Yea I know, but there were reports both sides were willing to have a reunion before Chicago signed him. So at the time, Canaan was an option, and a better one than Pablo at that. We should've capitalized on that one, especially with how well he fits the system for obvious reasons + age on his side.
@  thejohnnygold : (14 July 2016 - 03:43 PM) Canaan signed with Chicago already
@  Shy Silver : (14 July 2016 - 03:24 PM) Don't love the Prigioni move. Thought for sure we had better options like bringing Canaan back or getting someone like Shane Larkin
@  DenverRocket : (14 July 2016 - 04:36 AM) Apparently signed Prigioni to a one-year contract (veteran minimum) with a team option for a second season.
@  slick shoes : (13 July 2016 - 08:38 PM) Chris Finch is out as an assistant. Bummer.
@  slick shoes : (11 July 2016 - 03:32 PM) Shame to lose Glove Jr. before the close of Summer League. Would have liked to see him get some court time.
@  Mario Peña : (09 July 2016 - 11:21 PM) I'm going to tentatively say I'm glad this is happening. I believe James is a top 5 player with all the tools to have a great year but this team needs an all star/glue guy/leader type and then maybe the magic can happen.
@  thejohnnygold : (09 July 2016 - 09:53 PM) If he plays defense I'll be fine
@  DenverRocket : (09 July 2016 - 07:51 PM) Bad news for the anti-Harden brigade, he's just signed a 4yr extension ($118m)
@  slick shoes : (07 July 2016 - 12:46 AM) Maybe these are just pieces to a larger puzzle... (fingers crossed)
@  thejohnnygold : (06 July 2016 - 08:21 PM) Morey has had a crush on him for a long time...another offense-only guy...
@  slick shoes : (06 July 2016 - 06:22 PM) We have just signed Nene to a one year deal....
@  Mario Peña : (06 July 2016 - 04:05 AM) I don't think Harden and Russ had the kind of relationship that could lead to that combined with my hunch that Westbrook has ambitions that might lead him to a big market. I suspect they might both be too alpha to mesh.
@  thejohnnygold : (06 July 2016 - 03:15 AM) I wouldn't hate it....but I wouldn't love it either.
@  Shy Silver : (06 July 2016 - 12:09 AM) Was wondering if anyone here had any sort of optimism or hope on Westbrook wanting to come to Houston in free agency and play with Harden again?

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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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