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@  jorgeaam : (30 January 2015 - 12:44 AM) No Demarcus Cousins or Damian Lillard in the All-Star game, by the way
@  jorgeaam : (30 January 2015 - 12:40 AM) In the non-surprising new of the day, James Harden was selected as an All-Star reserve
@  Alituro : (29 January 2015 - 04:49 PM) If you look in the corners and behind the basket... where the regular ticket buyers sit, it tells a different story.
@  Alituro : (29 January 2015 - 04:48 PM) Our home crowd appearance is misleading as the seats along the sides that you see on TV are corporate seats and usually spoken for each game but the patrons spend their time in the lounges and restaurants
@  Alituro : (29 January 2015 - 04:45 PM) Our crowd certainly came alive when it came time to Ice Chandler's Flagrant FTs
@  Matt Maloney... : (29 January 2015 - 04:44 PM) Congrats to Josh Smith for having a ONE good night on the offensive end. His D and rebounding is always good, don't tell me you don't cringe when he takes a jumper at the top of the key when you have a MVP out there
@  Matt Maloney... : (29 January 2015 - 04:42 PM) If you have league pass, even the Knicks have a better home crowd
@  Matt Maloney... : (29 January 2015 - 04:40 PM) For those of us who no longer live in Houston, lives in LA, and pays the high prices at the Staples Center to watch the Rockets play, and you see the support the Lakers get, yeah I think I have a point
@  rocketrick : (29 January 2015 - 01:41 PM) Same dude also complaining about Josh Smith jump shots. Yesterday evening at the game over at Toyota Center (it's Downtown, let me know if anyone needs directions on how to get there) I saw solid evidence of the 2011 Josh Smith.
@  rocketrick : (29 January 2015 - 01:35 PM) I don't understand people on this site complaining about the Rockets home crowd while the complainers clearly are not buying tickets and going to the game.
@  Losthief : (29 January 2015 - 07:29 AM) tjones looked really good tonight...and bigger/stronger in the upper body which should help on d!
@  Matt Maloney... : (29 January 2015 - 02:09 AM) Rondo has a ghost defender on him most of the time.
@  Matt Maloney... : (29 January 2015 - 01:17 AM) Another crappy home crowd...
@  08huangj : (28 January 2015 - 11:47 AM) Why are there no more previews on this website?
@  Matt Maloney... : (26 January 2015 - 05:00 AM) THEY KNOW HE WILL MISS*
@  Matt Maloney... : (26 January 2015 - 04:59 AM) Our opponents have running start when Josh Smith shoots a jumper. After miss seems to turn into a fast break. THEY HE WILL MISS!
@  Mario Peña : (26 January 2015 - 04:39 AM) These fourth quarter runs (and late third quarter ones too) that the Rockets give up are getting me worried. A bad development since the end of December that I've been noticing.
@  cointurtlemoose : (24 January 2015 - 05:29 AM) 2) At least Klay waited a game before he turned into a human fireball...
@  cointurtlemoose : (24 January 2015 - 05:28 AM) 1) James, my hero...
@  Matt Maloney... : (24 January 2015 - 05:05 AM) James Harden is BAD SANTA...dropping gifts!

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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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