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@  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?
@  bladad : (03 September 2014 - 03:11 PM) Sorry I didn't get super excited over assists and defensive ratings when it looks like the generals versus the globetrotters out there.
@  thejohnnygold : (02 September 2014 - 09:48 PM) @bladad--no, you are not the only one to recognize how different Team USA is from our own team. You are just the only one who saw fit to view it negatively.
@  rocketrick : (02 September 2014 - 05:11 PM) Just Wake Me Up in Mid-September when USA-Spain play for the 1-game Title....
@  bladad : (02 September 2014 - 03:41 PM) Am I the only one that doesn't think Harden's stats during Team USA's run has anything to do with how he will play during the season? He is playing with the best players in the world. Most if not all the players can stretch the floor as well. They are also playing piss poor competition at the moment....

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ESPN: Houston Rockets interested in acquiring Eric Gordon


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#1 Red94

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 02:39 AM

New post: ESPN: Houston Rockets interested in acquiring Eric Gordon
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#2 Cooper

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:26 AM

Getting Gordon would be awesome, is wonder what the price for him would be though?
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Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:52 AM

Where would he fit? Off the bench? Harden at the 3? I'm not sure how it would work.
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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:25 AM

I thought the idea of making a comment was so everyone could read it.........sorry but my mandrain is outdated :lol:
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you can only warn a man that the bridge is out.....if he keeps driving he's on his own B)


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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:58 AM

It's japanese, not mandarin lol.
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Posted 15 February 2013 - 06:42 AM

And I'm also quite unclear on how he'd fit on our roster. Parsons off bench w/ Harden at the 3? We could go super small ball and even have Parsons at the 4 sometimes lol. It sounds like a fun experiment that won't actually work...

We'd have a team that would not be getting great perimeter wing stops, and really just going for a SUPER version of our current offense haha. 130+ pt game averages! :P
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Posted 15 February 2013 - 06:59 AM

I like the idea. my only reservation is how much gordon stays hurt. when healthy he is clearly a star, but you can't score from the rehab room. he has not played a complete season since he entered the league. base on that stat I would say no to any deal. while we could be contenders when he's healthy he misses to much time on the court. in addition I am always scary about players who have chronic knee problems. in the nba a players knees take a pounding. if you aren't starting out with a good set chances are you won't be around long.
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you can only warn a man that the bridge is out.....if he keeps driving he's on his own B)


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Posted 15 February 2013 - 01:34 PM

Lol. guys. Obviously Parsons is gone if we get Gordon. Come on now.
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Why so Serious? :D


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Posted 15 February 2013 - 01:45 PM

Lol. guys. Obviously Parsons is gone if we get Gordon. Come on now.


Not necessarily, but more then likely. And it won't be till the summer anyways.
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Posted 15 February 2013 - 03:32 PM

I'm not sold on this at all. Gordon's only full season was the lock-out year....other than that he is injured. Add to that his shooting is Kobe-like in that he uses volume to amass numbers....he is not a good enough finisher at the rim, imo.....if he wanted to be our sixth man off the bench....I might like it, but at $13+ milliion/year I stop liking it.

So to recap: Injured, inefficient, and expensive.

Maybe in our system his numbers increase and it maximizes his skill-set better than before....but that only solves 1 of the 3 problems.

Sacramento tried it. Milwaukee keeps trying it. The Knicks tried it (and got lucky).....what is it? Amassing high volume scoring guards and thinking that is a good idea. It only ever worked once (the knicks) and they got steam-rolled in the finals once a real team showed up. We know what this team needs and it isn't another slash and shoot player.

Look at every NFL team that ignores their O and D Lines for the flashy players at RB, WR, CB, QB, etc. All losers.

Plus, we give up a lot in this trade...don't forget that. No more parsons. No more delfino. No more t. jones/D-mo. Kiss all that good bye to watch eric gordon shoot 40%...that is when he isn't rehabbing his knees.
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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:51 PM

As the article says, it's highly unlikely that Gordon gets moved anywhere. And in any case, all Houston have done is make an 'inquiry'. That's something active GMs (which Morey most certainly is) do as a matter of routine and has very little bearing on whether or not it's a trade that is seriously being considered. This could have just been Morey idly asking something like: "So, how's Eric Gordon working out for you?", or somesuch. Not a particularly good indicator of anything other than that Morey is doing his job.

I tend to ignore articles like this unless they actually mention concrete negotiations progressing. Otherwise it's usually just a tidbit of regular NBA business that's been blown up far out of proportion with its significance.

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 12:21 AM

I'd rather have Parsons and his flexibility and court savvy than an often injured Gordon that can basically only play the 2, Harden's natural position.
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 03:22 PM

I have to second what Sir Thursday writes. If there is one thing we know about Morey is that more often than not he keeps trades under wraps pretty well and we as fans do not get the story till after the trade goes down. The Rockets do a good job of keeping player transaction details in house. I would guess that Morey is just routinely inquiring about Gordon and might be a piece to include in a 3 team trade knowing Morey. That is my best guess.
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 05:23 PM

It'd be hard to not be excited about having a player like Gordon on the team, at least until the first time he misses an extended amount of time due to injury. About his injury issues though, I feel he drags his recovery out based on not wanting to play for his current team. The guy hasn't played on a good team his entire career. He was a Clipper when they were struggling to win easy games, and now a Hornet while they're awful. As an NBA Player in 5 seasons, Eric Gordon's teams have accumulated only 120 wins, and never made the playoffs. If I were him I wouldn't be in any hurry to get back on the court either.

Overall, I think our team could make it work, but with that small of a front court, I'd like to see an upgrade at the 4 still prior to acquiring Gordon. Unless you can lock down the paint, I don't see how you can consistently win. It would be fun as hell to watch though.
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 11:10 PM

Overall, I think our team could make it work, but with that small of a front court, I'd like to see an upgrade at the 4 still prior to acquiring Gordon.


Precisely. We have other priorities right now....I mean, having two All-Star caliber (talentwise) shooting guards but no real back-up at center, or not having a reliable rebounder at power forward or a composed point guard to play back-up....It would be cool to see him here, We would be making about 372 points per game ( :P) but that's not exactly an upgrade from what we have now, we are already scoring more points than most teams, we need to fill in the blanks to get better, not superimpose talent at the same position.
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