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@  rocketrick : (24 June 2016 - 05:19 AM) Rockets also signing Kyle Wiltjer, Stretch 4, played at Gonzaga and Isaiah Taylor, PG, UT
@  rocketrick : (24 June 2016 - 04:51 AM) Rockets have just signed PG Gary Payton II to a 3-year contract
@  majik19 : (24 June 2016 - 03:46 AM) not only is Onuaku a bad free throw shooter... http://espn.go.com/v...lip?id=15522771
@  majik19 : (24 June 2016 - 03:43 AM) Two centers... i'm sure he was just going potential but interesting nonetheless.
@  DenverRocket : (24 June 2016 - 03:38 AM) Zhou Qi, PF from China
@  DenverRocket : (24 June 2016 - 03:22 AM) Chinanu Onuaku © from Louisville - bad free throw shooter ;-)
@  DenverRocket : (24 June 2016 - 01:05 AM) Also, does this suggest that Thunder aren't confident of keeping KD?
@  DenverRocket : (24 June 2016 - 01:02 AM) Some of these draft day trades are bizarre. Why would Orlando trade Oladipo, Illyasova AND Sabonis for Ibaka???
@  slick shoes : (22 June 2016 - 04:50 AM) I am curious to see what Howard's perceived market value is compared to his actual market value. I'd give him a 3 year deal with the 3rd year a team option at 15 declining to 12 mil over the course of the contract.
@  majik19 : (22 June 2016 - 12:30 AM) So Howard officially opts out, which according to ESPN gives us 45 million in cap space. Wow! (Not that we'll be able to use it, most likely.)
@  slick shoes : (21 June 2016 - 06:57 PM) According to DM we'll be aggressively seeking a trade for a first rounder.
@  slick shoes : (21 June 2016 - 03:30 PM) Lebron, Kyrie, and buy in from the team. I also think that the pressure of delivering a title to cap off their historic season wore on their big three and that chasing 73 wins might have tired them out for the last three games.
@  majik19 : (21 June 2016 - 03:08 PM) so the unbeatable warriors - are the cavs a blueprint? or do they just have Lebron, so you can't really emulate that?
@  thejohnnygold : (20 June 2016 - 11:43 PM) This was one of my favorite Finals of all time. Amazing stuff.
@  slick shoes : (20 June 2016 - 04:44 PM) "It don't mean a thing if you ain't got that ring."
@  thejohnnygold : (17 June 2016 - 01:48 PM) Agree with you on LeBron. Not sure why the Forum link disappeared from the front page.
@  rocketrick : (17 June 2016 - 11:22 AM) Anyway, LeBron is clearly the MVP of this year's Finals at this moment in my opinion
@  rocketrick : (17 June 2016 - 11:21 AM) Whats up with accessing Forum? Technical Issue?
@  majik19 : (16 June 2016 - 01:06 AM) hey Harden won an award! the "Shaqtin a Fool" award... but an award!
@  slick shoes : (15 June 2016 - 04:52 PM) as long as he doesnt show up fat and out of shape and then blame a poor season on it.

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A closer look at Thomas Robinson and a look ahead


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#1 Red94

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:42 PM

New post: A closer look at Thomas Robinson and a look ahead
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#2 Chichos

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:26 PM

I think Robinson has the beginnings of a post game. Those left handed spins off the glass are not easy with a defender on your hip. But it should be noted that is supposed to be his counter to a running hook in the lane... Not sure why his counter is so much better then the easier jump hook.

He also runs the floor really really well. That will get him some spot minutes pretty early on, McHale loves hustle and both highlights showed tons of hustle.

The big downside for the Rockets is that all those highlights were around the rim and that is not where we want our PFs most of the time. I think sharing time with Donatas/Parsons at the 4 while he plays the 5 is an intriguing idea in stretches. But he needs that outside shot to reach his potential.
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Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:56 PM

I watched him in college, and he looks like he's lost some weight. I think he was around 245-250 in college. That video shows him like he's a bit lighter. He has some hops. Until he puts on a lot more muscle, I could see him getting a few minutes at SF if he develops an outside jumper. We could go big with him at the 3. Just thinking about pick and rolls with him and Harden or him and Lin, makes me think that he'll average 15 points / 10 rebounds a game if he gets 30 minutes a night.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:31 AM

Here's why Daryl traded for this player: he's a finisher. Houston moves the ball very well and they don't really need him to post up. Houston is the highest scoring team in the league and they do a very small percentage of their scoring posting up. They need a pick-n-roll finisher who plays with power around the basket. They need a guy that the guards can ally-oop to. I don't think I've seen a single classic-style ally-up from the Rockets this year, and the guards can deliver the passes if they have a guy who can get up there and finish. Defensively, the tape shows that the guy is willing to play D, and has the physical attributes for a good defender. He can get better. He doesn't have the size to dominate defensively, but you couple him with Omer who is a big body in the paint, and you've got something. I hope they keep him instead of trading. I think they will.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:59 PM

As a fan, I don't think it's prudent to ditch all of our long term vision for this season's playoff rally. It'd be nice to make it, re-energizing the fanbase, but to rent a player for the second half of the season with only that goal in mind doesn't make since to me. Especially since we're almost a lock anyway. As the article stated we all know T-rob has the abilities required, let's give him a chance to integrate and see what he can do. Morey is pretty much amazing with what he pulls out of his hat. We now have two top-5 talents from last years draft (granted one is a basket case), and a pocketful of trade chips should the opportunity arise.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:34 PM

The problem w/hi-light packages is they just show the good.
Robinson gets 1 out of every 10 shots blocked at the rim. Not good.
The negatives said about him are poor hands and a sense of entitlement.
He does have a decent 15-18' jumper and Pat would routinely get several baskets a game popping to baseline or near FT line for an open J.
I don't see him as a future starter,but as a Carl Landry third big type.
He does go hard after rebounds,not content to just get the ones that come to him,so hopefully when Asik sits he can carry the rebounding burden.
But man,is he a rookie. Does all the stupid rookie things,forcing passes,stupidly fouling guys trying to get rebounds waaay too far away,jacking up bad shots,goes out of control on drives,gets lost on defensive rotations. Pretty much the standard rookie mistakes,but since he does play hard,they seem to stand out more. Most will correct w/experience,but he has a ways to go.

On an amusing note-to me anyway-before he was drafted there was some columnist who said Robinson might not want to mention in GM interviews that he backed up Marcus Morris at Kansas. Ouch,double ouch!
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:26 PM

I think my favorite part is the hustle--specifically, in the video when they showed him being the furthest away but being the first guy down to the other end over and over. Given the Rockets' impetus to get down the floor and score that alone makes him an asset. He naturally wants to get down there and has the ability to finish off a pass. That plus the rebounding and defense are good enough for me.

Someone made a great point in an article I read...I forget now, but they were talking about Dwight having always played in a slow-tempo offense with Van Gundy. Now that he is in LA with D'Antoni and his up-tempo style it's creating problems. It gave me pause when considering a potential max deal for him....it actually makes me lean back towards Josh Smith as I think he would fill this role very well.

A starting 5 of Lin, Harden, Smith, Robinson, and Asik....with Beverley, Anderson? Parsons, Jones/Motie/G. Smith combo bench rotation could be stellar....imagine parsons and D-mo running pick and rolls with G. Smith cleaning the glass and Anderson spotting up for 3's....I can dig it. That is when we aren't scoring off fast breaks and out-running opponents.
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