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@  Losthief : (02 October 2015 - 02:24 AM) tks jg
@  thejohnnygold : (29 September 2015 - 05:16 AM) FYI, it was media day today. Interviews are up at NBA.com
@  slick shoes : (23 September 2015 - 06:37 PM) kind of late in the day but NBATV is broadcasting classis Rockets games all day today.
@  SadLakerFan : (16 September 2015 - 04:37 AM) Man, as a Laker fan, I'm learning how little you care about the off season when your team sucks. Anyway, a quick moment to remember Moses. Still remember watching the 81 team as a kid - losing record, NBA Finals. I would have cried w/joy if they could have beaten the Celtics.
@  jorgeaam : (15 September 2015 - 08:30 PM) http://bleacherrepor...ist-after-crash
@  jorgeaam : (15 September 2015 - 08:30 PM) So to celebrate his new contract, Montrezl Harrell saved someone's life on monday
@  thejohnnygold : (14 September 2015 - 04:36 PM) A good article from Blinebury talking about when Hakeem and Moses used to play in the park. LINK
@  rockets best... : (14 September 2015 - 02:29 AM) I agree totally. I got to watch his Rocket days and the man was a hell of a player. BIG MO R.I.P.
@  Mario Peña : (13 September 2015 - 05:24 PM) Sad to see Moses pass. I don't remember watching him as a Rocket but I do remember his Philly and Hawks teams. He was the perfect man to mentor Dream. It's a very sad day for his family and friends and there are many.
@  majik19 : (12 September 2015 - 09:01 PM) i just saw a post wishing Yao Ming a happy 35th birthday... am I the only one whose mind is blown that he's only 35?
@  cointurtlemoose : (08 September 2015 - 01:17 AM) aaaah, thanks jorge
@  jorgeaam : (08 September 2015 - 12:21 AM) Love it how Hinkie and Morey always target the same players, but hoping he isn't another Covington
@  thejohnnygold : (08 September 2015 - 12:03 AM) Christian Wood has signed with Philly
@  jorgeaam : (07 September 2015 - 10:32 PM) If I'm not wrong, he hasn't been waived yet, they have until october 4th to do that
@  cointurtlemoose : (07 September 2015 - 05:39 PM) Anyone else surprised that Kostas hasn't gotten picked up by anyone yet? I wanna see that guy play somewhere
@  redfaithful : (05 September 2015 - 10:48 PM) Llull line from today loss to Serbia: 30MIN 1-10PG, 0-5 3PG, 4-4FT 6AST, 1TO, 4REB, +/- -11
@  Losthief : (03 September 2015 - 02:27 AM) this dude's gun fired and all he got a misdemeanor at bush lol: http://abc13.com/new...ush-iah/815795/
@  Losthief : (03 September 2015 - 02:26 AM) theres more articles all over, but the jist is houston (and texas) doesn't really arrest for it, they just recommend you leave it in your car when they catch it. So seems dwight got lucky he was in texas and not cali or the NE.
@  Losthief : (03 September 2015 - 02:22 AM) honestly we should just be glad they caught it...
@  Losthief : (03 September 2015 - 02:21 AM) response: http://nymag.com/dai...n_airplane.html

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#41 Cooper

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    Posted 16 May 2013 - 11:47 PM


    Except Leonard has/had a motor that never stops. Snell doesn't.


    Yeah skill set and motor are different
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    #42 Stephen

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      Posted 17 May 2013 - 05:19 AM

      FWIW,

      Teams are allowed to interview 18 players.

      It's been said that the Rockets have interviewed Cody Zeller,Shabazz Muhammad and Seth Curry.

      Curry is a 6'2" pure shooter w/limited athleticism and little PG skills.

      Zeller and Shabazz are both projected to go in the 5-12 range,which is kinda interesting. Esp with it being widely believed Portland will trade their #10 and Cap space for a starting defensive C.(They've also interviewed Shabazz.)

      Zeller's likelier to go higher,but he could be the cheap back-up C Morey would want.

      Prob means nothing,but 1/6 of Houston's interviews are for players the team would never draft at # 34.


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      #43 Mason Khamvilay

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      Posted 17 May 2013 - 11:11 AM

      Morey tries to trade up in the draft every year and fails so I wouldn't get my hopes up. 

       

      According to the www.nbadraft.net mock draft we will draft Allen Crabbe at #34 which would be awesome he he actually falls that low. He looks like a player of the same mold as Klay Thompson.


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      #44 Sir Thursday

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      Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:08 PM

      FWIW,

      Teams are allowed to interview 18 players.

      It's been said that the Rockets have interviewed Cody Zeller,Shabazz Muhammad and Seth Curry.

      Curry is a 6'2" pure shooter w/limited athleticism and little PG skills.

      Zeller and Shabazz are both projected to go in the 5-12 range,which is kinda interesting. Esp with it being widely believed Portland will trade their #10 and Cap space for a starting defensive C.(They've also interviewed Shabazz.)

      Zeller's likelier to go higher,but he could be the cheap back-up C Morey would want.

      Prob means nothing,but 1/6 of Houston's interviews are for players the team would never draft at # 34.

       

      We know that Morey likes to go the Best Player Available route when drafting (hence all of the PFs), but given that the team now has that star to build around it's possible that he might change his approach and address a position of need. Top of the list in terms of need are [a] backup centre and [b] three point shooting wing, and that sounds like exactly who the Rockets are interviewing.

       

      As far as trading up goes, the #34 pick is quite an attractive trade chip to teams in a draft like this. If teams feel they're not going to be able to get a player at their draft slot that's worth the salary they would be forced to pay, they may well decide to trade down and if they do they would want an early 2nd round pick in preference to a late first.

       

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        Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:10 PM

        I don't believe Curry will get drafted, especially since he's had post season surgery to repair a chronic issue with his leg that he and the Duke staff successfully managed the entire year.  But he will be an interesting player to watch over the next few years; I'm not sure he would quite get the attention if he wasn't a Duke basketball player who also happens to be Steph Curry's brother and Dell Curry's son, but there's no denying that he's one of the best perimeter shooters in college basketball and may be the best available in the Draft.

         

        He spent some time at point guard last season at Duke, but he struggled alongside Austin Rivers.  They slid him over to SG this year and he was outstanding.  Offensively, he overcomes his lack of quickness and burst by using subtle hesitation and up-fake moves, and he gets a good amount of his points around the rim and at the foul line.  Defensively, he wasn't great but not a complete liability either; he will need help though at the next level.

         

        I think Curry signs as an UDFA and plays on an NBDL team where he sharpens his PG skills; he may decide to go for more money overseas, which may not be such a bad thing for him to do.


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        #46 Steven

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          Posted 17 May 2013 - 03:39 PM

          FWIW,
          Teams are allowed to interview 18 players.
          It's been said that the Rockets have interviewed Cody Zeller,Shabazz Muhammad and Seth Curry.
          Curry is a 6'2" pure shooter w/limited athleticism and little PG skills.
          Zeller and Shabazz are both projected to go in the 5-12 range,which is kinda interesting. Esp with it being widely believed Portland will trade their #10 and Cap space for a starting defensive C.(They've also interviewed Shabazz.)
          Zeller's likelier to go higher,but he could be the cheap back-up C Morey would want.
          Prob means nothing,but 1/6 of Houston's interviews are for players the team would never draft at # 34.


          Shabazz is shorter then people thought and a year older as well. He might fall a little further then people think. He is a wing player who can score. A nice compliment to come off the bench for these Rockets.
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          #47 Mason Khamvilay

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          Posted 17 May 2013 - 03:42 PM

          Wait a minute, I finally just put the pieces together:

           

          • Portland is looking to trade their 10th pick for a center
          • If we get Dwight, Asik becomes expendable
          • Morey is scouting guys he can draft at 10th

           

          Whoa! I shouldn't get too excited because the chances of us landing Dwight are still low, but I like how Morey is preparing for the possibility! 


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            Posted 17 May 2013 - 05:42 PM

            Ok Ill need a consensus top 10 picks that might be available to us at 34.  I need to know who to cheer for.


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            Posted 17 May 2013 - 05:56 PM

            @2016--ok, if that were to happen and we trade for the 10th pick....who do we take?


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            Posted 17 May 2013 - 06:04 PM

            Wait a minute, I finally just put the pieces together:

             

            • Portland is looking to trade their 10th pick for a center
            • If we get Dwight, Asik becomes expendable
            • Morey is scouting guys he can draft at 10th

             

            Whoa! I shouldn't get too excited because the chances of us landing Dwight are still low, but I like how Morey is preparing for the possibility! 

            this is not going to happen......the draft happens b4 FA. the rockets are not going to trade asik b4 they even know if they are going to get howard or not. hate to burst your bubble, but chances of happening 0%


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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 17 May 2013 - 06:22 PM

            Good point RBF.
             
            In other news:
             

            Peyton Siva testing out very well in S&A. Just ran a 3.21, 7th overall. #NBACombine http://instagram.com/p/ZbDJI-CsFX/ 


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            Posted 17 May 2013 - 06:24 PM

            @2016--ok, if that were to happen and we trade for the 10th pick....who do we take?

            I think Rudy Gobert would be a good pick at 10th.

            Wingspan: 7'9 (that's not a typo, his standing reach is 9'7)

             

            And obviously Shabazz Muhammad would be a good pick too because he scores alot without the ball and has enough size and strength to play some 3.  

            Shabazz Muhammad
            Height without shoes: 6'4.5
            Height with shoes: 6'5.75
            Weight: 222.5
            Wingspan: 6'11.25
            Standing Reach: 8'8
            29.5" standing vert. 37" max vert. via Chad Ford

             

            What do you think?


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            Posted 17 May 2013 - 06:37 PM

            2016

            I do agree that the rockets may be eyeing someone in the draft and may be looking at ways to move up to acquire them. however they are more than likely to trade one of our PF's to do it with t-rob being the most likely trade chip. this draft is low on high end talent, but does have quite a few prospects who could become good role players. that may be what the rockets are looking for. if they view both t-jones and d-mo as having higher ceilings than t-rob they may move him based on the fact that t-rob makes almost as much as d-mo and t-jones together on his contract. 


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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 17 May 2013 - 06:44 PM

            Yeah, easier said than done imo. Like I said, Morey tries to move up in the draft every year. Last year I heard he threw all 3 first round picks + more so he could move up for Andre Drummond and no one bit. 


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              Posted 17 May 2013 - 06:54 PM

              Kentavious Caldwell Pope wouldn't be bad at 10, hypothetically.
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              Posted 17 May 2013 - 07:11 PM

              1. Top 5 Max Verts (Final): 1- S. Larkin (44"); T2- V. Oladipo (42); T2- B. McLemore (42); 4- P. Siva (41.5); 5- M. Carter-Williams (41)

                 
              2. Top 5 Standing Verts (Final): 1- C. Zeller (35.5"); 2- S. Larkin (34.5); 3- A. Thomas (34.5); 4- K. Kadji (34); 5- T. Mitchell (33.5)


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              Posted 17 May 2013 - 07:13 PM

              Yeah, easier said than done imo. Like I said, Morey tries to move up in the draft every year. Last year I heard he threw all 3 first round picks + more so he could move up for Andre Drummond and no one bit. 

              the difference this year is the amount of high end talent on the top end of the draft. after the first 7 players the pool falls a level. the player you take at 8th could very well be the players you could get at 17. this is probably going to be a high trade year for draft picks


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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 17 May 2013 - 07:20 PM

              Every year the draft ends up being deeper than people think. 

               

              On another note:

               

              6'8" SF C.J. Leslie ran the fastest agility (10.19s) & 2nd-best sprint (3.10s) of all #NBACombine participants pic.twitter.com/Ce7Bp5gwGF

               

              That's Russell Westbrook agility and speed! He's a monster in transition, and has alot of defensive and post-up potential.

               

              Projected #33 in draft express mock draft. 


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                Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:30 PM

                @2016--ok, if that were to happen and we trade for the 10th pick....who do we take?


                Dario Saric. Can stay another year overseas.
                Cody Zeller. Can run the floor and can shot.
                Kelly Olynyk. Can shot. As backup to Howard would provide scoring and spacing to second unit.
                Steven Adams. Still learning American style. Big bruiser who will rebound.

                There are a few good choices.
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                Posted 17 May 2013 - 09:03 PM

                Apparently there's a guy named Marko Ramljak  who outplayed Saric recently, no one even knows about him but he told reporters that Houston is interested in him.


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