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@  majik19 : (13 October 2015 - 09:09 PM) Apparently we claimed Arsalan Kazemi off waivers from the Hawks today... yet another undersized (6'7") power forward for Morey's cupboard.
@  Mario Peña : (10 October 2015 - 01:12 PM) If your part if the Red94 Fantasy Basketball League check the thread to vote for the date and time for the draft event. Thanks y'all!
@  jorgeaam : (07 October 2015 - 08:47 PM) Guys we need 1 more owner for the Red94 fantasy league, if interested please comment on the post in the fantasy basketball thread
@  slick shoes : (07 October 2015 - 06:50 PM) Kobe ranked one spot higher than Ariza? Is this based on legacy or...??
@  slick shoes : (07 October 2015 - 04:13 PM) It was hard to keep up with both the Astros and Rockets at the same time. Should be interesting on Thursday with the Texans and Astros on simultaneously.
@  Mario Peña : (07 October 2015 - 04:09 PM) It was fun to have the Rockets on last night! Right now I'm watching the Celtics versus Milan and Alessandro Gentile is impressive.
@  jorgeaam : (06 October 2015 - 07:47 PM) Well, thinking twice about it, I'd rather have him score less and have the team as a whole do better. Lawson should take a lot of his load off
@  jorgeaam : (06 October 2015 - 07:47 PM) Loving that, hope he hits 30 PPG this year
@  thejohnnygold : (06 October 2015 - 06:15 PM) Someone is feeling confident :) : LINK
@  jorgeaam : (06 October 2015 - 05:54 PM) 10 Teams done, will need 2 more
@  Mario Peña : (06 October 2015 - 02:35 PM) Alright guys, if anyone is interested in joining the Red94 fantasy basketball league we could use one more player to get us to 10 teams (or three to get us to 12 teams). Just check the thread in the Fantasy Basketball forum. Thanks!
@  thejohnnygold : (05 October 2015 - 06:23 PM) I use leaguepass here in Austin with no problems...
@  skip 2 my lou : (05 October 2015 - 03:14 PM) Hey fellas, I'm a rocket fan but I live in the heart of Dallas. Does anybody know if I buy NBA Leaguepass if it's too close to be subject to blackouts?
@  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.
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@  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

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#21 Knickabokkaz

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    Posted 11 December 2013 - 04:34 AM

    ROFL.They talk about Rockets earlier than that! Start at 8! Get to Lin at 14 :lol:


    Yeah I know but the subject was about Lin right?
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    #22 SadLakerFan

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      Posted 11 December 2013 - 02:50 PM

      The team around him helps, of course. Kyrie would do better in this system, but he would NOT be an upgrade over Lin. 

       

      Huh?   Might be time to head back to the Lakers forums. . . . . . 


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      #23 timetodienow1234567

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      Posted 11 December 2013 - 03:01 PM

      Lol. I am basing it on the fact that having both Harden and Kyrie will hurt us defensively more than help us offensively.
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      Why so Serious? :D


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        Posted 11 December 2013 - 04:38 PM

        Laker, -_-

        Edited by Buckko, 11 December 2013 - 04:38 PM.

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        #25 TeamBall

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          Posted 11 December 2013 - 05:25 PM

          I like Lin, and shooting over 60% at the rim is impressive for a guy who can't elevate in traffic and doesn't have a reliable floater.  But stats like that don't take into account that he has the perfect team for what he does.  On many of Lin's drives, Harden and Parsons forced the defense to spread out and Howard occupied the post defender giving Lin easy looks at the rim.  I'm sure Kyrie could shoot over 60% at the rim if he had that kind of help.  

          Lin had similar stats while playing with NYK...just saying


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          #26 NorEastern

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            Posted 11 December 2013 - 06:32 PM

            Given the Rockets current pace the starting lineup of Bev, Harden, Parsons, Jones and Howard average only 1.65 shots per minute plus going to the line for 0.7 free throws per minute. Irving takes a phenomenal 0.54 shots per minute while Harden only takes 0.42 shots per minute. Having one ball dominant player on the team works, especially with Bev in the starting lineup, who requires fewer shots than Lin. Adding a huge volume shooter like Irving would mean that the offense would have to take 0.2 shots per minute away from the other starters. Thus the Rockets offense would be incredibly shot starved, and NBA players are not generally happy when they don't get enough offensive opportunities. That is why I just have to laugh when people advocate obtaining high volume shooters like Melo, Love and Irving. There is only one ball to go around.

             

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            #27 RudyT1995

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              Posted 11 December 2013 - 07:25 PM

              Lin had similar stats while playing with NYK...just saying

              Yeah, where he also played with a bevy of shooters and a great P&R center.  


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              #28 Cooper

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                Posted 11 December 2013 - 08:15 PM

                Despite the hype I'm not a big believer in Irving, he's a nice player and has great scoring talent but you can't be considered a star if your team can't even win 30% of its games.
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                  Posted 12 December 2013 - 01:11 AM

                  Despite the hype I'm not a big believer in Irving, he's a nice player and has great scoring talent but you can't be considered a star if your team can't even win 30% of its games.


                  I second this. Irving is a nice player and entertaining, but he can't defend. He is a volume shooter and he has never been in the playoffs since he got into the league despite some decent talent this year the team haven't improved at all. He doesn't make his team better. There is a reason a lot of people would pick wall over Kyrie. Too lazy to check this but I doubt the team has been over 500 in January. He is fun as hell to watch and a very good scorer.
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                  #30 Buckko

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                    Posted 12 December 2013 - 06:49 AM

                    I love NorEastern and his logic.


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                    #31 Kiss_of_Death_Clutch_City

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                    Posted 12 December 2013 - 11:36 AM

                    I have to agree with JG, this thread only promotes Lin over the Rockets. Look I like Lin just as much as most of you, but it's because of what he can and does do for the Rockets. Stats can tell whatever story you want them to tell and when they are compiled and used by someone (@JeremyLintel) who post videos solely to talk about Jeremy Lin there is obviously a slant. I mean he's also got a video calling for Kevin McHales job, and all I can say is: Why?  

                     

                    Jermy Lin is really good, but I would not venture to call him the best at anything. Merely really good at a lot of things. No shame in that.


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                    #32 Mason Khamvilay

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                    Posted 12 December 2013 - 11:58 AM

                    I love NorEastern and his logic.

                    NorEastern's logic does make sense. The Rockets have just under 80 shots to distribute between the players if we don't count free throws, and I like the way our shots are currently being distributed. If another player come into the picture, a high volume shooter who takes about 15-20 shots per game, that will probably mean less shots for Parsons, Dwight, Lin ect. The other option is for the high volume scorer to take less shots than he's accustomed to, which is pretty much what happened to Bosh when he went from Toronto to Miami.

                     

                    With Lebron and Wade getting so many touches Bosh's ppg average went from 24 to 16, that's a huge drop. How many players are willing to make the sacrifice Bosh made? Personally I would love to have Kevin Love come to Houston trade in super-stardom for the role of spot-up shooter on a championship team, but I really don't see that happening. 


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                    #33 thejohnnygold

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                    Posted 12 December 2013 - 05:27 PM

                    Yeah, Kevin Love as a role player spot up shooter here would be like having Ryan Anderson on steroids.  It would be a huge luxury for us and great insurance should one of Harden/Howard get injured as he could slide into that bigger role.  I have two problems with this.

                     

                    One, he is just too good for that role.  He is better than Bosh at his peak and Love is still improving.  If he came here I'd want to see Dwight become the role player.

                     

                    Two, as usual is the money.  I don't want to wind up like Miami.  A team of last-shot-at-a-championship veterans and talent gambles like Beasley and Oden fills me with sadness.  I like rooting for guys like Beverley, Jones, Smith, Lin, Parsons, Casspi, Motie, Garcia and Brooks more than Harden and Howard.  If we bring in a third star a part of me will harbor disdain for the team knowing that our future teams will be filled with basketball mercenaries and rejects. 

                     

                    Seriously, who wants to root for a team like Brooklyn?  Unless you are one of the players' parents there is nothing to like there.

                     

                    Plus, to bring this back around to on topic, if we bring in Love we can kiss Jeremy Lin goodbye.  Isn't Jeremy essentially like a third wheel star?  He could put up high end numbers if his usg rate were to increase (as we have seen) with a slight drop in efficiency.  Here, he takes fewer shots and benefits from a boost in efg%.  Yeah, I read Richard Li's articles :D (very nice stuff BTW).


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                    #34 Buckko

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                      Posted 13 December 2013 - 12:35 AM

                      We got a big 12 and sizable 13, maybe 12 not counting brewer.


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