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@  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
@  Losthief : (03 September 2015 - 01:42 AM) one bullet left in the chamber is diff than fully loaded and ready to go. Still stupid...but not like he was prepared for a shooting spree.
@  jorgeaam : (02 September 2015 - 09:33 PM) http://www.tmz.com/2...t-get-arrested/

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#81 Buckko

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    Posted 12 August 2014 - 04:51 AM

    Turiaf is very stat friendly, high energy guy, however if he doesn't get traded to Cleveland with love, because the cavs could use center depth, then the wolves will most likely want to keep him, because they plan on competing while rebuilding instead of full on tank.


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    #82 redfaithful

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    Posted 12 August 2014 - 12:42 PM

    another BOLD prediction...................I been pondering this Papanikolaou signing at the remaining mid level exemption (4.8 mil). when we first tried to sign this guy we only offered 4 mil for two years and he turn this contract down. now we're paying more than twice that for one year with a team option of 4.6 mil the year after................why? the answer.........trade bait. Papanikolaou is a draft pick so we can trade him after 30 days and don't have to wait till December 15 like on FA signings. his salary plus the other nonguaranteed contracts we have can all be moved by September 15. excluding Beverly and Covington we have 5.7 mil in nonguaranteed contracts plus Papanikolaou's salary equal 10.5 mil. that's enough to trade to Phoenix if we choose to offer Beldsoe a Max contract after negotiating a trade with Phoenix. to obtain Bledsoe we can't use the trade exception acquired in the Lin trade because it can't be combined with other players for salary matching purposes unless we involve a third team. the longer Bledsoe's situation goes unsettled I'd say our chances of acquiring him increase IMO. MY PREDICTION........BLEDSOE WILL BE A HOUSTON ROCKET BEFORE THE START OF THE SEASON.

     

    Do you think Phoenix will value Papanikolau and the cap space enough to do something like this?


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    Posted 12 August 2014 - 12:45 PM

    @Lostheif

    I agree with Buckko........I like Turiaf, but getting him away from Minny is the Problem


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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 12 August 2014 - 12:48 PM

    Not sure it's that bold: the Lin trade exception (or part of it) will be used towards the trade deadline to get a good player from a team in need to dump salary. Any player with salary under $9.21M is eligible...


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    Posted 12 August 2014 - 12:49 PM

    @redfaithful

    YES I do think Phoenix is interested in a deal like this. they are more interested in the Pelicans pick if no top center or PF can be put on the table than any thing else. however since that's not available I would say should Phoenix decide to trade Bledsoe that makes us the front runners


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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 12 August 2014 - 12:51 PM

    @redfaithful

    where did you get the 9.21 mil figure from?


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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 12 August 2014 - 12:57 PM

    http://www.cbafaq.co...larycap.htm#Q85 : "In a non-simultaneous trade, a team can acquire only up to 100% plus $100,000 of the outgoing salary..."

     

    Lin's salary for this year is $8.374M.


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    #88 redfaithful

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    Posted 12 August 2014 - 12:58 PM

    You're right, it's $8.474M


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    Posted 12 August 2014 - 01:04 PM

    @redfaithful

    now you're cooking with Crisco :)


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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 13 August 2014 - 09:41 PM

    bold prediction:

     

    our defensive efficency will climb into the top 10.

     

    and after leading team USA in scoring at the world cup, harden comes in the top 3 for scoring in the nba.

     

    p.s. @myself about turiaf...didn't realize minny wasn't in firesale mode...i mean i don't see why they wouldn't be..but then again...it's minny.


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      Posted 13 August 2014 - 10:12 PM

      Yeah since flip hired himself as coach he likely doesn't want to be the worst team in the west even though it might be unavoidable.


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      Posted 14 August 2014 - 01:54 AM

      @Losthief

      I agree we will reach top ten defense this year and it possible for harden to reach top three in scoring. C'mon give me something a little more risky than that :lol:


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      Posted 15 April 2015 - 03:49 PM

      Thread resurrection! If you posted predictions in here at the start of the year, come back to gloat/look back in embarrassment at what you said way back in the day.

       

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        Posted 15 April 2015 - 04:32 PM

        Don't think I posted, but what I was wrong and right about:

         

        Wrong:

        - Terry would not be very good and wouldn't play that much

        - McHale would not get extended

        - We'd be around the 7th seed

        - Our bench would be super thin (lol)

        - Josh Smith would NOT be a good signing (more of a mid-season prediction)

         

        Right:

        - DMo would have a breakout year

        - Dwight would have a significant injury and time missed

        - The Ariza-Parsons swap would be an on-court net-positive (not to mention the salary situation being better)


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          Posted 15 April 2015 - 05:42 PM

          Didn't post as well, but I want to see the good ones and the bad ones as well:

           

          -Terry wouldn't see the floor as a Rocket (lol)

          -Troy Daniels as an important piece of our rotation

          -The front office would hire someone to replace sampson

           

          -The team would be better than what most pundits were predicting.

          -Defense would be improved compared to last year's (too obvious, it couldn't be worse than that)

          -KPap would see the floor early in the season despite being a rookie (when I saw his contract i suspected that we wouldn't pay almost 5M for a guy to be on the bench)


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            Posted 15 April 2015 - 10:36 PM

            Bench (3+ reserves on court) scores more points per 100 possessions then the starters.

            Terrence Jones averages 15/10/2.

            Canaan is named to the Rookie/Sophmore game.

            D-Mo goes for 12/8.

            Daniels leads the NBA in 3-point %.

            Morey makes no trade at the deadline.

            Glad I didn't go to Vegas.
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