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@  slick shoes : (29 August 2016 - 11:42 AM) At some point they've got to start trading SOME of these picks for veteran players...
@  thejohnnygold : (26 August 2016 - 10:03 PM) Call me crazy, but I'd rather have Kendall Marshall than 2 2nd rounders.
@  slick shoes : (26 August 2016 - 08:30 PM) the 76's trade for another center? im assuming they were really after the two 2nd rounders...
@  thejohnnygold : (07 August 2016 - 07:16 PM) Nope, but there is some raw talent to work with there. He is years away...
@  majik19 : (06 August 2016 - 11:53 PM) well it doesn't look like Zhou Qi is NBA-ready
@  thejohnnygold : (25 July 2016 - 04:26 PM) I think I am going to like Bobby Brown...that is within the confines of our current strategy which is score, score, SCORE!
@  slick shoes : (22 July 2016 - 08:02 PM) The "super team" Knicks? lol
@  thejohnnygold : (22 July 2016 - 06:05 PM) On Josh Smith...my guess is the Knicks eventually sign him.
@  slick shoes : (21 July 2016 - 04:29 PM) The Jet has been released. Josh Smith will likely play for another team next season. Maybe he teams up with Dwight in ATL?
@  slick shoes : (21 July 2016 - 12:17 PM) Harden is now sending hitmen after Rockets legends' sons for badmouthing him on social media *facepalm*
@  slick shoes : (18 July 2016 - 02:22 PM) If you haven't seen the 30 for 30 "The Guru of Go", I recommend it before the upcoming season.
@  Shy Silver : (14 July 2016 - 07:20 PM) Yea I know, but there were reports both sides were willing to have a reunion before Chicago signed him. So at the time, Canaan was an option, and a better one than Pablo at that. We should've capitalized on that one, especially with how well he fits the system for obvious reasons + age on his side.
@  thejohnnygold : (14 July 2016 - 03:43 PM) Canaan signed with Chicago already
@  Shy Silver : (14 July 2016 - 03:24 PM) Don't love the Prigioni move. Thought for sure we had better options like bringing Canaan back or getting someone like Shane Larkin
@  DenverRocket : (14 July 2016 - 04:36 AM) Apparently signed Prigioni to a one-year contract (veteran minimum) with a team option for a second season.
@  slick shoes : (13 July 2016 - 08:38 PM) Chris Finch is out as an assistant. Bummer.
@  slick shoes : (11 July 2016 - 03:32 PM) Shame to lose Glove Jr. before the close of Summer League. Would have liked to see him get some court time.
@  Mario Peña : (09 July 2016 - 11:21 PM) I'm going to tentatively say I'm glad this is happening. I believe James is a top 5 player with all the tools to have a great year but this team needs an all star/glue guy/leader type and then maybe the magic can happen.
@  thejohnnygold : (09 July 2016 - 09:53 PM) If he plays defense I'll be fine
@  DenverRocket : (09 July 2016 - 07:51 PM) Bad news for the anti-Harden brigade, he's just signed a 4yr extension ($118m)

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Los Angeles Clippers 122, Houston Rockets 106: Here we go again


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#1 Red94

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    Posted 17 March 2016 - 04:34 AM

    New post: Los Angeles Clippers 122, Houston Rockets 106: Here we go again
    By: Forrest Walker

    This is a recap of a Rockets game but does it really matter? It's the same old game over again so let's find a link to another game that was close enough. Here, this should do. It was a bad game, they gave up piles of open shots to a more talented, better coached, and more coordinated team. That doesn't even count Blake Griffin, who remains out. The Rockets showed us they can pound a D-League team when the Memphis Grizzlies' mash unit came into town, but tonight showed us that they're not an NBA team. Let's move on from this game, then.

     

    Let's talk about how miserable this all is.

     

    There's basically nothing to like about this team. People hated them with a passion last season, more than any of us expected. It was a slow burn that only accelerated when Houston took the division and actually succeeded int he playoffs. It can be fun to be the bad guys when the bad guys are so good. Then the playoffs came, and the cracks turned into fissures. The Rockets survived the Clippers somehow, but it was luck as much as anything. We were too high on a conference finals appearance to notice, but the engine was shot.

     

    Somehow, the critics were right. They were right about everything. If you had predicted that the Blazers and Mavs would be neck and neck with the Rockets, you would have been laughed out of town this offseason, and rightly so. There's no way the Rockets could be this bad, nor the Mavs and Blazers so good. Yet, here we are, in a season seemingly designed to appease everyone who drank deep of Houston schadenfreude in the conference finals last season.

     

    Over and over, the Rockets come out of the gates disinterested and a step slow. Eventually they pick it up, but they still can't catch up to the step age has taken from Dwight Howard, the chemistry and defensive fallout still wafting down around their heads. It's beyond predictable. Everyone says they don't know what to expect from this team, but we all know exactly what to expect from this team. They will fall short of expectations and then they will remind everyone of why the expectations were so high right before failing to meet them. It's an amazing formula, but it's not a formula for winning.

     

    Instead, the Rockets have managed to discover the recipe for frustration and are bottling it up as fast as they can. Every game is a fresh descent into the same horrible well, and it never becomes less miserable. Every time they turn a corner, they will absolutely turn right back. If anyone gives them any credit, even for a second, they jump into their pajamas and take the next week off. It's an absolute nightmare to watch on a regular basis, and makes one wonder what the Rockets haters knew that we didn't. It makes one wonder why they got to be right.

     

    And as horrible as it's been to watch them clank open shots and miss rotations, there's no way it's any better on the inside. I wonder if Michael Beasley isn't too good for this team. He doesn't deserve to have to live in that locker room, does he? A merciful general manager would waive all the players except James Harden, and then send Harden to drive tanks in Siberia for a decade. These players all deserve better. Let them be free to find it.

     

    I'm glad the season is almost over. There's no fun in these games, and nothing new to be learned. History keeps repeating itself, and the Rockets are exactly who we hoped they weren't in week two. The only thing that's changed is how tired I am of it. Good night.


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    #2 thenit

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      Posted 17 March 2016 - 07:46 AM

      I know the team is a mess, but isn't it time to put some of it on JB ? His coaching is questionable to say at least and rotation awful. He keeps tinkering with the lineup but doesn't even give some players a real go at it. 

      An example is Dmo, since announcing him as a starter he doesn't even get a good run of 6-7 min at the start of the game. Tonight he got 3 minutes and he pulled him. All 5 starters sucked and he points out the guy who is rusty.

      Same thing has been happening on sevearl occasions. 

       

      7 games as a starter these are his minutes : 8, 21, ,5 10 , 7 , 20 , 14 

      He isn't even getting a fair shot to get into rhythm.

       

      Whats the point of announcing him as a starter if he isn't going to get a fair shot ? As a franchise we can't really evaluate his health and progression. Is it all a ploy to get him resigned on the cheap ? I can hardly believe thats a good tactic, Dmo probably wouldn't want to come back. 

       

      There is still no accountability in this team, we are running around like headless chickens and there is no indication of a developing system on both ends. We better get a new coach next season and get rid of some of the dead weight.

       

      Bev has improved his shooting but he is not even an average defender anymore, same could be said about ariza. Not sure if its ability or just attitude, but in Bevs case he hasn't defended well since his injury so he is not the optimal partner for Harden anymore. 

       

      Can't wait for the misery to end.


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