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@  thenit : (03 December 2015 - 05:38 AM) Not a complete game, but the effort was there, and voila we are at least competitive even when we arent playing well
@  cointurtlemoose : (03 December 2015 - 04:44 AM) Corey Brewer went from being absolutely horrible (whole season) to being the Corey Brewer that we all remember and love (tonight)!
@  thenit : (03 December 2015 - 03:02 AM) yep and lawson is having his bst game so far in the season
@  slick shoes : (03 December 2015 - 02:53 AM) it's crazy what happens when the rockets play defense.
@  thenit : (03 December 2015 - 01:46 AM) Not looking good after the 1st Q tonight either.
@  thenit : (01 December 2015 - 04:56 AM) It doesnt help when Bev looks like he lost a step since the surgery and now we have 2 wing defenders who can't defend. So Bev has become Lin with worse offensive skills and shooting
@  thenit : (01 December 2015 - 04:55 AM) Thought last year he finally got it by at least exerting effort and by seeing the results he will be even more willing to play a two way game. Sadly I was completely wrong, he is worse than his first year here
@  thenit : (01 December 2015 - 04:53 AM) Harden is the new Carmelo, high volume usage, scorer, with no D and effort. Will never win a championship with him
@  thenit : (01 December 2015 - 04:52 AM) Its the curse of the Kardashian clan, seriously though Harden can score 80 and it still be close because he doesn't defend. Too many times he just stands there. Not even trying, fame has gone to his head.
@  Jatman20 : (01 December 2015 - 04:08 AM) Opps....on us
@  Jatman20 : (01 December 2015 - 04:07 AM) Rockets have gone Wizard of Oz no us !! No Heart (Harden still looks heartbroken over Chloe), No courage and No Brains (Bickerstaff is less of a coach than McHale at this stage in their careers).
@  majik19 : (01 December 2015 - 03:29 AM) We should've fired Bickerstaff, not McHale. Our defense is killing us.
@  Jatman20 : (01 December 2015 - 02:54 AM) Time to go scorched earth on the Rockets roster!!
@  Cooper : (01 December 2015 - 02:28 AM) on the semi plus side Lawson doesn't look like the absolute worst player in the league.
@  Willk : (01 December 2015 - 01:29 AM) this team needs to be booed from the start of the game to the end of the game during their next home game. This effort is pathetic
@  cointurtlemoose : (30 November 2015 - 03:32 AM) A mix of really bad and really good tonight, but it was a gutsy comeback!
@  slick shoes : (30 November 2015 - 01:38 AM) that was more of a rhetorical question, but good to see you're on your game ;)
@  jorgeaam : (29 November 2015 - 08:12 PM) 7/12 shooting from the field, 8/9 from the line
@  jorgeaam : (29 November 2015 - 08:12 PM) 6, he also had 5 assists and 7 rebounds
@  slick shoes : (29 November 2015 - 05:46 PM) how many treys did Covington bury?

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#21 blakecouey

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    Posted 17 June 2012 - 03:29 AM

    My concern would be that we get rid of too many players, draft more rookies and let them ride the pine again. It would be great to grab a bunch of draft talent, but with the way the Rockets use their Rookies, I would first, hate to be a rookies drafted by them and second, know that the Rockets would only send their rookie picks put on the D League squad to play other washed up scrubs and not given the chance to get better, improve and show potential against the games elite in the NBA. What Parsons did was rare and I can't see that happening again. We need to take chances with playing rookies in the NBA like other NBA teams or stay mediocre forever and continue to piss off players who could have been great, but never get a chance in the pros. Just look how Hill responded when given the chance in LA! He showed more potential in those few games than years in Houston because LA empowers players to excel while the Rockets seem to want to limit and hide players talent. Basketball isn't like Baseball, therefore we should quit shipping our players off to the "Minor Leagues" and start giving them a chance. The air surrounding the Rockets is beginning to stink as there is something wrong with management, coaching or players who perform poorly only to be traded away from Houston and shine when given the opportunity to play at the NBA level.

    Lol.
    So, are you concerned with winning or losing too many players? I honestly don't care if we have anybody return from last year if it meant we made a deep run in the playoffs. Certainly this wont happen, but why do you care if we lose "too many players" if it gives us the result we all want- Im not saying Howard alone could do this, but regardless of the players we give up he would improve our team. A big reason why our rookies often hit the D-League prior to coming to the Rockets and getting PT is because we consistently draft in the middle where we get skilled players that need polishing, which is what the D-League is perfect for. Morris definitely deserved more PT this year, but this year was special with no true offseason and a new coach installed. About the Jordan Hill comment, he was given an opporunitity STARTING with the Rockets, and did NOTHING special(nor did he do anything great as a reserve), he was a product of the system in LA. The D-League is a great institution considering the one and done bs from college where players are often not ready for the NBA.
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    #22 JarredAllen

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    Posted 17 June 2012 - 04:46 AM

    Players are not like pieces of furniture. You can't just move them around as your please. My point, as it sees you missed it entirely, was that there is a reason why all of are players have bad vibes about playing here because of how they are treated or should I say mistreated by their owners and coaches. Now I can see it is also by the fans as well who lack the loyalty to its players. This is why we are known as one of the biggest band-wagon fan crowds in the country.
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    #23 blakecouey

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      Posted 17 June 2012 - 02:10 PM

      Players are exactly like furniture, and they realize this regardless of where they are unless they are one of the elite in the league(we have none of these players on our roster at this time). The fact of the matter is everyone is trade-able, if it improves our team or if they act out in such a way that we are better off without them. Now just because we don't have any players that I would consider irreplaceable doesn't mean I want certain ones to leave, but it if means we get a better player(s) in return then I'm all for it. How do you figure our players are mistreated by their owner and coaches? because of a failed trade preseason? an unaccepted trade at the deadline? being sent down tot he D-League because you aren't ready for the big leagues? Sorry but that's life in the world of an athlete. Don't mistake my desire to have a winning team for lack of loyalty to the organization, including all of the players. As long as the players are Rockets I will continue to support them, and as long as the other players aren't Rockets I will continue to boo them. As far as Houston fans being considered band wagon fans, can you blame most of them? We have teams that suck for many many years, then they get good for a few years, then they suck for many more years..It's unlike the other large markets where their teams are continually above average giving their fans no reason to stop paying attention. Also you've come to the wrong place to insult the fans, just about everyone here is a die-hard Rocket fan and has been for decades.
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      #24 JarredAllen

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      Posted 17 June 2012 - 09:39 PM

      Hey Blakecouey,

      It was never my intention to be disrespectful to you or to anyone on this board. You definitely make a valid point as to how players can be dealt throughout the league and that they acknowledge this as part of their job. I have noticed (maybe due to my love for the rockets) that many of our character players like Lowry have turned from role models only to complain about issues with the team. Maybe Lowry's character wasn't as good as many believed or maybe there is a sense Ill-Will between individuals within the Rockets organization. I would agree that we have not had a consistent team like many other major cities and I believe it can be blamed on the teams poor player management. Many teams like the Mavs or the Spurs and even the Lakers have done very well with low round picks and of course help from free agency and trades, but what makes these teams so much more appealing a place to be over Houston? Have the rockets created an environment that pushes players away due to player treatment? If we went back over the past ten years and reviewed how many players have played on the rockets compared to other more consistent playoff teams, would we find any statistical differences? I believe it would be interesting to view player treatment and length of stay on a team between more successful teams and less successful teams.
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