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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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#1 Jason

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    Posted 11 March 2013 - 05:43 PM

    Not sure if he would necessarily make us contenders, but we would sure be fun to watch with him. Imagine this lineup (at times on the court):

    PF: J Smooth
    SF: Chandler bang
    C: T-Rob
    SG: The beard
    PG: Linsanity

    Wow
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    Posted 11 March 2013 - 06:29 PM

    Indeed.  I think I am more intrigued by this one:

     

    Asik  (7')

    D-Mo  (7')

    J.Smith  (6'9")

    Parsons  (6'9")

    Harden/Lin (6'5" or 6'4")

     

    That is so much height!  Given that all of them aside from Asik are quick as well I don't think an opponent could counter with a small-ball line-up...they would have to go big which would play into our hands...with that speed and 4 guys that can knock down threes we'd be successful on offense.  On defense, (presuming D-Mo gets it together) teams would be forced to try and shoot over the top and we would have three strong rebounders on the floor.  If this off-season Parsons could add a little post game that would give us 3 bigs we could put in the post...somebody is going to get a mismatch and be able to exploit it.  I know it isn't our style...but who says you can only have one style?

     

    The bench would give us plenty of flexibility behind them...I think we are going to find our cupboard is too full to give everyone the minutes they deserve by mid-season next year.  (not to get too far ahead of ourselves....)


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      Posted 11 March 2013 - 06:32 PM

      J Smooth would give us a ton of flexibility and multiple lineup options depending on game situations and matchups. I wish he could actually hit free throws, but besides that he is an excellent all around player and a great defensive player which I think we can all agree is needed in this team.
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      Posted 11 March 2013 - 06:37 PM

      I would definately put Asik in the starting line up over T-Rob, and JSmooth at PF where he has been most effective.

       

      In theory JSmooth should fit in perfectly with our team, he hits 3's in the right wing at a 38% clip. If we have him only take shots at the basket and the right wing he could be alot more efficient offensively, and obviously we welcome his defense with wide open arms so no problem there. With JSmooth we could become strong contenders, but I really hope he's willing to accept 4yrs/48m because the max is simply too much for a borderline all-star.


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        Posted 11 March 2013 - 06:45 PM

        Veteran's minimum, not a dime more.
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        Posted 11 March 2013 - 06:48 PM

        I'd be willing to go 4 year $60M for Smith.  That still leaves enough to sign another quality mid-level player if we wanted.  The Mavs were able to sign OJ Mayo for roughly $4-5M per year.....what a steal!


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        Posted 11 March 2013 - 06:49 PM

        Veteran's minimum, not a dime more.

         

        Well, we don't want to insult him.... ^_^


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          Posted 11 March 2013 - 06:57 PM

          I would definately put Asik in the starting line up over T-Rob, and JSmooth at PF where he has been most effective.

          In theory JSmooth should fit in perfectly with our team, he hits 3's in the right wing at a 38% clip. If we have him only take shots at the basket and the right wing he could be alot more efficient offensively, and obviously we welcome his defense with wide open arms so no problem there. With JSmooth we could become strong contenders, but I really hope he's willing to accept 4yrs/48m because the max is simply too much for a borderline all-star.


          Yeah, I didn't mean to start T-Rob. Of course Asik would start. What I was alluding to was the unbelievable athleticism with those guys all on the court at once.
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            Posted 11 March 2013 - 07:43 PM

            Jason, check your message center.
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              Posted 11 March 2013 - 08:19 PM

              Offseason priorities:

              1. Josh Smith
              2. Josh Smith
              3. Josh Smith
              4. A couple veteran role players
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              Posted 11 March 2013 - 08:22 PM

              I would definately put Asik in the starting line up over T-Rob, and JSmooth at PF where he has been most effective.

               

              In theory JSmooth should fit in perfectly with our team, he hits 3's in the right wing at a 38% clip. If we have him only take shots at the basket and the right wing he could be alot more efficient offensively, and obviously we welcome his defense with wide open arms so no problem there. With JSmooth we could become strong contenders, but I really hope he's willing to accept 4yrs/48m because the max is simply too much for a borderline all-star.

               

              kekeke I see you have come around. WELCOME to the dark side.


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              Posted 11 March 2013 - 08:24 PM

              Lately I have been on a JSmoove high as well, for all the above stated reasons (and in the other thread). mm yes, could the Rockets be even more fun to watch? Yes, yes indeed. Would he make us an obvious contender? That I am less sure about, and I don't think I'd give him the max at 4 yrs...I'd rather rent for a yr to see, or hope he takes less. Imagine spending our $20M getting JSmoove and Redick. hmm...we'd actually still have enough assets to swing trades too. Absurd.


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              #13 Jason

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                Posted 11 March 2013 - 08:39 PM

                Lately I have been on a JSmoove high as well, for all the above stated reasons (and in the other thread). mm yes, could the Rockets be even more fun to watch? Yes, yes indeed. Would he make us an obvious contender? That I am less sure about, and I don't think I'd give him the max at 4 yrs...I'd rather rent for a yr to see, or hope he takes less. Imagine spending our $20M getting JSmoove and Redick. hmm...we'd actually still have enough assets to swing trades too. Absurd.


                This is amazing, I think we actually agree on something!
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                Posted 11 March 2013 - 08:42 PM

                kekeke I see you have come around. WELCOME to the dark side.

                funny :lol:

                 

                phaketrash:

                I....... like you find myself changing views as more information and feedback come in from different posters at times. however j-smith is not on that list. while I would not be angry if we got him I still believe we can do better


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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 11 March 2013 - 08:47 PM

                  funny :lol:

                  phaketrash:
                  I....... like you find myself changing views as more information and feedback come in from different posters at times. however j-smith is not on that list. while I would not be angry if we got him I still believe we can do better



                  If by do better you mean Howard or Bynum, I disagree. We already have maybe the best defensive and rebounding center in the league (yes, I know that's a bold statement but what can I say, I'm a Rockets fan and believe in my players). He's definitely top 3 in both categories. So to take him off the court doesn't make sense to me. Give me J Smooth and let's run!
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                    Posted 11 March 2013 - 08:52 PM


                    If by do better you mean Howard or Bynum, I disagree. We already have maybe the best defensive and rebounding center in the league (yes, I know that's a bold statement but what can I say, I'm a Rockets fan and believe in my players). He's definitely top 3 in both categories. So to take him off the court doesn't make sense to me. Give me J Smooth and let's run!


                    Howard is a better rebounder and defender and can catch a lob. If they could get Howard there's no way they sign smith over him.
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                      Posted 11 March 2013 - 08:55 PM

                      If by do better you mean Howard or Bynum, I disagree. We already have maybe the best defensive and rebounding center in the league (yes, I know that's a bold statement but what can I say, I'm a Rockets fan and believe in my players). He's definitely top 3 in both categories. So to take him off the court doesn't make sense to me. Give me J Smooth and let's run!

                       

                      There is a difference between believing in your players/coaches and being absurd.  Howard is better at both defense and rebounding.  I love Asik but he isn't best in the league(top tier, absolutely), and that is fact.

                       

                       

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                        Posted 11 March 2013 - 09:00 PM

                        I don't want to check my message center. I prefer to post here only
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                          Posted 11 March 2013 - 09:01 PM

                          And I don't think I am being absurd. In fact, Asik averages more rebounds per 48 minutes this year than Howard. Check the numbers.
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                          Posted 11 March 2013 - 09:08 PM

                          If by do better you mean Howard or Bynum, I disagree. We already have maybe the best defensive and rebounding center in the league (yes, I know that's a bold statement but what can I say, I'm a Rockets fan and believe in my players). He's definitely top 3 in both categories. So to take him off the court doesn't make sense to me. Give me J Smooth and let's run!

                           

                          I like Asik a lot, but Howard when healthy is better I'd say. Lately, Howard has been playing VERY well and seems to be getting back up to snuff! If he keeps this up, I think those that dislike D12 will have to admit that he's "healing" nicely.

                           

                          I agree w/ RBF here in that I don't know if getting JSmoove even on a $48M/4 yr deal would make me really happy, but I would be intrigued. It'd certainly capture both my curiosity and my attention. But getting Howard instead...man, I'd take that over JSmoove. Howard, if he continues his trajectory back into old Howard, will make us contenders for sure. Immediately. Getting Howard doesn't mean Asik just disappears. BECAUSE Asik is a top tier defender at his position, on a very good contract, he becomes a very good trade asset...should we choose to move him. That's great for us. If we don't move him, maybe he and Howard and co-exist on the offense. I'm sure on the defensive end they could rather easily, and it'd solve our problem of: #1 half court defense when Asik is up, but #29 when Asik sits. Instead, we'd have like #1 halfcourt defense...all the time. Howard can run the fast break better than Asik and is even running PnR's again! (which he does much better than Asik as well). daaaang.


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