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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.
@  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

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#21 Richards

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    Posted 01 April 2013 - 12:29 PM

    Player selection is in coach's hand and he will do what is best for the team. For is own success, future, and legacy as well.

    To me, Bev's sample size is too small and it is huge decision to start him at critical time. He brings a lot of defensive energy but Lin play a good defense too.

     

    I will only switch for either of two below.

    - If Lin plays so poorly than Bev

    - If Bev spot-up shooting is much better than Lin


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    #22 timetodienow1234567

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    Posted 01 April 2013 - 12:30 PM

    I think that the Lin Bev debate is closer than it should since Harden has the ball in his hands a lot. But I still like Lin better. Are you factoring in the fact that our bench is pretty good and Bev is playing against the other teams' bench? But even if they're as close as you think and 50/50, I still want Lin. The potential is there for him to be an all-star. That same potential isn't there for Beverley. You can't learn instinct. His ceiling is Derek Fisher and he's still lightyears away from that. Why would I give more time to Beverley when Lin has more potential. Why did Morey trade away Patterson?


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    Why so Serious? :D


    #23 Mason Khamvilay

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    Posted 01 April 2013 - 04:25 PM

    I think their potential is similar
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      Posted 01 April 2013 - 04:26 PM

      I think that Lin has higher ceiling. Most tend to forget that Lin played as a shooting guard in college.

      He started playing PG role in NBA. Before this season, he only started a few (I think less than 30) and only played garbage times prior.

       

      I believe Bev had more playing time than Lin at PG (not at Rockets).


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        Posted 01 April 2013 - 10:14 PM

        2016, there's no single thing that can be called "human nature"--it varies too much by context.  And even if it did exist in some simple fashion, it would not be helping you to pick a starting rotation either: it would have bigger fish to fry.

         

        That said, I agree with Richards: Lin has a greater upside as a starting PG, because he's a) very intelligent; B) a deep student of the game; c) completely unselfish; d) strong and quick (not Beverly quick, but quick); e) gifted with exceptional court vision (say Hubie Brown and Magic Johnson); and f) has demonstrated a fierce will to win and a remarkable ability to find resourceful ways to rise to the occasion in crunch time.

         

        He's still inconsistent: he's just finishing his first full year.  If the notion of "starter" versus "sixth man" means anything, Lin has more starter traits and Beverly has more sixth man traits.  Both are real assets--I wish you'd be happy that they're there and stop pitting them against each other!  Relax!  Enjoy! We don't have a real problem here!  Or so it seems to me.


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        #26 Mason Khamvilay

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        Posted 01 April 2013 - 10:34 PM

        I can see the logic there, Lin probably does have a higher ceiling. 


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          Posted 02 April 2013 - 02:46 AM

          Let's hope they both do, and break through their ceilings on the way to the championship!  Go Rockets!


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            Posted 02 April 2013 - 03:35 PM

            Last night was indicative to me of which PG is the better: Lin or Beverly.

            Beverly struggled for the better part of this game while Lin had some really good minutes.

            And when we needed Beverly to step up the most, in the 4th quarter vs. Orlando, he withered at the vine in my opinion.
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            #29 Mason Khamvilay

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            Posted 02 April 2013 - 03:39 PM

            I've always thought Lin is the better pg, he just doesn't work as well with Harden as Bev does. I'm guessing the reason McHale plays most of Lin's minutes while Harden is on the floor because he wants Lin and Harden to figure out how to work together. We would be a better team if Lin was always on the floor while Harden rests, but McHale is thinking more towards the long term. I like how honest Lin is about his struggles with Harden here.


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              Posted 02 April 2013 - 03:48 PM

              Watching the Rockets this season, it just doesn't seem as clear to me what some are saying about Harden and Beverly working better as a tandem than Harden and Lin. I think there are some games where it is clear that the Harden and Lin tandem are clicking and others where Harden and Beverly seem to be clicking.

              I'm not so sure that maybe it just has more to do with matchups and substitutions (meaning Beverly is matched up against a bench guy while Harden may have a starter on him (or a bench guy) in the 2nd quarter when Harden and Beverly are our guards).

              I'm OK with analytics and statistics, but I think sometimes you just have to go with experience and the game flow from a fans perspective (which is obviously subjective).

              I see many more flashes of brilliance out of Lin this season overall than Beverly, that's just my subjective opinion watching from the stands.
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              #31 Mason Khamvilay

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              Posted 02 April 2013 - 03:55 PM

              Personally I feel like Lin defers to Harden too much somtimes, and like he said in the video he plays better when he's THE pg and not just A pg.


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                Posted 02 April 2013 - 04:06 PM

                Your prior point that Coach McHale is giving the tandem of Lin and Harden as many minutes together as possible to help both figure out the best way to play off each other. Rather than playing them for the most part separate from each other as one rests on the bench.

                That's the only way the tandem of Lin and Harden can come together and maximize their potential as our guards of the future.
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                #33 Mason Khamvilay

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                Posted 02 April 2013 - 04:13 PM

                Yeah, that's what I was saying. Funny thing is, that was my biggest criticism of McHale's coaching, but I see that he has a perfectly reasonable explanation for that too. 


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