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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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In Topic: Ty Lawson: Scoring at the rim

Yesterday, 06:27 PM

Lawson's scoring is secondary.  This is what to look at: Passing and fg%.


Also, I feel like Lawson will be better at hitting guys "in the numbers" which will also improve fg%.  Far too often, I saw our guys throwing very inaccurate passes to 3 point shooters.


Who knows...Lawson might even be able to hit Dwight with a good post entry pass.   :o  (I'm imagining 99% of you saying, "Noooooooo!!!!  Don't post up Dwight!!!!!   :lol: )

I agree. Lawson is an effective scorer, but that is secondary. Lawson's fit on this team will be the assumption of the co-facilitator roll. I also agree I saw to many inaccurate passes last year. Lawson's assist location will increase fg% without doubt in my mind and capitalize more on the abilities on our big men. we have not had a player capable of making some of the passes Lawson will make look routine next year with this stable of big men. passing is an art and we just bought in a more capable artist.    

In Topic: The keys to the Houston Rockets' season: #2 the Dwight Howard maintenance...

Yesterday, 05:12 PM

I wasn't going to touch this thread because I disagree with the assessment of D12's physical abilities. I do believe in a maintenance plans benefit and the need for us to put D-12 on one, but you have to excuse me when it comes to the assumed fact that D-12's abilities are about to fall off a cliff. I like Capela, but this isn't about him or his potential. this is about Dwight's assumed physical decline. everyone assumes that because he already has some miles on the engine that the car is about to self destruct. granted he did come straight from HS so their is extra wear and tear, but the man isn't even 30 and some of you are already looking at his retirement plan. the root question appears to be (how long can Dwight's body last under the physical strain of the NBA based on the physical nature of his skillset?) first and foremost each of you would have to admit along with myself that a good maintenance plan will prolong this process. how long? its hard to say, but there's no denying it's effectiveness in prolonging the career of a big man.  for those of you who disagree with my view........put a number on it. how long will D-12 last? 3 years? 5 years?..........1?. at this point there is no wrong answer because none of us can see the future (even though my magic 8 ball is pretty reliable :lol: ) I say if we get a good maintenance plan in place starting this year D-12 has 5 dominant years left before his decline would warrant us replacing him as starter. he will last longer in the league, but he will have declined to the point of no longer being a star.......just a good player. something along the lines of what Tyson Chandler is now. by then Capela will be more than ready. 2nd root question.........is D-12 worth the contract he will command next summer base on what you believe his effectiveness will be for the duration of that contract? D-12 will play this year so assuming a 4 year deal is what he is seeking come next summer his effectiveness over the next 5 years is what we are really looking at. since the Rockets are already sending out news that there will be reduced minutes for their players overall I will  work under the assumption that we will get a good maintenance plan in place starting this year. even the most critical of you guys would have to admit there are probably 3 dominant years left under these conditions. if that be the case it would force us into absorbing 2 mediocre years within D-12's next contract. are the 2 dominant years he has worth that kind of back end? YES.........YES. I believe they are. unless a chance at A. Davis falls into our lap riding out D-12's good years is in our best interest. I don't believe things will play out like this, but in the interest of objectivity this is probably the worst case scenario and even under this extreme case D-12 is still worth it. top flight big men don't grow on trees. no use getting off the surf board before the wave crashes onto the shore. 

In Topic: The Roster

15 September 2015 - 09:41 PM

I agree flexibility for this upcoming season did not override the need to keep this guy from getting away. however unless we suffer injuries I expect him to spend most of his time in the D-League. while he does have elite skills they must be refined before he is ready. I'd say watch out for him after the allstar break. I see Capela as a center and this guy as a PF, I doubt they will be competing for the same minutes. in order for this kid to play he must battle our PF's..........which will be no easy task, especially if both have taken a step as I suspect they have.     

In Topic: Dwight Howard's Future

07 September 2015 - 02:09 AM

My issue with players who relies on just athletic ability declines faster than someone like Duncan, Pierce. Dwight doesn't have the same fundamentals, his post moves are based on athleticism and he doesn't have a jumper. Same could be said about defensively but I don't think he will regress there as fast. 


When he that happens he will be a huge liability on our cap and roster at the later years of the contract. I don't know when this will happen, but it will be based on how he perform this year.

I agree with the first part of your statement. players who rely solely on athletic ability do decline faster offensively than players like Duncan. I also agree that he won't decline defensively as fast as he will offensively. however our offense doesn't feature him as a first option and we don't need a steady diet of his post moves for him to give this team what we need from him. D-12 is our defensive anchor. we have enough offense. however without someone to stop the layup line going to the basket we would be forced to outscore the opposition every night. we will get 18 to 22 points off just D-12's activity around the bucket. what D-12 gives us isn't always on the stat sheet. his presence alone changes the way teams play us. I believe he has more than 4 good years left in him. in that 4th year we may begin to see the falloff, but D-12 takes good care of his body. I just don't see him falling off and athletic cliff before then. NO he won't last as long as someone like Duncan, but to say he has just 2 good years left. IMO you have underestimated his abilities

In Topic: The Roster

05 September 2015 - 03:57 PM

Wait a minute....did you just say you think our coaching staff is a strength?!?!?   :lol:  Is it because, once again, Coach McHale has proven to be the Yin to Morey's Yang?  Here is a recent quote from Ty:



I'm just messin' with ya.  :lol:  I know where you stand on coach.  

lol you got me :lol: