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@  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
@  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.

slick shoes

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#48810 The keys to the Houston Rockets' season: #3 - the emergence of Donatas Mo...

Posted by slick shoes on 03 August 2015 - 06:33 PM

I want to start by restating that T Jones is probably my favorite Rocket as currently constructed for many reasons, most of which are listed in previous posts.

What I am confused by is no ones mention of TJ's unability to guard any of the top tier PF's in the league, most of which are in our conference AND division. Duncan, LMA, Griffin, Davis, Randolph/Gasol, Nowitsky (okay, maybe not the most recent incarnation of Dirk), etc. all make him look foolish over and over again. DMo actually stands a chance at slowing these guys down. Terrence becomes invisible. I am unsure if he us simply undersized or if these players are really THAT good (maybe a combination of both) but I feel like that aspect alone warants DMo a starting spot.
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#48580 2015 Offseason

Posted by slick shoes on 09 July 2015 - 03:22 PM

Whelp, that was a weird day in NBA history. I can't blame Jordan for wanting to return to LA... but man, I'm disappointed in him as a former Aggie. Wouldn't even give Cuban the courtesy of telling him he wasn't going to sign with him. 


So that changes the Western landscape pretty dramatically. The Clippers are back to being contenders (though they still have no frontcourt depth and I'm not sold on their wing rotation) and the Mavs will dip to the lottery. So I think the West shapes up like this:


1) Warriors

2) Spurs

3) Clippers

4) Rockets

5) Thunder

6) Grizzlies

7) Pelicans

8) Jazz


I expect 2-6 to be really jumbled (again) and could finish in any order. Spurs may rest more games (though that burned them last year), so they could finish lower. The Clippers should rest more games, since they only have 7 legitimate basketball players, but again, they only have 7 players. 


The Jazz may be a surprise pick here, but they played really well in the second half, and I think they have more talent than the Trailblazers, Suns, Mavs, or Kings. But I could see scenarios where any one of those teams makes the playoffs (except maybe the Mavs). Lillard could lift up the second tier talent on the Blazers, the Brandon Knight/Eric Bledsoe duo could be better than I think, George Karl could somehow work black magic... 



I agree with your seeding for the most part, but I'd throw Houston in at #3 and the Clippers at #4 for the reasons you mentioned. If we can manage a relatively healthy roster for a good portion of the season, we should be able to cap 58 ish wins. The Clips have tweaked their roster, but not made a significant jump ala San Antonio. I would also move the Griz up one spot to the 5 seed and drop the Thunder to #6. No real reason for the latter prediction, just going off gut.

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#43238 Bold Predictions for 2014-15

Posted by slick shoes on 28 July 2014 - 01:48 AM

Troy Daniels proves so clutch from 3, he gets some Harden minutes. Harden gets traded for Rondo+, which saves the season.



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#43141 Will James Harden mature?

Posted by slick shoes on 24 July 2014 - 08:09 PM

james harden into google.



Just kidding thanks. :lol:

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#42889 What's left on the market for the Rockets?

Posted by slick shoes on 19 July 2014 - 04:36 PM

Well, everytime I watch Hakeem when he's teaching Howard or someone else I think he might still be able to produce at his age.


I could see Hakeem giving a solid 10-15 minutes when needed. He could do what Mutumbo did for us a few seasons ago.

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Posted by slick shoes on 10 July 2014 - 01:57 PM

I'd hate to see him suit up for any other squad, but thats too much for CP. Cuban is getting back at Morey for asking him about Dirk once he had signed Dwight. Well played, Mr. Cuban.

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