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@  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/
@  jorgeaam : (02 September 2015 - 09:33 PM) So according to TMZ (I know, I know) Dwight Howard had an incident last month in which he took a loaded gun into an airport, but he was allowed to give it to a friend to take it back and wasn't arrested.
@  jorgeaam : (31 August 2015 - 10:45 PM) The Los Angeles Rockets, lol
@  redfaithful : (31 August 2015 - 09:51 PM) Seems that Chuck is also on his way to the Clippers.
@  slick shoes : (24 August 2015 - 06:14 PM) ill just leave this here...
@  slick shoes : (24 August 2015 - 06:14 PM) http://www.timeandda...04&font=cursive
@  timetodienow... : (21 August 2015 - 07:20 PM) At least in my opinion.
@  timetodienow... : (21 August 2015 - 07:20 PM) I love having Terry. But the main factor was that New Orleans will NOT compete for a championship this year and the Rockets will.
@  jorgeaam : (21 August 2015 - 03:57 AM) Things that make me like the JET even more

thejohnnygold

Member Since 11 Jul 2012
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#7936 In Morey I trust

Posted by thejohnnygold on 10 January 2013 - 04:32 AM

I am surprised that no one has pointed out Okc and presti's luck in acquiring durant. Portland should have taken him, but went for "old man creaky knees" greg oden instead. Pure luck or destiny? Either way, it was out of his control.

As for morey, i think he is doing his job just fine. He has shown a deftness for adjusting on the fly as injuries kept derailing good plans. Sit back and enjoy the ride knowing that it is all out of our control. Ask anyone whose bball prime came while jordan was destroying. Sucks to be karl malone, gary payton, charles barkley, an indiana pacer, new york knick, and on and on. Point is, even making all the right moves guarantees nothing. Deal with it.
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#7738 Accordingly to the Internet, Cousins to the Celtics?

Posted by thejohnnygold on 07 January 2013 - 10:18 PM

OK, my two cents. This goes back to the summer debates over dwight howard. I do not think the center position is as important to winning chamionships today as it once was. It is an important position defensively. I do not believe that Cousins matches our personnel or philosophy as a team. I like to see talent succeed because it is fun to watch....just want to watch it on some other team. I am with some of the others in believing our PF position is solid and still improving. My concern with Cousins is not his talents/abilities/potential. My concern is his desire to harness it and reach that potential. I don't see it.

Regarding other teams that might trade for him...I had a vision of Cousins going to Minnesota. It gets better. They send Tyreke Evans and chuck hayes with him. Minny gives up Pekovic, Derrick Williams, and maybe alexey shved, or ridnour, etc. and draft picks. Now, sacramento gets back short contracts and draft picks while getting rid of two head cases....besides, what are the odds 'Reke re-signs with them after this year???? Might as well get something for him. It all came in a vision....
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#4915 Are we going after the "Hot Girl" or the kind of girl you marry?

Posted by thejohnnygold on 21 July 2012 - 03:29 PM

Well, I would argue that the stats say otherwise. As for unicorns, I rode two in the mid-90's with the rockets....and it was awesome. Want that feeling again, but not with someone (ie Dwight) I don't care about. Plus, I agree with a lot of what other posters are saying about his game relying on athleticism and not much else....his time as a dominant force in this league will end sooner than later.

As far as the "hot chick" metaphor goes....I'm looking for a long-term relationship...like what San Antonio has done the last 12-13 years.
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#4908 Are we going after the "Hot Girl" or the kind of girl you marry?

Posted by thejohnnygold on 21 July 2012 - 05:50 AM

So, I thought I'd throw this out as a both subjective, and objective, view of the "need" for a center to win an NBA championship. We all want a great center so badly. However, does it need to be Dwight or Andrew at all?

This is a list of the past NBA champions: http://en.wikipedia....f_NBA_champions

Going back to 1989 I count 3 Star Centers that won a championship: Olajuwon, Shaq, and David Robinson. Tim Duncan? Eh, yeah he's a center, but I am not counting him...he always plays the 4 alongside another big man. Now, Bynum has two rings, but I am not sure how much credit to give him for those. His stats aren't mind-blowing for those playoff runs. (I am taking into account playing alongisde Kobe)....After all that, I see a trend of strong, defensive-oriented centers. The score, by my count is 9-15 (stars (including Bynum)vs. other centers). That is 38%.

My point is not to say that those star types of centers are not worth it. Except for David Robinson, they all have multiple rings. Enough said.

But the evidence also suggests that a solid, defensive center alongside a strong, complete team is equally effective.

I have high hopes for obtaining Omer Asik and in drafting a strong center in 2013. I like the looks of the rest of our very young team (pending whatever we get for K-mart) and it would pain me to trade that possible future for Dwight.

Bottom line, even if DH puts on our uniform I don't think my heart will ever truly root for him. And, as a life-long rockets fan, that means a lot. Any championships we got would probably feel hollow. As for Bynum, I am still not sure.....

Do I want a center? YES! What kind and at what cost are what's running through my mind right now.
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