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@  bboley24 : (10 May 2013 - 02:18 PM) MDK
@  RollingWave : (09 May 2013 - 10:01 AM) The west is such a brutal conference though, I mean if the Heat was in the West, it's probably at least a 30% chance they don't make it to the finals either. almost everything is good enough that if enough things lineup right for a brief stretch your done.
@  2016Champions : (09 May 2013 - 04:35 AM) I've been saying ppl need to stop sleeping on the Spurs, but if they lose this series I'm going into deep slumber on them. Like Demolition Man cryonically frozen slumber.
@  blakecouey : (09 May 2013 - 03:31 AM) Well Hack-A-Bogut is going to get the Spurs back into this game.  They should've been put away, big shots falling again tonight.
@  blakecouey : (09 May 2013 - 02:55 AM) I don't know if he realizes it, but they're the same age whether they win or lose.
@  blakecouey : (09 May 2013 - 02:55 AM) "If/when these guys win tonight we cant no longer call these guys young" - Shaq on The Warriors.
@  pharmag : (07 May 2013 - 10:17 PM) @2016, that is too true!  Of course it helps that South Beach, LA, and NYC teams have their cap room tied up for forseeable future (barring a D12 or CP3 bailing)
@  2016Champions : (07 May 2013 - 02:59 PM) I feel like we're becoming one of the most desired destinations now too, our organization is moving on up!
@  feelingsuper... : (07 May 2013 - 01:09 PM) That is a good sign when other organizations cherry pick your staff. I think the culture and system that the Rockets have put in place and begun to develop in the end will be far more important than any coach.
@  blakecouey : (07 May 2013 - 03:10 AM) Going to miss Sampson.  Everything Ive heard/read/seen say hes a great coach.
@  RollingWave : (07 May 2013 - 02:54 AM) Our D, at least in half court, was very sound, the transition part though... eeek.
@  2016Champions : (07 May 2013 - 02:50 AM) Sampson was the mastermind behind our underrated defense.
@  Richards : (07 May 2013 - 02:30 AM) We all knew Morey put together the team and McHale/Sampson coached the players. Sampson was a mastermind behind coaching.
@  feelingsuper... : (07 May 2013 - 02:08 AM) You got a right to your opinion but seems like Morey is the brains to me, thought that was obvious with the offensive scheme and all that. Rockets coaching is about leadership at this point which McHale possesses in spades.
@  Richards : (07 May 2013 - 02:04 AM) Well, by reading what players said throughout the season, Sampson seems to be the brain behind Rockets basketball.
@  feelingsuper... : (07 May 2013 - 01:52 AM) Of course he stays, what do you mean by that question? It is a strange question since what assistants do would never effect a head coach that way.
@  Richards : (07 May 2013 - 12:51 AM) Will McHale stay if Sampson got coaching job at another team?
@  RollingWave : (05 May 2013 - 09:37 AM) Irving still need to work on a few things (most notably defense), his performance considering his age is great.
@  Dan G : (04 May 2013 - 06:50 AM) Damn..who knew tonight was gonna be close out the series night? Four Games 6s and four closeouts.
@  feelingsuper... : (04 May 2013 - 06:28 AM) Whatever comes the next few seasons (barring injuries) it will be hard to match the unadulterated excitement we had watching these young Rockets this past year, it was definitely some kind of roller coaster ride...

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#41 Ostrow

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    Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:27 AM

    That may be true. But the Lakers could still offer Bynum (or the pieces Bynum could get).  Dwight is the only guy with real trade value on that team.  If the Lakers got Love I would be convinced, for the first time, that the NBA is rigged.



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    Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:49 PM

    That may be true. But the Lakers could still offer Bynum (or the pieces Bynum could get).  Dwight is the only guy with real trade value on that team.  If the Lakers got Love I would be convinced, for the first time, that the NBA is rigged.

     

    What?!?  Rigged?!?  No way.  There's no truth whatsoever to the Frozen Envelope, or the Jordan Retirement, or the destruction of the 80's Rockets.

     

    http://www.grantland...houston-rockets

     

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    #43 Jason

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      Posted 24 April 2013 - 05:56 PM

      What?!? Rigged?!? No way. There's no truth whatsoever to the Frozen Envelope, or the Jordan Retirement, or the destruction of the 80's Rockets.

      http://www.grantland...houston-rockets

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      Or the NBA owned Hornets magically getting the first pick in last year's draft.

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      Posted 24 April 2013 - 06:04 PM

      Or the NBA owned Hornets magically getting the first pick in last year's draft.

       

      Or the Cav's getting #1 after LeBron left.  Or the Gasol/Paul trade getting nixed.  Boy, this could go on all day!  :)



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        Posted 24 April 2013 - 06:10 PM

        Or the Cav's getting #1 after LeBron left. Or the Gasol/Paul trade getting nixed. Boy, this could go on all day! :)


        Lol yep

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          Posted 25 April 2013 - 01:50 AM

          Bulls getting Drose was rigged

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          Posted 25 April 2013 - 02:14 AM

          After watching tonight's game, I'm pretty confident we would be contenders with Kevin Love. Not only will we match up well against the Thunder, but we will out-rebound the Heat like crazy. 


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            Posted 25 April 2013 - 08:01 AM

            After watching tonight's game, I'm pretty confident we would be contenders with Kevin Love. Not only will we match up well against the Thunder, but we will out-rebound the Heat like crazy.


            Still need more quality and consistency off the bench though too. And flip flop Lin and Beverley. Allow Lin to play 25-30 minutes off the bench, coming in as instant offense (while playing 10-12 minutes without Harden, as the primary ballhandler and creator). Beverley compliments Harden well as a starter and could set the early tone defensively.




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