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Old 11-05-2012, 04:24 PM   #1
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Default Houston's strategy

Harden, Lin and Asik. All guys who are great players but not "the man" on their teams. And if you really want a superstar like Howard its not a matter of getting them its matter of them actually showing interest in signing for you which isn't the easiest thing. The strategy Houston seems to be working with now, which is finding the perfect player who isn't being fully utilized on their current team and giving him the opportunity to be a top dog is impressive. Get Harden who was in the shadows of Westbrook and Durant and offer him to be a top dog. Or Asik who was a great center but just a reserve to Noah or Lin who a lot of people kept doubting(even his team Knicks) even though he played great.

If you can't attract the superstars to your market or not willing to tank in order to build through the draft teams should definitely try building around guys who aren't being fully utilized right now.
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:59 PM   #2
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The only non-Houston draftee big names to come to Houston were Drexler, Barkely and McGracy. All went there through free agency or trade because there was a franchise center playing in Houston. Otherwise, no superstar would go there.

I think people were only criticizing Houston's moves because they thought they were just signing random players for no reason. They failed to realized that the Rockets have a system in McHale's offense already. They wanted Lin from the get go.

These moves were well-calculated. Now they have to show it on the floor.
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:25 PM   #3
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All the moves were to get Dwight. That was the end game. We couldn't get him so we had to scramble. Crazy part is we still have the money to sign one more big time player. We just have to get one here.
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Old 11-05-2012, 05:45 PM   #4
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i dont think morey's strategy has really changed. he has thought for a few years now that you need a star to win, and he has been doing everything to get a star. he couldnt get dwight, but now he has somebody with the potential to be a star in harden. i dont think his strategy has changed much.
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What's Houston's strategy overpay for a whole bunch of role players and pray for something to happen? Not to mention carrying 50,000 power forwards when has this supposed strategy ever been successful?
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What's Houston's strategy overpay for a whole bunch of role players and pray for something to happen? Not to mention carrying 50,000 power forwards when has this supposed strategy ever been successful?

Why would you want a small forward when you can have a POWER forward?
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:19 AM   #7
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Harden is not the man?. 35 points 6 boards 6 assists 2 steals on 52%fg is the mans numbers.Harden is an allstar and in a couple of years will be the best SG in the league.We have a foundation and in the offseason we have more then enough to sign a max player to give Harden a second star. Lin and Asik along with Parsons are very good role players.
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Old 11-06-2012, 03:38 AM   #8
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they just need Lebron and they're set.
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No, now they just need a scoring pf to play alongside asik.

Amare's best fit might be Houston- personal wise they fit around him perfectly and money wise perfect because he comes off the cap before they have to re up with anyone other than harden


Rockets get amare
Pistons get Aldrich and m Morris or Patterson
Knicks get Motiejunas, Villenueva, and a daye
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No, now they just need a scoring pf to play alongside asik.

Amare's best fit might be Houston- personal wise they fit around him perfectly and money wise perfect because he comes off the cap before they have to re up with anyone other than harden


Rockets get amare
Pistons get Aldrich and m Morris or Patterson
Knicks get Motiejunas, Villenueva, and a daye
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:35 AM   #11
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What's Houston's strategy overpay for a whole bunch of role players and pray for something to happen? Not to mention carrying 50,000 power forwards when has this supposed strategy ever been successful?


I can't even remember the last time we overpaid anybody. Lin and Asik? 8 million a year, and both living up to it for now. Harden? Heck he's almost a bargain. We overpaid for Ariza and Stro but that was years ago now.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:41 AM   #12
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houstons paying the price for 3 players that will be a mediocre playoff team.
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Why would you want a small forward when you can have a POWER forward?

True. They have more power.

(This actually did make me laugh lol)
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I can't even remember the last time we overpaid anybody. Lin and Asik? 8 million a year, and both living up to it for now. Harden? Heck he's almost a bargain. We overpaid for Ariza and Stro but that was years ago now.
Asik and Lin are young with a ton of upside. Noway they are overpaid.
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Asik and Lin are young with a ton of upside. Noway they are overpaid.

Lin is overpaid, I am a Rocket fan and I don't know why you can't admit it.

The Rockets had Lowry who was much better on a 5 million dollar deal and Dragic who left to Phoenix who's better as well gets 7.5 million dollars a year.

Lin is very unproven and players with that few games don't get a contract like his, he got it due being asian and very marketable, not because of actual skills. If it was based on skills he'd get a contract like Sessions got after beasting late season for Bucks.
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