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    I seldom read your posts (novels) because you can’t ever get to the point without writing a 1000 word babbling essay… and yes my PFP is myself; a Canadian centrist who doesn’t come to this site to deal with politically motivated rants from any side of the aisle. Your PFP is a hippie. Makes sense.
    Not surprised you can't be bothered with above-grade school text comprehension, tbh. Sad to hear you define yourself as a "Canadian centrist" and whatnot, as your posting paints quite the different picture. Anyways.

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    LaMello falls with an ankle injury. I expect the Rockets to win tonight and Ball to miss time. May be the worst team we've ever seen.
    Not even a LaMelo-less Hornets could gift these Rockettes a win, SMH. I don't remember seeing another team that sucked so solidly on every single level. Do people really think another lottery pick and a coaching change will be enough to right that ship? I'd be quite worried as a Rockettes fan...

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    Not even a LaMelo-less Hornets could gift these Rockettes a win, SMH. I don't remember seeing another team that sucked so solidly on every single level. Do people really think another lottery pick and a coaching change will be enough to right that ship? I'd be quite worried as a Rockettes fan...


    Recent John Wall interview:

    (Rockets experience?) Trash. Beyond trash. Iím going there thinking James is gonna be there but he already wants out.

    ďWe lost 20 in a row. We were trying to lose on purpose. Tanking. We started some dude named Justin Patton. Our starting lineup was me, David Nwaba, JaeíSean Tate, Justin Patton, somebody else.Ē

    ďDonít get used to this. This is not how the NBA is. Bad organization right now. They gotta fix some **** around. I always told Green/KPJ donít get adjusted to this losing ****. Thatís not how theleague is. At the same time, had to tell them the **** youíre getting away with here, go on any other team, youíd be out the league. You wouldnít play. Iím trying to explain that to them because theythink itís sweet.Ē

    ď2nd year, they didnít want to play me at all. End of my first year, they said they want to bring me back, we love the way youíre leading the team, leadership for the young guys. I said ďIf God put me here to lead the young guys, thatís what it is but he didnít put me here for yíall MFers to tank and me be a player that can still play and wasting my talent.Ē

    ďI wouldíve been fine coming off the bench. Donít just give the MFer the spot, let him earn it.Ē

    ďCoach said ďHow would you feel coming off the bench?Ē I said ďFor who? No offense but for who?Ē ďThis is what the GM wants. He wants you to play 10-15 minutes a game, sometimes donít play.Ē I said Iím not doing that. Either youíre gonna guarantee me some minutes or Iím not. Let a MFer earn his spot. Coach said ďYou donít deserve that, you should be a starter. This is what they want to do.Ē Well Iím not doing it. Iíll rehab, workout every day, stick around the team, come to meetings, fly with yíall, mentor the guys. Then it got to the point where donít come around. They didnít want me around. I had to work out at 7am before they got there. Iíd be back home by 10:30 chilling all day. My kids are in Miami. ****, I canít be here. Iím bored as ****. From 10:30 all day, Iím just chilling til the game at 7. I get there at 6:59. I ainít playing. I already worked out for the day. Iím in a whole Ďnother place. Bro, this is boring as . Iímwasting money for no reason. I said let me go back to Miami. Get on a regular schedule, spend time with my kidseveryday until I get traded. I didnít gettraded. Got a buyout and signed here.‚Äč

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    Not even a LaMelo-less Hornets could gift these Rockettes a win, SMH. I don't remember seeing another team that sucked so solidly on every single level. Do people really think another lottery pick and a coaching change will be enough to right that ship? I'd be quite worried as a Rockettes fan...
    Yeah, completely hopeless. Only two players I feel for are Gordon and Sengun. Gordon makes too much a year to be traded, but would be great on Denver, etc. Sengun is a smart, talented player. The rest have no idea what they're doing and don't care. Run and jump specialists. I don't see them winning another game by accident.

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    Houston's problems all stem from ownership decisions... I don't see them becoming relevant anytime in the near future. They're about as trash of a team as I can remember..

    It feels like we're locked in to the 4 spot pre-lottery. I'm not sure we can out-lose Detroit or Charlotte at this point..

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    Houston is a great example of how ty ownership can ruin a franchise. There is no coming back from that unless they get Wemby. And even then they need a change to the whole damn leadership

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    Not even a LaMelo-less Hornets could gift these Rockettes a win, SMH. I don't remember seeing another team that sucked so solidly on every single level. Do people really think another lottery pick and a coaching change will be enough to right that ship? I'd be quite worried as a Rockettes fan...
    It actually benefits us that Charlotte won. The Spurs just need to be in the bottom three worst records to have the highest odds in the draft (14% odds). Fourth drops to 12.5% odds. Right now the bottom three are Houston (10 wins), Detroit and Charlotte (12 wins a piece). The Spurs (14 wins) are fourth. Letís assume Houston will get the worst record. We just need to be worse than Detroit or Charlotte.

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    It actually benefits us that Charlotte won. The Spurs just need to be in the bottom three worst records to have the highest odds in the draft (14% odds). Fourth drops to 12.5% odds. Right now the bottom three are Houston (10 wins), Detroit and Charlotte (12 wins a piece). The Spurs (14 wins) are fourth. Let’s assume Houston will get the worst record. We just need to be worse than Detroit or Charlotte.
    Yup. We don't have to outrun the bear, we just have to outrun one of DET and CHA.

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    Yup. We don't have to outrun the bear, we just have to outrun one of DET and CHA.
    That's like saying we don't have to outrun the bear, we have to outrun 2 gazelles

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    Houston is a great example of how ty ownership can ruin a franchise. There is no coming back from that unless they get Wemby. And even then they need a change to the whole damn leadership
    It all starts with decent coaching, and the rockets haven't had that in years. The rockets have "talent" but for all that talent all they have is 10 wins so far. My guess is that they'll have a new coach next year, someone a bit more experienced and willing to bench players when they don't play any defense. Some of their players don't seem to have a clue what defense is. Can they even spell defense ?

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    It all starts with decent coaching, and the rockets haven't had that in years. The rockets have "talent" but for all that talent all they have is 10 wins so far. My guess is that they'll have a new coach next year someone a bit more experienced and willing to bench some players when they don't play any defense.
    They badly need a point guard as well. Their whole philosophy is for the guards to jack up as many shots as they can without ball movement. KJP is the master of dribble the ball up court and take a 3 without passing it to anybody. Sengun is the only player that brings any type of ball movement on the team, but he's a center and can only do so much. If they can get a floor general then their ceiling will rise and they will actually start winning games.

    But yeah I agree that Silas is done

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    Sometimes i think people forget that Jerry Sloan got fired for fueding with a lottery pick. Sloan was pop before pop.

    So when i hear “houston will bring in a coach who will bench the non performers“ i laugh. No coach is dumb enough to do that unless they have 100% ownership lock in. Even then its not worth it. Players always side with players, easy to fire coaches

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    Sometimes i think people forget that Jerry Sloan got fired for fueding with a lottery pick. Sloan was pop before pop.

    So when i hear “houston will bring in a coach who will bench the non performers“ i laugh. No coach is dumb enough to do that unless they have 100% ownership lock in. Even then its not worth it. Players always side with players, easy to fire coaches
    Jerry Sloan wasn’t fired, he decided he had had enough of Deron Williams, and quit both Utah, and coaching in general at the age of 68. Shortly afterwards, Deron was the one sent packing.

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    It all starts with decent coaching, and the rockets haven't had that in years. The rockets have "talent" but for all that talent all they have is 10 wins so far. My guess is that they'll have a new coach next year, someone a bit more experienced and willing to bench players when they don't play any defense. Some of their players don't seem to have a clue what defense is. Can they even spell defense ?
    You think they're bad, you should check out where the Spurs are presently.

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    They badly need a point guard as well. Their whole philosophy is for the guards to jack up as many shots as they can without ball movement. KJP is the master of dribble the ball up court and take a 3 without passing it to anybody. Sengun is the only player that brings any type of ball movement on the team, but he's a center and can only do so much. If they can get a floor general then their ceiling will rise and they will actually start winning games.

    But yeah I agree that Silas is done
    Which is total Bull if he's just losing because that's what ownership wants to do. He may know exactly what needs to change to actually win and doing exactly the opposite for man Feridiot.

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    Portland is looking terrible.

    We're concentrating on the worst teams, but to me the real story will be the teams that are quietly awful that, in the second half of the season, finally admit this and start the tank.

    There are teams that will wind up with a couple of good shots in the lottery, too, like Orlando.

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    As a sign of how bad the league is right now, the 9th to the 19th teams have between 22 and 24 losses. There's a 25 loss team and two 26 loss teams. There are two 21 loss teams.

    So not only is there a lot of mediocrity, there's a lot of potential for change.

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    ^^^

    I'm just enjoying that neph, for all the money that Balmer has thrown at the roster, and all the nonsense his camp put into the world about his injury, he's still on a sub .500 team and he's only playing about 50% of the games on injury management. That puta can get ed. His legacy is quickly being upon by pissed off Clipperfan.

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    Kawhi forced the Paul George trade. George is good, but they'd be much better with SGA. I hate that OKC still gets swaps and picks -- Presti gets worshipped for a trade that wasn't his call.

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    You think they're bad, you should check out where the Spurs are presently.
    The rockets would need a 4 game win streak just to catch up to our record, however their biggest win streak this season is an amazing 2 games. Yeah we're bad but that's intentional (wink wink don't tell Adam Silver.) The team could easily get some decent players with our cap space or picks and possibly be a play in team much like last year. However management has chosen not to go that route so we can get a better pick in this years draft. I don't like all the tanking, but I understand why the team is doing it.

    Even though the rockets have had some really high picks recently they are still really bad and that won't change until they getting better coaching or better management who hires better coaching.

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    You think they're bad, you should check out where the Spurs are presently.
    Compared to Houston the Spurs are in a great place right now. They own all of their 1st round picks and have 4 additional ones plus 2 swaps. Houston, on the other hand still owe OKC 2 picks and a swap from the Paul/Westbrook trade.

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    Kawhi forced the Paul George trade. George is good, but they'd be much better with SGA. I hate that OKC still gets swaps and picks -- Presti gets worshipped for a trade that wasn't his call.
    Pretty much every time a superstar forces a team to go all in, they get f*cked. Happened with Kawhi demanding Paul George, LeBron demanding Westbrook (and to a lesser degree AD too, though he gets saved by the anomalous bubble season that got them a le), KD with Kyrie & Harden, Harden himself at Houston (Chris Paul -> Westbrook -> Wall), etc. You can't bend over to the whims of a player who doesn't give a f*ck about the future of the franchise, because the second they're screwed, they demand a trade and they're out of there.
    This is why I prefer teams building from the bottom up, even if it takes a bit longer. Otherwise you have one star and not enough of a supporting cast, and when seasons pass and results are missing, demands kick in and panic moves lead to disaster (Dallas is on the verge of going that route). You first need to gain enough talent and assets so as to keep fueling your run for a given number of years. OKC drafted badly but this they got right: if they strike gold in the lottery just once they're set up for the future. Strategically Presti has done things perfectly, it's in the execution of the drafting aspect of it that he got it wrong.
    We should have started the rebuild earlier, and that leads to a sense or urgency in getting back to relevance, but if we let that anxiety take over it will not do us right. We should keep ac ulating assets and develop players for at least one more season beyond this one before trying to make a splash in free agency or the trade market. If we play this right in the next couple of seasons, with all the incoming picks and (hopefully) productive youngsters, we'll be set for over a decade.

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    31 pts, 14 rbds, 5 blocks.

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    But they lost...


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    Pistons rockets game today. Hopefully pistons win. Catching houston is futile

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