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Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by dharocks, Jan 24, 2004.

  1. dharocks

    dharocks Contributing Member

    Jun 24, 2003
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    There's a former NBA player who I think would be a great pickup for the Rockets. He's a high energy hustler/defender who I think would be just the kind of guy JVG likes, and is currently a member of the ABA's Long Beach Jam.

    That's right, the Rockets should sign Juaquin Hawkins.

    Hawk played fairly well in limited minutes with us, and would give us a solid third string SG. He's a good defender with a knack for getting steals, and with the shooting slump Cuttino's been in, and how Pike seems to be in JVG's doghouse, I think it would be smart to add him to the roster, even if it only means signing him to a quick 10-day contract to see if he can play.

    What do you guys think?
  2. Just B

    Just B Member

    Dec 28, 2002
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    I liked Hawkins when we had him on the team before. He was a scrappy player who was always ready to take a hit for the team. If we could get him back just until Adrian Griffin heals up, sure. But I'm not sure if we can get him...
  3. AroundTheWorld

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    Feb 3, 2000
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    Not sure where the minutes should come from right now, and Gundy does not seem to like to play a rotation with a lot of people. If a couple of guys got injured, it could be an interesting option, though.
  4. hnjjz

    hnjjz Member

    Aug 23, 2002
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    We've already got way too many people who can play SG. Cat, JJ, Pike, A. Griffin, and even SF. I don't really think more backups at the SG position is what we need.
  5. Yetti

    Yetti Contributing Member

    May 20, 2002
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    The Hawks game is much more suited to the European Style of Play, more so than the NBA.
  6. Relativist

    Relativist Contributing Member

    Jul 26, 2000
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    I like Hawkins but as hnjjjz pointed out, SG is the last position that we need help at.

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