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[CBS Sports] After losing the offseason, Rockets are winning when it counts -- for now

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by J.R., Nov 6, 2014.

  1. J.R.

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    [rquoter]Kevin Durant stars in an HBO documentary that aired this week, titled, The Offseason. If Daryl Morey had made one of these, it would've been the bloodiest kind of horror movie.

    Nothing went right for the Houston Rockets during the 2014 offseason. The plan was fine. The plan was to retain restricted free agent Chandler Parsons and add Chris Bosh -- or, in a long shot, Carmelo Anthony -- to a roster already buttressed by prior acquisitions Dwight Howard and James Harden. Instead, Houston dumped Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik, whiffed on its ambitious free-agent targets, lost Parsons to the rival Mavericks and licked its wounds by signing the well-traveled Trevor Ariza to a three-year, $24.6 million deal.

    In a sport of overreactions and wild swings of opinion, it was tempting to bury the Rockets as hopeless pretenders in an otherwise loaded Western Conference. Now, it's equally tempting to praise them as one of the favorites after a surprising 5-0 start. Heading into Thursday night's nationally televised showdown with the defending champion Spurs, the Rockets are second in the league in offensive efficiency, fourth in defensive efficiency and first in 3-point percentage -- led by Ariza's torrid 60-percent clip from beyond the arc (21-for-35).

    So on the phone with Morey Wednesday night, I prefaced my curiosity about Houston's surprising start with a one-liner about how, you know, Ariza is not going to be shooting like that over the next 77 games -- an opening that the Rockets' mad-scientist GM didn't miss.

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  2. photojoe

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    Trevor Ariza's deal is for 4 years, not 3.
     
  3. Mr Chuck Norris

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    Best thing, we got Ariza on a frontloaded deal. So he's going to be cheaper and that will give us the chance to add more pieces.
     
  4. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!
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    Jesus, shoot me now since Im gonna die eventually anyways...
     
  5. shaggylambda

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    I didn't like his tone.
     
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    When I saw Ken Butt-Burglar's--er, Berger's--name on the article, I figured it would be even more of a backhanded compliment than the "....for now" headline suggested.

    At least the guy is aware we have roster flexibility going forward, that the roster for this season might not be set yet. At the same time, the last note is downbeat; and why couldn't he mention we jack-slapped hot-at-the-time Miami on a back-to-back? It helps feed the ignorant, unwashed readers who think we haven't beat anybody (and Utah just beat beloved Cleveland, so....)

    Don't know why everyone is in love with the Mavs. Cuban's media influence must be pretty pervasive. Parsons is good, and I wish he'd gone to, say, Charlotte, but he and Harden were ill-matched: jack up shots, play no D, then go hit the clubs.
     
  7. ForTheWinYes

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    Can someone repost Ken Berger's article after Morey and the Rockets signed Dwight? It was like a post ripped directly from lakersground.

    No credibility - at all.
     
  8. Voice of Aus

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    Lol why did pick up phone to this bum....

    Stick to woj articles morley
     
  9. Deckard

    Deckard Blade Runner
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    The cat needs to flip his Berger. Parts were a good read, with me nodding my head, but he seemed to dismiss our chances to contend with the present roster, putting us behind, for example, Dallas, which I very much disagree with. Still, it's nice to read positive things about the team, even positive things couched in "However!" ;-)-
     
  10. The Cat

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    Two teams that won 51 and 49 games a season ago?

    That's cute trying to pretend you're unbiased and all, Ken. :rolleyes:
     
  11. ipaman

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    More back handed compliments from the media I see.

    Guys please just ignore the media and enjoy the team. Since all of he media was down on us before the season, every compliment we get now is skeptical and in reality is a ticking time bomb. They are just waiting for us to hit a speed bump (and we will) then just watch the haters start piling on faster than you can keep up. It's so predictable it's not worth our time. Like I said just enjoy the team and ignore the talking heads.
     
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    It's not positive if he already has the "I told you so" article written. In fact the entire media does. They want us to fail because that's what they predicted preseason and they can't be wrong. Our early success is kind of rude to them and they don't like that.
     
  13. DREAM ON!

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    All the major sports networks trying to Jinx the Rockets
     
  14. deshen

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    The author is objective in this article except the warriors part.
     
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    "No," he said, tongue pressing firmly into cheek, "we have a model that says he's going to shoot that way all year."

    60% on 3s? LoL on morey.
     
  16. napalm06

    napalm06 Fire Bill O'Brien
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    An author's objectivity is not determined by how much you agree with the content. :p
     
  17. PeterKingX

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    But still can't change the fact our depth is not good.We will not go too far with this depth in west conference.
     
  18. sjackson0

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    It amazes me how the mainstream media glorifies the Warriors and Mavs like we aren't in the same league with them. I mean did he actually write that or am I retarded and a half? We aren't in the same class and the Warriors or Mavs? Are you high Berger? Done
     
  19. Fyreball

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    Clearly you don't understand sarcasm, and the way Morey uses it.
     
  20. Icehouse

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    Bleh. He said the 1sts we got and gave for Asik/Lin were a wash, and got the Ariza contract wrong. At least do your homework.
     
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