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[Chron] Guarding Durant or cheering from bench, Francisco Garcia is the ultimate teammate

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by HMMMHMM, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. HMMMHMM

    HMMMHMM Contributing Member

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    http://blog.chron.com/ultimaterocke...nch-francisco-garcia-is-the-ultimate-teammate

    Happy to have him on this team. Very much would like to see him back next year!
     
  2. Karolik

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    He's gonna cost too much and he and Delfino are redundant at this point.
     
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    his team option on 2k13 is like 6-7 mill.
     
  4. HMMMHMM

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    There are enough minutes for Delfino and Garcia to go around and you can never have enough 3&D role players.
    Also, while I wouldn't bet on it, Delfino may not be back next year, as the Rockets might have to part ways with him to clear some extra cap space.

    Yes. His team option obviously isn't gonna get picked up. I was thinking on the cheap (up to $2M or so sounds reasonable) on a short deal with a team option or non-guaranteed year at the end of the deal. I don't think there'll be a big market for Garcia. Just look at Delfino and how the market dried up on him last year.
     
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    they're not redundant because garcia is lengthier, making his shot ore valuable in crunch situations


    his length makes him a better defender.
     
  6. Juxtaposed Jolt

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    So many people doing a complete 180 on this guy.

    It went from "wtf guise bench his azz. Gracia scrubbb" to "Garcia is awesome!"

    Just like people shouldn't knee-jerk after a bad game, so too should they not kj over a good game. Even if that game is in the playoffs against the second best player in the NBA.

    With this said, I hope FG follows up and plays good defense on KD in game 4.
     
  7. Rip Van Rocket

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    Yes, I think there is a chance the Rockets may make him an offer and try to bring him back. I think he has been a positive influence on the team. I think it helps having a couple veterans on the roster.
     
  8. HL3

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    Nonsense, Garcia has always been popular here. Sure you get skeptics for every player but I don't recall him getting widespread hate.
     
  9. nebula955

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    He's not consistently a good defensive player....
     
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    Can a team that doesn't pick up a player's team option sign him in that same season?
     
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    his not worth his 6 million team option...

    but 2 million is okay....

    delfino is being paid 3 million at a bargain and is better player
     
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    Delfino is not better. He stinks and he's fat.
     
  13. Carl Herrera

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    Francisco Garcia almost makes the Patterson trade worth it. Too bad he's likely not coming back given the salary situation.

    Then again, while the Rockets are most likely not picking up his option, there's still the possibility of signing him back as a free agent at a smaller salary (like either the veteran minimum or all or a part of the "room exception").
     
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    I noticed how much he was involved since day one here..he was up off the bench and talking right away. I just wasnt sure whether he was saying good or bad things.:grin:
     
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    Hope we keep this guy somehow
     
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    Consummate professional. I hope he retires a Rocket.
     
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    I'd take him over Delfino.
     
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    He is a better version of Robert Sacre
     
  19. HL3

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    The Ultimate Teammate.
     
  20. Carl Herrera

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    Well, if giving up Patterson and taking on a dead weight lotto bust it the price for renting Garcia for half a season, it's almost worth it.
     
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