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Getting FAs to like Houston as a city... how do you do it?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by rofflesaurus, Jun 30, 2019.

  1. SoupTent3

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    They may like Houston, but they still have to play basketball. When you have a ball dominant player like Harden, players don't want to come here. They may not have a chance to touch the ball. They've also looked at Paul's and Harden's relationship which is not that great. I've said this more then once, the ball has to move, flow, and be touched by all the players on the court. This iso ball stuff has to go. No one wants to play with a player like that. MDA will have to change things up and actually start coaching instead of letting James do what the hell he wants to do out there on the court.
     
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    Make them mandatory nude beaches and maybe we'd have a shot. Only the curvaciously confident would show up. There is no way for Houston to complete as a "destination" with LA or Miami or Brooklyn or Chicago or any of glamorous spot. We aren't likely to get an top-shelf free agents unless there is a "come home" sentiment and that back-fired on us with Butler. We may have dodged a bullet there anyway. He sounds like a prima donna...
     
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    Will Smith never made a song about Houston
     
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  4. tinman

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    They never made a grand theft auto game about Houston
     
  5. RasaqBoi

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    Hookah
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    Should I recruit players again?

    Ty Lawson told me he loved it here more than La. His reasoning was, athletes here with money are something else vs la. Too much in la, Houston ppl are real down to earth. Lol.
     
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    Vote Dem.
     
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    We have to change the offense or get rid of harden. Who wants to play for a team that you know you would never have the ball in your hand. An offense that's compared to checkers instead of chess. Our offense works .. Harden works... But it's not enough... It may taint the franchise for a long time
     
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    its not about getting free agents to like houston. they will always prefer LA, NY, Miami, San Fran, Chicago if they weren't a sh!t show, boston, and if the nba ever moved to Vegas they'd be up there too.

    the issue is not allowing the formation of super teams so that we wouldn't need 2-3 superstars. if you make resigning with your current team even more lucrative (the 5th year means nothing they need more annually) it may keep guys in the smaller cities. and if you raise the max so high that you can't fit more than 2 on 1 team they would be forced to spread themselves out.

    we have a championship team and an MVP. the problem is the NBA promotes and even willingly enables the development of super teams like the warriors and soon to be lakers. it makes for great TV ratings all season when both of those teams play 40 national games and meet in the playoffs. but its a crappy product for the rest of the country. how do you think hornets fans feel when their crap ass team can't even afford 1 max contract? the superteam model is a cash cow for the league because of TV but its not actually improving the product for fans across the country.
     
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    it can be done

     
  10. Clutch City1993

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    SPLASH!
     
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    I knew it
    Will smith song
     
  12. rocketman12

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    Houston is not a sexy city. I live in Chicago area for 10 months out of year, and Paris, France for 2 months out of the year. For what I pay to live in those places for 1 year, I could comfortably live in a nice part of Houston (or sugar land, woodlands, etc) for like 4 years. And I’m married with 2 kids. And I make nowhere near what these nba players make. Sometimes, it’s worth it to live in a cool city no matter how much cheaper cost of living is in the other.

    When I’m in France, my French friends talk about visiting nyc, LA, Vegas, Miami, San Fran. Houston is like maybe like the 25th city in the US they would visit. Even in Texas, Houston is less sexy than Austin, Or Dallas.

    When you go to Europe, you want to visit London, Paris and Rome as opposed to Birmingham, Toulouse, and Naples.
     
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    Lived here all my life and every time I go somewhere else wonder why the hell I live in such an ugly steamy hot hell hole. Don’t get me wrong it’s home and I’ll never leave but if I were a young millionaire this would be the last place I would be wanting to go to.
     
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    Fertitta needs to get Texas or at least Galveston to legalize gambling and add a few of his casinos there. Turn it into Vegas South and surround it with top notch gentleman clubs.
     
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    IMHO we overplayed being Butler’s hometown franchise. It means nothing to him.
     
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    i'm surpirsed you even get to the 25th city. I wouldn't care after the 5th
     
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    Remove salary caps. Then show a free agent $.
     
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    So true. If you had millions and are not from here would you choose Houston over Miami NYC, LA and San Fran?
    Enough of the players do not want to play with Harden bs and Morey sucks.
     
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    Nothing wrong with the city. Players have come here for years.

    DD
     
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    Fireworks!
     
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