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[Kelly Iko for The Athletic] New piece on Markieff Morris and Danuel House

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by LilUziSquirt, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. LilUziSquirt

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    Kelly basing his article off an Eddie Cecco post
     
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    Nothing all that new. The Rockets like Markieff a lot. Kieff and his brother both attend Hardens charity events each year and they are close.

    He showed how the Rockets can sign Kieff if he is willing to wait as well as House later in the season and remain under the tax line.Others have already illustrated this in other threads.

    He mentioned Avery Bradley as a potential buyout candidate.

    Mentioned Morey’s comments to the press about having more flexibility and how they are having several conversations with different players whose names he of course can’t mention.

    I didn’t read anything that hasn’t been mentioned already here. It’s worth a read as a Rockets fan but don’t get your hopes up for any breaking news.
     
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    You just hit a baseline fadeway! Nice!:)
     
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    “Don’t get your hopes up for any breaking news” is the problem with today’s age. I can’t write a Monday morning column without someone trying to ruin it for others, cause it doesn’t have the words “BREAKING” in it?
     
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    There is nothing wrong with the article, it is relevant to the current situation, it points out how the Rockets can maneuver to get players added to the roster and be under the tax and it points out connections between Morris and the Rockets.

    Not every article can be "breaking news".
     
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    Chemistry will be big issue if we add Kieff and House that late in the season.
     
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    How so?

    You don't think Harden and Paul will be happy to add another quality player to the team?

    You don't think Tucker will be glad he has someone else that can play the 4 and score, so he doesn't have to play 40 minutes and feel pressure to score?

    You don't think that Shumpert is going to be relieved that there is another player that can properly switch (Morris)?
     
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    More interested in Kieff than House right now.
     
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    **** Chemistry. How much worse could this team get?
     
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    Every time I see a post like this I have to look at the standings and see where the Rockets are in the division standings. I keep thinking I must have missed some huge losing streak that dropped them down.
     
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    Not as much as you might think, in my opinion. House knows our system backwards and forwards. If Kieff shows up as well and he's friends with James, he likely has a grasp of how we operate. Faried and Rivers fit in quickly. We have a fairly easy system to grasp for a smart vet, thanks to Paul and Harden, in my humble opinion.

    Of course, I would prefer both sooner rather than later, if they're coming.
     
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    The earlier we bring in Kieff, the longer we have to wait to bring in House. Fun balancing act....

    Kieff happens to be injured right now so no point in worrying about it. We can talk about bringing him in and developing chemistry when he gets right.
     
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    Look at LMAM last year playoff. I know he wasn't 100% and can't make layup. He even missed on defensive assignment. You need playing time on the court with your teammates. We can't make too much mistakes in playoff.
     
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    [BREAKING] Blame it on TMZ

    fwiw: Under his 2-way, we can call up House on March 24th (end of GLeague season). Signing to a new contract, or converting him, can allow him to play earlier, but late March is worse-case call-up date, regardless. I'm not worried about House fitting back in.

    Kief is injured, so he's partly waiting because of that. We'll either sign him as soon as possible, or never. House can start playing again on March 24th (worse case) and be made playoff eligible on last day, if needed.
     
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    A good chunk to most people on cf appreciate good rockets articles. Adding BREAKING only works for the short term. Not sure if you want your name tagged with that.

    You've might've seen the Murray and harden hate when they fall short of everyone's high expectations of instant gratification. Don't let that get to you.

    Good writing is noticed on here, but unfortunately good writing isn't the only factor to thrive in your business.
     
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    I'm looking at the standing too and if we end up without HC for the entire playoffs we're ****ed.

    This isn't the 95 Rockets.
     
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    It’s a great article. You are one of the reasons why I subscribed to the Athletic. Very quality content daily. I meant no offense.
     
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    Quit complaining and break some news! Preferably good news unlike the cost cutting **** news that Woj and Shams break! Make
     
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