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The incompetence of Carrol Dawson

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by El Hitman, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. El Hitman

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    So I was thinking about all this Lebron talk, and I started thinking about all the scrubs the Cavs put around him in the beginning of his career. I am in no way trying to defend him, cause I really never liked him. BUT, I mean he had Eric Snow, Donyell Marshall, Damon Jones, Sasha Pavlovic, on his team some of those years. Some of those guys have gone into NBA obscurity or retired. My point is...that it reminds me a lot about our teams back in the beginning of T-Mac's career. He had guys like Rick Brunson, Clarence (Grimace) Weatherspoon?!?!?!, David Wesley, Ryan Bowen?!?! Maceij Lampe??? Who the hell are these guys? Why does everybody knock the Cavs ownership, and we decide to turn the blind eye on our own teams miscues. Remember when DA came to play for us? It was supposed to be a big SPLASH. OMFG. I'm not referring to The Morey Era cause it's been awesome, or when Yao got injured, or when Mac got injured. But the time before that, the Rockets brass wasted the first couple of years of our 1-2 punch of Yao and Mac on stupid signings (Bonzi,Strickland??? That guy was around when I was in 3d grade!). Blame Carrol Dawson I guess. I guess what I'm trying to say is...we should all be glad that Alexander finally wised up to C.D's incompetence and hired the wizard we now call Morey. Our team is young and has a lot of potential...we should embrace what we have and be glad the days of Rybo, Wesley and Co. are gone. GO ROCKETS!!!
     
  2. crocktees

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    Yeah he was part of the front office that won 2 rings, then as GM orchestrated the Steve Franchise coup, got McGrady in the biggest trade in years, and built the core of the current Rockets squad. Oh, and not to mention helped create the play book on how to make CBA players contributors in the NBA.

    I agree, Dawson was the worst GM ever... :rolleyes:
     
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    This is going to be good...
     
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  4. ParaSolid

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    CD didn't have much to work with considering that his two main guys were always down and out. I'm pretty certain Morey would have done a better job putting together a competent supporting cast, but that doesn't mean that Dawson was a bad GM. Morey is just better.

    Dawson did a good job realizing how good Dream was and deciding to place shooters all around the court to make teams pay for cheating on defense. However, most of the credit must go to Hakeem for those championships, not the front office.
     
  5. djimi

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    why bring back the past? does it bring any benefit now? i agree CD did screw up on quite a number of times but he also did some good. you make it sound like he caused the team to go 10-72. and some of those names which you threw like Clarence Weatherspoon/Rick Brunson/Wesley was actually what JVG wanted. don't forget Charlie Ward etc. CD was'nt the best GM we had but its the past let's just appreciate we now have DM as our GM.

    and mind you, Cavs did add some good players later on like Mo, Jamison, Shaq but did he not quit on his team in the end?

    sorry but this is a bad thread
     
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    He also gave a retarded contract to Kelvin Cato after he blocked 7 shots in a preseason game.
     
  7. BrotherFish

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    It makes no difference, but I thought it was 10 blocks?
     
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    and 3 drafts for Eddie Griffin. rip*
     
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    He orchestrated the best trade the Rockets ever conducted -- trading Steve Francis for Tracy McGrady.

    He is awesome.

    CD should be immune to all criticism from that trade onwards. Will you fault Pat Riley for signing Rafer Alston now he got the best 3 ever in on his franchise?
     
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    Must be a slow day for fighting crime and exploiting nasty skanks.
     
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  11. OlajuwonFan81

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    Morey>CD
    CD>80% of NBA GM's
    99% of NBA GM's>you
    you=idiot
     
  12. meh

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    To me, the T-Mac trade is like a 70 yard pass down to the opposing 1 yard line. You're celebrating, you know you're in prime position to score, you know all you need is just a little push and you're in the end zone, only to get stuffed 4 times at the 1 yard line because you lack a running game(the ability to find role players).
     
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    I'm guessg alcohol played a role in the creation of this thread
     
  14. Malcolm

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    Yes and in that trade you gave up a star an alstar and a starter for TMac a superstar, Howard who just recieved a bad contract that handicp you for 4 years and Reece Gaines.
     
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    What team did Strickland play for last year????
     
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  16. DaGreatest

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    o yea I share the same sentiment, I sometimes reflect back on the Caroll Dawson era and think man he made some terrible roster signings.. Carlos Rogers? Mo Taylor? who was that one white guy from the Clippers that had a good jump shot and was supposed to be a huge signing? Dawson did decent in the 90's but when the 2000s came around and became a bad GM IMO, makes u appreciate and value these days that much more
     
  17. DaGreatest

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    hes an assistant coach
     
  18. aussiejack

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    at least spell his name right you ungrateful idiot.
     
  19. DaDakota

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    Hey, maybe we should sign Tmac, what do you guys think?

































    NOT !



    DD
     
  20. v3.0

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    assistant coach on the b2b titles
     
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