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Biggest Rockets Bust?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Furious Jam, Dec 23, 2005.

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Biggest Rockets Bust?

  1. Eddie Griffin

    185 vote(s)
    43.6%
  2. Scottie Pippen

    123 vote(s)
    29.0%
  3. Brent Price

    27 vote(s)
    6.4%
  4. Maurice Taylor

    16 vote(s)
    3.8%
  5. Stromile Swift

    73 vote(s)
    17.2%
  1. Furious Jam

    Furious Jam Contributing Member

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    Eddie Griffin
    Scottie Pippen
    Brent Price
    Maurice Taylor
    Stromile Swift

    In making your selection, consider all factors, including performance, size of contract, off-court problems, and value given or received for the player through trade (if any). I’m going with Eddie, because we gave up 3 first round picks for him, one of which would’ve been Richard Jefferson or Troy Murphy, and we got nothing for him in return.

    I rank them like this:

    Eddie Griffin
    Scottie Pippen
    Brent Price
    Maurice Taylor
    Stromile Swift

    Swift gets the benefit of the doubt given that he hasn’t even been here ½ a season, but he could certainly overtake Mo in time.

    I haven’t included any non-lotto draft picks like Bryce Drew and Boki Nachbar in making my list, as those are often a #$%*-shoot.
     
  2. RareAir

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    Swift is climbing that list very fast.
     
  3. Davidoff

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    Brent Price.. that guy was a walking torn ACL..
     
  4. FrontRowJoe

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    In terms of my personal expectations, I'd pick Scottie Quitten, but based on the criteria you mentioned, Furious Jam , I'd go with Eddie. I don't even think Swift belongs on the list, because I didn't buy into all the hype surrounding him to begin with. He was an under-achieving, atheletic-but-not-much-else player with very limited b-ball knowledge: we got exactly what we traded for.
     
  5. AMS

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    amazznig how many people voted for stromile swift

    im sorry but there are many other busts

    1. dan langhi
    2. sorry to say it, but yes collier
    3. price
    4. shandon anderson
    5. charlie ward (starting point gaurd my ass)
    6. as mentioned taylor and pippen (even tho they have given legit numbers, so is swift)
    7. cato (even tho he did redeem himself as a backup, swift is a better backup than cato ever was)
     
  6. baller4life315

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    Pippen may have been a heartless bum in his brief stint as a Rocket but he at least put up good numbers.

    14.5 PPG
    6.5 RPG
    5.9 APG

    Those aren't bad numbers for a team that featured three superstars.





    ......on that note, this will be the only time you will ever see me defend Scottie Pippen, in any way.
     
  7. Hippieloser

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    Quitten, no matter how you slice it. Eddie comes in second.
     
  8. FadeAway_Dreams

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    I vote for Eddie not because of what happened with him but because of what we gave up to get him. We should have kept Richard Jefferson instead. Seeing the way he plays now is painful to watch knowing he could have been on the Rockets.
     
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    pippen was an unappreciative cancer when he came here. i'm surprised he didn't receive every vote.
     
  10. apostolic3

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    EG is a bigger bust than Stro by far because he was a high draft pick we tolerated for several years. Hopefully Stro will be outta here next summer if he doesn't straighten up.
     
  11. SamFisher

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    You guys are so trapped in the 2ks. It's not even funny.

    Aside from the infamous Turkcan/Drew over R. Lewis debacle of 98 - Wherefore art the Steve Harrises, Dave Jamersons, Derrick Cheviouses (actually, using proper francais grammar it would be "chevioux") and John Turners of yesteryear? You guys don't know the meaning of the word bust unless you lived through those episodes.
     
  12. apostolic3

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    I remember those guys very well, but the expectations weren't that great. None of them were even top 15 picks. EG was supposed the be the "best player in the draft" according to Les. And none of those 3 compare with the signings of Pippen, MoTay or Brent Price.
     
  13. magnetik

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    Yeah.. I remember that "band-aid" guy.. he was such a disappointment.
     
  14. AMS

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    Eddie Griffen was supposed to provide offside defense, a jumpshot from outside, and athleticism. He did that for the time he ws here... he was supposed to develop further on, but again, we never got that chance.
     
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    It took TMAc and JVG a while to work things out. Swift may come around yet.
     
  16. SamFisher

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    At least Taylor had one good season. Price was worthless, but he only made 2m a year (of course he inexplicably received a 7 year deal :confused: ) Anyway, I never had high expectations of Price even though the Rockets evidently did. But anyway, in the parade of inept Rockets power forwards, I doubt that any can match the mediocrity of the career statline of Mr. Turner.

    http://www.clutchfans.net/playerinfo.cfm?PlayerID=170

    EDIT: Actually, sorry erase that. Former PF Lee Johnson, the first round pick in 1979 (17th overall) out of b-ball powerhouse East Texas St, managed to put up 17 points in 10 career games in the NBA.

    http://www.clutchfans.net/playerinfo.cfm?PlayerID=86
     
    #16 SamFisher, Dec 24, 2005
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  17. StupidMoniker

    StupidMoniker I lost a bet

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    Of the choices in the poll, I had to go with Pippen. $17 million for one year of that whiney b**** plus he got traded for such luminaries as Stacey Augman, Kelvin Cato, and Walt Williams. Dan Langhi hurt because we should have had Najera instead, and we traded another second round pick that we could have thrown away on that other bust, T-Mo, but since we didn't have it, we had to trade a first round pick for him to appease Fancy. For some of you old schoolers, how about the players that threw their careers away for coke?
     
    #17 StupidMoniker, Dec 24, 2005
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  18. SamFisher

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    I once said that John Lucas should be considered a bust and was roundly jumped on. Compared to many, Lucas had a successful NBA career, but it didn't really compare with his awe-inspiring college career. He was a legend at Maryland and supposed to be a more athletic Bob Cousy, and while he had some good years he never really lived up to that label and then snorted the rest away.
     
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    Steve Francis
     
  20. Xenon

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    Rod Strickland anyone? Find me worse stats than this anywhere.

    12.3 mins/gm
    21% fg%
    1 to
    2.4 ast
    1.8 pts
     

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