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ESPN/David Thorpe: Houston is #5 at best, I don't love Houston

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Carl Herrera, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. Carl Herrera

    Carl Herrera Contributing Member

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    Thorpe's ranking:

    1. Clippers
    2. Grizzlies
    3. Spurs
    4. Thunder
    5. Rockets

    He doesn't like Houston because (1) Dwight Howard needs to play slow and Kevin McHale, who is not a great X's and O's guy, needs to coach fast, and (2) Omer Asik will be unhappy.
     
  2. rockbox

    rockbox Around before clutchcity.com

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    Thorpe doesn't like us because we keep trading away his players. Kmart and Lee.
     
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  3. RedEyesKirby

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    Another words, Rockets need chemistry. Pretty obvious conclusion.
     
  4. Jamers

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    Clippers? Lmaooooo...
     
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  6. HMMMHMM

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    And the ever so awesome Marcus Morris.

    http://bbs.clutchfans.net/showthread.php?t=206245
     
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    rockbox Around before clutchcity.com

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  8. Carl Herrera

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    Yeah, it seems his ranking is influence by his personal relationships with certain guys.

    OKC let KMart go: Thorpe no like OKC cuz Lamb no ready.
    HOU coached by McHale, who often benched KMart and didn't play rookie Marcus Morris: McHale not good x's and o's guy.
    MEM hires Dave Joerger (appears to be Thorpe friend since Thorpe called him "Dave") and trades for Nick Calathes (central Florida native-- trained with Thorpe): Memphis is #2.

    It's like the ranking is based on which team does right by Thorpe's homeys.
     
  9. Fyreball

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    Thunder at #4? THUNDER AT #4? THUNDER AT #4? Give me a break.
     
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  10. HMMMHMM

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    Perhaps, but I've made the same observation you just made a while ago:

     
  11. tmoney1101

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    Love that Sinatra song.
     
  12. AirBud#10

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    If you put the Clippers at 1 and the Thunder at 4, you don't get an opinion.
     
  13. ThatBoyNick

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    5 isn't bad, i expect 4-6.

    His list is wack though.
     
  14. timelordtwo

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    I'll take 5 all day
     
  15. tzou88

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    Who the hell is David Thorpe and does his opinions matter? He has the Grizzlies over the Thunder? Maybe if Westbrook is out all season.
     
  16. Da_Spark

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    "McHale is not a good coach when the game slows down."
     
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    The grizzles at 2? People are way too high on a team that lost a great coach.
     
  18. Da_Spark

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    I also predict the Clippers will have the best record in the West next season but i have the Thunder or Spurs in 2 and 3 and the Rockets in 4th.

    1. Clippers
    2. Thunder
    3. Spurs
    4. Rockets
    5. Grizzlies
    6. Warriors
    7. Timberwolves
    8. Nuggets or Blazers
     
  19. MourningWood

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    I'd love to see Miami play a full 82 in the WC.
     
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    I have never really considered David Thorpe a true NBA analyst. I think he's an outstanding skills coach. But beyond that I don't know. Does anybody know more about him?
     

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