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Happy for CP3 - pissed at Harden and Morey

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by DaDakota, Jun 30, 2021.

  1. kjayp

    kjayp Contributing Member

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    remember when Harden just hanging out at midcourt disinterested bc the play wasnt for him was touted as MDAs brilliant plan to spread the defense - and Harden was executing it perfectly!

    yeh... that wasnt delusion at its finest... lol
     
  2. jbond77

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    KPJ + Green + Lets run back whatever it takes, Start with 2!
     
  3. D-rock

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    To all those CP3 haters, you know and we know who you are.

     
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    Manu was overly underrated, one of the elites for years.
     
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    Morey was also obsessed with inefficient Carmelo for years though.
     
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    Well I agree James Harden when Darryl And said I know what we need to do, get rid of Chris Paul.

    But Houston has a history of giving up on players WAY TO SOON.
     
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    Of course you do. I don't because Westbrook denied that article and both Morey and D'Antoni's teams tried to trade for Harden. They were his strongest suitors. If Harden was creating such a toxic culture, then why did both his former GM and his former coach want him back? And not only did they want him back, they wanted him back more than any other team in the league wanted him!
     
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    I will never get over it either
     
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  14. Cstyle42

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    I hope CP3 gets that ring this year. It will be with either Capela or Tucker forced to watch while Harden is somewhere in some undisclosed place acting like he disinterested.
     
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    @DaDakota is the same dude who thought Chris Paul was wasting Harden’s prime

    here’s more

     
  16. DonatelloLimestone

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    "That trade was made because Tilman Fertitta wanted it made -- he thought Chris Paul's contract was the worst that he'd ever seen in business or sports -- and because James Harden wanted it made. James Harden, obviously there was a personality clash, this stuff has all been well documented and well reported. I still believe, and I wrote this last summer before things went down. I still believe that if necessary they could have managed that situation; I know a lot of people throughout the organization believe that.

    But once Westbrook became available, they saw an opportunity that Fertitta and Harden wanted to pounce on, and they pounced on that. Daryl Morey was the biggest Chris Paul backer in the organization. Nobody -- Daryl or anybody else -- has ever told me that he made that trade with objections, that he made that trade despite not fully believing in it. But I just can't help but think that it was a deal where basically, his two bosses -- Fertitta and Harden -- said 'hey, we want this deal made, get it done.' And he did what he had to do to get it done."




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    I was in Europe, and so I was six or seven hours ahead of them. So I’m talking at 2, 3, 4 in the morning. And we just decided to do it. They ran different statistics by me.

    My basketball ops [operations] got maybe a little weak at the end, and I just said, ‘We’re doing this. We are going to make the change. We’re going to go after it and roll the dice. We’re going to find that 5 percent.’"
    Tilman Cheeto Fertitta

    "“Last year (getting under the luxury tax) was a fluke,” Fertitta said. “We were going to be in the (tax). It was an accident. I’m still trying to figure out how we got under. I was positive we were going to be in it by $11 million. But if I’m in the luxury tax, I expect us to win."


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    Former Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul was on the Knuckleheads podcast with Darius Miles and Quentin Richardson and explained the impact of the Rockets losing Ariza.

    “People don’t realize, that’s the biggest thing that we missed. That was tough when we lost [Ariza] because he sorta was like the glue. He was that glue for our team.”

    I'm a fighter," said Fertitta, who has owned the franchise for two seasons. "That's my culture, and I think the longer that I own this team, they're going to pick up more of my culture. We had [the Warriors]. We should have stepped on their throat the other night and cut their throat. It's not, 'Let's make a few shots and win.' It's step on their throat and let's take it back to Houston and end it in six. We'll pick up a few Tilman-isms along the way in the next few years."



    -We got screwed in the worst way, chris Paul picked up Tilman-ism of fighting culture and stepping on throats in close out games and then left the team and applied it. That whole warriors/rockets saga, we were foolishly looking at our switch defensive coversage, in game adjustments when we should've looked at the dynamics of just stepping on their throat, I can't believe Chris Paul forgot how to compete in 2019, thank god for tilman-isms an his astute adviccec like stepping on throats and also his guaranteed business advice, find that 5 percent. We now finally have the leadereship we need with Tilman and the slacker, culture guy who gets lucky on step backs gone. We are still waiting now for the rest of the rockets to pick up tilman'isms and step on throats. Maybe we should bring beverly back.






     
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  17. htownrox1

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    I swear Clutchfans is like an obsessed ex wife who won’t let the past die. Dude it’s over it’s done with. Just let it go.

    Chris got traded and found success in Phoenix. Harden wanted out and is in Brooklyn.

    We have a lot of rebuilding pieces to work with.

    just let it go man
     
  18. chenjy9

    chenjy9 Numbers Don't Lie
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    LOL DD with another garbage hot take. In other news, water is wet.
     
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  19. MorningZippo

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    Ah yes, hindsight. The only time and place where DD is ever right about anything.
     
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  20. MorningZippo

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    Melo was the ultimate high value, low price player. Force him into the right spots and his efficiency sky rockets, for a relatively low price of acquisition.

    Obviously he's too stubborn, but that was the bet. Can he get his attitude right? He couldn't.
     
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