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How about giving this D-League Star Big PG (6'4'') a chance?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Carl Herrera, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. Carl Herrera

    Carl Herrera Contributing Member

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    Many people here (and many NBA people) are intrigued by Shaun Livingston's comeback attempt from a bad knee surgery because he was a high school great and a big PG.

    But there is another big PG with injury issues out there, who was universally recognized as a GREAT PG propsect even back in high school. Our man just averaged 16 points and 10 assists a game in the D League. He is 6'4'', 210 lbs, shot 44% from the field, 35% from the 3 pt arc, and 89% from the line and won a championship, too. When he decided to leave at the end fo the season, the fans were begging him to play one more year for them.



    Should the Rockets give Livingston another chance?















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    Seriously... Randy retired as a player. Not much fanfare outside of Idaho. Many people probably don't even remember him as a Rocket. But it's good to know the guy had somewhat of a happy ending.



    Just want to recognize a former Rocket who made something out of a bad situation. Best of luck to him in a coaching career.

    (BTW, the Mike Taylor quoted below just got drafted by the Clippers in the 2nd round).





    http://www.nba.com/dleague/news/livingston_080425.html


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  2. radapharoah

    radapharoah Rookie

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    this guys was so hyped....it was a shame that his knee couldnt hold up
     
  3. Old Man Rock

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    Shame on me. I actually thought you might post something meaningful this time.
     
  4. leebigez

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    I remember watching that kid in college and was really impressed. His knees just kept giving him trouble and robbed him of a bright future. like you said, he made the best of it though.
     
  5. plutoblue11

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    Why are people on this board so obsessed with D-League players? I'm not saying D-League players are no good, but usually most never break into the rotation.

    If you want good quality get them from the draft or FA.
     
  6. radapharoah

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    you must have voted for yao is the dream in tinmans poll :rolleyes:
     
  7. plutoblue11

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    Why you figure that....? :confused:

    Yao Ming or the Dream has nothing to do with this thread.
     
  8. Angkor Wat

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    LOL. All he did was question why people are obsessed with d-league players. Please tell me where Yao or Dream ties into that.
     
  9. Alvin Choo

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    first time i notice this, member status= lurker. :cool:
     
  10. abc2007

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    The rockets should give Barrera a chance!
     
  11. BetterThanEver

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    If we are going to mention PGs from crappy leagues, we might as well mention the Mooch. :)

    From Dave Cerebro
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  12. Laozi

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    This is kind of like Carrot Top taking a moment during his act to talk about teen pregnancy or drinking and driving. Its an attempt to legitimize his irrelevant existence.
     
  13. pmac

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    OK...what is it about Carl Herrera?
     
  14. heypartner

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    He's a poor man's SamFisher.
     
  15. bugerking3

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    And while we're turning back the clock, let's bring back Michael Dickerson, Emanuel Davis, and Rhodrick Rhodes.

    Gosh, those were the good old days. Email had so much promise.
     
  16. killer instinct

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    And this is why POST COUNTS are a joke...... :D
     
  17. heypartner

    heypartner Contributing Member

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    bugerking3 is a prime example of how to get upgraded from rookie in 10 posts or less.
     
  18. killer instinct

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    If that is what is important to him.....I second that request.
     
  19. cardpire

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    that guy had one cool, unique career.

    he truly loves the game.
     
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    geaux tigers!!!!
     

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