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Kelvin Sampson: The Secret Weapon in the Eric Gordon Recruitment War

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Carl Herrera, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. Carl Herrera

    Carl Herrera Contributing Member

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    Probably not, but interesting to consider the history between these two:

    http://www.cbssports.com/columns/story/10411974



    http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports....rs-lobby-for-kelvin-sampson-to-be-next-coach/

    I bet Coach Sampson will be there when the Rockets meet with Eric Gordon, offering him a summer league spot for Eric's younger brother, Zoric, and pummel him with some unethical but legal recruiting pitches.
     
  2. ObamaFan

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    The sad part is, we really dont need Eric Gordon

    he is a good player, but injury prone( body already starting to break down)

    why do so many people here hate OJ Mayo
     
  3. Baqui99

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    Does that whiny b**** still wear denim shirts?
     
  4. Blake

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    Except for the whole restricted and Nola will match thing
     
  5. delishman

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    We don't need Eric Gordon but we do need OJ Mayo?


    Ehhhhhhh:confused:


    We need talent upgrades anywhere we can get em. Gordon could easily be an All-Star.
     
  6. Carl Herrera

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    That's what the whole S&T thing is about. Step 1, though, you gotta get Gordon to agree to come to your team. Then you work out a way to get NOLA not to match. Maybe it's all for nothing, but at least worth a try (nothing will be lost if NOLA says no).

    Think about it: If NOLA has to decide between paying Gordon the max (4 years, $58 mil as reported) and losing him for nothing, they may well match. If, however, the decision is paying Gordon the max and getting Kevin Martin plus, say, Lamb and Motiejunas for him. It's a different question. The answer may be "we'll still match" but the calculation is different.
     
  7. xiki

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    Wow, #7 makes an interesting leftfield deduction.
     
  8. ObamaFan

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    paying Eric Gordon the max.. for what.. he is always in street clothes

    i would go after OJ Mayo who is cheaper, around the same age, and is mostly healthy
     
  9. xiki

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    Gordon + Rivers? No, this is set up for NOLA to do an SnT. Martin on an expiring to gradual Rivers into NBA? Maybe.
     
  10. ObamaFan

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    is he's healthy
     
  11. xiki

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    Reality 101 (at least IMHO) is that there is 0% chance OJ comes here instead of the (reported) suitors lining up for him.
     
  12. Carl Herrera

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    and much less talented.
     
  13. xiki

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    peaked at 18.
     
  14. ObamaFan

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    But better than Courtney Lee, and is a good defender as well
     
  15. ObamaFan

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    nonsense
     
  16. underrated015

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    eric gordon is young and can give us about 20 a game
     
  17. rocketman84

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    True.. Getting him would be a risky move. He has potential, but we've seen enough injuries
     
  18. xiki

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    Actually, sense.

    BTW - - SnT with Scola and Martin (bwar-har Commisar Sternum).
     
  19. Relentless

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    Isn't he expected to receive a max contract?
    Are you guys serious?
     
  20. nt24

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    more like gives us 20 games (a season)
     

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