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Kenny Thomas

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by Rocket River, Jan 20, 2006.

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  1. Rocket River

    Rocket River Member

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    This guy is just a player
    Hate him all you want
    but
    the guy plays with heart and hustle

    MAN!!! We could use some of that

    Rocket River
     
  2. R0ckets03

    R0ckets03 Contributing Member

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    He even had an ASSIST today!!!

    Yinka Dare watch out!!! :cool:
     
  3. krnxsnoopy

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    count 10 of them... plus double digit rebs and pts :eek:
     
  4. R0ckets03

    R0ckets03 Contributing Member

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    Oh snap...KT had the triple double? I thought Bibby had the triple double. :eek:
     
  5. arkoe

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    I've never understood why people here didn't/don't like him. I think he could have helped this team this year even if we hadn't had the injury problems that we have.
     
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    When Eddie Griffin first came, KT became this bitter little boy who was obviously not happy that someone was eventually going to bump him. It showed on the court as his neglect of passing him the ball was pretty dang clear. That's a pretty loserish attitude - a situation like that should encourage you to play harder and keep your spot. He was also a black hole offensively and let out that same annoying scream everything he took it to the hole, fouled or not. I wasn't sad to see him go.
     
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    Oh no, this gonna bring out Tinman for his comparison between KT and Shareef!!1 :D
     
  8. SmeggySmeg

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    the dude plays flat out hard

    a triple double is certainly a great effort for any player let alone one labelled a black hole by many around here......

    his toughness and rebounding would have been a great combination with Yao

    it is a pity mo was harder to trade and eggie was labelled as having potential
     
  9. Ziggy

    Ziggy QUEEN ANON

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    Remember when the dog bit him in the face? Good times... High point of his career.
     
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    I admire Kenny Thomas. I respect Kenny Thomas. He came to camp in top shape every year he was here. Many may not be impressed, but this is a mark of a professional in my opinion. Two big men I liked - Kenny and Othella Harington were consistent and came to camp in top condidtion. We let go of both of them....

    Kenny had to work to keep weight off in the off season. - He did it.

    He brought it every night. Though not as tall at 6'7", he was so strong he could compete down low. This would be one bad dude in a fight. After he retired, Charles Barkley -who everyone loves-stated that Kenny was our most effective big man. I agreed at the time....

    Kenny gets props form me and I hope his career continues to be successful.

    Much as I like Kennny's game -did he really get a 5 year - 10 mil per year deal from Philadelphia when he signed his new contract ( after the rookie contract was over? That was more than the Rockets could afford anyway.

    Good luck Kenny - you have good Karma from the Rockets nation.
     
  11. Rocket River

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    I notice in the credits. . .the K-9 Moniker seems to have stuck with him
    Some Sac Fans were holding a Sign for ole K-9

    Rocket River
     
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    Yeah, I wish he was still a Rocket. He was the best of the PF group we had.

    Wow, we actually had too many PFs and not enough guards back then. What a reversal of fortunes!
     
  13. pgabriel

    pgabriel Educated Negro

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    Kenny was a black hole, but other than that he did a lot of things well. If Kenny would have came out of college after his freshman year he would have been drafted high. Rudy handed out some dumb contracts, but he had a good eye for talent. Kenny is an example. He is explosive around the rim, can rebound, and block shots. If he ever developed a consistent jumper, he will be a very good scorer.
     
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    Trading him cost the Rockets the playoffs that year. He was always better than Griffin.
     
  15. Manny Ramirez

    Manny Ramirez The Music Man

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    I always liked Kenny Thomas and felt he never got the love he should have received from Rocket fans. I hope he continues to have a good career and he is one of the very few ex-Rockets that I would love to see stick it to us.
     
  16. Rocket River

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    I feel the same way
    IT took about 10~20 games for the team to Gell with Posey
    and those losses were crucial in the chase for the playoffs
    We were rolling then too

    Rocket River
     
  17. JuanValdez

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    KT never gets the love he deserves. He's not great, but he's solid. He's starter material, but he's never given his credit. I think the fact that he's too short to fit people's PF body-type prejudices is the reason why. He may be short, but he's the best power forward the Rockets have had since Barkley. Better than Mo Taylor, Eddie Griffin, Juwan Howard, and Stromile Swift. It was a shame we had to trade him. I'm glad he's still doing well; even after he earned his big contract, he hasn't slacked.
     
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    i remember he talked bad about francis / mobley in an interview then he got traded

    i think he was complaining that they were hoggin the ball
     
  19. pgabriel

    pgabriel Educated Negro

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    ironic.


    I could see that though, he was used to being a focal point in college and they were all young so I guess he felt he shouldn't have to defer to them.
     
  20. Mack

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    I just realized this. He's on the same team as Shareef Abdur-Rahim. Didn't they get into a fight when Kenny was with the Rockets?
     

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