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Morey Built This Team - It's On Him

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by dwhite, May 9, 2015.

  1. dwhite

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    Our analytical genius has yet to figure out that the three key components to championship basketball is: Defense, Free Throw Shooting, and High Basketball IQ. Teams that lack the overall talent of their opponent desperately need to rely on those three components to be competitive and we are miserably failing in all three areas. Morey checked in our season at the trade deadline when he acquired nobody to help take us to the next level. Per Cyberx, he was offered Isiah Thomas for scraps and turned it down. He is definitely a "fun" GM to have, but you have to wonder how an analytical guru can not see the statistical significance of a free throw.
     
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    Actually the #1 ability is availability, i'd be curious if you can find a team in nba history whose 3rd and 4th highest minutes players were out for the season, won an nba title.
     
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    Not his fault that Bosh didn't want to sign here.
    Not his fault that Dragic wouldn't sign long-term here.

    It's still a work in progress with an eye towards the Summer of 2016.
     
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    And then in 2016, it will be about focusing on 2018 when wiggins will be an fa. Its been the same song and dance. Every years about waiting for some magical free agency market two years away. We get rid off all our good players to position ourselves to get those coveted fas and then when we so get them, we have zero depth to surround them. Then the new narrative will be about how we need to focus on another fa class down the line.
     
  5. RoxBeliever

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    All those great role players couldn't get us into the playoffs.

    We had to get Harden and Howard to do that. Who knew that those 2 are still not enough to turn us into contenders?

    That's why we will go for another superstar. For those playoff runs when Harden gets shut down.
     
  6. Breaker

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    Rick Smith is a much better GM

    2 playoffs win, and actually being able to compete in the 2nd round of one of them

    lol Morey not coming close
     
  7. durvasa

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    What was the deal on the table for Isiah Thomas?
     
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    It's hilarious how you've continued to crap on Morey through the years, even though you're pretty much ALWAYS wrong. I guess I admire the consistency.

    Unlike you people, I'm happy our team isn't built around Scola, Kevin Martin, Lowry & Chuck Hayes.
     
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    Lol, Chuck Hayes starting.... God don't remind me...
     
  10. ClutchCity3

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    I am sure he did not expect Domo to be out of the season.
     
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    "Both of those guys are very enthusiastic about where we are right now. We know we need to be a top 10 defense to be a championship level team. That was one other issue...we felt like to get to be a top 10 defense, we needed a wing defender. Now three of our top five guys are top defenders in the league, that'll give us a chance. I'm in conversations with James Harden and Dwight Howard all the time. They're very enthusiastic about where we are."
    http://www.houstonpress.com/news/ro...offs-we-will-be-better-than-last-year-6719494


    He knows what we need to be a Championship contender but people here think it is easy adding missing pieces to a team. the fact is, every team looks for that missing piece and you have to be very lucky to find it. Some fans here really don't know the ins and outs of signing players, it is a lot harder than on video games
     
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  12. Rocket River

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    I think that Morey bought good Groceries
    Beginning to think that McHale is burning them
    Or allowing them to spoil on the vine.

    I have faith in the team and McHale but that 18-0 run hurt.

    Rocket River
     
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    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة

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    Morey survived JVG, Adelman and likely McHale. The latter might be his 'death sentence'
     
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    I agree with 2 of the 3, but FT shooting is not that important

    Look at Shaq and his four championships and three Finals MVPs
     
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    Morey will not go anywhere and I still fault him for not getting a PG at the deadline, but other than that, it's on the coaches and players. I just wanna hear someone take responsilibty for once.
     
  16. dwhite

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    The deal per sources at the time was Thomas & Plumlee for DMo and our Knicks second round pick. In all fairness, McHale would have had the 6th man of the year runner up (who shoots like Reddick) locked down on our bench like he has with every other undersized point guard we have had.
     
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    I'm sure Morey, the GM who helped make true shooting percentage a big deal in the current NBA, doesn't care about free throws :rolleyes:

    And what exactly is "on him" for this? His team won the #2 seed in the conference despite various injuries, won a first round series pretty handily, and they're going up against a team with an identical record and which is more seasoned and just eliminated the NBA champions. I want them to win, too, but there will be no great shame if this Clippers team puts them down.
     
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    dmo for isaiah thomas? he would be mad to make that trade. get outta here with that nonsense. this claim was presented as them giving him away and all morey had to do was be accepting of this gift.

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    Yeah, because waiting around while being the 2 seed, and having 2 elite superstars has been such a tough process for us Rockets fans.

    Really, man up. I could understand the bitching if we a mediocre franchise going nowhere like the Pistons or something or even the Suns. Were in the 2nd round of the NBA playoffs.

    Your 'narrative' scenarios don't even make sense. Yeah, there was a 'narrative' about us getting cap space to sign superstars down the road... and that's exactly what we did! Are you trying to tell me the Lowry/Scola/Martin core was better?
     
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    And he's also the reason this team has James Harden and Dwight Howard. It's on the players and coach.
     

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