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Papanikolaou leaning toward two-year deal with Rockets

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Carl Herrera, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. Akkuron

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    Yes, trying reading some of the thread you're replying in.

    He's light-years ahead of where DMo was when he was added to the roster. Actually he's probably quite far ahead of him right now as well.

    I can't speak Spanish and am completely unfamiliar with their expressions, but I'd guess that the "second tier" thing isn't about being a starter vs coming off the bench, it's probably that he wants to be part of the rotation and the coach's plans. The concept of "wanting to start" doesn't really exist in Europe. He didn't start for Olympiacos during their first title run (3 years) ago either, but everyone knew he was the top SF. Much like Ginobili, I doubt a player with extensive Euroleague experience cares about the marketing crap that is the starting line-up, so long as he gets his minutes and is utilized well.
     
  2. Texanasiafan

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    When your other major offseason signing is Joel Dorsey, anyone can be the savior of the Rockets for the coming season.
     
  3. danoman

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    I figured Morey would have locked him up by now.
     
  4. cdrive

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    According to Wikipedia, it's a done deal.
    "On July 15, 2014, he signed a two-year contract with Houston Rockets."

    Oh, Wikipedia...
     
  5. Fantasma Negro

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    Legit or someones wishful thinking? I haven't seen it confirmed anywhere yet...
     
  6. JuNx

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Papanikolaou will stay with <a href="https://twitter.com/FCBbasket">@FCBbasket</a> 4 next season after he declined <a href="https://twitter.com/HoustonRockets">@HoustonRockets</a> offer. Exclusive by <a href="https://twitter.com/sport24">@sport24</a>: <a href="http://t.co/LLydFbPeCN">http://t.co/LLydFbPeCN</a></p>&mdash; Nikos Papaioannou (@ndpapaioannou) <a href="https://twitter.com/ndpapaioannou/statuses/489550703556587520">July 16, 2014</a></blockquote>
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  8. rocketpower2

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Papanikolaou will stay with <a href="https://twitter.com/FCBbasket">@FCBbasket</a> 4 next season after he declined <a href="https://twitter.com/HoustonRockets">@HoustonRockets</a> offer. Exclusive by <a href="https://twitter.com/sport24">@sport24</a>: <a href="http://t.co/LLydFbPeCN">http://t.co/LLydFbPeCN</a></p>&mdash; Nikos Papaioannou (@ndpapaioannou) <a href="https://twitter.com/ndpapaioannou/statuses/489550703556587520">July 16, 2014</a></blockquote>
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  9. Carl Herrera

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    Morey loses out on another player with his offensive offer.

    Should have known. This summer the Rockets are only going to acquire black players.

    I think this means that the team has something planned for the MLE that precludes them from offering Kostas more than the did already.
     
  10. HMMMHMM

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    ^^^

    http://www.sport24.gr/Basket/USA/nba-greece/nayaghse_toy_papanikolaoy_sto_houston.2929456.html
     
  11. D-rock

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    So Wikipedia was wrong???? Say it ain't so.
     
  12. Marteen

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    The phrase "leaning towards Rockets" should be banned from this forum, it's bad luck I tell ya.
     
  13. Carl Herrera

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    "No Smear Wednesday"? What's with all the "smear" in the article?
     
  14. hooroo

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    Any reports mentioning a buyout deadline date? I'm hoping the Rockets can still use him in a S&T this free agency period.
     
  15. KingStevo10

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    So what will go right for the Rockets this offseason?
     
  16. J.R.

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Source confirms <a href="https://twitter.com/ndpapaioannou">@ndpapaioannou</a> report that Rockets could not complete a deal w/ Greek SF Kostas Papanikolaou and he will stay in Europe.</p>&mdash; ClutchFans (@clutchfans) <a href="https://twitter.com/clutchfans/statuses/489554355003990016">July 16, 2014</a></blockquote>
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  17. rocketpower2

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Source confirms <a href="https://twitter.com/ndpapaioannou">@ndpapaioannou</a> report that Rockets could not complete a deal w/ Greek SF Kostas Papanikolaou and he will stay in Europe.</p>&mdash; ClutchFans (@clutchfans) <a href="https://twitter.com/clutchfans/statuses/489554355003990016">July 16, 2014</a></blockquote>
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  18. rocketpower2

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    J.R. gets me every time
     
  19. crash5179

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    He should have recognized his opportunity. This year might have been his best to seriously challenge for a rotation spot and cement himself as an NBA player. The Rockets are in serious need of a Small Forward. Hopefully they will make an offer to Shawn Marion.
     
  20. JeffB

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    I don't blame the guy for making a math decision. But, I am wondering why Morey and the team didn't want to risk more of the MLE or cap room on the guy. Was his asking price that high or is there something else pending (or flexibility)?
     

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