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Really need to reload, not retool . (r****ded , I may have confused the semantics)

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Achilleus, May 4, 2004.

  1. Achilleus

    Achilleus Member

    Aug 30, 2003
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    I see a lot of talk about trading everyone but Yao, and I think thats irrational right now. Here's what I think we need to do...

    Keep Steve Francis, Yao Ming, Jim Jackson , Kelvin Cato, and Maurice Taylor unless we're offered something clearly better.

    Look at moving Cuttino Mobley for a point guard (preferably Steve Nash or Brent Barry, though I'm sure it would take more than Mobley for Nash at least)

    Bring in another power forward, who's strong inside, but not slow like Clarence Weatherspoon, may I suggest Malik Rose of the Spurs. I have no idea what kind of contract he has, but I remember times last year when many thought he and Duncan should have been starters, and not Robinson.

    Find another shooter. I dont usually bring up race in any subject, but man if Eric Piatkowski was a 6'5'' black guy who couldnt dunk, make open layups , or knock down a jumper consistenly he wouldnt even be in the NBDL. Do we tolerate his horrible performance because he has " basketball smarts"? Give me a berak, if he doesnt improve this off season, cut him. For a shooter though, I'd suggest bringing in Jon Barry, yes obvious I know, but lets bring the Barrys back to where they belong, Houston. So heres the 2004-05 Lineup :

    Pf - Maurice Taylor - Malik Rose
    Sf - Jim Jackson - Bostjan Nachbar
    C - Yao Ming - Kelvin Cato
    Sg - Steve Francis - Jon Barry
    Pg - Brent Barry (switch to the bigger sg on defense) - Wilks

    I'd say that's a good 8 man rotation : 4 big men - Yao , Taylor, Cato, Rose and 4 guards - Francis, Barry, Barry, Jackson

    That's all, I'm pretty sure I ****ed something up, so let er' rip.
  2. yipengzhao

    yipengzhao Contributing Member

    Nov 11, 2002
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    Lots of barrys on that roster.

    what we need is a rick barry.
  3. GermanRoxFan

    GermanRoxFan Member

    Jul 14, 2002
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    Yeah, bring in Scooter and Drew, too. So the whole family would be together. Man, that would be awesome! They can all shoot, can't they? :D
  4. gucci888

    gucci888 Contributing Member

    May 20, 2002
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    1. Brent Barry is a FA, we wouldn't need to trade for him.
  5. BigCountry132

    BigCountry132 Contributing Member

    Jul 22, 2003
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    Francis is to small and is not a good jump shooter to play the two. This team needs a solid power foward if they ever want to get out of the first round.
  6. SWTsig

    SWTsig Contributing Member

    Dec 20, 2002
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    rick barry is a kappa sigma....

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