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Rockets, Gloomy Future

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by tbui, Nov 30, 2004.

  1. tbui

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    After the big trade, the Rocket's have suffered huge losses even to bad teams in the league such as the Hawks and things aren't looking good. With a trimmed down roster that features a hodge podge of average and overpaid journeymen and mediocre starters, the future does not look too bright for the Rockets.

    The genius of a man, Dawson ccreated this mess and that's not all he did while GM of the Rockets. Dawson let valuable players go like Eddie Griffin and Piatkowski and Kenny Thomas not to mention Chise and Cat. Remember the whole Shandon Anderson signing and the Mo-T 6 years 48 million dollars deal? Year after year with the exception of Yao, Dawson and the Rockets did not draft anyone with talent. The one talent we drafted in jefferson, we traded for Griffin who was a good player, but perhaps not close to Jeferson. Year after year miss after miss. ANd the latest trade made little sense. The current situation has created an uncertain future for oragnization. With only 2 good players on the team, the Rockets have to start all over again.

    Unlike the Lakers who had their core of good players assembled before the coming of Shaq, the Rockets have nothing. Remember the Lakers had Robert Horry, Fisher, Bryant all before Shaq. Most of the core that led the Lakers to championships were draft picks--cheap homegrown talent such as George, Kareem Rush, Medvedenko, Madsen. This combined with other stars like Van exel and Eddie Jones before they were dealt--lured in free agents such as Fox and LIndsay Hunter. The Rockets have nobody--absolutley nobody behind Yao and T-Mac. They were already thin last year, now after the 2, are probably the least talented team in the league. Jim Jackson is old and can't move as a starting 3 should, there is no point, no backup 1, and no quality 4 because Taylor is weak defensivley and rebounding wise.

    What does this all mean? It means that the Rockets have their work cut out for them. The problem is how do they acquire quality free agents at a low cost since T-Mac's absurd contract and Yao's renewal coming up--if they can keep him at all. It would be very ironic if he signs with Chise's new team in a few years. Like the Lakers they have to draft well for the next 3-4 years. But this is such a long undertaking. So they have to have a team ready in 1 or 2 that can compete for the championship as many anxious fans are anticipating and demanding. This probably a next to impossible task. Building a team takes time. The Lakers had to build their team in 3-4 years, the Spurs did it also in about 3 years. IT's going to be a long project so fans better hold on tight. The question is what will T-Mac think of all this time?
     
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    Try Jeff Van Gundy. The coach has the final say on player-personnel matters in this organization.
     
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    topics like these make my stomach throw up

    it all starts with the same long essay
    then people with smart comments
    then arguments
    it all leads to nothing
     
  4. tbui

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    I blame JVG the fool also. I like the idea of Phil Jackson as coach. Phil's always had a disciplined team that thought things through together and worked with one another. Everyone understood their role and there was a harmony with the team until the last couple of years of course. Jackson likes good defenders and shooting specialists. remember he brought in veterans like Grant, Shaw and Harper to help Lakers championship teams. I believe he could help this team but I fear that too much damage has been done that even he cannot rectify.
     
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    It leads to something if people would listen and reply and discuss instead of smart comments.
     
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    no this thread is POINTLESS
    you cant SEE the future, leave it f**king be
    youre just trying to talk about the PROBLEMS like the past 99999999 threads here and all the things we should REGRET
    who really cares what we've done? whats been done is done ppfft
    :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
     
  7. tbui

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    Profanity. You're very mature. The Rockets situation is as it as. Accept or not it is so. Maybe you're in denial. Now whether we'll be a good team in 3-4 years, who knows. I aint predicting nothing. It just takes a long time to build teams. So deny all you want little man.
     
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    The Sky is falling
     
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    sure, take a shot at my english, but dont say im in denial
    i plain out said THIS thread is pointless -- not 'ROCKETS ARE NOT GOING TO LOSE!'
    i never said anything about building teams or anything, damn youre dumb

    you made this topic so you can point out all the mistakes the rockets management have done... so what? you just want us to talk about that? where will this subject lead to?
     
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    Yep it all starts with the ":rolleyes: " icon...I swear that thing should be removed!

    As for the Rockets, I don't feel the need to go into the same discussion that's been going on non-stop for the last 2 weeks. No offense or anything.
     
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    smeggysmeg's kind of reply is exactly what you were probably expecting, huh?
     
  12. tbui

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    No post i read talked about the rockets future and the current money situation. Perhaps mentioned but not in depth. Most people are just complaining about why this team is so bad. Did I hit a nerve Rich Argh. You got problems and it's really funny. What strategies should the Rockets adopt if this organization's going to be successful? What direction should we go with the current money situation? Do you agree or disagree with the opinion on the future of this franchise? The trade for T-Mac was supposed to make him enthusiasitic about basketball--I don't think a 3-4 year plan will do this. there are several things to talk about but since your mind is so dense Rich Argh you refuse to listen.
     
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    Maybe it has already fallen...
     
  14. tbui

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    wait a minute you mean threads on whether to give Yao a European American name is better than this? You gotta be stupid to think that. Also threads started on Yao's girlfriend or T-Mac's lazy eye are good threads?
     
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    "No post i read talked about the rockets future and the current money situation. Perhaps mentioned but not in depth. Most people are just complaining about why this team is so bad. Did I hit a nerve Rich Argh. You got problems and it's really funny. What strategies should the Rockets adopt if this organization's going to be successful? What direction should we go with the current money situation? Do you agree or disagree with the opinion on the future of this franchise? The trade for T-Mac was supposed to make him enthusiasitic about basketball--I don't think a 3-4 year plan will do this. there are several things to talk about but since your mind is so dense Rich Argh you refuse to listen."

    Buddy, listen, ALL of your questions have already been answered here... why are they important anyway? do you think you're talking to the rockets management here? Okay, I'm Caroll Dawson, and i think your opinions are very thoughtful, I'll do better as a GM because of you. oh no wait sorry sir, we're all just FANS of the Houston rockets here. Why do fans always have to be pessimistic? so lame, so lame.
     
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    no cato = no hope
     

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