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Rockets hiring Hakeem Olajuwon

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by mikeyharris, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. jbasket

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    Howard respects Olajuwon much more than Nash, and it is not really close.
     
  2. Deckard

    Deckard Blade Runner
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    I don't know if the league has something like "Top Ten Non-Finals Playoff Moments in League History," but if they do, that should be in there somewhere. Lord, he made a great center look like a helpless goofus. That, and Ralph's shot that eliminated the Lakers in '86.
     
  3. D-rock

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    Steve Nash was coaching Dwight on his FTs while he was in LA? Maybe Calvin Murphy will do a better job. CM actually stated that he was willing to help out the big guy with this and he said it was all mental.
     
  4. Ziggy

    Ziggy QUEEN ANON

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    Nash can make free throws sure, but he sure as hell cant get to the line.
     
  5. coachbadlee

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    All of the ex-Rockets are coming out to support. Love it.
     
  6. rocketman84

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    Can we start Hakeem at the 4?
     
  7. Precision340

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    great news!! congrats to everyone involved.
     
  8. Defy9

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    Holy Moly!
     
  9. crossover

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    Now the master plan is unveiled.

    Get assests -> to get Harden.
    Get Harden -> to get Dwight Howard.
    Get Howard -> to get Hakeem back.

    Hakeem was the real goal all along.

    moari.jpg
     
  10. Commodore

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p>Hakeem Olajuwon is set to join the Rockets as an assistant coach <a href="http://t.co/qVG6jrgTNv" title="http://cbsprt.co/1dBhd6Y" org_href="http://cbsprt.co/1dBhd6Y">cbsprt.co/1dBhd6Y</a> Guess who he'll be working with?</p>&mdash; Eye on Basketball (@EyeOnBasketball) <a href="https://twitter.com/EyeOnBasketball/status/356989944360738816" data-datetime="2013-07-15T23:13:29+00:00">July 15, 2013</a></blockquote>
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    Mentoring Howard and Asik. :cool:
     
  12. coachbadlee

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    Triple H in the H.
     
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    Agreed. Dream should work with the centers, and Calvin should work with Dwight (and the rest of the team sans James) on free throws. One day, the Rockets are gonna kill poor Calvin Murphy right in the studio by losing one too many games due to poor FT%.
     
  14. Spiegel

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    besides quitten and T-whinny, most of former stars have good relationships with the team. Even Barkley who had some sour feelings has gotten over them to an extent.
     
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    This doesn't really matter when it comes to the subject of free throw shooting

    I doubt if Nash, Dream, Reggie Miller, Larry Bird would really improve Howard's free throws, I think that's up to him in practice

    It's not like learning the Dream shake, it's something he sucks at and needs to fix
     
  16. chenjy9

    chenjy9 Numbers Don't Lie
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    Rumors have it that he is actually pretty good at them during practice, which is why so many people feel it is mental for him.
     
  17. KlutchQT

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    I've heard him say it's mental... says he goes to the line knowing everybody expects him to miss and he lets it get in his head. Think he said he was a 90% FT shooter in HS.
     
  18. jbasket

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    True. In terms of the mental approach, Dwight will be more responsive to a HOF legend whom he has trained with and walked the walk than an old PG. There, Hakeem can help him. If you look at FT% in practice, guarantee the majority of the NBA shoots over 80% (can confirm on Dwight if you really want me to, I know he has).
     
  19. Pizza_Da_Hut

    Pizza_Da_Hut I put on pants for this?

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    Third string?

    Even in his old age he probably could give Asik and Howard a run for their money.
     
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    Dude, it's gonna be so awesome seeing the Dream sitting on the bench.
     

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