1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

Rudy Gay has been playing well

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by sun12, Feb 14, 2007.

Tags:
  1. dandorotik

    dandorotik Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2002
    Messages:
    10,855
    Likes Received:
    3,752
    Yeah, yeah, yeah- and so is #30 draft pick Gilbert Arenas- gee, how many teams could have had him?? Really, do some of you have nothing better to do than whip out "Well, if we would have...?" scenarios? How come it's always the same people who can't be frickin happy even when the team's doing well? OK, Ross, whatever.
     
  2. tituspan

    tituspan Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2002
    Messages:
    166
    Likes Received:
    2
    hey people, you cannot only compare stat and say we should have drafted who and who. You should actually watch them play within the team. Obviously, given the current situation, we are better of with Battier. Do you really want to wait for potential when T-Mac's back was a concern back then?
     
  3. thewaterox

    thewaterox Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2005
    Messages:
    1,484
    Likes Received:
    5
    This isn't a David Carr vs Vince Young deal. Both Gay and Battier are playing well right now. For now the trade is about even with maybe a slight edge going to Houston. Memphis will look better and better once Gay matures and it may end up being a pretty lopsided trade before it's all done in favor of Memphis. Gay definately has more upside at this point.
     
  4. GreatRox

    GreatRox Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2006
    Messages:
    207
    Likes Received:
    0
    As if shane did not contribute on defence
    As if shane did not hit those threes
    as if shane did not take those charges
    as if we are not winning
    as if the Grizzlies are winning
     
  5. BigM

    BigM Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2001
    Messages:
    18,011
    Likes Received:
    13,200
    he could have scored 40 in his last 3 games and i still would have taken battier everyday of the week.

    this thread is pointless especially now.
     
  6. GreatRox

    GreatRox Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2006
    Messages:
    207
    Likes Received:
    0
    as long as the grizzlies are not winning, rudy gay's number should not be taken seriously.
     
  7. pgabriel

    pgabriel Educated Negro

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2002
    Messages:
    42,864
    Likes Received:
    3,047
    memphis won 23 games battier's first year.
     
  8. baylorbear09

    baylorbear09 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2006
    Messages:
    318
    Likes Received:
    4
    the what if's and could of would of should of's in life are nothing more than a waste of time. everything happens for a reason and the sooner we can all get that in our heads especially about the draft day trade the better. i guarantee you though that our record is not what it is right now without battier
     
  9. vmac

    vmac Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2006
    Messages:
    341
    Likes Received:
    0
    Bingo! It's all about the end results. It's all about winning. Are the Grizzlies winning? :rolleyes:
     
  10. GreatRox

    GreatRox Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2006
    Messages:
    207
    Likes Received:
    0
    they went in to the playoff a few years after.

    from 23 win to the play off within 2 years is not bad.
     
  11. pgabriel

    pgabriel Educated Negro

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2002
    Messages:
    42,864
    Likes Received:
    3,047

    so you know they're not making the playoffs in the future? they did lose their franchise player the first two months of the season. if you are comparing a sixth year's player's production to a 20 year old rookie's, you're behind the eight ball already.
     
  12. GreatRox

    GreatRox Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2006
    Messages:
    207
    Likes Received:
    0
    L 14 W 40 0.259

    I don't know, may be they are.

    they went in to the play off last year as 8th seed when we dropped in to the lottery.

    this year is the other way around. shane left the grizzlies during the off season.

    coincidence???
     
  13. GreatRox

    GreatRox Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2006
    Messages:
    207
    Likes Received:
    0
    even paul gasol returns from injury, they are still losing.
     
  14. v3.0

    v3.0 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2005
    Messages:
    16,203
    Likes Received:
    931
    why still clamor for TMac Lite when we have the real deal?

    Rudy Gay is talented, but having him and TMac together is redundant, that's probably why he was never seriously considered by the Rockets.

    The barometer is not between Rudy Gay and Battier, it's if Gay ever becomes as good as TMac because that's what the Rockets were betting against.
     
  15. Yao#1

    Yao#1 Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2006
    Messages:
    1,018
    Likes Received:
    10

    Because if not, then someone should start a thread everytime Ronnie Brewer, Rodney Carney, Sergio Rodriguez, Jordan Farmar, Marcus Williams, or anyone else drafted below the 8th pick has a few good games because the Rox could have had anyone of them. I think people are saying, the trade wasnt Battier for Gay/Swift, it was Battier for whoever Memphis wanted/Swift.
     
  16. ucansee2020

    ucansee2020 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2002
    Messages:
    761
    Likes Received:
    3
    So the rookie has a stretch of 4 good games and you people are already labeling him as a superstar? :confused:
     
  17. GreatRox

    GreatRox Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2006
    Messages:
    207
    Likes Received:
    0
    i agree. we have to look forward to the future instead of staying in the present.
     
  18. macfan

    macfan Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2005
    Messages:
    3,318
    Likes Received:
    1
    They're playing uptempo in Memphis

    He's useless in halfcourt execution basketball. Could he better than Battier in 2 years? Yes. That doesn't matter though, because after 2 good years he will be a free agent likely to get max money.

    If the Rockets have the money to sign a free agent in 2010, they can sign anybody
     
  19. magnetik

    magnetik Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2005
    Messages:
    5,570
    Likes Received:
    490
    people need to go back to the last game we played with Memphis and watch Tmac just play around with Gay. We don't need him. We already have a matured version of Gay x10. We weren't gonna keep him anyways and besides.. if we had him now.. that's less touches for Tmac and Yao... and do we really want that? NO. We need the intangibles and Gay doesn't have any. (right now).
     
  20. pgabriel

    pgabriel Educated Negro

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2002
    Messages:
    42,864
    Likes Received:
    3,047

    I think you're missing the point. most fans including myself never thought the rockets had a shot at gay. so its not anyone who fell below eight. its a guy the rockets were thought to have no shot at falling into their laps.
     

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now