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Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by oeilpere, Apr 18, 2002.

  1. oeilpere

    oeilpere Member

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    Man ..........

    Three torched hardrives, one monster house move, a new exciting job, one horrible robbery (yep I got robbed), one painful hospital stay, a couple of less-than-inspiring Rockets games at the Laptop …

    Dang… Seems like forever.

    Can’t believe I’m back on line.

    Just in time to read all the net stuff about Baretta’s latest movie of the week ploy “Return of O.J. – The Dream Team II”.

    Dang … maybe I didn’t miss much afterall!

    Course there's some things that are new:

    1. Clutch's new server, which seems peppy.
    2. Cato surviving his early season crucifixion.
    3. Toronto pulling out all stops to get us another pick.
    4. "Ming's Quest for a Dynasty" talk everywhere you look.
    5. Trade talk that doesn't center around Rudy or Francis.
    6. TRADE TALK ....YEAH! Trade talk!!!!!!!!!


    Mmmmmmmmmmm ... good to be back.

    Cheers
     
  2. DaDakota

    DaDakota Contributing Member

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    Glad to have you back, any juicy bits?

    DaDakota
     
  3. Houstone

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    Any new Info?
     
  4. oeilpere

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    Yeah .....


    I'm going to hire Baretta to hunt down my robber.


    AND


    They will never get Ming, but he sure looks good. Gooden is for real like everyone is saying, and is an early favorite.

    I will start it off by saying that the Rockets will trade away the five and the middle teener for a move up or couple them with one big contract to get an established player. Langhi is gone. Butchie (Collier) is gone.

    No real surprises to anyone yet.

    Gotta hit the sack ... long night getting this PC going.

    Cheers.
     
  5. BigM

    BigM Contributing Member

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    hey! why no ming? what about if we got the number 1, surely we'd pick him then, right?
     
  6. Greg M

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    Man...sounds like you've been going through as much as myself these past few months but made it through the storm. Good to have you back.

    Yes Pops but our trade talks have no basis, just dreams. Your talk is a completely different story and I bow to your knowledge. Have you had time to get on the phones with your sources getting some details or is mum the word at this point? Oh and was Rudy actually tanking? ;)
     
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  7. Greg M

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    Gooden? What they hell do we need another PF for???????
     
  8. rockbox

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    I think Pops meant that no one in their right mind would pass up Ming if they had the #1 pick. The only thing I'm scared of is that Rudy and Co are under a lot of pressure to win next year, which may make them to be short sided. This could cause them to trade a potential superstar (Ming if we somehow lucked out and got #1) for someone that is less talanted but more established.
     
  9. heypartner

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    let the Dreamcasting begin!!!

    btw: what is the difference between #5 and #6...that seems big? hmmmm

    nevermind...I hate all this trade talk.

    Maybe I should go into hibernation soon...

    Yao-MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
     
  10. CriscoKidd

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    Pretty much what I expected except ... move up for whom if not Ming? Woods?

    Also, what established player do you think the Rocks would go after? Glenn Robinson or Tim Thomas perhaps? Odom? Rashard? Marion(huh huh, yeah right)? Theo Ratliff? I assume the big contract moved would either be Mo or Rice correct?

    If the rocks won the lotto would they draft ming? I sure hope so.

    One more ... if the Rocks can't trade up, or can't trade for a big name player, would they use both picks and shore up sf(butler perhaps) and backup c (mebbe Gadzuric or Marcus if he falls that far)? Or if unsuccesful in using the T-pick as bait would they just send it to Memphis for the obligation?

    nice to see ya back oeily
     
  11. Houstone

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    Where does oeilpere get his Info?
     
  12. Prempeh

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    Ask no questions...tell no lies...
     
  13. RunninRaven

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    So OP, you don't see the Rockets sending the Toronto pick to Memphis to satisfy the Francis obligation? Seems to me that if we don't do that, and Things Go Wrong again next season, then we will end up conveying an excellent pick to the Grizz...
     
  14. R0ckets03

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    hehe....i think i just figured out who oile really is. :cool:
     
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    Raven, are you predicting yet another lottery year for the Rocks next year?
     
  16. Lynus302

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    Popeye returns, and all is right with the world again.

    I'm sorry to hear about your misfortunes, but welcome back, Pops.
     
  17. getsmartnow

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    Now all we need is something borrowed and something blue....any ideas?? :D

    BTW, good post.
     
  18. jello77

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    how would we get rid of collier? realease him/trade him?

    the big contract would be taylor/rice rite? who would we trade him for?

    raven, that sending of the toronto pick to memphis sounds like a really good idea right now.
     
  19. Behad

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    Borrowed>>>Time, as in Rudy's on borrowed time.

    Blue>>>How many fans will feel when that time is up.
     
  20. RocketsPimp

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    Obviously! They haven't done anything to warrant keeping them.
     

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