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Stone passed his first big test

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by topfive, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. varughese.arun

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    Rivers SUCKS. QUEEN is about to **** on P. Rivers. We bout to win the championship brah
     
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    The greatest analysis ever
     
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    I’m very impressed.

    If they lose Harden that’ll be a real test but I’m impressed.

    If Harden and Westbrook stay, building a championship team around them this season will be a huge test as well.

    I’m trying to tamper my excitement but I think as is, it Silas can put a real system in place they could be pretty dangerous.
     
  5. HP3

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    He did, okay trading Roco and getting Woods, is a WASH at best. Dont let ownership fool you.
     
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    With an eye to the future, I'd much rather we have Wood than Roco. Shame there was no way to have both, though.
     
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    If you plan on keeping James Harden, this is not the only move to make. I have no faith in this franchise when Harden is gone. I would rather have kept accumulating picks if we were going to trade Roco. Because as good as Woods is, he's only good when we have James Harden/Russ. He's not a winning piece on a championship team without a superstar. I think we should have just started fresh.
     
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    Its funny, when we traded away Ariza and the pick everyone was whining about how the cap room was just a way to spin the trade, and Stone was a spineless looser.
     
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    Yeah, but without a superstar, there's no shot whatsoever of winning a title. So you get guys like Wood regardless, and if your current stars leave you immediately start looking to acquire or draft another.

    I know, sounds simple, right? But it's the reality in this league. And Wood will be a solid starter.
     
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    I don't think it was Stone we were judging, but Tilman. Maybe because Stone was here before even Morey, he seems to have Tilman's trust.
     
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    Hater
     
  13. topfive

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    :confused:o_O
     
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    Im saying rather take my chances in the draft than have him pad stats on a bad team. And we will be horrendously bad if James leaves and we dont have a good pick for next year. I'm not about giving up James Harden right now. And Im not about Covington being given away for 1.5 picks and Wood. And I dont trust this owner to do anything right. Im being a downer I know, but I have no faith in this FO without Morey. We'll see what happens though, Im not holding my breath.
     
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    I get the pessimism. Any team with Tilman controlling the budget will be suspect.

    I guess my take is that based on what I've seen so far since Harden asked out, I can't imagine Stone letting him go for anything less than a slightly lesser star and enough assets to kick off the rebuild. Russ leaving is a little dicier, since Tilman might demand we accommodate his wishes even if we have to LOSE assets in the process. After this week, though, I'm feeling a wee bit better about Stone navigating these rough waters.
     
  16. dmoneybangbang

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    I've been impressed with Stone given his constraints. While I think Eric Gordon is better than his play suggests and would do well with less dominant guards, his contract will be a good test (among many).
     
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    I’m certainly no literary genius but reading that out loud as you typed it was a fun exercise.:)
     
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    He hasn't done **** yet. When he moves Fat Gordon for viable rotation players then I'll buy him a blowjob
     
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    Okay, okay... looking good.

    Works pragmatically on good moves, but isn't afraid to (safely) swing for the fences.
     
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    awful, awful, awful.
     

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