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Stone & Silas

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Imanimal, Feb 23, 2021.

  1. Imanimal

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    Both these guys should not get too comfortable with their jobs. Neither has any background of success in their current positions and both are off to tenuous starts. Tired of excuses....here’s the facts: Stone blew the Harden trade big time and Silas has lost the team after just 29 games (he said as much in his post game interview). As always, the fans of Houston suffer for the drastic ineptitude of the management. Small ball (getting rid of CC) cost us last year and this year is a joke and they continue to shovel it out to their suffering fans. Could’ve just started Cousins and Wood and brought Allen off the bench with Prince, Levert, Nwaba, and Gordon (along w/3 first rounders and swaps) but instead let’s start Tucker at Forward/Center and play House basically as a starter. What a bunch of stupi a$& morons we have coaching and managing this team!!!
     
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  2. BMoney

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    It starts at the top. Tilman was the Jack Easterby before Jack Easterby.
     
  3. hakeemthagreat

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    Yeah you're one of many idiots here. Stone has done a fantastic job setting the Rockets up for the future. The team wasn't supposed to win many games this year, so criticizing Stone and Silas without mentioning the expectations is blatantly stupid. If we continue to suck and end up drafting a franchise cornerstone player, then everybody will start backtracking.
     
  4. J.R.

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    You should get comfortable with them both being here and having jobs. :D
     
  5. apollo33

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    I thought we were tanking so who cares how many games we lose
     
  6. Dr of Dunk

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    Depends on the thread and the day.
     
  7. treyk3

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    Silas will be here until contract negotiations go astray and Tilman flies to West Virginia to hash it out without agents getting in the Way.

    Stone will be here until he takes a leave of absence to spend time with his family who live at the 76ers facility.
     
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  8. Zen Tabak

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    Amazing how people are acting like we dont have injuries to our best players
     
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    Nah. Relax, be patient.
     
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  10. Hank McDowell

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    I was pretty optimistic until recently, but the Oladipo move looks pretty bad so far, releasing Cousins and going small ball again is a massive disappointment, and Silas seems to be losing his veterans. I’m still going to reserve judgment though because the injuries can’t be ignored, and this team looked pretty good there for a while. Fools gold? Yeah, for sure, but it did show some potential. I’m writing this year off. Everyone gets a pass!
     
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  11. HP3

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    Stephen Silas needs time, he's owned time. Peanut head I was never a fan of. Especially since he helped Tillman buy this team.
     
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  12. Mr Woods

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    Tired of seeing people on here say that we botched the Harden trade.

    Simmons is GARBAGE. He would have been a terrible fit on this team — a team that already can’t shoot. The win-now and build around Simmons clock would have started immediately considering he’s already gonna be 25 next season. It would have been nearly impossible to build a contending roster around Simmons while being stuck with John Wall’s $50M contract.

    Also, Morey was f***ing around last minute anways. Not having enough draft picks to begin with, not including Maxey, wanting to put protections on picks... he wasn’t serious and lost out.
     
  13. D-rock

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    It's amazing that you are acting like both Stone & Silas did not hand pick all these injured players and even more amazing being completely surprised that they keep getting injured.
     
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    Garbage is a stretch, which you contradict when you refer to building around him as a contender.

    You also lost me when you bring up Simmons' age. He's 25 next season? Oh no! I guess that makes Christian Wood a senior citizen when he turns 26.
     
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    as long as they continue to lose and secure a top 4 finish in the tank standings, I’m good
     
  16. SamFisher

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    Other than Wood our best players are good teams 6-7-8-9th men.

    Wood is a fine 2nd - 3rd star.

    That's all we got plus future draft considerations
     
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    The funny thing is Simmons age doesnt even matter, hes like the exact same player as he was 3 years ago and will be the exact same player 5 years from now until his athleticism declines.

    When people say young talent they usually imply that said talent would develop overtime. Simmons seems content to commit to never shooting the ball outside of 3 feet of the rim while playing point guard/center. That's why I'm never high on him vs someone like Jaylen Brown for example.
     
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  18. Zen Tabak

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    Amazing that Christian Wood was absolutely worth getting instead of keeping RoCo.

    Not an injury history there, and his absence is affecting the team the most. Even with the benefit of hindsight, still a great move. Players sprain their ankles, it happens.

    Oladipo is out and has an injury history. Levert is out as well, so not sure what move you would have made instead.

    Unless you take Philly's deal for Simmons, Thybulle and protected pick(s). That team wouldnt be much better than this team and would be positioned much worse for the future.

    You're judging Stone based on the returns of the Harden trade when 80% of that value hasn't conveyed yet. The results of the JH trade wont be apparent for several years so until then it would be great if all these rocket babies would take a deep breath and stop making dumb knee jerk posts
     
  19. D-rock

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    Investing in injured players was a conscious choice whether you choose to gloss over it or not.

    And YOU brought up this topic so stop trying to move the goal posts now.
     
  20. D-rock

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    LOL

    Of course his age matters.

    But you have to prevaricate to push your own agenda.
     

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