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The 2009 Draft and the Rockets

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by tinman, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. tinman

    tinman Contributing Member
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    Is this just coincidence or is it part of Morey's plan?

    http://www.basketball-reference.com/draft/NBA_2009.html

    2 MEM,Hasheem Thabeet,University of Connecticut
    6 MIN,Jonny Flynn,Syracuse
    8 NYK,Jordan Hill,University of Arizona
    11 NJN,Terrence Williams,University of Louisville
    44 DET,Chase Budinger,University of Arizona
     
  2. prv1981

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    Something that comes to mind is that fact that the aquisition of all these 2009 lottery draftees might have some unintended positive effects for all of these guys for the following reasons:

    1. They are all peers/contemparies in terms of age and draft/college experience.

    2. They were all traded away for peanuts.

    3. They are all in a situation where they can compete for at least a rotation spot.

    From personal experience I know that if I see someone that is around my age and experience level accomplishing something, it motivates me and makes it seem more feasible to achieve similar success.

    At this point, these players can feed off each other and compete with each other to get the best out of themselves. As they do, the team can only stand to win from this situation.

    Its kind of crazy to think that the Rockets have 4 high lottery picks, all with big time upside, and from what has been reported -- all trying to redeem themselves.

    Lets roll with these guys and see what they got! Worst case scenario they are all as bad as their reputation dictates. Best case, at least one of them starts to realize their potential and becomes either a building block or a valued trade candidate.
     
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  3. BEAT LA

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    09er starting 5:

    Flynn
    Williams
    Budinger
    Hill
    Thabeet

    Mission: to get more wins than the Nets last season. :grin:

    To be honest, they make a great second unit.
     
  4. iconoclastic

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    Not coincidence.

    He was trying to clear cap room for the free agent class of 2013.
     
  5. Htown's2kFinest

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    Don't forget Jermaine Taylor too even though he failed his physical. He could maybe be back later and be the 6th man on the 09 draft team.

    :)
     
  6. daywalker02

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    One of the weaker drafts for sure.
    Harden, Curry and Rubio are the most interesting prospects after Griffin top 10 wise
     
  7. T FOR 3!!!

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    This news got by me... Any detes on what he failed??
     
  8. nemac

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    Ankle injury, out about a week.
     
  9. daspydamayn

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    that draft list proves that if you have a late 1st round pick, use it on a point guard
     
  10. crash5179

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    Funny, the most successful player has been the second rounder
     
  11. outlaw96

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    and what about tyreke, Demar and Even Brandon?
     
  12. T-Slack

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    I don't think Morey's plan was to keep them all. His thinking was, he was hopeing some of those guys would show the talent that made them the top picks to trade them. So far that hasn't happen.
     
  13. pge71188

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    and is white ;)
     
  14. Kam

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    a little late to that party.
     
  15. Htown's2kFinest

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    Back in 09, people would've though that if we had all those guys... we'd be on our way to having a dynasty.
     
  16. AstroRocket

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    You just now noticing this? Morey's trying to collect the '09 lottery busts:

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    It's all going according to plan...
     
  17. RedRedemption

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    Should have collected Brandon Jennings too.
    I consider him a bust because of his horrible efficiency and horrible shot selection.
     
  18. Kam

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    What did you expect out of him? He still listens to ace of base, has a pony tail and drives a Mazda miata.
     
  19. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    Wow, looking at that draft it's like we got the Danny Devitos and everyone else in the lotto got the Arnold Schwarzeneggers.
     
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  20. Rocket Guy

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    Looking at that list...i would honestly trade all of the ones we have for anyone else in the top 10.
     

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