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The Rockets are a championship contender, says GM

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Carl Herrera, Jul 9, 2016.

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Are the Rockets a championship contender?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. Carl Herrera

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    <blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Daryl Morey says these <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rockets?src=hash">#Rockets</a> can contend, adding that they should have a &quot;deep playoff run&quot; ahead of them: <a href="https://t.co/55KZuZONDS">pic.twitter.com/55KZuZONDS</a></p>&mdash; Ben DuBose (@BenDuBose) <a href="https://twitter.com/BenDuBose/status/751856344517316609">July 9, 2016</a></blockquote>
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  2. OlajuwonFan81

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    There are only 2 teams that are championship contenders, and the Rockets aren't one of them.
     
  3. rawool

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    I've grown numb to whatever our management says. I'll only focus on what I see out on the court.
     
  4. saleem

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    The GM is a dunce.
     
  5. TexasRedd

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    Where's the LOL option?
     
  6. Haymitch

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    Lol CH originally posted an incoherent tweet about Larry Bird and I was very confused.
     
  7. Commodore

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    only two teams are contenders, for at least the next few years
     
  8. b2bizchina

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    Bored guys like discussing boring topics
     
  9. malakas

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    One of the choices should be LOL
    Laughable quote by Morey. Who even believes this?
    Do casual fans buy this bs?
     
  10. Le$$

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    What you talkin about Morrah.

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  11. OlajuwonFan81

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    Any links to the entire press conference?
     
  12. OTMax

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    Where Gordon at? Morey seems very confident, better be a trade coming soon!!
     
  13. cheke64

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    Set expectations high after overpaying.
     
  14. Dubious

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    Everybody is 0-0 so he is technically correct.
    We do have a potential MVP though
    (Would anyone exepet management to say anything diffrrent?)

    And yes I am posting out of boredom.
     
  15. Houston79Astro

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    If there was ever a year to pull a college football move, this would be the best season to do it. The warriors got the championship on lock so everyone else is fighting for second. Might as well bring bowl games to the NBA for a season...
    May postpone the advertising on jersey for a year. I kid of course.
     
  16. Levi

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    The Warriors are the only championship contender
     
  17. J.R.

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    The John McClain of GMs

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Daryl Morey said this is a championship team and the team is designed for a deep playoff run.</p>&mdash; Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) <a href="https://twitter.com/calvinwatkins/status/751856024752037888">July 9, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Rockets GM Daryl Morey said Eric Gordon is the &quot;perfect complement to James&quot; Harden within the structure of the... <a href="https://t.co/07Z4avYgoi">https://t.co/07Z4avYgoi</a></p>&mdash; Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) <a href="https://twitter.com/calvinwatkins/status/751857937312722944">July 9, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The new Houston Rockets. <a href="https://t.co/1ArOIKNOLh">https://t.co/1ArOIKNOLh</a> <a href="https://t.co/JSxCdlZqPe">pic.twitter.com/JSxCdlZqPe</a></p>&mdash; Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) <a href="https://twitter.com/calvinwatkins/status/751859655958097920">July 9, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Houston Rockets guard James Harden has signed a four-year contract extension, owner Leslie Alexander said. &quot;I'm... <a href="https://t.co/ujnyMFEXOc">https://t.co/ujnyMFEXOc</a></p>&mdash; Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) <a href="https://twitter.com/calvinwatkins/status/751860067268370432">July 9, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">&quot;We believe Eric Gordon is the perfect compliment to James Harden&quot; -GM Daryl Morey</p>&mdash; Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) <a href="https://twitter.com/HoustonRockets/status/751856365614698496">July 9, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">&quot;I've been looking forward to coming to Houston for a while now. I'm excited to play alongside James Harden&quot; -Ryan Anderson</p>&mdash; Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) <a href="https://twitter.com/HoustonRockets/status/751856793706373121">July 9, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Mike D'Antoni: “I do know it’s important guys have a role and have a certain amount of minutes they can count on.&quot;</p>&mdash; Aaron Reiss (@aaronjreiss) <a href="https://twitter.com/aaronjreiss/status/751854642389094400">July 9, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Eric Gordon said he and Ryan Anderson discussed signing with the same team at times last season.</p>&mdash; Aaron Reiss (@aaronjreiss) <a href="https://twitter.com/aaronjreiss/status/751855789925543936">July 9, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Daryl Morey: “We feel very confident our offense will key our defense as well. It’ll be coming out of the net more.”</p>&mdash; Aaron Reiss (@aaronjreiss) <a href="https://twitter.com/aaronjreiss/status/751856476201754624">July 9, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Les Alexander: “Last year was, in many ways, watching a team that some nights you couldn’t watch them.&quot;</p>&mdash; Aaron Reiss (@aaronjreiss) <a href="https://twitter.com/aaronjreiss/status/751857607086788608">July 9, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Les Alexander to Ryan Anderson: &quot;It's going to be a fun year.&quot; <a href="https://t.co/G2MOm3jn4m">pic.twitter.com/G2MOm3jn4m</a></p>&mdash; Aaron Reiss (@aaronjreiss) <a href="https://twitter.com/aaronjreiss/status/751859601356632064">July 9, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rockets?src=hash">#Rockets</a>' Alexander: You're going to have to beat us, instead of us beating ourselves.</p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronBrianSmith/status/751854260497752065">July 9, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rockets?src=hash">#Rockets</a>' Alexander acknowledged last season didn't end well and <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rockets?src=hash">#Rockets</a> needed &quot;new blood.&quot;</p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronBrianSmith/status/751854398687457280">July 9, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">D'Antoni: &quot;I coach the way I coach. It's up to them to stay healthy.&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rockets?src=hash">#Rockets</a></p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronBrianSmith/status/751854545563594752">July 9, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Morey: &quot;We feel like we have a deep playoff run in us.&quot; Said a great run this season will set team up even better for 2017-18. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rockets?src=hash">#Rockets</a></p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronBrianSmith/status/751855857646772224">July 9, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Morey says he thinks Ryan Anderson is best floor-spacing 4 in NBA. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rockets?src=hash">#Rockets</a></p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronBrianSmith/status/751856060437139456">July 9, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Morey said <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rockets?src=hash">#Rockets</a>' doctors have looked closely at Eric Gordon's injuries. Team had no problem with them moving forward.</p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronBrianSmith/status/751856770507616256">July 9, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Alexander: &quot;Last year was watching a team that some nights you couldn't watch them because they didn't do their best.&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rockets?src=hash">#Rockets</a></p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronBrianSmith/status/751857562937470977">July 9, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Eric Gordon said most of his injuries have been &quot;fluke injuries.&quot; Hopes to play &quot;82 games, plus more.&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rockets?src=hash">#Rockets</a></p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronBrianSmith/status/751858430827040768">July 9, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rockets?src=hash">#Rockets</a>' Morey said most players on team are on extended deals. Should help chemistry and player buy-in.</p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronBrianSmith/status/751859101609578496">July 9, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">James Harden: &quot;I'm truly excited.&quot;</p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronBrianSmith/status/751859878642094080">July 9, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">James Harden: &quot;I'm happy to be here another four years.&quot;</p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronBrianSmith/status/751859942915649536">July 9, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">James Harden: &quot;It's a great decision for the organization and myself.&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rockets?src=hash">#Rockets</a></p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronBrianSmith/status/751860361280655360">July 9, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">James Harden on his future with <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rockets?src=hash">#Rockets</a>: &quot;There's no indecision. There's no doubt. ... There's new life here&quot;</p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronBrianSmith/status/751860475403444225">July 9, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">James Harden: &quot;Last year wasn't a great year for me. But it won't happen again.&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rockets?src=hash">#Rockets</a></p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronBrianSmith/status/751860793222656000">July 9, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">James Harden: &quot;We have that underdog mindset. ... Starting this summer with training camp, we're going to be all in.&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rockets?src=hash">#Rockets</a></p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronBrianSmith/status/751861713826246656">July 9, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">D'Antoni said <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Warriors?src=hash">#Warriors</a> are &quot;penciled in.&quot; Pencils have erasers. &quot;It's not inked in.&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rockets?src=hash">#Rockets</a></p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronBrianSmith/status/751862388937232384">July 9, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Harden asked about studying for D'Antoni's offense. D'Antoni joked he should watch &quot;my last team in L.A.&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rockets?src=hash">#Rockets</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Lakers?src=hash">#Lakers</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Funny?src=hash">#Funny</a></p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronBrianSmith/status/751862607653462016">July 9, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">James Harden: &quot;I've got a little bit of (Steve) Nash in me.&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rockets?src=hash">#Rockets</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Suns?src=hash">#Suns</a></p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronBrianSmith/status/751862679795408896">July 9, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Morey: &quot;Now we're building a new core with James here.&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rockets?src=hash">#Rockets</a></p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronBrianSmith/status/751863105487974400">July 9, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Morey said this time reminds him of 2014 FA. Everyone wrote <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rockets?src=hash">#Rockets</a> off after Parsons left, miss on Bosh. Then went to WCF.</p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronBrianSmith/status/751863421121929216">July 9, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Morey said he saw where Rockets weren't listed as a playoff team. Motivation for him, team.</p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronBrianSmith/status/751863498490032129">July 9, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">James Harden said he thinks about his legacy &quot;all the time. &quot;I can focus on my legacy&quot; now that he's here long term with <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rockets?src=hash">#Rockets</a>.</p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronBrianSmith/status/751863819639533568">July 9, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Les Alexander said Harden had to carry the team often last year. Guys tried to shoot ball and couldn't. Les took mic to stand up for Harden.</p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronBrianSmith/status/751863950505963520">July 9, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Harden: &quot;We're going to creep up on guys.&quot; <a href="https://t.co/ElNGrzBhj0">pic.twitter.com/ElNGrzBhj0</a></p>&mdash; Brian T. Smith (@ChronBrianSmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChronBrianSmith/status/751864468338913280">July 9, 2016</a></blockquote>
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  18. RocketsFido

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    In this video, Morey saying **** so he doesn't get fired.
     
  19. kiwirocketsfan

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    7 starters getting starters minutes??

    Harden
    Gordon
    Anderson
    Motiejunas
    Ariza
    Beverly
    Nene
     
  20. Rockets4lf

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    Seriously if we can get our 3 point shooters shooting half way decent as the GSW this year, we have a really good chance...Also, we need to get rid of of brewer first. Noway in hell can we go anywhere with brewer playing more than 10 minutes a night.
     

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