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They did it -- Rockets land Griffin for 3 picks

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Clutch, Jun 27, 2001.

  1. mc mark

    mc mark Contributing Member

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    true, true

    But I get to call a Rocket player by my nickname!


    "GRIFF"!!!!!

    BTW: love the sig Bob!




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  2. DarkHorse

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    WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!


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  3. DEANBCURTIS

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  4. Rudyball

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    Heyp,
    thanks for the sacrifice!
    We will be dancing in the streets if the summer pans out as weel as the draft.

    Det,
    that lineup looks awesome.


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  5. Pole

    Pole Houston Rockets--Tilman Fertitta's latest mess.

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    What the hell are you talking about Heypartner? You WON the bet!

    The Rockets are going to go with a 1-2-4-4-5 lineup.

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  6. EddieGriffin

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    I am thrilled as you can see by my username. If we had the #1 overall pick I would have wanted Griffin. I guess the Collier trade really did work out because without it this never would have happened.

    Francis
    Mobley
    Griffin
    Taylor
    Olajuwon/Cato

    That is just an awesome lineup save the center position. But having solid players 1-4 overcomes that. Way to go Rudy, we love ya!
     
  7. ROCKET!!!

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    HP,
    Sorry for the loss, but this has to be worht the sacrific. Much better than we predicted.
    Our #3 position is solidified for years to come. This makes Williams completely expendable. Maybe Vancouver would like him as a backup to Battier.

    Now if we could only get rid of Cato.

    Man, my head is spinning with the possibilities. Webber, Mo, Hakeem, Griffen, Morris..... WOOOOOOW!!!

    Proud to have the handle......

    ROCKET!!!



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  8. Codman

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    Well it's my first post, by why not become a member after following Clutchcity.net for 4 years, and after an INCREDIBLE draft? We get 2 versatile players in Morris and Griffin, but we also keep team relationships good by bringing in one of Francis' buds. This draft truly showed why the Rockets are a great team with a great managemnet. Big Props to Rudy!!! I only wish we could have moved Cato...oh well...I'm thrilled with our current team.

    Cod


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  9. BayouRocket

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    This is a great trade. Good job Rudy and CD!!!!

    One question though...

    What are we going to do with TMo and Langhi behind Griffin? Walt too?

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  10. RocketSmack

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    Since our possible small forwards are now Langhi, Anderson (maybe), Griffin, and Morris, could there be a trade? Maybe Griffin could be trade bait. I don't want to trade Griffin though, and Rudy seemed pretty intent of having Griffin in Houston, but ya never know! [​IMG]

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  11. wink3

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    UNREAL! THANK YOU NEW JERSEY!!

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  12. Lil Francis

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    This is amazing. I've been saying for the longest it would be great if Griffin could be on the floor with Francis and Mobley and today it came true. And to top it off we get T-Mo. Someone pinch me [​IMG] EDDIE FOR ROOKIE OF THE YEAR!!!!!!

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  13. DaDakota

    DaDakota If you want to know, just ask!

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    While this is exciting, I will hold my judgement until we see how this guy fits in with his new team.

    My question is who the heck is going to mentor these young guys? It is apparent that more then ever we need some veteran leadership on this team.

    I wish Barley would come back, he is EXACTLY the type of player these young guys need.

    I am hopeful but I will not rejoice until I see the maturity that comes with KNOWING how to play ball, just not being athletic.

    DaDakota- King of the cautiously optomistic club ! (Now if we could just get rid of Walt)



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  14. Digaida

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    Last year we wanted Miles, Griffin would have been picked ahead of Miles had he came out then, this is really sweet, a steal.

    TMo has nice tools too, when complementing two stars and one soon to be up and coming star....

    They said they would stop the Rockets by allowing the Zone Defenses. Can you imagine:

    Francis-PG
    Mobley-SG
    TMo-SF
    Griffin-PF
    Center?

    not bad defense....blocks...long arms for steals...yep, I don't mind the zone if they continue to allow it...

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  15. barbourdg

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    WAY TO GO RUDY!!!

    Now lets look at the FA market. Marc Jackson should be very easy to lure (with the cash we have) and if we get EVEN MORE LUCKY!!! We might even get Webber. But with Griffin on the boards, I am comfortable with resigning Mo.

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  16. AroundTheWorld

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    WAY TO GO RUDY!!!

    Now lets look at the FA market. Marc Jackson should be very easy to lure (with the cash we have) and if we get EVEN MORE LUCKY!!! We might even get Webber. But with Griffin on the boards, I am comfortable with resigning Mo.

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    what about a sign and trade with marc jackson and cato?

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  19. Achebe

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    You're a great sport heypartner! This is amazing!!! I hope that TheFreak learns to like the new lineup that includes Griffin and Morris! This team went from 34-45 wins, from passing on Joel Pryzcrappa for Jason Collier, paid a bit of cash for Don McClean and got the #18 and turned all of that crap into something beautiful w/ Eddie Griffin. I originally thought that he might beat up Steve Francis, but... these guys are going to totally bond w/ the help of Cuttino's Mom.

    Gosh, I'm so happy.

    I could write exclamation points all night long!!!!!!!

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  20. Almu

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    Damn, I can't believe that the Rockets pulled it off!! Holy shiznet!!

    But, lets be real guys. We absolutely stole the damn guy from NJ. They will NEVER be a good team doing moves like this. How the hell do you give up Griffin for 3 players who don't even match his talent PUT TOGETHER!

    Damn, I thank God for NJ's basketball IQ.

    Now, if we sign Webber and maybe Dream...holy smokes.

    Proud to be a damn Rocketfan tonight...well, like every night. But today, I am just a little more proud!!!!

    Great job Rocks!

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