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Who is/was the best robber in Rockets history?

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

  1. BackNthDay

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    I'm referring to a current or historic player who basically robbed the Rockets for his paycheck without a mask or gun in broad daylight with no accomplices?

    1. Kelvin Cato (2 blocks in preseason - translates to $6 mln per year)
    2. Matt Maloney (Date/marry the coaches (Rudy) daughter, it's on)
    3. Derrick Chevious (Once they figured he couldn't shoot, it was a wrap)
    4. Joe Barry Carroll
    5. Little "Mark" Price - I can only go right
    6. Hasheem Thabeet
    7. Jordan Hill - Once every 5 games I show up
    8. Charles Barkley - 1 semi good year and play fat throughout
    9. Yao Ming - Don't get mad, he was injured for 3 of last seasons in the NBA
    10. Tmac - Our favorite whipping boy
     
  2. RoxTurk

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    Turribbblee sir
     
  3. AroundTheWorld

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    Barkley played for less than his market value. To put Yao on the list is totally unfair. T-Mac was undoubtedly a max player. The jury is still out on Jordan Hill.

    You forgot Mo Taylor.
     
  4. davidio840

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    what bout Stromile Swift?
     
  5. tinman

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    Barkley should be removed.
    Who on that list was critical to beating the Seattle SuperSonics and taking the Rockets back to the Western Conference Finals?

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    1996-97 Houston Rockets NBA $4,695,000
    1997-98 Houston Rockets NBA $2,250,000
    1998-99 Houston Rockets NBA $1,000,000
    1999-00 Houston Rockets NBA $9,000,000


    http://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/HOU/1999.html
    Rk Player Salary
    1 Hakeem Olajuwon $12,943,000
    2 Scottie Pippen $11,000,000
    3 Brent Price $2,240,000
    4 Charles Barkley $1,000,000
     
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  6. Mac#5

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    I don't think t-Mac or Yao should be on there. T-Mac was worth the money consistently putting up great numbers and taking us to the play offs with not much support. But I can't believe you did not put Scottie pippen on this list. He should be top 3
     
  7. srrono

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    Laughable waste of time list, every team in the NBA has these situations in thier past. You bore me.
     
  8. Don FakeFan

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    Rafer Alston.
     
  9. HeyDude

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    I think Maloney's still on our current payroll. :(
     
  10. tinman

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    REMOVE BARKLEY PLEASE.


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  11. Z-Ro&Trae

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    you forgot about moochie norris
     
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    Code:
    Rk   Player             career steals
    1    Hakeem Olajuwon    2088
    2    Calvin Murphy      1165
    3    Allen Leavell      929
    4    Robert Reid        881
    5    Steve Francis      619
    6    Vernon Maxwell     559
    7    Cuttino Mobley     526
    8    Sleepy Floyd       470
    9    John Lucas         469
    10   Mike Newlin        467
    
     
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    tinman Contributing Member
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    Who here helped the Rockets beat Seattle and take them to the WCF? (note the last WCF we've been to)

    Who here is top 50 hall of famer and former MVP?

    Please actually look up the salaries before you make this thread, I'm disappointed in you dude.

    http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/b/barklch01.html
    1996-97 Houston Rockets NBA $4,695,000
    1997-98 Houston Rockets NBA $2,250,000
    1998-99 Houston Rockets NBA $1,000,000
    1999-00 Houston Rockets NBA $9,000,000

    He's probably the best steal the Rockets ever had salary wise.
     
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    Has to be Scottie Pippen. Watching Scottie waste away the last real year the Rockets had a chance was/is unforgivable. Tmac got hurt, Scottie just gave up. We were picked to be the Champions that year. Not San Antonio! Im getting angry just thinking about that season.
     
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    Stop replying! You're putting it at the top of the list [of the "most interesting" threads] :rolleyes:
     
  17. tinman

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    Blah. Scottie.
     
  18. Know Your Role

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    The behind the back pass from Pippen to Barkley was the best thing Scottie did for our team that whole year.
     
  19. cambyrd

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    Don't sell Cato short. He had 12 blocks in that preseason game.
     
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