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olivarezq1

  • joined Jan 29, 2009
  • last login Aug 02, 2014
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Any Poker Players Around These Parts?

Hey fellow Dreamshakers, I was wondering if anyone around here plays poker, and if so, if anyone is interested in playing some cards. I host a game twice a week, and would love to have some more R...

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Who will be the Rockets starting PF come April?

Now that the trade deadline has passed, I think this question can be asked. The Rockets now only have rookie power forwards, and the 'play Delfino as our starting PF' era will probably come to an...

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The Rockets As Rudy Gay Trade Facilitator?

Woj has recently written that the Grizzlies are fully intent on unloading Rudy Gay, and that the Raptors are the most likely destination for the highly-paid forward. The lone major hang-up on...

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Would you take a big risk on Andrew Bynum next offseason?

Question I thought I'd pose - Bynum has yet to play this season. Philly may very well be tired of playing the waiting game, and may not want to extend a huge contract his way this next summer. R...

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ESPN reporting potential Rockets-Magic deal

First, the link: http://espn.go.com/blog/truehoop/post/_/id/46492/rockets-set-sights-on-moving-up-in-draft Long story short, Houston is looking to move Lowry and its two first round picks in order...

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Would You Do a Martin-Noah swap?

First, the link (I concede this is speculative, and that's why I didn't title this post in a way that suggested a trade has been floated) h...

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Anyone Here Interested In Wilson Chandler?

He's poised to make his return to the NBA shortly, and I feel like he'd be a great addition to our roster. When taking in to consideration that Dwight Howard is probably not coming to Houston, I...

Houston Offers Gasol 4yr $55 million contract

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The Rockets are working to sign Marc Gasol to a 4 year, $55M offer sheet, sources tell Y! Memphis would have 3 days to match, or lose him.

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Where Do The Rockets Go From Here?

The trade has been nixed, and not much can be done about that, absent the league changing its mind (which, to me, seems the most prudent move in order to save face). Now there are three franchises...

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JB Bickerstaff, Kelvin Sampson Added to Rockets Assistant Coaching Staff

This is according to twitter posts by Woj, Marc Spears and Feigen. I know Sampson has a reputation as a defense-first guy (something this team sorely needs), and he has recently been part of one of...

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The TDS Stretch Run Analysis, Teams 6-9

[Thanks for this, Olivarez. --Tom] Something that I think has been lacking over here is a detailed look at the stretch run for all teams involved in the western conference playoff chase, something...

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Our Team, Our Season, Going Forward

First off, good luck to Battier and Brooks. I hope they enjoy the rest of their seasons in their new homes.   That said, I think we had a great trade deadline, both for now and in the future. There...

Craig Ackerman: Lee Inactive Vs. CLE

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Quite possibly because of an impending trade, similar to Landry being inactive last night @ MIA.

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Gauging Fan Interest in The Different Centers Available Thru Trade

I've been perusing insidehoops and the other various rumor mills, and put together this list of centers who will either be moved, or at least are being currently shopped by their respective teams....

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Rockets fan here - are Denver fans amenable to this deal?

Call me crazy, but this is the kind of deal that is both consistent with what the Houston beat writer has reported (in regards to Carmelo), and one that I think satisfies the desires of 4 different...

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Knicks Interested in Aaron Brooks

Link: http://bit.ly/eYPQyZ   The Knicks like Brooks, but wouldn't like to give up too much to have him. Is there anyone on the Knicks roster anyone here is interested in? I'd like Fields but I...

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David Aldridge - Players to Watch at the Trade Deadline

Saw this on NBA.com earlier today, and thought it was pretty interesting. Per David Aldridge:   Two-plus weeks until the trade deadline, and the Carmelo Circus aside, along with those guys who...

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Some Questions About Nene

I don't have access to Synergy Sports, or really any other account-required stats-based observation of the effect a player has on his team when he's playing, but I'm really interested in the...

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Question From a Rockets Fan

Would you people in Portland be open to this trade? http://games.espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=34hclrr POR receives: Devin Harris, Troy Murphy, NJ First Rounder NJN receives: Carmelo Anthony,...

Rockets Thought To Be Involved With Melo One Way or Another

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From Ken Berger: Another team that various team executives believe is very much in the mix -- either to make a push to land Melo as a rental or become involved as a third-team facilitator -- is the Rockets. Houston fully expects to receive a disabled-player exception for Yao Ming totaling $5.8 million and already has a $6.3 million exception from the Trevor Ariza trade. Such exceptions can’t be combined, but individually they could be used to absorb a contract -- such as, for example, the Nuggets’ J.R. Smith’s or Harrington’s -- without sending equal money back. In return, the Rockets would either have to get a player they want or be compensated accordingly with draft picks or other assets. The Rockets also are flush with the expiring contracts of Shane Battier, Jared Jeffries, and even Yao, whose contract is insured due to his season-ending foot injury. Rockets owner Leslie Alexander has a history of bold moves, and has placed few restrictions on his front office, led by GM Daryl Morey, to spend money in order to win. The Rockets, for example, are currently a tax-paying team and are under no mandate from ownership to shed salary even though they are off to a slow start and have lost Yao for the season -- and maybe for good. From Me: The '3rd team' angle is the one I'm most interested in. It could be the way in which we score Nene from the Nuggets, which has been discussed on various posts around here.

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Yes, A Trade Post

I have been having fun tinkering with ESPN trade machine today, and I had an idea: http://games.espn.go.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=35vuo3r HOU receives: Andre Iguodala, Chris Andersen PHI...

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Would a trade for Steve Nash make this team tangibly better / move us into 'elite' territory?

So I read this article this morning on BDL http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Steve-Nash-would-probably-pick-the-Suns-to-mis?urn=nba-279577 I find it interesting that Nash is...

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Slam Online Top 50 for 2010 - Yao @ 38

http://www.slamonline.com/online/nba/slamonline-top-50/2010/09/top-50-yao-ming-no-38/ This is actually a great read; they characterize Yao in exactly the same way I feel. When you put aside your R...

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TDS Pickup Basketball

It seems that the original stab at organizing a pickup game was either lost in a sea of bragadocious rhetoric or hard-to-translate slang. That said, we should start up a pickup game system of some...

Rockets Make Offer To Brad Miller

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This is from Feigen so I trust it. No disclosure on the offer, nor any disclosure of its viability relative to other offers via Bartelstein. Would be a useful pickup, but I'm curious whether it was LLE or a part of the MLE that we offered.

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Turner Another Coaching Candidate

From ESPN: http://sports.espn.go.com/los-angeles/nba/news/story?id=5329599 Elston Turner has been allowed to be interviewed about the coaching vacancy in LA (but not the important team). What do...

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Free Agents Whose Names Aren't Jewel-Encrusted

There hasn’t been much discussion over the non-headliner free agents this summer, many of which are important to contending teams inasmuch as they bring a variety of talents to the table, which...

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Bosh Dreamers, You Might Have Just Been Rudely Awakened

By Chad Ford . . .  First, here is the link: http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=5208043 Second, he followed it up with reporting that he was told that none of the Texas teams are on his...

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Rockets Fan Here... (Bosh Proposal)

Do you think BC would bite on a package of:   -our 14 pick -Chase Budinger (huge steal in the second round, great shooter and gets to the rim with a LOT of confidence) h...

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