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and they have cap space coming, if they want it...

2 years, 8 months ago on Will A Very Kyle Lowry December Turn Into A Very Kyle Lowry Year?

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@big daddy reasoning Yes, I see where you're coming from, it hurts to see these guys compete for minutes, but I think it comes back to Morey showing off the other players. I don't think Morey intends to trade any of his playeers at low value (this is obviously why the Gasol trade cancellation was so crippling). If the Rockets go on any kind of run and start getting national attention, that improves the outlook for the returning value of any Scola and Martin trade, which I think is the plan. It's not so much a question of developing our young guys as it is showing off our old ones. Then after some three-for-one (or draft picks) trade, only then do the young guys step in. Frustrating, yes, but I can see the value in it (other than dumping Martin and Scola for draft picks when their value is low).

2 years, 8 months ago on On the Samuel Dalembert signing

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Oh, I completely agree. I'm just saying that a playoff run, no matter how unlikely, where the Rockets get to show off their assets (say TWill breaks through, or Courtney Lee, and maybe Speedracer drains some lucky shots), ESPN crowd start swooning over the Rockets the way they have Memphis this offseason... that gives Morey much more room to maneuver to pull off something great.

2 years, 8 months ago on On the Samuel Dalembert signing

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I don't disagree with anything here, but to take a counter-position for the sake of it, what if consider where Memphis was two years ago? Young, unproven players (conley, gay, mayo, gasol) with a veteran that was considered to only produce stats, not wins (Randolph) who was traded around the league like a hot-potato at a ever diminishing price. Come last year, however, they make a nice run into the playoffs, largely unexpected even by their own management, and now the value of all those players have soared. Is it really out of the question this can't happen to the Rockets? You never know... Is Kevin Martin really that worse than Randolph? (This might get a resounding "YESS!") but remember the way Randolph was seen around the league from '07-'09 and the comparison isn't that far off.

2 years, 8 months ago on On the Samuel Dalembert signing

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