June 28, 2017: Rise And Shine

Woke up in my own house for the first time (in a bed, not counting the first two nights on a couch). It's pretty cool. However living between two houses with multiple dogs is less so.

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      1. This thought occurred to me as well. That is a really weird move by the Rockets, and by Chris Paul.

        from Yahoo Sports:

        The Rockets will send the Clippers guards Patrick Beverley and Lou Williams, forwards Sam Dekker and Montrezl Harrell, the non-guaranteed deals of DeAndre Liggins, Tim Quarterman and Ryan Kelly, and a 2018 first-round pick (protected Nos. 1-3) for Paul, league sources told The Vertical. The Rockets paid several million in cash to acquire Quarterman (Portland), Kelly (Atlanta) and Liggins (Dallas) to complete the deal with Los Angeles.

        Beverley is no Chris Paul, but then it's not like the Clips were going anywhere with the team that they had. Beverley is a solid, two-way PG with All-Defensive team credentials.

        Lou Williams can fill it up and could be a worthy successor to Jamal Crawford in the 6th-man, instance offense role (Crawford is still very good, but he's 37 and his scoring has declined in each of the last 3 seasons; unfortunately for the Clips, he's signed for 2 more years at more than $14m per). Williams is signed for one more year at only $7 million or so.

        Dekker and Harrell are interesting. Dekker is entering the 3rd year of his rookie deal and was pretty effective off the bench in limited minutes this year (his rookie year was pretty much a lost year). I think he can be a somewhat smaller version of Ryan Anderson as a small forward/stretch 4. Harrell was verry effective off the bench as an energy/muscle guy at the 4/5. Runs the floor, hits the boards, can score in transition or off of garbage.

        I think this could end up being a pretty good deal for the Clips as they try to remodel their roster.

  1. Congratulations joe - ownership, especially first time ownership, is an awesome feeling. Hope you enjoy it for a long time to come.

          1. Better that than move in with the wrong person. You've all been around long enough to see me screw up repeatedly, so take it from me and be glad.

  2. Found this treat while reading about Dread Zepplin:

    Lead singer Tortelvis, flanked by his boys, finally got his shot at singing "The Star Spangled Banner" at Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix, Arizona, on May 27, 2005. He had been scheduled to sing the song at a Minnesota Twins game in 1992, but Roseanne Barr's notorious version, two days before his planned appearance, quashed that opportunity.

    Oh, man what could have been.

    1. Saw that. Once you DFA a guy, it becomes either a bad move because you lose a player that another team wants and makes room for or you find out you have a player that no other team wants.

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