Rockets Waive Tarik Black To Create Roster Spot For Smith

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Rockets Waive Tarik Black To Create Roster Spot For Smith 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Fri Dec 26, 2014 4:37 pm

The Houston Rockets have waived Tarik Black to create a roster spot for Josh Smith.


There are several teams interested in claiming Black, making it unlikely the Rockets will have to pay his salary.


The Rockets hope Smith will pass his physical and play in Friday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

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Re: Rockets Waive Tarik Black To Create Roster Spot For Smith 

Post#2 » by MaxRider » Fri Dec 26, 2014 5:31 pm

worst case scenario
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Re: Rockets Waive Tarik Black To Create Roster Spot For Smith 

Post#3 » by airaaron32 » Fri Dec 26, 2014 7:49 pm

Black > Smith
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Post#4 » by WestHighHawk » Fri Dec 26, 2014 8:10 pm

airaaron32 wrote:Black > Smith


Amen to that!
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Post#5 » by smith2373 » Fri Dec 26, 2014 8:18 pm

He'll get picked up by someone
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Re: Rockets Waive Tarik Black To Create Roster Spot For Smith 

Post#6 » by CoolbeansB » Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:37 pm

Big mistake by the Rox this time. Black is going to beast somewhere else. What a shame. Just to create a spot for a used to be.
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Post#7 » by TheNBAwhatIF » Fri Dec 26, 2014 10:34 pm

Tarik Black reminded me of Gortat when he played backup for Dwight Howard. He's going to miss him.
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Re: Rockets Waive Tarik Black To Create Roster Spot For Smith 

Post#8 » by BallerTalk » Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:28 am

CoolbeansB wrote:Big mistake by the Rox this time. Black is going to beast somewhere else. What a shame. Just to create a spot for a used to be.


Not likely.
Tarik will make somebody's roster and be injury insurance much the same as he was with Houston.
His lack of size and touch around the basket put a limit on his potential but his energy and hustle will keep him employed.

That said, Tarik Black isn't even in the same universe as Josh Smith talent-wise.
This move was a no-brainer.
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Re: Rockets Waive Tarik Black To Create Roster Spot For Smith 

Post#9 » by IWishIWasHarden » Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:10 am

Bad move. All the rockets nerds from Clutch fans etc. with hardly any brains prefer Dorsey over Black. Black is better than Dorsey now let alone 3 years from now. Morey listens to these people.
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Post#10 » by lambchop » Sat Dec 27, 2014 3:49 am

cavs need to pick him up
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Re: Rockets Waive Tarik Black To Create Roster Spot For Smith 

Post#11 » by Freefloater » Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:00 am

huge player.... great heart ....hustle...he done amazing job replacing Houston injured bigs...i hope morey bring him back sometimes...
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Re: Rockets Waive Tarik Black To Create Roster Spot For Smith 

Post#12 » by CoolbeansB » Mon Dec 29, 2014 5:57 am

BallerTalk wrote:
CoolbeansB wrote:Big mistake by the Rox this time. Black is going to beast somewhere else. What a shame. Just to create a spot for a used to be.


Not likely.
Tarik will make somebody's roster and be injury insurance much the same as he was with Houston.
His lack of size and touch around the basket put a limit on his potential but his energy and hustle will keep him employed.

That said, Tarik Black isn't even in the same universe as Josh Smith talent-wise.
This move was a no-brainer.

Yes, this is true, but we are talking about a rookie who has only played a fourth of a season in the NBA and done well with the time he was given. Josh Smith can help the team. I just think Dorsey should have been the one waived. I know the contract thing was the hold-up, but come on. That money was already made.

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