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Dampier, Rockets agree to one-year deal

Posted on: October 29, 2010 4:15 pm
Erick Dampier agreed to a one-year deal with the Houston Rockets Fridaym, sources confirmed to The deal is for Houston's biannual exception, which is a little more than $2 million.

Dampier, who earleir flirted with joining the Miami Heat, was given a choice between a one-year deal and two-year arrangement with the Rockets and chose the shorter deal to "keep his options open" under the new collective bargaining agreement next season, one person familiar with the situation said.

The Rockets, who will use Dampier's size and experience as added insurance behind often-injured center Yao Ming, have to clear a roster spot for Dampier before the signing becomes official.


Since: Mar 28, 2007
Posted on: October 29, 2010 5:39 pm

Dampier, Rockets agree to one-year deal

as a lifelong rockets fan, I am happy to see another big man to help on defense.  i am a bit concerned with his inability to run the floor as Houston likes to run pretty fast-paced sometimes, but i hope i am selling him short.  the rockets will not have ANY problems scoring, but at times their defense is a concern.  welcome to H-town, dampier.  let's make this season a great one.  happy to have him in red.

Since: Aug 16, 2007
Posted on: October 29, 2010 4:44 pm

Dampier, Rockets agree to one-year deal

Being a MFFL (“Mavs Fan For Life” for those who don't know), hope that Damp can elevate his game.  He was very inconsistent with his years here in Dallas and I don't believe he will improve in Houston.  I'm confused as to why he wouldn't opt to go to Miami for an excellent chance at a championship.  Maybe because he knows he can't run the floor like Miami will want to, or maybe they just know he will let them down when it comes to crunch time.  Either way I wish him the best (except against the Mavs).

Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: October 29, 2010 4:28 pm

Dampier, Rockets agree to one-year deal

Surprised that Dampier balked at joining the Miami Heat.  His girth could have been an impressive asset to the Heat squad, that is in sore need of size.  Despite have Big Z and Magloire, the Heat could have benefitted from having Dampier's six fouls.

Dampier probably would have been the second option behind Anthony, and definitely would have provided help against the Celtics, as well as other teams boasting twin towers.

Now that Dampier has joined the Rockets, he definitely gives them the ability to back up either Brad Miller or Yao, and it will allow the Rockets to start two bigs.  It will be interesting to see how well Dampier does with the Rockets.

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