HoopsHype Carlos Delfino rumors

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The Rockets have told agents for Francisco Garcia, Carlos Delfino and Aaron Brooks that they will not pickup contract options this month. That exception and veteran’s minimums could be used to shift to a much more experienced roster if the Rockets land a top free agent, a plan they apparently will make a significant part of their presentation. The Rockets have paid the luxury tax just once in the 15 seasons with the system, but according to the individual with knowledge of the plan, they also will emphasize that they would be willing to pay the tax to keep a winning team together. Houston Chronicle

May 3, 2013 Updates

Jonathan Feigen: Delfino will be out four to six months, won't be able to play for Argentina National Team, though Argentina has qualified for 2014 Worlds. Twitter @Jonathan_Feigen

Carlos Delfino is out for the rest of the playoffs because of a bone fracture in his right foot, the team announced. “Carlos has played a large role in our success so far this season and we are disappointed for him that he will not be able to finish out this playoff run,” said Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey. “Carlos would love nothing more than to be out there with his teammates as they prepare for tonight’s Game 6, but this is the type of injury that requires a surgical repair. We expect he will be fully recovered in time for the start of next season.” Houston Chronicle

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Donatas Motiejunas, a 7-foot Lithuanian, will make his first NBA start at power forward. Rockets coach Kevin McHale also said newcomers Thomas Robinson, the rookie from Kansas, and Francisco Garcia will make their Houston debuts against the Bucks. "Everybody knows what Carlos can do," Jennings said. "He will shoot it; he can defend. He was a hell of a player when he was here with us and I really loved playing with him. "Now he's in Houston and he's doing his thing. He's actually having a great year." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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Last summer, after a second straight lottery appearance, Milwaukee headed in a non-Delfino direction, counting on Mike Dunleavy and young Tobias Harris at small forward while committing to Monta Ellis alongside Brandon Jennings in the backcourt. Delfino was on the market until late August, his work for Argentina (15.3 ppg, 3.8 rpg) in the London Olympics done. It wasn’t Bucks GM John Hammond ringing his phone, it was the Rockets’ Daryl Morey instead. “I was sad in the moment. I thought I was staying in Milwaukee,” Delfino said. “I had a good feeling with everybody in the city, after you’ve been defending the colors for three years. Then when I didn’t have any offer, I didn’t get sad about that or blame anyone. It’s a business. But I was feeling more about the personal stuff. Getting a call. … I was more sad about that.” NBA.com

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On national team coach Julio Lamas' recent visit to the United States to see Argentina's NBA players, he visited with Pablo Prigioni (New York), Luis Scola (Phoenix) and Carlos Delfino (Houston). He did not meet up with Ginobili in San Antonio. "Manu will not play in 2013," Lamas said. "He told me. So I think we should leave him alone. I have to worry about those who go. "It's not that I do not follow him because I see him play (on television) all the time. "But again, I have to assemble the team of Caracas." FIBA.com

November 11, 2012 Updates

Rockets guard Carlos Delfino told the Houston Chronicle the team’s offense has “become too predictable sometimes. Just because we know we have a guy like James creating and Jeremy (Lin), even if you are going to finish with pick-and-roll, from my point of view, you should be able to get another play before that pick-and-roll happens. It’s better to finish with a pick-and-roll in the last 10 seconds than the first five or 10 seconds, because the defense is already set.” Oklahoman

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