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Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by justtxyank, Jul 19, 2019.

  1. justtxyank

    justtxyank Contributing Member
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    -Love Chris Paul, will miss him. Best two years of career coaching him. Very close. Mixed emotions
    -Won't try to change Russ (or James). Will work to figure things out, but two great players, 2 of last 3 MVPs would be crazy to ask them to change
    -Happy we kept PJ Tucker and others who were in rumors.
    -Chandler is a classy, no nonsense guy in the locker room. Rockets been trying to get him like the last 6 years. Lots of good things come with him.
    -House needs to do "normal stuff" to get better. Get better at ball handling that kind of stuff. Tough last year with the contract issues. Expect him to be better this year with all of that settled.
    -What you see is what you get with Russ. Highly competitive, brings it every night, fans will appreciate his intensity. Great guy, one of nicest guys in the locker room. Teammates will love him. Cantankerous with the press, but rest is all positive. He's a great NBA player.
    (Question asked about what type of things will need to be altered)
    -We'll see. He's pretty good the way he is. Will always try to tweak things to get more efficient but you don't change people the way they play that much. Try to make collective group as best as possible, want best offense in the league.
    (Question posed about showing him where he's best at on the floor and maybe helping him uptick)
    -Disappointed if he didn't have an uptick in 3 based on having green light. Russell will play great, won't be about coaching. Hopefully he gets triple doubles because we need rebounding athleticism. Will see what the synergy is with everyone.
    (On Clint Capela getting better every year but neutralized by Golden State. Where do you see him?)
    -People overreact. Way too much talk about his deficiencies. Clint was really good all year. He had one bad series. Lot of people have bad series against them. Other centers he's faced last two years different story.

    Edit:

    Part 2 added:
    Pt2:
    -Rebounding killed us last year, Russ will help.
    -Need to turn it into a championship. Cracks me up that people overreact to one bad series.
    (on rebounding...)
    -Russ is athletic as heck and plays 100% that's why he gets rebounds. He tries to get them everytime that makes him a good rebounder. Rebounding and defense is about hard work, being relentless and he will do that.

    -Exciting for NBA offseason. Dominating headlines. Great things about that, great to be a part of it. West is loaded,always loaded. Glad they didn't all go to one team like before. Will be very tough, very competitive.
    -Will have to see what will happen for us this season, anytime you put hall of famers on the court together exciting things happen. Will be better? Possible, We will try.
    -Excited to have Elston Turner back on the staff

    here is the link:
    https://sportstalk790.iheart.com/fe...-are-excited-to-see-what-we-can-do-with-russ/

    thanks @NOLArocket
     
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  2. J.R.

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    We ain't changing a thing! Russ gon' have that green light like Gerald Green! This gon' be fun! :cool:
     
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    Let's give it up for @justtxyank for putting in a lot of work recently. Love the bullets!
     
  4. justtxyank

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    Buh...hit post on accident, not done yet.

    Pt2:
    -Rebounding killed us last year, Russ will help.
    -Need to turn it into a championship. Cracks me up that people overreact to one bad series.
    (on rebounding...)
    -Russ is athletic as heck and plays 100% that's why he gets rebounds. He tries to get them everytime that makes him a good rebounder. Rebounding and defense is about hard work, being relentless and he will do that.

    -Exciting for NBA offseason. Dominating headlines. Great things about that, great to be a part of it. West is loaded,always loaded. Glad they didn't all go to one team like before. Will be very tough, very competitive.
    -Will have to see what will happen for us this season, anytime you put hall of famers on the court together exciting things happen. Will be better? Possible, We will try.
     
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    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة
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    Well, Russ is a version of Gerald Green.
     
  6. Os Trigonum

    Os Trigonum It. Deserves. Its. Own. Thread.
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    great to see the nice comments about Westbrook
     
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    On the other hand, JR has been slacking.
     
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    is this considered ok for rockets personnel to keep talking? or is it put under the rockets talk too much folder?
     
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  9. justtxyank

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    I have free time, JR is going through a software update.
     
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    It actually will be though.
     
  11. TheRealAllpro

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    Don’t like the part about not changing his game. Probably can only change it around the margins at this point but I would love to see him.

    • Shooting less off the dribble
    • Shooting more out of the corner
    • Secondary slashing off ball
    • Definitely playing 5 out with the second unit. This one could be huge.
     
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    Too bad they never let him take 3-pointers in OKC. :D
     
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    Always knew he was AI. Had to be to transcribe that quickly.
     
  14. Nook

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    I am sure they will try to make some changes.

    MDA also is smart, he doesn't want to say "Oh yeah we are changing him" when he hasn't even coached him for one practice yet.
     
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    dantoni maybe smarter than we think..when you want someone to change the best thing is to say i dont need you to change.....thus avoiding to put counterproductive pressure on the person that needs the change and circumventing the ego resistence
     
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    Russ is a version of Gerald Green the same way Superman was a version of Clark Kent.
     
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    Russ' green light in OKC:

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    Russ' green light in Houston:

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  19. daywalker02

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    I realized Gerald was a substantially better shooter in limited minutes.
     
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