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D'Antoni please start Tucker at the 4, bench Anderson

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Dash, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. Dash

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    Especially whenever we play the warriors/thunder, this starting lineup will be the best way to slow them down

    Paul/Harden/Ariza/Tucker/Capela

    With Gordon/Nene/Anderson/Luc coming off the bench

    This is the perfect complementary rotation and I hope they realize it at some point in the season. Anderson's overall play will improve and won't be such a defensive liability against bench units while Tucker gives us the versatility to switch on defense while still spacing the floor for everyone else.
     
  2. rocketsballin

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    actually im on on board with pj or mbah at the 4 and see if it works. ryan is a perfect 6/7 man.
     
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  3. fattz

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    That is a lot of money coming off the bench.

    Player/skill set/fit yes belongs on the 2nd unit.
    VS
    Contract/asset/future value keep as starter

    Basketball VS basketball reasons
     
  4. knote32

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    Lets give Ryno a month with CP3 before we rush any decisions.
     
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    Ryno played alright... A bit rusty but overall not bad. Hit a few threes, fouled Melo alot lol
     
  6. Dash

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    I think his value as an asset will increase on the bench since his stats will likely go up being a sparkplug off the bench
     
  7. Dash

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    Teams will go after him every single play and Anderson has proved he can't defend consistently, especially against starting lineups. Hitting a few threes won't make up for that
     
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    Where is Anderson on Most Hated Rocket list?
     
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    Lin and Tmac are still firmly in the lead.
     
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    daywalker02 Elemental Highlord - Tell me why? نحن عائلة
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    Anything without Pippen is a crap shoot.

    Lin as a Rox wasn't important, you still wanna hate him, fine, he was just another player who got overpaid because of the market he attracted.
     
  11. mac_got_this

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    They go after Anderson as much as they go after Harden. The worst thing that can happen to the Rockets defensively is transition defense, a screen against Harden, and then Clint gettin iso'd. Can't recall Anderson getting abused too much defensively last year unless he had to guard a center or skilled big man
     
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    Nowhere. For a guy who's been dangled in trade talks ALL offseason, Anderson's handled it better than i would. He's a great professional
     
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    Is Tucker a consistent enough 3 point shooter? If so, he should be the full time starting 4.
     
  14. amaru

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    Harden at least has the physical ability to guard NBA players. I have yet to see a player Anderson can guard consistently on the NBA lvl
     
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    Dantoni will obviously changed lineups due to matchups. He not gonna make a lineup that won’t be helpful to us winning
     
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    Does derek fisher count? We had him for like half a day.
     
  17. mac_got_this

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    Physical ability means nothin without physical will and effort.....

    I seen Anderson clearly be outmatched but battle down there. As long as he gives effort and doesn't make it easy that's all I can ask for at this moment.

    Melo is a bad matchup for almost an pf matchup not named Lebron James
     
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    Another thing, ppl forget just how much Anderson's presence affects the game. Teams are forced to guard him because of his 3pt%. Even if he hasn't made a shot they still have to respect his 3pt shot. This gives Harden a abundance of space to work with
     
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    He led the team last year in plus minus. His mere presence on offense (make or miss) elevates our offense to elite levels.
     
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    Anderson's probably more valuable as a starter as he gets more wide open looks generated by CP3/Harden. But I'm down for finishing games with Tucker or Moute.
     
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