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Danuel House starting opening night

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by True Rocket, Oct 22, 2019.

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Who should be starting?

This poll will close on Jan 30, 2020 at 11:36 AM.
  1. EG

    25 vote(s)
    15.3%
  2. House

    138 vote(s)
    84.7%
  1. True Rocket

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    EG is obviously the better player, but we also need someone to play with the scrubs and get buckets. So House starts by default.
     
  3. larsv8

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    We don't need a third ball handler in the starting lineup.

    This balances the rotation.

    If we want to be honest, it should probably be Westbrook coming off the bench.
     
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  4. mfastx

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    I think the offensive first unit is just better with EG. I get why they're starting House though.
     
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    House is starting because he might provide a little resistance to the Greek Freak scoring like crazy on us. I don't know if EG could handle a guy like that defensively.
     
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    Good. I wanted them to do this last year but we all know what happened
     
  7. jordnnnn

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    But I thought Dumbtoni only likes da smallest lineup!?!?

    He only cares about his offensive rating!
     
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    He has to hit the open 3 and drive aggressively. However, most importantly, he has to play tough D on Giannis or Middleton...
     
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    Exactly. Since we’re not changing our offense and Harden does not seem committed to working off the ball, might as well move Westbrook off the bench and make him PG with Gordon at SG. Westbrook is also not committed to winning at all costs, or else he’d be open to a bench role.
     
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    As long as he doesn't play like a deer in headlights (last years playoffs) we should be good with him in the starting lineup.
     
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    Good. EG needs to stay healthy and efficient. House provides more length on D and can function well within our offense.
     
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    It would be a waste for EG to play with Ballhogger westbrick and Hogden
     
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    Our offensive pace skyrocketed this preseason compared to last years pace. Going from 98.4 up to 111.6!

    Wouldn’t be so quick to say nothing is changing.

    In the halfcourt though nothing really should change. Giving Harden the ball is one of the best things a team could do in NBA history in the halfcourt.
     
  14. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    That's the balance I want to see.

    Plus he needs to attack the boards. So House better be averaging like 6 RPG.
     
  15. YOLO

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    the pace of the rockets preseason last year was 103. and the rockets had a higher ortg and lower drtg if we're talking preseason
     
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  16. adeelionaire

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    Called it. We need the size in the starting lineup. EG will obviously still finish games.
     
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    EG ain't having fun on opening night..
     
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    Classic.
     
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    It would be nice if House could regain his stroke, but if he shows energy and hustles his ass off getting rebounds and defense, I would be very very happy.

    In preseason, House didn't shoot that well, but he was hustling.
     
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