1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

David Andersen Appreciation thread

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by aussie rocket, Oct 6, 2009.

  1. aussie rocket

    aussie rocket Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2006
    Messages:
    6,096
    Likes Received:
    200
    I hate to dance on a fellow countrymen and Rockets players grave - but I just want to thank David Andersen for playing up to his potential (very, very limited) and vindicating all the condemning comments I made of him.

    Yes, its only his first game...and yes, its only pre season.

    I still wish I was somehow wrong Rockets fans - but I know I was right all along.
     
  2. AstroRocket

    AstroRocket Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 1999
    Messages:
    11,810
    Likes Received:
    440
    I didn't get to see the game, but from the boxscre it just looks like he had a bad shooting game. No big deal. That happens. He rebounded at a decent rate for his minutes and his +/- was +19. Was his defense terrible or something?
     
  3. fogo11606

    fogo11606 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Messages:
    483
    Likes Received:
    2
    I believe in Andersen
     
  4. shastarocket

    shastarocket Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2006
    Messages:
    13,773
    Likes Received:
    1,078
    Words won't do me justice
     
  5. Angkor Wat

    Angkor Wat Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2007
    Messages:
    13,093
    Likes Received:
    903
    What comments did you make about him? Could you care to share? I'd like to know what a fellow countrymen thinks of the tall guy.
     
  6. jasonemilio

    jasonemilio Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2007
    Messages:
    4,404
    Likes Received:
    48
    Atleast he's Australian, right?








    Btw, I'm not Australian
     
  7. DrNuegebauer

    DrNuegebauer Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2000
    Messages:
    9,054
    Likes Received:
    2,954
    His defence wasn't great - he got caught out jumping in the air a few times. Got bullied around by Blair a few times too.
    But not completely awful.

    He missed a few wide open looks too.

    Passed really well.

    aussie-rocket is going off 'half-cocked' on this one - he'll be living to regret this thread in about 2 weeks.

    Anderson won't be an all-star for us, but he's a handy rotation player who fits in with the style of play we're going for.
     
  8. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Messages:
    43,253
    Likes Received:
    11,657
    one freaking game
     
    1 person likes this.
  9. v3.0

    v3.0 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2005
    Messages:
    16,203
    Likes Received:
    929
    If Chase is the GARMS's new mancrush, then we found our new whipping boy...

    Is Yao Ming slow?
     
  10. Melechesh

    Melechesh Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
    Messages:
    1,446
    Likes Received:
    16
    I'm not too worried about his offense. But he's very likely to be dominated by the NBA centers night after night.
     
  11. Rox Addict

    Rox Addict Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2005
    Messages:
    18,579
    Likes Received:
    6,660
    Aussie no offense but I watched the game and he looked lost, slow, just not very good be it was his first NBA game. I believe he will get better but he didn't look good tonight. He was totally out rebounded and pushed around by the Spurs scrubs even Bonner posted him up once. It's the first game and the Rockets are high on him so he definately needs more time :)
     
  12. AstroRocket

    AstroRocket Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 1999
    Messages:
    11,810
    Likes Received:
    440

    Yeah, I was hoping it was something of an overreaction, but when you can't see the game, it sounds really bad. Thanks for clearing up.
     
  13. sammy

    sammy Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2002
    Messages:
    18,638
    Likes Received:
    3,196
    Terrible thread. It's the first game dude. His shot selection will get better.

    Plus, he isn't making that much and is our backup center. No one said he was going to an allstar or something..
     
    1 person likes this.
  14. tiger0330

    tiger0330 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2003
    Messages:
    4,757
    Likes Received:
    62
    Some guys in the game thread actually liked his game. Is he really as big a ball hog as he was tonight? The guy thinks he's an Aussie Mehmet Okur.
     
  15. True Rocket

    True Rocket Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2009
    Messages:
    2,897
    Likes Received:
    1,587
    this.
     
    1 person likes this.
  16. aussie rocket

    aussie rocket Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2006
    Messages:
    6,096
    Likes Received:
    200

    There were several threads when we first signed him that covered some different aspects of why he's not an NBA player.

    A majority of people were telling me not to be so negative, that he'd work out fine, that Morey knew better than aussie rocket, yada yada....a lot of those posters would of never seen him play...

    Reading through the game thread today was vindication at its finest.

    Soft, one dimensional, not specially athletic, not fast, gets burnt on D with regularity....ugh its gonna get ugly.
     
  17. Ziggy

    Ziggy Tastemaker
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 1999
    Messages:
    31,042
    Likes Received:
    5,137
    The new and improved Cook is better than Andersen. Seriously.
     
  18. aussie rocket

    aussie rocket Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2006
    Messages:
    6,096
    Likes Received:
    200

    I invite you to bump it in 2 weeks.
     
  19. J.R.

    J.R. Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    76,932
    Likes Received:
    71,890
    To put a little positive spin on it, things can only go up from here right? :) WRONG? :eek:

    I'll give it time before I pass judgment.
     
  20. durvasa

    durvasa Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2006
    Messages:
    32,698
    Likes Received:
    7,746
    His defense/rebounding was terrible. Offensively, he reminded me of Juwan Howard on a bad shooting day. Andersen struggled big time. It was also his very first game.
     
Loading...

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now