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(Grantland) Josh Smith Exit Interview

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by rocketpower2, May 28, 2015.

  1. rocketpower2

    rocketpower2 Member

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    http://grantland.com/the-triangle/2015-nba-playoffs-interview-josh-smith-houston-rockets/

     
  2. ShutURBiG!

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    Thanks for posting.

    I wonder if he stays.
     
  3. luhbron

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    is any other team really going to offer him big money?
     
  4. RV6

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    You can tell when he's shooting well and when he isn't. He catapults his shot, when he isn't and then he is, it rolls off his fingertips.

    That's what is frustrating sometimes, with streaky guys like him, and even Trevor. You can see they know what it takes to "turn on" the shot, but they just don't apply it all the time.
     
  5. TheRealist137

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    I can't see any competent GM offering Smith more than what the Rockets are willing to pay. He's toxic to rebuilding teams, so that takes away over half of the league. You have contenders who might consider him, but why would any other contending team want to take a chance on him? His reputation is pretty bad around the league.
     
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    As dumb as his passes are, I wanna see Smooth back in Houston next year. He can only get better
     
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    Kind of an odd answer to a very valid question. What does taking too many 3's have to do with his upbringing? :confused:

    He's a 12-year vet. What you see is what you get. He's not going to magically get better in his 13th year.
     
  8. rocketpower2

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    Agreed. Makes you think that he does not take to coaching very well.
     
  9. FTW Rockets FTW

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    Translation: I like McHale because he lets me do whatever the **** I want to.
     
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    Which is a big reason we got blasted in the WCFinals.

    DD
     
  11. PJ86

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    He can go for all I care, effort is not there when his shot is not falling, same mental fragility as Harden, Howard and TJ.
     
  12. Aruba77

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    stop shooting 3's
     
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    This interview makes mchale look clueless actually lol
     
  14. SooneRockStro

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    Josh Smith should be instant offense off the bench. I have no problem with him in that role. Trade TJ in a package for a legit PF, bring back Smoove as a bench guy and sign a legit PG. Resign Terry for vet leadership, resign Brewer, and bring in a big body at the 5. Let Prigs go, resign Bev if contract is right. No reason to blow this team up.
     
  15. joeson332

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    Sue me I want Josh Smith back in Houston.
     
  16. egr281

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    I wouldnt mind keeping josh, he could back up Dmo.
     
  17. Nook

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    Right........ but it wasn't a big part of why the Rockets were the #2 seed in the most competitive Conference in decades even though the Rockets had massive injuries?

    It didn't help them get to the Western Conference Finals and end up arguably as the second best team in the NBA this season?
     
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    I wouldn't mind Smith being here next season but I'd really like an improvement over him next season. He's just too inconsistent. Game 6 was a game where the stars aligned for Josh, and thankfully provided one of the most memorable playoff moments in franchise history. But we really do need an improvement with more consistency.
     
  19. ilovehtownbb

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    lol:grin:
     
  20. bmd

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    Talent-wise, no. But he could fit in better with the system with more time playing in it, thus making him seem like a better player when he actually had the skill all along.
     
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