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Harden is playing with multiple injuries right now

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by riko, Feb 27, 2019.

  1. riko

    riko Member

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    according to Bullard in tonight broadcast.

    Busted shoulder
    Trap muscle
    Busted Wrist

    Who plays their franchise player with all these injuries? He needs a break . Rest him for a few games.
     
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    MVP needs some rest. I don't really care where we end up so long as we make the playoffs and everyone is healthy.
     
  3. Juxtaposed Jolt

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    A team that could be out of the playoff picture with a string of losses. We don't have the playoff security of a Denver, GS or a top team in the East.
     
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    He’s got the same problem Kobe did. He plays thru everything. But that’s what makes harden so great.
     
  5. riko

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    Rockets won’t be out of the playoffs picture if he misses a week. If he keeps going without a healing period to farther compound those issues then we are screwed
     
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    And a broken heart
     
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    I'm hoping thats why he hasn't been taking it to rim hard and has been settling for all these floaters instead.
     
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    That's an insane serious injury risk if true.
     
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  9. riko

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    Well it’s hard to score the ball or bring it over you’re head when your shoulder hurts and your trap muscle is hurting. Not even mentioning the wrist
     
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    He should not be taking so many shots then. I love Harden, but he needs to lower his shot and let some of his other teammates brick some as well.
     
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    We're only 3 games ahead of 8th seeded SA. And our next 5 games are against Miami, Boston, Toronto, Philly and Dallas. The bookends are winnable, but I don't see us winning the middle 3 without Harden.

    Point is, we could easily be 9th seed if we rest Harden for a week.
     
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    At the expense of making the playoffs? U do realize losing 2-3 games can put us near the 8th seed. U guys gotta pick a side
     
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    I think he’s working on the floater to get ready for the playoffs when they’re not calling fouls.
     
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    the way Paul is playing I don’t see us dropping out of the playoffs picture if James takes a few games off.
     
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    What does "busted wrist" mean? Fractured? Strained?

    Look, I'm sure most players in the league right now have various levels of soreness.

    If Harden is seriously injuried and has a ln actual "busted wrist" you need to get that **** healed up.
     
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    Heck ya we should rest him...even if we drop a playoff seed or 2 it would probably be for the best.
     
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    "You play your way out of an injury like you shoot your way out of a slump. Best medicine is more minutez." - Coach Michael D'Antoni

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    Overblown Beard
     
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    The Rockets beat the Warriors without Harden.. I'm sure they could have gone 2-1 against the Hawks, Hornets, and Heat without Harden.

    Biggest problem that James Harden has is that he is stubborn and loves to play too much basketball. Him and PJ Tucker needed the rest the most, yet Harden is here playing games he doesn't need to be playing. It's too late now though. He's not resting until he can't play anymore.
     
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    All that **** from running into Steven Adams?
     
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