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Harden on Giannis: “I wish I could just run and just dunk. That takes no skill at all.”

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Macdaddy91, Feb 28, 2020.

  1. rockets13champs

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    Harden been missing half of his layups
     
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    He barely made that dunk after the westbrook steal against the timberwolves!
     
  3. rockets13champs

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    I know! This boi need to start the load management ****. It’ll help him more than hurt him.
     
  4. D-rock

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    3 game losing streak is feasting?

    Conveniently suffers knee problem after he was embarrassed by Lebron and the Lakers. Never saw him.favoring leg or limping throughout the game.

    And Lebron just toom that MVP away from removed from Giannis, by force.

    Giannis and Bucks will get knocked out of postseason AGAIN by teams Smart enough to zone defend the Bucks.

    Because Bucks lack a plan B.

    LOL
     
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  5. D-rock

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    Racist troll still doing trollish things.
     
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    I don't remember saying Bucks were feasting. I said Giannis, which was correct. He was playing well, even in losses (and losing to the Lakers is not a shameful thing, unlike Rockets losing to poor teams WHILE Harden was playing poorly). Try to respond within the context of a message before lol'ing and ranting. Lebron has not stolen the MVP from Giannis just yet, and considering the Bucks have an outstanding winning %, they have been much less needing of a Plan B this season than the Rockets.
     
  7. D-rock

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    Who was feasting is besides the point. 3 game losing streak was the point, Bucks must need a plan B too.

    Jazz had a 4 game losing streak after ASB just a few weeks ago and dropped all the way to 6th spot, zero plan B wailing by media.

    Losses happen people, especially with a brand new system with new players and figuring out rotations and chemistry.

    Rockets need plan B just as much as any team that is in slump or working through new wrinkles in their system. Plan A is clear paint and let Russ attack rim for efficient 2's. Plan B is to have Harden iso for 3's or dunks. Plan C is to drive and kick to wide open 3 point shooters. Plan D is to play disruptive defense and create turnovers to make up and exceed rebounding deficiencies. Plan E is to PnR with Green, House, Russ and EGo. Plan F is to set pin down screens for corner 3 point shooters for wide open 3's. Plan G is to have cutters behind opposing zone defenses for lobs and finishes around rim. Plan H is to overload zone defenses and attack gaps.

    Harty fits in very few if any of these plans. Because he is unreliable on defense.

    Harty is net negative playing with Russ as dunker or in PnR. Harty is even more ineffective as zone center, completely ineffective in switch everything defense.

    Playing Harty (Tyson too) puts Rockets in defensive hole, even if just for 10 minutes/game.

    This was proven in handful of games played when Capela went down. Just because Rockets won most of those games does not change the data.
     
  8. cheshire

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    Giannis has time now to get upskilled.

    Meanwhile, Beard can train with Messi and improve his dribbling and passing. ;)
     
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    But according to fchowder harden is easy to guard
     
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    Rent free.
     
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    he tends to miss some as often times he is not looking to make the basketball but draw the foul
     
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    Also a lack of lift is making it easy for tall defenders to seat his attempts. The lob threat from Capella really helped him.
     
  14. TheRealist137

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    How does giving kudos to someone mean that he’s “rent free”
     
  15. riko

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    The Greek freak recognises game. You don’t have to like someone to respect them
     
  16. D-rock

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    May be true but pure PR rehab right now.
     
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    Giannis knows Harden is the hardest to guard because he’s the only player that makes his team throw out their entire defensive game plan and principles, and the Bucks have been the best defensive team the past 2 years...Coach Bud fears their regular defense is not enough to contain the Beard
     
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    I don't disagree with the Freak

    You guys have to keep in mind "toughest to guard" doesn't mean best player

    Back in the 80s, there was a player named Alex English who guys like Magic, Bird etc. said was toughest to guard. The guy had a weird jumper (ball very high above his head), would shoot 20 foot floats off of right leg or left (you never knew when he was shooting). Very unorthodox much like Harden.

    Many also said Carmelo one of the toughest to guard when he was younger. Guy was too fast for a PF to guard and too big for a Small
     
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    Here is a good video of Alex English for those younger clutchfans whom are not familiar with him

     
  20. LosPollosHermanos

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    Lmao at all u guys dicc riding. It’s always so bipolar here. Harden isn’t an easy cover but there are times, specifically late games where he is easier to guard than a player of his stature would be, because you know he’s gonna step back and spam a 3 or try to draw a foul
     
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