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Harden's inability/unwillingness to free himself up for the ball.

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by jacoby, Jan 26, 2018.

  1. jacoby

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    We saw it against Boston, it just cost us the game tonight. Someone plays him 94 feet and instead of freeing himself up he allows his teammates to set up the offense which results in a turnover or Harden getting the ball with a few seconds left. The times he does free himself up he pushes off and commits an offensive foul.

    Guys like Curry, Wall, and CP3 are able to create space. Why can't Harden move?
     
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    Please contribute to the subject.
     
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    he should have been on the bench on that last play
     
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  5. Vindicator

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    he's just slow and lethargic in general. when are people gonna accept that Harden is physically limited as a player? it's the root cause of his defensive issues, as well as some of his offensive weaknesses.

    this is the reason why ironically I don't hate on Harden's defense as much because I know not all of it is due to mental laziness. but also, it's the reason why I think Harden has a clear limitation as our best player. athleticism matters in sports, folks.
     
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    It has been a problem for a while. Surprised Ariza didn’t go to CP3. MDA needs to have screen plays for that situation. Barreling over the defender doesn’t work in the closing moments.
     
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    he's too thicc to move is what he's saying
     
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    You're comparing Harden's quickness to Wall, Curry, and CP3? But seriously, Luc picked up his dribble just pass the half court line... That's on him...
     
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    exactly, i mean c'mon dude compared him to cp3, curry, wall, those dudes are small or small and thin. harden can't move like that and comparing him to those guys is ridiculous. also, errbody knows harden is the fastest at going slow, it's what makes his drive game elite. c'mon use your head man...
     
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    inb4 someone says harden was probably hungover after partying in NO last night
     
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    That might have been one of the dumbest rocket plays all year.

    THAT'S WHY YOU HAVE 2 ELITE BALL-HANDLERS.

    And yet Luc had to force, force, and force it to Harden.
     
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    Aren't you a snotty little thing
     
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    the warriors have multiple guys that can bring the ball up the court. (curry, durant, green, thompson, iggy).

    the rockets seem to act like only 2 guys can bring the ball up the court and act like they can't get into their offense without putting the ball in harden's hands.

    that's one of those fine details things that d'antoni lacks.
     
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    yep MVP of a sport dependent on athleticism is athletically limited

    keep the good fight LOF
     
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    Where was CP3 to come get the ball?

    Why is Luc picking up his dribble at halfcourt?

    You’re wondering why big ass Harden can’t free himself up like Curry, Wall, and CP3?
     
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    yep harden needs to hand peoples towels on huddles too right?
     
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    Harden doesn't have to be fast to get the ball, he just has to use his body.. He just kind of mills around looking at the in-bounder.. I wonder what he expects them to do.

    The team needs to realize when this is happening because it always happens at the worst times.

    No reason why CP3 shouldn't be up there for safety.

    Also, when Harden is not coming to the ball, stop waiting for this guy.. You have another star on the team..
     
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    The specific turnover in this game was somewhat Harden's fault, but honeslty, CP3 should've come forward and gotten the ball. Also, the rest of the team needs to be more aware in these types of trap situations, LMAM basically got screwed cuz no one came to him
     
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    Luc picking up his dribble at half court, scared out of his mind didn't help.

    He was pseudo-backup PG when CP3 was out. Get it to CP3 or keep the dribble alive and make something happen.
     
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    They push off too..... But don't get called

    Rocket River
     
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