James Harden, Chris Paul = endless possibilities

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  1. RockWest

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    http://www.houstonchronicle.com/spo...es-Harden-Chris-Paul-has-endless-12243873.php
    By Jonathan Feigen

    "I've had more catch-and-shoot opportunities, he has as well, in these four days of training camp than we've had in a few years," Harden said. "It hasn't been tough because we're willing to share the ball … and make plays for our teammates and ourselves. I'm going to have that same mentality to score and create, but I don't have to do it as much because we have another guy that can do it on a high level.

    "It happens so naturally. We don't even plan it. Coach puts us in our spots and we just play. We figure it out. One time it could be me. One time, it could be him. One time, it could be both of us. We just know we have one goal and that's to win."



    How do you counter an offense with no scripted plays? :eek:
    Last year's Rocket's offense was still somewhat predictable, and we had top10 offense of all time. I am so pumped about this coming season!
    I think Ryno may eventually be worth the money by being the perfect piece in this offense. I mean Melo is nice, but what we need the most is someone who can convert opportunities into points at high percentage instead of someone who can create for himself. We got 2 super brains already, we just need the rest of the team to execute.

    Go Rockets!
     
  2. DreamShook

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    What is Tily paying MDA for if he is just rolling the ball out there and saying figure it out?
     
  3. rocketsballin

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    harden should avg an efficient 30+ with 6-8asts and paul should break his assist record
     
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  4. RockWest

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    Scoring champ here we go.
     
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    25 lobs a game from the both of em!
     
  6. ashleyem

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    WIthout Melo = 2nd Round Exit
     
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    Ryno in the corner more will make people happy. Closer to the rim and should cut down on his depth perception problems.
     
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    Ryno is going to have a legit year I think. If he can be an efficient 13-15 ppg this year then thatll be badass.
     
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  9. RockWest

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    Melo only fan, do you need a link for OKC forum? Time to move on and turn the page
     
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    scoring and assist leader
     
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    Hah, I guess this is why MDA's not a fan of the expression "Seven Seconds or Less"
     
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    thinly veiled optimism post. reported.
     
  13. RockWest

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    7th second is no good. It's 6 seconds or spank
     
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    with paul and harden together on the court, consequences will never be the same.
     
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    Didnt Harden say the same thing on Ty Lawson?
     
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    "We don't even plan it." might not actually mean we are running motion with improvisation like Kerr has said about GSW sometimes. He could just mean they don't call out the play, it just happens in response to where the ball is and the defense....particularly after misses.

    He could also just mean "we don't even plan" who is the PG initiating the play, and who is off-ball, as that was the context of the quote/question.

    It's still true that MDA's offense has heavy amount of plays, and is not a motion offense, except sometimes running a 5-out motion. I don't expect that to change. However, I do expect us to being able to use more of his offense, particularly the 21-Series (Pistol), since that is designed for the play to be initiated by the 1 and 2 ("21") from sideline action/picks.
     
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  17. True Rocket

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    Wait we got Chris Paul?:p
     
  18. photojoe

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    But Russell Westbrook averaged a triple double last year! 2 rebounds more a game!
     
  19. Pen15clubber

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    Wow this is getting annoying.
     
  20. J Sizzle

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    Wow

    Only one ball tho

    Wow

    Chemistry issues abound

    Wow guys. Wow.
     
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