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Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by austinite, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. austinite

    austinite Contributing Member

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    Is playing 35 minutes a game in the PRESEASON. Whisky Tango Foxtrot. D’Antonio will never learn.
     
  2. daywalker02

    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة
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    Get used to it, WB is not consistent.
     
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  3. BaselineFade

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    James usually decides how long he wants to go in these types of games. I don't think that was an MDA decision. If James wanted to use this game to push himself, or get into rhythm you let him play 40 minutes if he wants to. He has several days to get rested up before the start of the season.
     
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  4. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    James controls how much he plays. He won’t allow any coach to hold him out
     
  5. YOLO

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    Is this news?
     
  6. Reeko

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    game was on Friday...home opener is next Thursday

    Are we gonna be crying about every little thing this season?

    35 preseason minutes...so basically 35 low impact, low taxing minutes where he just shoots around and throws oops to Capela
     
  7. Deuce

    Deuce Context & Nuance
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    Exactly.

    // Rest
    // Bubble wrap
    // Too many minutes

    Enough people. Players play. Harden WANTS those minutes to get him in game shape, in rhythm for the season. Harden is BUILT differently than other players that do load management etc. Just accept it
     
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    Were you watching? Harden wasn't even trying that hard on offense. Just an NBA player against freshman.
     
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  9. Deuce

    Deuce Context & Nuance
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    That's the problem. OP probably WASN'T watching and just saw the BOXSCORE 35mins and made their post with no context.
     
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    /thread.

    Plus, it's good to have Harden out there, since we have new personnel and need to build that chemistry.
     
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    meanwhile Kawhi has 2 championships because he treats the reg season like the preseason.

    harden should ball out in the playoffs, not the regular season.
     
  12. adeelionaire

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    Listen man. The state of our defense is questionable. Our rebounding issues are still up in the air. Whether trading for Russ was worth it is still tbd. The one thing that's certain for this team: Harden is an unstoppable force that will play heavy minutes and can singlehandedly keep up competitive until all of those issues are resolved. Let the man cook.
     
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  13. Reeko

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    more like because he played for Greg Popovich and with Hall of Famers like TD/Manu/Parker and didn’t have to deal with KD for all but 2 quarters, and Klay got injured

    Kawhi missed 22 games last season and his team went 17-5...let me know when the Rockets could ever do that without Harden...the last 2 years it was what was supposed to be his main help in CP that was missing 20+ games leaving Harden to carry the squad on his own
     
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    no, kawhi has 2 championships because the refs allowed him to, that is, him winning it aligned with interests of nba office, if scott foster and adam silver wanted so, kawhi would have zero rings right now
     
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    1 When is the earliest rockets are allowed to trade russ?
    2 who would you have him traded for if possible?
     
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    Next game is next week Thursday.... Good he went to get as much burn as possible
     
  17. houstontexans

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    James Harden repeatedly said he really want to win a championship for city of Houston...I really hope he get one.

    He deserves it because he has been working hard for it. I hope we do everything to support him.
     
  18. bobrek

    bobrek Not a liberal, regardless of my posts
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    No...no he's not.

    21 minutes, 28, 27, 28, 34, 35
     
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    If you haven’t noticed damn tony doesn’t decide how many minutes harden plays.
     
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    I mean if you watch the games clearly these are just glorified scrimmages and no one's actually playing defense.
     
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