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MDA testing out EGo off the bench tonight

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by heypartner, Oct 16, 2019.

  1. heypartner

    heypartner Contributing Member

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    Awesome, House get the starting sf I’m assuming
     
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    That balances out the rotation more. House is longer than Gordon and we desperately need that
     
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    Is Eric going to have fun?
     
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    This needed to happen.Play his role...maximize efficiency, while cutting down the risk of injury.
     
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    ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
     
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    during...or apres le game?
     
  8. Hakeemtheking

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    This move needs to be permanent. With Harden and Westbrook starting, Gordon's potential as a shooter was not going to be maximized. Coming of the bench, Gordon can take as many shots as he wants.
     
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    I support this.

    Dont need three creators on the floor.
     
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    not expecting this to mean much. especially in a preaseason game without everyone playing for the spurs. it's just a chance to see what happens in a game that doesn't matter. gordon starting was already established well into the summer. i don't see that changing in a preseason game with the season opener a week away
     
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    A LOT depends on House's shooting. If he can't spread the floor for Westbrook, we go back to Gordon in a nano-second.
     
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    All for show


    Doubt Gordon makes so much money and comes off the bench.
    If House does well then he gets more minutes......off the bench.
     
  13. tycoonchip

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    Maybe Westbrook should come off the bench
     
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    Makes sense if house can be consistent
     
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    Put him back with starters. Forget balance. Balance by adjusting the minutes. James needs another scorer/spacer out there.
     
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    Ppl still havent learned from the Spurs. Don’t matter if you start or not. All that matter is minutes and situation on the floor.
     
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    I’m getting tired of Mike Dantoni
     
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    With EG, what matters is consistency. I don't think he adjusts to change well. He needs to understand his role, whether it is starter, or bench.
     
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    He’s a 10 year veteran. That shouldn’t be an issue for him at this point. He needs to be a professional and accept whatever role the coach decides for him that make us a better team
     
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    It doesn't matter what should or shouldn't be an issue for him.

    What matters is what maximizes his production. From his struggles having his role changed against the Spurs in the playoffs 3 years ago, to his struggles as he comes back from mini in-season injuries, EG has proven to me, time and time again, that it takes him a bit to get comfortable with his role. 10 year veteran or not, I think that's fine. He's not a super-star. He's not even an all-star. He's a near all-star level player that requires the right role and consistency to be maximized.

    Personally, I prefer him off the bench for the obvious reasons - gets an "actual" SF in the game, distributes scoring, helps MDA do what he wants rotation wise which is have 2 of the 3 of him, Harden, Russ in the game at all times.

    But whether off the bench, or starting, he needs to know his role and be comfortable in it.
     
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