[NBA.com] Power Rankings

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by NL Rocket, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. NL Rocket

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    Meaningless but still at #18
    http://www.nba.com/2012/news/powerrankings/11/05/week1/index.html?ls=iref:nbahpt6c
     
  2. NL Rocket

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    ESPN: 16 -> Last Week: 21

     
  3. AstroRocket

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    It seems a lot of the national media doesn't realize that Harden was dead-tired and playing on a hurt ankle for most of that game. Guess they didn't watch.
     
  4. MadMax

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    "Held to 24 points" is my favorite.

    24 PPG would have landed you in the top 10 of all scorers in the NBA last year...and we're dismissing it like it's nothing. If Harden were averaging only 24 ppg right now, I'd still be thrilled with the move.
     
  5. Da_Spark

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    I'm no expert but why are the Hornets ranked 14th? Am i missing something?
     
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    When you're blitzing through competiton with 40+ppg, getting only 24 pts on bad FG% pretty much "being held to". Of course, it was not entirely due to the Blazers/Matthews' defense but fatigue also "held" Harden to 24 pts on 33% FG.
     
  7. Fullcourt

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    16-18 sounds about right.
     
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    yeah...i don't think any of us expected him to continue averaging 40 ppg though. that's kind of my point. he's held to 24, and 24 in itself isn't awful. granted, he didn't have a good game on 8-24 shooting, to be sure. i just think it's funny because i heard the words "held to" and "contained" to describe what the Blazers did to Harden...and if that's truly the case, this guy is an MVP waiting to happen. :)
     
  9. sando

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    I'm not surprised they project us to be the best of the non-playoff teams - again.
     
  10. DonatasFanboy

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    they are winning despite missing key players.
     
  11. MKL

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    Knicks ranked #2, lose all credibility.
     
  12. kaitanuva

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    When you beat Miami you get +1000 bonus points
     
  13. Castor27

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    I blame ComCast
     
  14. torocan

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    We're moving up multiple spots in the first week... and not 1 or 2 spots, but 3 and 5 spots. Those are HUGE moves considering Harden got here only TWO days before the pre-season.

    And before the Harden trade we were being slotted in the 25-28 spots.

    It should only get better from here. :grin:
     
  15. Karolik

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    These rankings are going to look wayyy difference at the end of the season.
     
  16. redlawn

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    Both the Bobcats and the Cavs are ahead of the Suns :eek:
     
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    Expect Harden to be in the 25 ppg range this season.

    yes thank you.
     
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    I think he will end up somewhere between 24 and 28ppg.
     
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    I expect him to average 31.7 ppg this season...my expectations are very high since we all know what hes capable of..
     

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