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Official fire MDA thread

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by macan, Dec 28, 2017.

  1. SkareKrow

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    I dont like him cause he has a short rotation and doesnt develop players, while Kerr/Pop can develop under 30 players and still win.
     
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  2. Rocket River

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    QUESTION: I saw a Youtube of a double Screen for Capela for an alleyopp

    IS HARDEN THE ONLY ONE CAPABLE OF THROWING THAT PASS?????

    I don't think I have seen that play in a minute

    Rocket River
     
  3. DreamShook

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    I don't know if it is because CP3 is hurt, but I'm pretty shocked at how bad he is getting Capela the ball above the rim. CP3 didn't have one alley to Clint the whole Pistons game (I dont think he had any against Orlando or GSW). Clint was getting the ball at chest level and he had to manufacturer all his points by body contortions. I guess Harden is still the only one that can do that even with Point-Gawd CP3.
     
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    Memories. . . . .. of the days we left behind . . .. .

    Rocket River
     
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  5. mfastx

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    Idk if I'm on board with this yet, but my biggest concern with the MDA hire was the defense. Starting to really get concerned about it now, not sure how we can realistically call ourselves "contenders" with the crap defense we've been playing for weeks now.
     
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    Everyone understand the team defense was too sucks in recent 20 games, but MDA can't do any change, This type coach can win a champion?
     
  7. vlaurelio

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    he should give his trophy to nash & harden
     
  8. farhen

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    say what now!? you smoke weed or something
     
  9. farhen

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    haters thread that wants attention
     
  10. Beardaholic13

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    I have been hating on MDA alot this year, but wanting him to be canned is astronomically stupid. He is a perfect for our superstar.
    His flaws to me are all fixable.
    -Calling TOs (seems hes very very stubborn) sometimes it is amazingly obvious we need a TO yet nothing is called until a deficit is ballooned or our lead is cut in half
    -Sticking up for the players ( I want to see him kicked out once) The last 2 or 3 weeks we have been wrecked by the refs in crucial situations. Like i want to see you go ballistic on someone seriously. get a frickin T for god sakes, because the refs have been horseshit. Show me that fire.

    The first point is the big one because IMO he costs us 6-8 points every game because he cant read the flow of the game or is to stubborn to call a TO.
    Yesterday SVG called a TO 30 sec into the 4th because we had a 5-0 run...30 seconds ppl(this is how its done). They then went on a 21-11 run the next 5 min with no TO being called by us in that whole sequence.
     
  11. elmotsangtt

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    I think those new bench players sucks at defence such as webber, green. Green can use offence to compensate same as lou williams. The only way is to find defence players such as bogut or wait for injuries return to the team
     
  12. D-rock

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    Is this team still on pace to win franchise best 60+ wins?
     
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  13. J.R.

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    No.

    58-24
    57-25
     
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    nominee for the worst post of 2018
     
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    The difference in height and ability to finish at the rim between Paul and harden is why paul can't execute this play as effectively. His pass is more susceptible to being blocked or simply not having a proper angle.
     
  16. chenjy9

    chenjy9 Numbers Don't Lie
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    Offense and defense are just 2 different sides of the same coin. Our team struggles when core players get hurt, forcing remaining competent players to play more minutes, get tired, and do worse. Not sure why so many struggle with such a simple concept and look to make up all sorts of reasons of why we are sucking. When we have healthy bodies, coach and team are great. Injuries can just make a team look really bad, especially when someone as important to our rotation as Moute gets hurt. Speaking of Moute...

    Some people don't realize how good on D Moute is. He is our guys' security blanket on D. Watch him when he plays on D before injury and when he comes back. He is extremely smart/instinctive of who to guard, where to be, especially when Harden, Ariza, and CP3 make a play on the passing lanes. Losing him hurt. I recently told a friend that losing Moute hurts more than losing either CP3 or Harden. See, when Harden sits, we got CP3 to replace him and the Rockets score 100+ points a game. Losing Moute,our D falls from top 5 to lower than 20th. There is no one on D that can replace that sort of defensive hit.

    Also, developing players is hard when you don't have all of the following together:
    - A consistent system
    - A competent coaching staff
    - Draft picks

    We just got our consistent system and competent coaching staff with the hire of MDA last year. We traded away our draft picks and drafted players to rebuild our team after Dwight's shitfest set us back so the only players to develop are Capela, Zhou, and Hartenstein.

    - Capela has continued to develop nicely, at least prior to his injury. He will never be a banger down low, but provided his stamina continues to increase, he is a very solid center
    - Zhou is a rookie with a couple of intriguing skills, but still a rookie. While his offensive appearances have been nothing short of garbage, his defense has been encouraging.
    - Hartenstein seems like something clicked in him lately on the Viper going purely by recent game stats towards establishing his game and it will be interesting to see if he can translate it to the NBA.
     
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  17. macan

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    just in case if we need it
     
  18. tinman

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    The knee jerking is beyond bad this year
     
  19. tehG l i d e

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    He hasn't really made any adjustments.
     
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    We're winning
     
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