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Rockets play better WITHOUT Harden AND Westbrook

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Mr. Space City, Jan 27, 2020.

  1. elmotsang

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    because opponent does not know to guard who and the shooting accuracy increases
     
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    Remember also that if you sit in the corner waiting for James to shoot, if he misses you have to sprint back even though he is ahead of you because he wont guard the backcourt which his job. Step back threes are great but they need to be timely not just whenever James wants to shoot it. Now if James is in a good rhythm and he is hitting well he needs to shoot as much as possible
     
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    This is quality thread making. Well done.
     
  4. CONAN 888

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    Pringle’s offense works without the pot belly sloth Black Amish slow dribbling up or Westbrick forcing shots.
     
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    LOL
     
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    This made me laugh for some reason
     
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    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة
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    Exactly this.

    Lmao.

    Let others chuck and spread the wealth......shot attempts.
     
  8. T-Mike

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    The Utah just proved me right again. We do NOT have scrubs on our bench. They are really good players und they are as good as any "role- or bench players" in the league. But if you stand around for 90% of your playing time, not even touching the ball its very hard to hit important shots when the star players suddenly are fading. Im talking about more involvement of these players, more trust, more balanced playing time etc. This is what we need to turn this ship around.
     
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    1-0 with Hartenstein playing insignificant minutes
     
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    That was an awesome game. Gordon crushed them. He’s like a bowling ball with a finishing touch that can shoot deep. Thabo must be a secret playoff weapon. Frazier is a great defender and the rest of them played with heart. Even though House is clownish you have to admit he’s fun to watch along with his sidekick Mclemore.
     
  11. BackNthDay

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    Totally agree with this point, we are better when Harden and Russ give up shots to others through out the game. When they score in the high 20s and get more assist we are definitely 10 times better. Sharing the basketball is essential to success!
     
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    EGOD, Rivers, and Thabo = BIG 3
    Trade Harden, Westbrook, and Capela for Luxury Tax Savings
     
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    This win is an example of heart courage and bringing a competitive killer instinct instead of just giving up. I can’t help but think that the players had Kobe on their minds and played hard for him.
     
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    Somehow I don't Harden would give up his boats and hos to become Amish!:D
     
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    Gordon and Rivers aren't scrubs but they are also combo guards like Harden and Russ. It's impossible for them to be the best versions of themselves on this team. If the Rockets had the forward equivalents of those two they might be the one seed.
     
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    The roster that won last nights game, over a full season, would be closer to the worst record in the NBA than it would a playoff seed.

    Awesome, awesome performance. But it was 1 game where Gordon had one of the most efficient 50 points in league history. Let’s not go crazy.
     
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    I hope James and Russ can play more pick n roll on offense. Those 2 players need to chill with the heavy Iso plays. Most of all get after it on defense all game.
     
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    I'm just glad we have Eric Gordon on our team so no one proposes an Eric Gordon for Harden + picks trade
     
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    Reason Rockets look good cause everyone is moving and getting a feel for game, not just isolation or pick n roll, with the same players.

    Kobe called it 3:20 mark....”there has to be movement...”


     
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