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Screaming A Smith And Max Kellerman Debate Whether Rockets As The Biggest Wild Card In The West

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by macan, Feb 18, 2020.

  1. macan

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    obligatory ...

     
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    I guess no one told SAS that Gerald Green got traded?
     
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    No one at all

    Utah is a hard sell for me
    They can beat Denver I think . . . but I think the Rockets can as well
    But
    That is the only team I see them beating in the Top 5
    Rockets, Denver, LAC and LAL

    I can see Portland or OKC sneaking the as well

    Rocket River
     
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    Dude literally could have said any other name, but chose Gerald Green. Even if he was slow on the take of how Green isn't even on the Rockets anymore, he still hasn't played a single minute for Houston this year, so I don't know why his name would come to mind as someone who comes off the bench.
     
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    So these fools don't really follow the Rockets unless it's a National Game, got it.

    When it's a National TV Game, they change their tone real quick, looking real bad.
     
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    That's just bad. These guys are unprepared. Its really unprofessional for a supposed " Basketball Analyst" Not to know what player is on what team in this day & age. It's called THE INTERNET!
     
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    I don't know if i like what utah is doing on defense, they aren't close to the gng defensive teams, and they have never proven they can beat highly- talented teams better than them with their defense.
    Really the wild card is the Toronto raptors, basically because Marc Gasol has that team playing a gng style of defense, plus they have Pascal siakam and lowry playing lights out.
     
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    This place makes Max and Stephen A richer
     
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    Jazz? Puhleeze.

    They have two starting guards who are both 6'1", one of whom choked against the Rox in last year's playoffs. I'll take our 6'5" and 6'3" former MVPs any day. And Gobert's no good at all if he can't stay on the court and defend the perimeter against us.

    The Jazz might do well against conventional teams, but I drool at the opportunity to face them in the playoffs and watch Mad Max blow up Twitter during the series.
     
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    Agreed. Toronto will be a problem

    Rocket River
     
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    Uh these guys aren't analysts. They've never analyzed something in their life.
     
  14. tinman

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    The worst thing that could happen to the Rockets

    is that ESPN doesn't talk about them and like 90% of Clutchfans gets depressed and starts rapping to XXXTentacion
    @Jontro
     
  15. TheRealist137

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    Stephen a might have meant to say Jeff Green
     
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    Lmao @ this guy
     
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    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة
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    The Clippers are still an enigma to me as a whole.
     
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    I'm still not sold on Utah

    1. I don't think Mitchell is the guy
    2. Mike Conley isn't that good anymore
    3. They depend a lot on Jordan Clarkson. ( I'll be surprised if he continues his play through the playoffs)

    They have 2-3 wins gifted to them by the refs at the end of the game.

    They are still tough because gobert can bother shots and they shoot a high percentage on the 3ball but I don't see them in the class of LAx2 and milwaukee. I don't think they are as good as Denver either.

    The rockets I believe can be in that class. Star power alone gives us a punchers chance and going small maximizes their effectiveness. This should also lead to easier opportunities for the supporting cast. A cast that now looks very solid with the new additions.

    I think the Mavs could be a problem also if they get Luka and KP on the same page offensively and they don't get the clippers in round 1.
     
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    I highly doubt that. I don't think "Jeff Green" is a name that's been uttered by ESPN talking heads on the regular. Especially not by SAS.
     
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    Stopped watching after he called Donovan Mitchell a "stud", dude hasn't done jack **** in the playoffs.
     
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