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SI Fanside has picked 8 Western Conference playoff team, No Houston Rockets

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by joelcwu, Oct 26, 2014.

  1. joelcwu

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    Ask myself who Carlos Nazario is.

    Also is fansided even credible? Is it like yahoo contributing network?
     
  3. daywalker02

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    Nothing has changed. WC semifinals and finals should be the aim
     
  4. TISNF

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    The West is so so competitive, probably more than ever. Sadly it's going to come to which teams avoid major injuries (and for this reason I can see the Thunder easily sliding to the 4 or 5 seed).

    Houston is getting shafted big time by those in the media either ranking Houston 7th or worst or behind Dallas.

    It's illogical. But hey you know what? Let's hope they view this as disrespect and play as great as WE are optimistic they can.
     
  5. IvanLCPM

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    100% agreed
     
  6. ccjj

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    Stop reading when I saw 45-37 for the 8th seed in the West.
     
  7. tycoonchip

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    We are lacking in depth. As much as I want to say we'll be fine, it is hard to say until the bench proves they are worth a penny. Joey Dorsey, Canaan, Papa, Daniels.... all have to prove they should even be allowed on the court. With no depth there is no reason to even consider us a lock for the playoffs much less contenders.
     
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    I feel crazy when I see everyone putting the Mavs @ 4. Even putting my hatred aside they are not that good. People really think Parsons takes a team up 3 seeds?
     
  9. RoxBeliever

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    That's why we play the games. Last year they didn't expect Suns to play so well.

    Media has been wrong before. Plus they usually don't watch us play. Let's prove them wrong in the games that count.
     
  10. calcium

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    I think it will be the same teams that make the playoffs as last year.

    But with the Pelicans in and probably the Mavs or even the Blazers out.

    Rockets? Hard to say, you could throw a blanket over seeds 4-8.
     
  11. kemah

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    lol

    About the same with me. Rockets should get 4th seed and Dallas fighting for a playoff spot. We had PF and bench problems the last two years and still made the playoffs easily.

    Pelicans stay healthy they can reach the playoffs but they are thin bench like most teams are.
     
  12. Yung-T

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    Him and Tysons Chandler among others were good additions, add Carlisle and you have a great regular season team. They will probably lose in the 1st round, but I think they can have a great regular season with this roster and coaching.
     
  13. Rip Van Rocket

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    I've predicted 45 wins for the Rockets this year. I hope I'm wrong, but I see us struggling to make the playoffs. I think the Western conference is stronger than ever, but I think the Rockets have taken a step backwards.
     
  14. DirtyDizzil

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    What else is new......
     
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    Nothing new here.
     
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    Houston has poor defense and coaching. Just look at the Trailblazer quotes from last playoffs where they compared dealing with Spurs defense compared to the Rockets.

    Hopefully with Ariza and a more mature Harden that will change this season.
     
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    Poor? They were 13th last year in D Rating. They weren't world beats defensively but 'poor' is incorrect.
     
  18. Rox>Mavs

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    I'm okay with this and other media hate for two reasons:

    1) at least we're relevant. It wasn't that long ago that we weren't in the conversation. Right now the narrative is that we're overrated, which means it's just a reaction to people talking about us. I'm good with that...

    2) H&H have to prove themselves still. I'd rather everyone be critical of our team. More fuel and ammo that these guys need to push them. If they don't get stuff like this they'll feel entitled and won't elevate their game.

    Bring on the hate....
     
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    When has a team led by two top 10 players in the league ever missed the playoffs?
    It's ridiculous.
     
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    Our defense was poor last year and there isn't stat you can give me that says otherwise. The good thing is I think it will be much improved this year
     
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