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We ain't got enough

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by basketballholic, Jan 4, 2018.

  1. basketballholic

    basketballholic Contributing Member
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    Sorry. I've reached my conclusion. We
    simply don't have enough to get past the Warriors in a series.

    We're good enough on the perimeter. Both defensively and offensively. Championship caliber if everybody healthy. Caught lightning in a bottle with Green. He cinches down our perimeter. We get Harden and LMM back with the other guys healthy and we're good outside.

    Where we'e not good enough is the big guys. We simply don't have enough. Not enough speed, strength, and skills in our bigs.

    You saw it tonight. The Warriors have multiple skilled big men that can play the 4/5 that are 6'9" and up. They've got a couple big lugs in Zaza and Javale. Then they've got Green. And Bell. And Looney. And David West. Those guys run our bigs out of the building. They're too skilled, too fast, too quick, and too deep for Capela, Anderson, Nene, Onuaku, and they're too big and strong for Tucker and LMM.

    We have to upgrade our big man rotation.....period. Need more skills on both ends of the floor. Need to go get a couple long guys that can run like gazelles, and have basketball skills. Anthony Randolph, Nerlens, Richaun Holmes, Jason Smith, etc. We need more speed, skills, and versatility in our big men that's not there to be able to beat the Warriors.
     
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    we play them 2 more times, gotta see how the rest of the season plays out
     
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    Probably not, but its still interesting to see how good this Rockets team could be. Right now, they just need to get healthy and try to scrape up some wins.
     
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    If Anthony Randolph could make it in the league he would be in the league. I am all in on one more try for the kid. The others play for different teams => yes all would look good in Rocket red BUT reality sucks.
     
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    who does tho?

    the answer nobody but... full healthy WE are the best chance, however small, of taking them down.
     
  7. LosPollosHermanos

    LosPollosHermanos Moar Midrange Please
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    Your shitty predictions already came into fruition in the D&D when you banished yourself from there and used this new moniker.
     
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    I'm glad that you can watch a game where we are missing our MVP candidate, league leading scorer, second in assist player and also missing one of our key players off the bench, and decide conclusively that we don't have enough.

    What a hot take. The Warriors are champions and are on one of the most dominant multi year stretches in NBA history. So yes, probably most teams "ain't got enough"

    For me, I'm going to remain positive and optimistic that we are closer than anyone else in the league this year- that we legitimately have a chance (even if small) and that if just a couple of things break our way (3 point shooters get really hot, injury to one of their main players, some unforeseen trade at the deadline)- then we can be right there.
     
  9. swang720

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    We lose one game against the Warriors without Harden and it's the end of the world?

    C'mon. We beat them earlier last year. Knee-jerk reactions like this on Clutchfans annoy me.
     
  10. Roxfreak724

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    We're always gonna be the underdog, no matter what.

    That being said, tonight we had Harden, LMAM, and Nene not playing. That hurts offensively, defensively, and in the inside. Really hard to use today as a marker. Nene/Capela rotation (assuming health) for a 7 game series will be really good and honestly a mismatch for the warriors.
     
  11. topfive

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    What can you do? Holic gonna Holic.
     
  12. Downtown Sniper

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    People going to be out here questioning why holic still has thread-starting privileges, instead of questioning the meaning of life soon enough.
     
  13. Cashmoney

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    Kyle O'Quinn? Deyonta Davis?
     
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    Well not many if any teams are... even the warriors themselves have to add pieces yr after yr to stay on top. What was the point of this thread again? Oh yea adding bigs sure thats what we need along with another play maker. This takes patience man from the organazation to the fans. This is OUR first yr together. Lets see where we stand at the end of the season b4 we rush to judgement
     
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    Series tied 1-1. We beat them on their court. This is far from over.
     
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    We just arnt a disciplined team defensively which is not shocking that’s how Mike Dantoni teams are
     
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    Nerlens Noel is not the key to beating the Warriors
     
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    Serge Ibaka would be though.
     
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    Holic just hares capela lol
     
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    Thon Maker is as per holic
     
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