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Westbrook to Harden: "look at me! I'm the captain now"

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by IBTL, Feb 7, 2020.

  1. rockbox

    rockbox Contributing Member

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    If you never double Westbrook or Harden and sticking to the corners, they would go off for 80 between the 2 of them via layup drills. The way to beat this type of offense is figure who is hot and cold game by game and let them shoot. It can't be the same strategy every game.
     
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    As Morey has said many times, the only shots more efficient than the 3 are layup/dunks and free throws. Giving a layup line to two of the best drivers in the NBA is a recipe for disaster, because often it will be and ones.
     
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  3. IBTL

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    Tilman said after last year:

    "We should have stepped on their throat the other night and cut their throat."

    Then they went and got a killer heart throat cutter in westbrook and got rid of cp3. Think about the and the why and all that.

    Then they got rid of capela to enable and fully realize westbrook. Think some more you can do it..

    Why huh?

    Now we have a 1A and a 1B. this was what tilman and morey wanted and lets hope harden isnt half as pouty as the babies here that cant fathom westbrook as our heart soul AND captain. Harden might not be far off at all hence 1A and 1B and not #2.

    Try to keep up people ...i mean shut up and listen!!
     
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  4. Caprah

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    Stop bumping you’re thread lin only fan troll. Nothing sadder then a idiot bumping a thread no one cares about
     
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  5. D-rock

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    Your schtick is unimaginative and ignorant.
     
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  6. Caprah

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    Lin fans are like that
     
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    This thread is a epic fail
     
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    tom hanks would be perfect as harden in his biopic. obviously tom cruise would be westbrook
     
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  9. J.R.

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    Rockets missing their captain.
     
  10. JayZ750

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    That’s a generality based on likely percentages, etc.

    We can be more specific for a specific game - Eg last night. The Rockets were on fire from 3. Partially because they were wide open. At that point l, one on one defense for Harden/Westbrook Is better than the wide open threes they were given up. They basically shot the equivalent of 70% on twos from the three point line.
     
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    Despite all his flaws, Westbrook never has motivational issues unlike Harden. He's the best leader we can get from this roster. Being the best scorer does not mean you have to be the captain.
     
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    Russ usually beats those single coverages. And when Harden isnt in a slump, he'd torch them too.
     
  13. Hank McDowell

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    James isn’t a leader. He’s a great player, but he’s proven time after time that he’s just not a leader. He doesn’t have a killer instinct, he doesn’t go 100 percent all the time, he’s a guy with an amazing scoring ability but not tremendous natural leadership instincts. There’s nothing wrong with that either. They just need someone who has them.
     
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    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة
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    We might get overly dependent on his electric rim play.
     
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    Westbrook can thank Harden for his streak. It's not coincidence he's gone on that big scoring streak since the other teams have constantly starting double teaming Harden from half court. Westbrook has far more time and space to do whatever he wants.
     
  16. BasketMAD

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    lol Harden is washed. You guys keep defending him, but Giannis gets double-teamed a lot. You don't think there's defenses set to stop Kawhi and Bron? Harden without Russ looks miserable. Last year, he was winning games with Rivers being the 2nd best player on the team.
     
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    Tell me you're kidding. Harden clearly isn't himself. Something physically is going on with James. It has to be. This isn't the cat who was killing the league not that long ago.
     
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    Rocket fans can't handle having nice things. We have two MVPs, why pit them against each other.

    We want team chemistry not this 'must know who the alphan is' foolishness.
     
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    Kind of obvious Harden is physically injured. Then we took away a big man that helped him get open. What did y'all expect to happen? If westbrook is our captain then we are F'ed. He's dumber than bricks when emotions get the best of him. Also if he's captain make him play back to backs and let Harden fully recover.
     
  20. smoothie_king

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    Westbrook had to take over versus Lakers especially after Gordon scored 50 points two weeks after Kobe was killed!
     
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