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What is it going to take to knock the GSW off?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Tristan_fiore, Jun 12, 2017.

  1. Ibaka

    Ibaka Member

    Feb 7, 2017
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    The Warriors need to go party with Charles Barkley. All of them need to assault an undercover FBI person and end up with 10 to life with no parole. Then they have a chance to beat them.
  2. tycoonchip

    tycoonchip Member

    Dec 25, 1999
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    That whole Golden State Warriors team are just gifted 3 pt shooters. They also got there with tons of practice. We don't hear much of their crazy clubbing and partying habbits, or dating drama. Just how hard they work and practice their craft. It really comes down to is getting some talent and then how hard our players continue to work on their craft. It's the same thing with the Spurs players. They are just dedicated players with pride and all have great work ethic. Add a great coach that teaches team ball and the importance of a championship over mvp and other individual accolades and the other stuff and you have a winning team. I don't know if Hakeem was personally after the MVP's and Defensive player of the year awards. I don't think anyone on that Championship Rockets team was. They were mostly out to win a ring for the city of Houston and compete. It didn't look like a stack of players playing for a contract.
    If we can get our team to play as a team and not just Harden and a bunch role players we might be able to beat the Warriors. The entire Warriors team also doesn't need to dominate the ball to be effective. They all can catch and shoot. If they don't have the ball in their hands they are all cutting and moving and getting open. The ball doesn't get sticky and no ones foot is stuck to the ground waiting for the ball. This is why i wonder what Morey's thought process is on getting Chris Paul who is another ball dominant guard. Yes we need more players who can pass but do we need one like Chris Paul? Beverly wasn't the problem. When he didn't have the ball he was trying to get open. When he had to defend. He defended with the best of them. He got into westbrook's head. He would have gotten into Curry's. When the front court consists of Clint Capella who isn't a force to recon with, Ryan Anderson who is extremely streaky, and Nene who is extremely injury prone. Isn't that a larger glaring issue? We do not need a star center but atleast someone who can enforce. I think losing Mozgov hurt the cavs alot this past finals. We can beat the Warriors. We just need to be willing to spend to do it.
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  3. daywalker02

    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة
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    Jul 17, 2006
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    I am not for firing Morey but I believe Morey is not a Top 5 GM any more, he was but not as of now.
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  4. atam

    atam Member

    Jun 11, 2011
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    Nothing. Keep this current team together and be ready when the GS dynasty fades
  5. FoOLiSh_AzN

    FoOLiSh_AzN Member

    Sep 27, 2008
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    Injuries, suspensions and being overly confident.
  6. malakas

    malakas Member

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    Injuries, decline due to aging, infighting, zombie alien invasions and meteor strikes.
  7. goldoil

    goldoil Member

    Feb 3, 2017
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    As well as getting another center.
  8. bloodwings19

    bloodwings19 Member

    Jul 12, 2006
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    We have to be suped-up team, or play as a slow-tempo team. Cavs tried to run with the Warriors LOL.
  9. thekad

    thekad Member

    Jul 5, 2007
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    Iguodala is reportedly considering leaving for financial reasons. This could definitely just be a play to squeeze the Warriors for more cash, but if not, there's step one to knocking out them out.
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  10. sugrlndkid

    sugrlndkid Member

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    Everyone is obviously bitter about losing to SAS...but we really need to be focused on ways to beat Golden State...They essentially demolished the Western Conference teams and laughed their way to a title.

    1. Have to be honest that our front court depth, and piss poor defense was a huge reason for a lack of success. We often had to put Ariza and Harden on SF/ PF with post game. That is absolutely unacceptable!
    2. Our team has way too many guards...We used to make fun of Morey for targeting numerous Forwards during the draft...but it seems that is a successful formula. The Warriors had a huge advantage with their ability to switch on the perimeter, and funnel driving players into Green. But its their team length at skilled positions that helped them win a title. Durant, Thompson have height/length to bother their opponents...Pair that with elite level defenders such as Green, Iguodala...and they become scary. Even their bench guards..ie Livingston, and McCaw are really bigger players.Go

    My solutions would have to be a bit drastic...Basically every player not named Harden and Eric Gordon are on the trading block.
    a. Love Beverley, but its time to see what you can get for him...
    b. Ariza has contract value...But his skills have clearly eroded.
    c. Capela is the blue chip...

    - I think that Hayward, George, and Paul all do NOT come to Houston...if they come...great, but unlikely.
    - Target players: Aaron Gordon (RFA), James Johnson (UFA), Anthony Tolliver (UFA), PJ Tucker
    - Target poorly run teams for good players: i.e. New Orleans, Orlando, Sacramento

    This is not an easy off-season for anyone not named Golden State, and the Rockets dont have a lot of time. The window for Harden is NOW...what the mgmt does this year will determine whether the Rockets remain relevant in the not so distant future.
  11. J.R.

    J.R. Contributing Member

    Jun 30, 2008
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    You hear TAD?! Not conceding anything!

  12. Os Trigonum

    Os Trigonum It. Deserves. Its. Own. Thread.
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    May 2, 2014
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    Tad drinking the kool-aid

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