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What will our rotation be?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by JW86, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. JW86

    JW86 Member

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    CP3
    Harden
    Ennis
    PJ
    Capela

    Melo - obvious
    Gordon - same
    MCW - has shown enough
    Nene - new bigs have not shown enough

    Gerald - disappointing, but might get some minutes

    I think we’ll go 9 deep max with GG playing here and there.
     
  2. YOLO

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    Gordon will be starting. Ennis off the bench. and GG is ahead of mcw in the rotation
     
  3. Ray Parker

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    CP3
    Harden
    Tucker
    Melo
    Capela

    Gordon
    Green
    Ennis
    Hartenstein/Nene
     
  4. JW86

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    How is GG ahead? MCW been dishing, getting rebounds, slashing, active, rubbing and actually scoring as well as providing defense. He can run the show with EG, take turns while Melo / PJ / Ennis can get shots.

    GG is streaky and defense is not good, so I’d be surprised other than loyalty of a guy who contributed in a WCF series over fresh meat, but play this preseason MCW is definitely ahead and better.
     
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    bc mcw was basically playing to make the team not GG spot in the rotation. not expecting to see mcw other than blowouts or injuries. GG has already noted his role would expand per coach on a more consistent basis, which was a big reason why he decided to return to houston. he'll definitely be part of the rotation
     
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    CP3
    Harden/Gordon
    Ennis/MCW
    Tucker/Melo
    Capela/committee

    I think Rockets see MCW less as a fourth guard and more as a wing who can handle. He will be the Luc Mbah a Moute replacement. Brandon Knight may get fourth guard minutes if he proves healthy. Capela’s backup will be Nene, but Rockets will use Tucker, Melo under some circumstances. They will probably try Hartenstein and Chriss at certain points but I don’t think either will probe reliable to keep the job. I also wouldn’t be shocked if Gary Clark pushes his way into rotation. Green only gets minutes in case of injury.
     
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    CP3
    Harden/you pick
    Doesn't matter
    Whoever/don't care
    Capela/any of em
     
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    I expect to see heavy minutes from Sampson and Rodriguez
     
  9. smoothie

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    right now its looking like:

    capela (28) - nene/hartenstein (10)
    tucker (30) - melo (28)
    gordon (32) - ennis (24)
    harden (36) - MCW (20)
    cp3 (32)
     
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    Hopefully

    Chris / Eric
    James / MCW
    Ennis / green
    Pj / Melo
    Clint / hartenstein

    With A few extra guys on hand to get minutes in blowouts .

    I hope we go at least 10 deep this year . No reason not to with our depth and goal of a championship.

    Should see plenty of rest management games for CP , I'd like to see James / Eric / and PJ all get a rest game or two here or there as well . Especially once knight comes back we should have the "too many good players" problem ... which isn't a problem if you are a good manager .
     
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    PG: Paul/Knight
    SG: Harden/Gordon/Green
    SF: Ennis/MCW/Clark
    PF: Tucker/Melo
    C: Capela/Nene/Hartenstein
     
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    If we got Butler for Nene and EG:

    PG: Paul/Knight
    SG: Harden/Green
    SF: Butler/Ennis/MCW
    PF: Tucker/Melo/Clark
    C: Capela/Hartenstein
     
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    CP 30 / Gordon 30
    Harden 34 / Green 16
    Ennis 27 / MCW 10
    Tucker 32 / Melo 27
    Capela 30 / Nene 4
     
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    Why do you people put so many names into Mike Dan Tony's Six Man Rotation? Don't you people know how to count?
     
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    Because he can shoot and MCW can't. I don't know if you've noticed but we play in a system that requires our players to launch a ton of 3s.

    CP3 and Harden will get all 48mins at PG. I'll be surprised if Dan Tony messes with what was a winning formula last year. I think mcw won't play unless there's an injury.
     
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    man i want some minutes reserved for Gary Clark i dont care if its a 5 minutes a game... he s a baller
     
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    In terms of how long each player will spend at each position, here's how he sees it imo:

    Capela, Tucker, Ennis, Green, Melo set picks or get open in the corner.

    Harden, Paul, Gordon and Melo are your point men (in that order). If someone better than you is on the floor, then set a pick and/or get open.
     
  18. JW86

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    No, MCW’s role is to show he can play over other guards i.e. Gordon, GG, Knight. Rockets used GG as a 9-10th man last year. MCW has shown he can hustle like GG and in most areas more superior aside from shooting so it’s definitely not a foregone conclusion that GG gets regular minutes or even an expanded role.
     
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    This would be my pick. Melo fits in much better with the starters than I initially thought. As long as he can handled being switched onto wing players, I like Melo at the 4 with the starters.
     
  20. Relativist

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    CP3
    Harden
    Gordon
    Tucker
    Capela

    Melo
    Ennis
    MCW
    Green

    Brandon Knight competes with MCW and Green for the 8th and 9th spots in the rotation. All three likely get minutes over the course of the season as CP and others take games off for (hopefully) minor injuries.

    Nene and Hartenstein swap 10th-man minutes depending on the game.
     
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