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You would have thought we are last in the West

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by threepointshot3, Dec 29, 2017.

  1. threepointshot3

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    with all the hoopla in the game threads instead of having the second best record in the nba despite battling numerous injuries to our second best player and starting center.
     
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    they can cry and hate on the team all night, I’m not getting too low on regular season losses in December while the team is missing multiple rotation players

    they should’ve won this game, but it is what it is...on to the next one

    get the guys back healthy so we can go on another run...when fully healthy, we are a juggernaut
     
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    stop it.
     
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  4. threepointshot3

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    When Chris gets back these double teams on Harden will be punished because Chris has the ability to break down the defenses and these stretches of sustained scoring draughts in games wont happen.
     
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    It’s a underlying issue that we collapse under pressure
     
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    The lack of depth is definitely an issue but what else concerns me is the fact that Dantoni continues to stick to his 8-9 man rotation. It's still early in the season we should be, at the very least, experimenting with what we have. The infamous Bobby Brown can hit some shots give him some minutes! Just wish we could take some pointers from Pop on how to manage a team night in and night out.
    P.S. Getting Green last night hopefully will help with this problem!
     
  7. Daddy Long Legs

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    Dantoni played black, green, and weber last night.
     
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    Trade Harden and build around Gerald Green
     
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    I understand that but weber, to me at least, was a constant liability on the court. I'd just like to see some more mix and matching.
     
  10. Daddy Long Legs

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    I agree that weber was a liability. All of our scrubs are bad. Do you remember brown in the cleveland game?

    We cant request that “dantoni expand the rotation” and then complain when the bench scrubs come in and stink up the joint.

    What is your ideal solution? Play a backcourt of brown and weber for minutes at a time? Because that sounds atrocious
     
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    In this stretch with Paul out, rockets are 25th in net rating according to NBA.com

    Capela and boute key to that as well
     
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    The hoopla is about Harden worrying about the ref calls instead of leading this team and I’m not talking about leading in points. His play allows teams to get back in games. He walks the ball up court, wastes the shot clock then jacks up bad shots trying to get a foul or dishing it to someone else and the last second. Someone on this team needs to really rip his butt but they won’t cause then he will pout and not try to score at all.
     
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    That sounds atrocious indeed! Maybe Brown along side Harden at times or with Gordon. Maybe play Zhou or even bring in Onuaku at center for some minutes so we don't have to watch Anderson fail so much at that position lol. Even bring some guys up from the G-league to see what they can possibly contribute. My point is its still relatively early in the season so lets find out what other guys can do with NBA minutes under their belt. If they stink it up then so be it. At least we TRIED.
     
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    Better to lay eggs in the regular season than in another game 6.
     
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    Calm down! We are sitting at the second seed.
     
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    Its all gravy baby!
    But i wanna see better offense late in games and a better "Plan" late in games. we cant go stagnant like we did on offense and just depend on a james harden 3 with 1 sec left in the shot clock.
    This is the biggest reason of why we play bad with a lead. our offense changes and becomes dependent on wasting time instead of getting the open shot and moving.
     
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    It's Morey's job to replace those scrubs on our bench who can't contribute. D'antoni was giving them playtime like we all wanted and what do you know, they sucked like some of us predicted. We're trying to "win" a championship but yet Morey keeps these experiments on our team. He needs to replace all those experiments with vets who can actually contribute decent minutes.
     
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