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Noted Rockets fan Max Kellerman gets owned on Harden topic

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by ferrari77, Jun 12, 2020.

  1. smoothie_king

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    House needs to run some off ball counters. House has good hands as opposed to harden. Harden can't run off ball stuff because the agility is not really there. Harden can't run off ball stuff because catching the ball on the run is difficult based on his lack of rebounding.

    House needs to run the same identical sets that Durant ran. Reward the hustle and stop enabling the mediocrity!
     
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    The handle isn't sharp enough for counters out of the pick and roll.

    Cp3 was able to run pick and roll because his handle was extremely sharp.
     
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    Why are all your posts (here or otherwise) so bad and / or ill-informed?

    I broke the play down in an earlier post to explain to you how none of the clip was Harden's fault - not the missed rebound, not the non-closeout on Brown - and you pivot your argument into talking about how Harden claps. As if that even remotely matters.

    Kellerman didn't even give stats on Kawhi nor LeBron. Everything about those two was anecdotal, yet he was so quick to point Harden out as being significantly worse. What's sad is, his in-segment graphic isn't even that much of a dropoff, regarding Harden's stats.

    When would MDA call a TO in that situation? If Harden got the ball, why would MDA call a timeout? If Boston got the ball, MDA can't call a timeout.

    Your points just don't make sense to me.
     
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    Keller gave 'pir' stats compared to harden 'pir' of 24. He said kawhi and LeBron 'pir' was much higher around 28 for both players. If you watched kellerman then you would have picked that up.
    Mike d'antoni should have called a timeout either before the first free throw or after the first free throw.

    Mike d'antoni needs to know his players, and harden obviously was tired or fatigue since harden didn't even score in the fourth quarter of that game.
     
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    Everybody in the clip was correct.

    Harden underperforms in the playoffs, relatively speaking.

    He can be the best player on a championship team.

    he’s been beat by better teams.

    he can’t go through shooting slumps and the wrong times.

    he needs more better teammates.

    he will get the blame.

    the only thing I’d somewhat argue with... as the 6th man on OKC, he did suck in the Finals, but I went to one of those WCF games and watched the rest against the spurs and he was great.
     
  6. smoothie_king

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    The Celtics game on February 29 had Harden miss everything in fourth quarter. Harden missed six fourth quarter shots including five threes.

    The league is too defensively sound to not mix up the types of shots.

    Harden lucked up and got that steal against smart and the refs gave harden two free throws which is credit to harden in overtime.

    Harden scored 2 points in 17 minutes of nba live action :/
     
  7. napalm06

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    Noted Rockets fan Max Kellerman. That's kind of like saying noted NBA player Marv Albert. They just talk about the things in front of them. In Marv's case, a game. In Max's case, a script.
     
  8. Swapshop

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    Not sure who you are referring to because it couldn't be Harden. Harden is probably the best pick and roll player in the league.
     
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    I think you are missing the most important point which really about Harden's decline as the series goes on. Either he is getting mentally or physically fatigued or the defense figures him out. I wouldn't say it is so much the defense figures him out though because a lot of these teams he is playing against has much experience against him already so they had plenty of time to figure him out if they could.
     
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    Three point line extended Harden doesn't stand a chance. Most of Harden pick and roll points are scrum plays after the ball as been swung from the strong side to weak side.
     

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