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who starts in place of russ against okc

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by mike2k132, Aug 14, 2020.

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Who to start in place of russ against okc

  1. house

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  2. Gordon

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    42.6%
  3. rivers

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    21.3%
  4. Mac

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  1. mike2k132

    mike2k132 Member

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    Ok guys not talking bout tonight...but during the okc match up who do we start in place of russ.

    Here what we know:
    1.harden will be doubled early and often, so either a 3 point shooting sniper or a playmaker i feel is need to combat that.

    My vote is for Mac. I feel everything he has started he gives like like 18. And I feel his 3 has been the most consistent on the team so far.

    I also feel mac and green are the 2 guys thats gonna be needed ghe most thwts not being talked about
     
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    You know who dantoni is going to start.
     
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    Where's garbage Mamba when you need him?
     
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    Eric Gordon over Mclemore, he is a better ball handler and defender also generally considered a good 3 point shooter. Mclemore would get toast guarding either Shai or Paul. Second choice would be Rivers.
     
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    i see both house and ego starting
     
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    BMac, Green, EGo - all good options.

    BMac and EGo have positives and negatives.

    Green only positive.
     
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    I wanna see what mda gonna do. I cause see well just slide in gordon or rivers. But I feel mac would be more interesting. Defense would be worst but an can he shot that 3 ball
     
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    True i guess I went against my golden rule to over think....always go with the vet that u can trust in a big moment.....gordon.
     
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    Me I would start green at center...then just add gordon at the 2
     
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    One way to mitigate the defensive slippage is to start Green over House.

    Green improves defense AND gives Hardena secondary ball handler.

    Beard - BMac - PJ - RoCo - Green

    Beard-BMac-Green all shoot 36% or better from 3.
     
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    We will see all the combinations I am sure.

    It is the 5 that will close games that will be most interesting.

    I think Green should be in that 5.
     
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    If it’s Gordon, we’re ****ed. Give me House and Mclemore!
     
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    Then Green needs to start too.

    Other than Rivers & EGo, Green is the only other trustworthy ball handler.
     
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    I would guess as far as minutes and lineup combos go Gordon will go in the Westbrook spot.

    So I could see Gordon starting, being the first guy subbed out and then coming in for Harden at the end of the 1st or beginning of 2nd. Making sure 1 of those 2 is always out there.
     
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    It's either Gordon or Green. It will be adjusted as it goes along if things aren't working out well. I expect Gordon to start first because MDA loves him, but I'm on record before the season pause that Green is eventually going to start in the playoffs. It was trending that way and he's played extremely well still. I still expect it to happen at some point.
     
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    Green, Rivers, EGo are going to divvy up Russ minutes.

    All 3 should expect to shoulder more offense in addition to their regular defense.
     
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    I think too many people here are underestimating our defense and ability to get stops against them.... I don't think McLemore should start, but he'll get significant minutes.... I don't like the idea of him guarding Shroeder
     
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    start with Gordon; close the game with House.
     

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