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Augustine needs to close games

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by jayhow92, Dec 8, 2021.

  1. jayhow92

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    Night and day difference with him running the offense at the end.
     
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    i'm surprised he's still fast with the ball being how old he is.
     
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    I will never understand some of the hate he gets on here. Sometimes he does some goofy **** but most of the time he is just a rock solid PG that can lead the team offensively. His defense stinks but that's a worthy trade off in most situations. I'll prefer KPJ running PG as he is back healthy but in no way should EG handle the ball late in games.
     
  4. SamFisher

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    No he doesn't.

    He's fine but I'd rather sink or swim with someone who might be here the next time they sniff the playins/offs
     
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    As of now with the current team, he’s the only guy able to run an offense. Certainly better than House at the end of games like Silas likes to do
     
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    GREAT POINT!
     
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    the Game changed when EG was thrown out, I think the Rockets lose if EG continued to play PG.. every time EG runs PG in winning time Rockets lose the lead.. never fails.
     
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    EGo at the 1 is a tragedy of errors. Terrible for my hypertension. Augie is our best pure pg by far.
     
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    Maybe. Watching the IQ ball connection he and Sengun have is pretty lit. Especially considering Sengun is very close to half his age. The pressure they put on defense with constant movement is impressive.

    Wall only teaching Porter and Green how to be hurt. These guys need to soak up the game from a high IQ player instead of bonehead magoo John Wall.
     
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    Isn't he same age as Durant? They both played for UT in the same year.
     
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    He’s a floor general. Something we lack when he ain’t k the floor. The last couple of games(Orlando, Charlotte and OKC) when they made those runs in the late fourth all came right after he subbed out the game.


    I watch the way he controls the game during critical possesion and can’t help but think that Wall just wouldn’t make those correct decision if it was him in that place. I love when he tours the paint and comes back out of it with the ball and hits a cutter or open perimter shooter with a drop-off pass. Wall would try to make the Franchise player play
     
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    EGO can't really dribble or pass when under pressure.

    So having him run point at the end is kind of bad. He is normally pretty good down the stretch as a catch and shoot or a 2 dribble drive guy. Anything else is a TO waiting to happen
     
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    DJ not Gordo should be the backup PG.

    Not sure why Silas cannot comprehend this.
     
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    I love EG, but I do not enjoy watching him play the point at all.
     
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    Yeah if they aren’t gonna let Wall play then Augustine is the guy that should see ball handling duties at the end of games if the score is close.

    He’s not prone to really bad turnovers and he can at least get the offense started.
     
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    EG simply cannot drive and pass. When he drives, it takes all his energy to get downhill, he has no extra bandwidth.
     
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    Rockets org talks about having Wall come off the bench. But honestly, DJ is serving that vet role.

    EG had a good game before getting ejected. DJ was quite good in his minutes; including feeding assisted 3's to guys like Garrison.

    I don't think we should give Wall DJ's minutes. don't mess with a good thing
     
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    No worries. Walls ego won’t allow him to accept a lesser role than starting franchise player
     
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    Augustin makes a lot of bad decisions for a floor general, but by contrast to us constantly using SGs as PG he is looking really solid because he has decent ball handling skills. We are on a 7 game winning streak with a ragtag band of rookies and flotsam. I'll just enjoy watching whoever is out there besides House.
     
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    If Silas starts Augie, Brooks, Mathews, Tate, and CWood Friday... I'll be pleased.
     
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