1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

Do we make the playoffs? Y/N (and predict our Ws & Ls for the last 27 games)

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by cdrive, Feb 19, 2016.

?

Do we make the playoffs this year? Y/N

Poll closed May 29, 2016.
  1. Yes, we make the playoffs

    70.7%
  2. No, we do not make the playoffs

    29.3%
  1. cdrive

    cdrive Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2006
    Messages:
    7,471
    Likes Received:
    7,090
    Where We Are Now

    Current record is 27-28 .491

    Post Trade Dead Line Outcome: Dwight stays and will honestly play hard and professional, I believe, and carry on his mantra of "we need to stay positive and stay together." TJ, Lawson, Brewer, KJ all stay put. (amazing to me) We lost our best Instagram Exerciser D-Mo, and "Mr. 1.2 Win Shares" Marcus Thornton. Both those guys haven't moved the needle much for us this year.


    Where We Are Going Next

    So riding into the sunset with our current squad, predict Wins-Losses for the last 27 games, and where you think that will land us in the seedings.

    Here is my prediction:
    W - Feb. 19 at Phoenix (Phoenix is in even more shambles than they already were)
    W - Feb. 23 at Utah (Just feel like we will have a little post trade deadline mojo, and Jazz will have 'new guy weird vibes' with Shelvin Mack)
    W - Feb. 25 at Portland (No way we let them get 3 in a row against us)
    L - Feb. 27 San Antonio No chance
    W - Feb. 29 at Milwaukee
    W - Mar. 2 New Orleans
    L - Mar. 5 at Chicago
    L - Mar. 6 at Toronto
    W - Mar. 9 at Philadelphia
    L - Mar. 11 at Boston
    W - Mar. 12 at Charlotte
    W - Mar. 14 Memphis (only because of Gasol's season ending broken foot injury)
    W - Mar. 16 Los Angeles
    W - Mar. 18 Minnesota
    L - Mar. 19 at Atlanta (The beginning of a brutal stretch which will result in a playoff chance crushing 9 game losing streak)
    L - Mar. 22 at Oklahoma City No chance
    L - Mar. 23 Utah (back to back)
    L - Mar. 25 Toronto
    L - Mar. 27 at Indiana
    L - Mar. 29 at Cleveland No chance
    L - Mar. 31 Chicago
    L - Apr. 3 Oklahoma City No chance
    L - Apr. 6 at Dallas
    W - Apr. 7 Phoenix
    W - Apr. 10 Los Angeles
    W - Apr. 11 at Minnesota
    W - Apr. 13 Sacramento


    41-41 .500 a perfect score for middle of the road mediocrity and disappointment


    Here is the 9th seed finishing record in the West for the last 5 years:

    2015 9th seed .549
    2014 9th seed .549
    2013 9th seed .529
    2012 9th seed .515 (The Rockets)
    2011 9th seed .524 (The Rockets)


    From WCF to the Lottery with what we thought was an upgraded, built upon roster from last year. Heading into to offseason with that late 1st round pick we all remember the 9th seed affords us,
    and also a late 1st round pick from the Pistons who I think will make the playoffs. In search of a coach. In search of 2 max contract players to flank around Harden as we bill ourselves as
    a "Top 5 destination for free agents"

    We all know this will be one of the craziest free agent markets this offseason with who is up for grabs and the new salary cap.
    http://hoopshype.com/2016/01/16/nba-free-agency-2016-the-top-players/
    I have my personal list of who I'd want us to go after but that's for another day, another conversation.

    Interested in where you all think we will be at the end of this regular season.

    Let's see your predictions. Thanks - c:\
     
    1 person likes this.
  2. Haymitch

    Haymitch Custom Title
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2005
    Messages:
    27,955
    Likes Received:
    23,127
    We're going 11-16

    Code:
    Win	Loss	Opponent
    1		Phoenix
    	1	Utah
    	1	Portland
    	1	San Antonio
    1		Milwaukee
    1		New Orleans
    	1	Chicago
    	1	Toronto
    1		Philly
    	1	Boston
    1		Charlotte
    1		Memphis
    	1	Clippers
    1		Minny
    	1	Hawks
    	1	OKC
    	1	Utah
    	1	Toronto
    1		Indiana
    	1	Cavs
    	1	Bulls
    	1	OKC
    	1	Mavs
    1		Suns
    1		Lakers
    1		Minny
    	1	Kings
    So we'll be 38-44 at the end of the year.
     
    #2 Haymitch, Feb 19, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2016
  3. OpenLayup-Why3?

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2015
    Messages:
    2,331
    Likes Received:
    58
    WOW. That's all he was to you? Is DMo going to be hated like Parsons now? Are you going to act like DMo wanted to be traded?
     
  4. OTMax

    OTMax Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2013
    Messages:
    8,352
    Likes Received:
    3,670
    We will have a better idea once we see:
    - the starting line-up
    - who gets minutes off the bench
    - the commitment from the starters

    My prediction is we will definitely not make the play-offs if Brewer starts. If we finally move a proper PF into the starting line-up, then maybe we have a shot.
     
  5. J.R.

    J.R. Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    107,163
    Likes Received:
    155,705
    38-44ish
     
    #5 J.R., Feb 19, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2016
  6. rockets13champs

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2012
    Messages:
    9,034
    Likes Received:
    8,496
    I think we can go 19-8
    46-35
     
  7. rocketsballin

    rocketsballin Member

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2012
    Messages:
    8,041
    Likes Received:
    1,483
    that depends, are they gonna be r****ded? if so then no. not with jazz and blazers right there with the rockets, and dont half ass every singel game.
    it shouldnt be hard at all but the rockets are dumb as hell so we have to actually wonder if they'll make the fkn playoffs!
     
  8. jogo

    jogo Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2003
    Messages:
    1,754
    Likes Received:
    927
    We'll be 44-39. Don't know what the other teams will do. 5-8 seed is possible. 6-8 very possible. 5 if Memphis falls.

    We can beat LAC or OKC in the first round. Might have a chance against SAS.
     
  9. Rocket River

    Rocket River Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 1999
    Messages:
    61,416
    Likes Received:
    28,910
  10. Os Trigonum

    Os Trigonum Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2014
    Messages:
    72,897
    Likes Received:
    111,077
  11. cdrive

    cdrive Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2006
    Messages:
    7,471
    Likes Received:
    7,090
  12. DreamShakeFTW

    DreamShakeFTW Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2009
    Messages:
    574
    Likes Received:
    180
    Hopefully not. We should tank so that we can keep our pick.

    Then we have to hope that Detroit goes on a skid so that we also have a lottery pick from them.

    2 lottery picks is the only way to salvage this disaster of a year.
     
  13. sammy

    sammy Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2002
    Messages:
    18,949
    Likes Received:
    3,528
    I think the team will get super focused after the all-star break and we will be pleasantly surprised. Players can relax (not on the court) and not press mentally now that the deadline has passed.
     
  14. Os Trigonum

    Os Trigonum Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2014
    Messages:
    72,897
    Likes Received:
    111,077
    no worries, just add the phases "next 20 games," "are/are not contenders," and "stay calm" . . . oh yeah, "sitting at 8th seed" . . . and you'll be just fine. :grin:
     
  15. peleincubus

    peleincubus Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2002
    Messages:
    25,392
    Likes Received:
    13,263
    i have zero idea on what to predict at this point. i could see 2 extremes happening, and anything in between.

    as far as what i want. lose lose lose.

    pistons lose lose lose. have 2 picks from 8-14. trade up with someone in the draft using capela and dekker (hope he gets playing time and somehow does well) and perhaps target someone like brandon ingram.
     
  16. jump shooter

    jump shooter Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2000
    Messages:
    5,429
    Likes Received:
    145
    Would not surprise if they put together a nice run with these remaining games.
     
  17. Os Trigonum

    Os Trigonum Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2014
    Messages:
    72,897
    Likes Received:
    111,077
    pretty sure this is what everyone has been thinking since November 7th or so . . . . not sure I'd hold my breath at this point.
     
  18. EightDoobies

    EightDoobies Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2013
    Messages:
    3,640
    Likes Received:
    1,822
    41-41. .500 champs.
     
  19. AXG

    AXG Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2006
    Messages:
    6,005
    Likes Received:
    847
    Go 18-9 rest of the way, finish 45-37 as the 6th seed (via a tie breaker)
     
  20. Corrosion

    Corrosion Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2011
    Messages:
    8,908
    Likes Received:
    11,345
    18 more L's the rest of the way.
     

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now