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Do you still think PF is our number 1 need?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by KWilson71, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. KWilson71

    KWilson71 Member

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    Before the season I think we were all agreed that Rockets needed to add a Power Forward to complete this team. After the play of T.Jones and for some flashes D-Mo, This has moved down to my number 3 need for the Rockets.

    If the chance comes to get Love or LA I'm all for it,but T.Jones ability to guard 3's and 4's,and his growing offensive game,I think is enough for this team.

    I think this team biggest need is another SG/SF. I love Francisco Garcia for his playoff performances as much as the next fan, but he has not got it done this year, and prior to the playoffs last season he was pretty much a non factor.

    Also I think PG is a bigger need than PF right now. I love Beverly and Lin,but if you look at every contender is the West they all have a excellent PG (westrbook,cp3,curry,parker). In the West we will constantly be getting outplayed at this position. I think Beverly is excellent as a back up point guard, and his defense and effort can't be ignored,but to get to where we all want this team to go, I think we're going to need better at this position

    Just my thoghts
     
  2. KWilson71

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    I apologize for the typos, shaky keyboard.
     
  3. pnr

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    Our offense is in the top 5, so I'm not sure why we would need a new PG? Harden's doing a fine job tbh. I do agree we could use a defensive wing stopper because our d sucks ass
     
  4. d12babymamas

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    Jones is showing signs of becoming a good rebounder and scorer but his defense is subpar against the better PFs (ie. Melo and Dirk). With him and Harden that equals disaster. I guarantee we will get raped in the playoffs.

    Harden needs to step in up defensively and sacrifice on the offensive end a bit because our offense isn't the problem. Soem games he does alright, and others he tends to disappear.

    Jones may take a year or two to develop into a complete player so I still think the PF position is STILL our bigger issue.
     
  5. KlutchQT

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    Really hoping Cisco's slump ends soon. I have to admit I've started looking wistfully at a couple of other SG/SFs... Gerald Green is balling right now.
     
  6. nebula955

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    PF still easily. We have been massively outplayed at PF almost every game---Having another SG/SF won't help that much since you still gotta play Harden those minutes.
     
  7. coachbadlee

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    I never thought it was a need.
     
  8. Oracle

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    I'm with you in this. At this point of the season I would be looking for a good backup center to replace Asik. I would like Asik to that, but he does not seem to be interested.

    I think that TJones and Casspi are excellent for the PF position because neither is looking to dominate the game. That's good, because Dwight has to dominate the game and TJones and Casspi know their place in the system. Dwight was actually doing very well in the Mavericks game. When he draws the attention, TJones and Casspi step in getting easy buckets.

    I also agree with the PG addition. It is very difficult to find a suitable, but top quality PG for the Rockets. That's because Harden plays too much with the ball (unfortunately). If there was a great distributing PG who would get the ball to Harden in transition, Hardens production would increase dramatically (and his TOs decrease).
     
  9. cheke64

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    A good defensive sf and a point guard.
     
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    Yeah I think we need a defensive stopper at 3 the most. If we really want to become a contender, we need to be able to stop guys like LBJ and KD.
     
  11. Chef_Monteur

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    Our number one need is a team leader. It doesn't matter which position it comes from, but currently we don't have any leaders on this team. We have too many sailors but no captain, nobody to take responsibility or get things done. Until that changes, we won't compete for ****.
     
  12. Hmm

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    We're fine with TJones, Casspi and Dmo splitting minutes, taking turns handling the PF spot on this team. Dwight's excelled with Asik out of the starting lineup.

    Same for the PG position, it couldn't be more balanced; bev provides the defense, Lin's been the consistent offensive spark this season. People are simply overreacting to his first bad game of the season, which wasn't entirely his fault. You can give the Mavs' defensive adjustment half of the credit, and the other to the Rockets' dismal perimeter shooting.

    What we desperately need is a competent defensive wing. This team just scored 120pts and LOST, so offense is clearly not in short supply with this team from any position. The problems are too many missed defensive assignments - especially in the 4th quarter when every possession and stop is critical for victory - most of which are products of our defensively confused wings. Just the previous game the Mavs ran a play where Lin, somehow, ended up rotating out to guard Dirk Nowitzki - it had to be one of the easiest shots he had all game.

    Addressing this problem would be more prudent, not to mention more feasible, than wanting management to find a guard to out-perform the star-studded PG position of the Western Conference.
     
  13. Oracle

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    Well, I don't think it was because of Lin ending up watching Dirk. Dirk will shoot over the top of ANY NBA player. You can only hope that he has a bad shooting night. There's a reason why he just passed Reggie Miller in scoring and others will follow soon. The only thing you should be busy with is not letting the ball reach him.

    Monta Ellis is another scoring machine who is very difficult to contain. The experience of Marion, Calderon and Carter did not hurt them either. Still the Rockets almost had it in Dallas. The team played very well, but in the end inexperience kicked in.

    I'm not worried at all.
     
  14. keldraco

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    the reason why u think we need a PG is because bev is in the starting unit right now. We would still want a better PG if Lin was starting but not so much as bev
     
  15. nomangame

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    A few defensive-minded 2/3's....like Battier.
     
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    Ronnie brewer?
     
  17. Remii

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    Please tell me what Power Forwards that the Rockets can trade for that can shut down Dirk and Mello...???? Please enlighten us...

    The 76ers put up 123 points on the Rockets without Harden. So is Harden the only one who needs to step it up defensively...??? Are you saying everyone should sacrifice their offense...???
     
  18. DaDakota

    DaDakota If you want to know, just ask!

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    Our team is fine as it is, we just need to not play pieces that don't fit for those that do, and let the chemistry build from there.

    Trade Asik for a future pick and an expiring and watch this team fly.

    DD
     
  19. Merovingian

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    This team is fine enough, we just need better coaches
     
  20. Remii

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    Also the Rockets have already stomped the Mavericks in Houston already this season. Everyone seems to forget that. Ellis went 7-19 for 20 points that game and Dirk didn't make it rain either. Those guys can score but they don't do what they did the other night on a regular basis. And plus Jermey only had one point _ that doesn't always happen.

    We'll see what happens next time, but I'm not worried...
     

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