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Either start Lin, or bring in a new starting PG, Bev ain't cuttin' it.

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by OldfanofTmac, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. Chemistry

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    Okay.
     
  2. Play07

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    That's what cf writers in Houston said all summer, we need to have ball in hardens hands we need a spot up shooter, they don't know shi% about bball if we don't have Kobe or mj here, he'll harden was in okc with westrnkkk and Durant and they never won it all
     
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    I do remember now, however, that Lillard got by Bev quite a few times but Howard came with the strong help defense and blocked or altered Lillard's shot many times. Seriously this was Dwight's best game and it's a shame we wasted it again on a loss
     
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    It seems to be the implication that it was mainly his doing No? And I am not even just talking about you or this singular thread I see this on a ton of other threads also. If A PG had a bad night out more often than not its because the TEAM had him on lock down not just 1 guy. And You are absolutely right people point to games where Reggie Jackson scored a ton as if Bev is solely to blame for that. But since when does two wrongs make a right?
     
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    Why? Based on this one game in which he was clearly rusty? The coach did him a favor by limiting his minutes.
     
  6. Ynnis888

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    This.

    Harden needs Lin and vice versa.

    May I remind everyone they were one of the best backcourt duos last season.
     
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    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    This is a bull**** cop out an you know it. A back handed wanna be complement that only a hater of Portland fan would make.

    Lillard only scores 8 points? He must be off. Bev forced the ball out of Lillard's hands constantly. He wasn't open on screens either.
     
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    I agree Bev was forced the ball out of Lillard's hands and the times he got beat, there was a big that cleaned up after him.
     
  9. roxxy

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    I did say that Bev was a positive on defense didn't I? I also did say that to state that Bev didn't have a good defensive effort tonight would be disingenuous. I am just stressing that defense is a team effort first and foremost. Not sure why that seems to ruffle feathers.
     
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    The public isn't "low" on him. He's a big reason why this team even made the playoffs. As for losing his starting role; Lin basically got benched for being a real PG (unlike Bev).
     
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    Sounds like a win win for every please make sure the GM sees the message.
     
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    Again, I'd welcome you pointing out where I said or implied that. And again, I will wait.

    I simply find it very interesting that many of the same people here who drag Beverley when an opposing PG scores more than 5 points and mock his inability to hold them scoreless -- "I thought he was supposed to be a lockdown defender!" "Not quite the defender we thought he was, is he?" "Beverley is useless. ___ lit him up tonight!" -- suddenly grasp the concept of team/help defense when he has a strong game defensively. It's not a matter of two wrongs making a right, as I am one who has posted EXTENSIVELY about the impact of help defense -- not only in defense of Beverley, but in defense of Lin when people acted like he was a crap defender because he couldn't shut down CP3 all by his lonesome.

    I'm merely acknowledging the hypocrisy and selective understanding of team defense when it suits a certain agenda, that's all. ;)
     
  13. chris1989

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    Bev definitely is not a starter. His defense is better than average. Lillard had a rough night. He beats Bev to the dribble couple times, but with the help of Dwight he couldn't get anything. On the offensive side, Bev is not existed
     
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    I'm not at all talking about today, there's a million reasons to limit his minutes today. Just his situation in general seems tough, he has a very short leash out there, and doesn't get a "fair" amount of playing time. Hope everything gets figured out either by trade or by the team correcting the issues.
     
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    No, it just makes Lin only Fans look bad. That is all it does.
     
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    Okay.
     
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    If u told Lin to just rebound and play D don't worry about offense he would do it, never saw fans want a pg to play D and rebound like he is a PF or center CF is funny to me, when have the rockets ever wanted a guy to do this since smith cassell to recent Lowry dragic ?
     
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    Can't argue there. Bev is the worst starting PG in the league and will lose his starting position as soon as Lin is moved.
     
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    And I don't disagree with you on the selective hypocrisy I see it alot on NBA boards and to be honest I am guilty of it too at times. And there have been games where Bev had a poor defensive effort (extremely foul prone, gambiling to much etc but also where guys weren't switching, helping and lack of Asik/DH12 down low and it made bev look bad when it wasn't his fault).

    Maybe it wasn't implied by you but it was implied by others. And yes I am fully aware that implications are a subjective concept etc.


    Whatever. I am just stressing the importance of team defense that is all. Not really a big deal in the grand scheme of things. I would say more on the topic but I can tell it will ruffle feathers and I don't think we need the drama coming off a tough loss.
     
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    Check Morey's twitter mentions most days. There's already a large contingent of Lin fans who harass him around the clock about the organization mistreating him and begging for him to be traded. I can't imagine it fosters a whole lot of positivity behind the scenes.
     

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