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Eric Gordon “I’m just not having fun”

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by motleydeflep6, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. WolfofHouston

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    He can make them.

    Guys, don't get me wrong outside of a few games this season Eric has stunk it up. But we know what he's capable of that, so why limit him?

    He'll get it again and we'll be in a good spot. We still need to add two rangy forwards in our rotation.
     
  2. ipaman

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    Can't ask him to be a playmaker. He can't do it and gets frustrated messing up the rest of his game.
     
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    It’s sad that he shoots 38% overall and 27% from 3 in a game and we call it a “decent” game. Just shows how significantly his standards have dropped from years before
     
  4. shvedsucks

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    Been saying that for 35+ games, including preseason. When will he get it going again?? Season is halfway done
     
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    perhaps, but hes never had it in the first place, last 2 years he is in one big slump from 3, only 2 good months hes had in last 2 years...what is both worrying and hopeful is that it is very clear that the more he drives and the less he is chucking it the better he plays...
    if hes is smart hell reduce his 3pt attempts in half and double his drives....
     
  6. hakeem94

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    even if he does its foolish to expect it will last longer than a month...before being horrible again thats the way.. i am talking about his 3pt shooting...if he sticks to the defense and drives there is a hope
     
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  7. Cashmoney

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    Still love me some EG - and with the way Klay's been playing this year if we meet those pricks in the playoffs again Gordon can absolutely outperform him. Get around him
     
  8. hakeem94

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    yeah but why he simply wont reduce his 3pt attempts and drive more?
     
  9. Cashmoney

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    Well yeah I agree, needs to chill out with the ridiculous chucking, but at the same time it does keep the D honest. He is making life harder for himself though.
     
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    you can keep d honest with 4-5 3 point attempts per game you dont have to shoot 10 3s per game when you shoot worse than brewer just to keep the d honest...there are many successfull drivers/ slashers in the league that have drastically less 3pa than gordon
     
  11. Cashmoney

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    I agree, dude is making life hard for himself
     
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    He’s getting old, doesn’t have the legs anymore. Barely has the legs to get his shot up.
     
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    Gordon has been frustrating me more with boneheaded TOs than his 3 point chucks.
     
  15. WolfofHouston

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    This is no different than Ryan Anderson. The fact he'll attempt them make you respect it. What Ryan did was not attempt them, and the defense reconfigured. We need the defense to continue to honor it, and for that to happen he's gotta chuck. His % can be what it is, but do you think the defense will dare him?
     
  16. hakeem94

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    I am not buying it
     
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    so any 3 pt bricklayer in NBA need to shot 10 3s per game now in order to keep the defense honest ...
    nah

    as per ryan anderson he was never this bad 3pt shooter on rockets except during a 2-3 weeks stretch last year and that is a perfectly normal slump even for curry and klay
     
  18. Easy

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    Gordon's 3pt percentage has dropped every season since 2015. That's four seasons straight.
     
  19. WolfofHouston

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    No, you aren't understanding properly. Eric Gordon is different than MCW. Gordon will demand defense respect any time he's behind that line. Does that help understand my point?


    Was making the analogy of remaining a threat, not actual shooting %.[/Quote][/QUOTE]
     
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    Right now, defenses respect his shooting only by his past reputation. As I pointed out earlier, he has not been a great 3pt shooter for several years now. Sooner or later, teams are going to figure out that his driving is a much bigger threat than his shooting behind the arc, and they will start laying off him and dare him to shoot.
     

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