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Harden's inability/unwillingness to free himself up for the ball.

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by jacoby, Jan 26, 2018.

  1. vlaurelio

    vlaurelio Contributing Member

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    Yeah blame the boston loss to hardens blatant pushoff which could have gone either way except the league has a thing for harden

    But lucs turnover is lucs turnover. And inbounds planning after the boston debacle is on the coach. Where was cp3 in all this?

    If we werent down 20 and playing catchup majority lf the game we should have won. If 1/5th of the cap 3rd highest paid player ryno wasnt zero pts and -20 we should have won. If mda played green we should have won.

    Only thing can be blamed on harden is shooting 1 of 9 from the arc. But lucs picking up the ball midcourt showing it to cousins and getting his ice cream stolen lile a toddler is on luc. Not harden
     
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    vlaurelio Contributing Member

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    Really? U Have a pic of yourself in rockets red in aac?
     
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    exactly. This kind of thing is the coach's responsibility.
     
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    Bottom line is Harden is already watched significantly more carefully than any other player in the league because of his tendency to draw fouls. It's a two way street I feel like, if you're known to draw a lot of fouls should it not be uncommon to expect that you might get some bad calls on offense too? If my eyes weren't mistaken I saw Harden actually close out on some players on the perimeter pretty dang quickly but on one of the last rotations he was a bit late and was scored on.

    D'antoni needs to stop preaching defense and motivate them somehow. The start of the season was pretty good, we were shooting lights outs on offense and playing some pretty good TEAM defense. Now all of a sudden we have Ryan afraid of shooting the ball (rumors are he's not happy with the trade rumors), Gordon playing through a slump and D'antoni suddenly wants to shorten the rotation? Where's Gerald Green? I know he's not one of our best 2 way players but he shows up to play more often than Ryan does.
     

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