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Is it the players or is it the Coach?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by tycoonchip, Jan 9, 2016.

  1. T_Man

    T_Man Contributing Member

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    Both...

    Coaches need to coach and players need to be coached...

    T_Man
     
  2. BigDog63

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    Exactly. Excellent post and synopsis.

    Sooo...how do you get that person to play hard?
     
  3. Rocket4Life11

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    http://blog.chron.com/ultimaterocke...erstaff-hails-spurs-as-epitome-of-basketball/

    http://www.cbssports.com/nba/eye-on...kerstaff-rips-team-for-disrespecting-the-game

     
  4. TheFreak

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    I will gladly tell those teams that the players are more important than the coach. I wouldn't expect much resistance to the idea, especially from Curry's Warriors who are coached by Luke Walton.
     
  5. OTMax

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    Coach is a big problem since there's just no system, but these players bwoy...
     
  6. BigDog63

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    Not so sure about that. You see short handed teams win quite frequently. That's certainly not the players. If you have a team of good players playing badly together, they'll lose to a team of inferior talent playing well together most of the time. Rockets are a prime example of this.
     
  7. snowconeman22

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    It's the players fault because they play idiotically , and it's the coaches fault because they haven't drilled smart basketball into these guys heads . Since we've had Dwight we just don't play smart . I'm not blaming Dwight , he's not the problem , it's the combination of players . Dwights first year was the closest and it's because we had guys like Lin , parsons , Patterson etc .

    We need more ball movement , and key to that ball movement we need players to MOVE OFF BALL . Guys just stand around . When they move our offense is ok . Now when we had a lot of creators even though guys had no plan moving off ball they could improvise and find each other well enough . Now with bev and Ariza in those spots , they don't have the vision that Lin and parsons had . So much of the burden has fallen on harden , and how we play has changed as a result .

    We've become a harder nosed defensive team and prioritized rebounding . Last year , that along with good enough shooting from three and high number of attempts made us good enough . Dmo also contributed with one on one scoring .

    Our coaches need to come up with a simple and executable plan for these dudes . Our best lineup is when we go small , Dwight rebounds and brew and bev run around like chickens with heads cut off . It works because they are fairly athletic and harden is really really good .

    Lawson and Dmo are gonna be the keys to a better offense , I just hope they can play as well as they have in the past and also keep up the slack defensively . Both of those guys have great vision and can create , if there is enough off ball movement when they are on the court then we will get a lot of open looks .

    I feel like this whole season we have been in our heads , McHales firing was rash and we would have been in / won those games had our three point shooting been average . Since then , it feels like everyone on the staff is reeling to come up with answers . Let's face it , we came into the season unprepared . A big disappointment , but not a lethal one . We may have made it worse by , what I think , was an overreaction.

    Everyone has to step up , players need to Keep up their ****ING FOCUS, and the coaches need to give these guys direction to MOVE OFF BALL .

    / rant
     
  8. tycoonchip

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    Bickerstaff looks so lost. His rotations are just terrible!
     
  9. Chamillionaire

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    I gotta think it's the system. We have good players, 2 deep at every position. I think with Thibs, new assistant coaches, new system... we'd be a lot more competitive. Harden can't do it alone. He's the only one out there scoring and facilitating. It's crap. Our role-plays stand out by the arc waiting for a pass from Harden. The system...
     
  10. Tato1971

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    It's time to admit that Morey has no answers for this team.
     
  11. Sweet Lou 4 2

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    It's both to be honest. Players and coaches both are lacking.
     
  12. bandwagon

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    McFail. It was all his fault.
     
  13. hakeemthagreat

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    We need a SET rotation. JB changing his rotation every quarter ain't gonna cut it. Also, PLAY TY LAWSON JB!!!!:mad:
     

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