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James Anderson > Francisco Garcia

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by ScolaIsBallin, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. ScolaIsBallin

    ScolaIsBallin Member

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    Why does Garcia, a new guy, play over Andersen? Andersen is better in nearly every part of his game.
     
  2. ScolaIsBallin

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    Anderson* My bad
     
  3. Arthurprescott2

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    Thank you! Garcia kills the 2nd unit's offensive flow and is abysmal defensively.
     
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    That's a great question and deserves at least an analysis. I'm going to keep mine to myself for the time being. But it will be interesting to read the responses.
     
  5. Realjad

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    I agree wholeheartedly. Anderson is better then Garcia in everyway except in the cheerleading department.. Which works best when your on the bench which actually even gives a greater cause to have Anderson out there ahead of Garcia.

    Thing is, Anderson is already better then Garcia.. with potential and upside included.. Garcia isn't getting any better

    It just boggles my mind, no matter how you flip it, Anderson should be ahead of Garcia.
     
  6. crose

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    Racialism. Definitely.
     
  7. HamJam

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    I'm a little surprised by the overwhelming (so far at least) pro-Anderson responses in this thread. Not to say that I think Garcia is obviously better, but having watched what each of them have done for the Rockets so far this season, I definitely don't think Andersen is clearly better. In fact, I would say that their performances are comparable.

    Garcia is a little taller, and so has gotten some minutes at the 4, plus he's a more natural 3 than Andersen, who I think is suited more for the 2. That to me is the main reason why Garcia has gotten more playing time, namely we are more deficient in the front court than the back court.

    But, mainly I just don't see Andersen as obviously superior, based at least on what they have done on the court for the Rockets thus far.
     
  8. Rocketeer

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    Garcia is slightly better on the ball defender.
     
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    this.
     
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    Andersen seems to be a better scorer but he seems eratic with his ball movement and I get nervous with some of his Kobe-like moves/shots. Garcia is purely a catch-and-shoot player who dribbles a little bit but mainly swings the ball around the perimeter like Delfino. He def has that veterin swagger/calm that Delfino brings to the team, which is why McHale prob feels more comfortable with him. I do think they could better utilize Andersen for some added energy at the SG position
     
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    Garcia I think has mostly been playing sg though. Yesterday McHale rolled a lineup of Asik, Robinson, Delfino, Garcia, and Beverley out of hell, and I believe Garcia is supposed to be the sg there.

    I would much rather see Andersen playing over Garcia if this was the case. He shoots better, penetrates better, passes better, and their defences from what I have seen so far are both on par with each other. Also Andersen is a lot younger and has much more potential than Garcia.

    Andersen is actually very athletic as well. I was at the game last night, and in garabge time Brooks threw an alley that was WAY too high and Andersen went up and nearly got it, shoot I thought he was Thomas Robinson.

    No matter how you look at it, a lineup of Asik, Robinson, Delfino, Andersen, and Beverley would still blow, but I would rather see Andersen getting some burn than Garcia.
     
  13. HadToDoItCF

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    Because Francisco provides leadership in practice and on the bench. He is vocal. Do those things count for people here? No they do not. Do they count for the coaching staff? Yes they do, and if you watch the interviews, they've said as much.

    People here look at:
    - Wingspan
    - Athleticism
    - Body type
    - Scoring ability
    - Random ****
    - And down the list: defense and veteran leadership

    Garcia is a veteran and provides that as a skillset and asset to his teammates and coaches. Strangely, people here want that to go unrewarded...
     
  14. LivinLikeLarry

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    It doesn't matter if he is a veteran and vocal leader if he is a net negative on the court, which he is more times than not. He can cheerlead just as fine from the bench as he can from on the court.
     
  15. HadToDoItCF

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    Exactly my point. It doesn't matter to you. You don't give a **** if a guy calls out the wrong screen coverages or goes to the wrong spot on offense. You don't care at all about court balance for transition defense (which our guards also don't care about). You don't see those things, but you see that he misses a shot. You don't know (and neither do I) if he is executing the defensive schemes effectively per the coach's request, and his teammates aren't executing on the back side of it.

    These things matter to the coaches and students of the game. So yeah, he's a total net negative omg can't he cheerzorz from the bench?!
     
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    ehhhh i think anderson actually makes more mistakes, turnovers than garcia.

    unless stats show im wrong, but anderson can go into ballhog mode sometimes, and it doesnt bode well. garcia is a great team player with a good understanding of team basketball
     
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    The Rockets play best with Spanish-speaking veterans like Delfino and Garcia. These guys work hard and don't complain about needing to recharge.
     
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    It's about fluidity and vet leadership. Garcia will be able to come in and calm down the young guys during playoff time.
     
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    Carlos Delfino is already out there doing everything you said, and he has good production to go with it. Garcia is out there making stupid turnovers, letting the flow of the game get out of whack, but oh he called out a guy that misses a screen, leave that man in the game. What is the point of him being out there if Delfino is when Garcia is just a lesser version of Delfino??

    Plus Garcia is 32 years old, his prime years are behind him, and he will not be with this team past this year. Why not let James Andersen, who is 23 years old and is on a very cheap contract and has a lot of upside get some playing time? Who knows, he might end up being a key back up down the road behind Harden. Garcia, on the other hand, I assure you will not.
     
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    Garcia is a better long-ranger shooter, but that's where it begins and ends. Anderson is better at every other facet of the game. Garcia can contribute depending on the situation, but Anderson is the real utility player off the bench. Would like to see him get more minutes, but with Delfino and Parsons, the 3-spot is crowded.
     

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