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James Harden: “I’ve done everything for the city, but I don’t think it can be fixed”

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Rudy, Jan 12, 2021.

  1. RocketsFan247

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    Love Harden. His growth every year and for each of the 8 years has been carrying us on his back. With all the star help he's gotten and their injuries, he was still asked to carry and he delivered every year. Unfortunately, carrying for 8 years takes its toll. I don't fault him for wanting out. I don't even fault him for the way he's going out. I think he's handled this exactly the way I imagined - roughshod - mainly because he's never had real professional representation around him. I wish him the best wherever he lands.
     
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  2. riko

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    In the playoffs to boot
     
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    The team is too damn small
     
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  4. D-rock

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    LOL

    So who drew it up?

    Harden is now the reason the ball is passed around the perimeter like some JV basketball team?

    Wasn't it you and your ilk that praise Silas for wanting to play Harden off ball and to bring in more motion.

    Well, there you go.

    And you are dead wrong, the first 3 games of Lakers series was very competitive. Rockets lost House for 4th game and Russ lost his minds with TO after TO soon after that.
     
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  5. JayGoogle

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    Rockets should bench him and just play without him, no reason to play him at this point. He's Harden. He's not going to play better unless he commits fully to the team and he's only going to risk injury and make things awkward. Just send him home and tell him they'll do all they can to trade him.

    The Rockets have to move forward without him, the sooner the better.
     
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    I wish he would.
    So we can see exactly what the offense is suppose to look like.

    Rocket River
     
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  8. Nimo

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    Harden didn't say "I quit".

    Plus, just google "Lebron quit " and google suggests "Lebron quit on Cavs". Several stories and instances come up with quotes from Richard Jefferson, Dan Gilbert, Stephen Jackson, etc.
     
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  9. D-rock

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    Exactly.

    As horrid as the offense has been, Silas has absolutely gutted the Rockets defense.

    Silas is way over his head. And he was the coach I wanted hired out of all the options.

    I can admit when I'm wrong, Silas has no clue how to make his system fit his players or he is too stubborn not to change what wasn't broken.
     
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    Ariza was washed, he was the worst player on the team in the playoffs his final season here, his D was skipping and his 3's were non existent.... and even when he was a quality player those are the only 2 things he could do. Bringing him back might have made the team even worse.

    The championship teams had the best end of the playoffs, but they weren't the best teams in franchise history.
     
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    Oh they were competitive despite Westbrook. Even game 4 was competitive at the end.
     
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  12. JayGoogle

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    But he did make it clear he's done with this team so he did quit.

    Look, you don't have to say "I'm a racist" to be a racist, the same applies here. The sentences he put together can be credibly read as "I quit, I'm done."
     
  13. Pandaemonaeon

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    Lebron quit against the Celtics, strung the Cavs along in the off season then stabbed the city in the heart on live TV.
     
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    The longer this goes, the less value he will have.so.. better hurry up
     
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    I know every one is saying that so I believe you. But when I first read and heard it, without Mcmahon and Feigen's commentary, it just sounded like a man frustrated that his team is just not as good as he thought it was. In essence he just said "this sucks and I don't see how it is going to get better". But everyone seems to take it as him demanding a trade so...i guess
     
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    This only proves how little you understand basketball.

    Silas wants to be hybrid on offense and defense. That is far from MDA system.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    My preference would be to send him to Miami, but take whatever the best offer is. If it's Denver, GS, Philly then so be it.
     
  18. KittzOr

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    so did Paul anything yet? Harden also backpacked crap Teams to the Playoffs, so what?
     
  19. jayfree

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    Yup, huge difference between LeBron and Harden in that LeBron helped bring the Cavs out of utter obscurity and put them on the map. A team that could never beat Jordan but finally got a Jordan of their own. Oh and LeBron was a native Ohioan to boot and drafted by the organization as their savior.

    Harden with the Rockets will be a close second to that, but I don't think Rocket fans will feel as BETRAYED as Cavs fans by a long shot
     
  20. James.B.H

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    Ariza wasn't great, but he was still serviceable in a 7 game series against the Warriors, which makes him a very good role player. More importantly, keeping his salary for potential trading opportunities is the only feasible way that the team can improve. How can the team be worse? The only possible negative outcome is that you overpay a player, nothing else. It doesn't lock the cap because it was already locked by Harden, Paul, Gordon, Knight, Capela and Tucker's contracts. Like I said, looking bad, not re-signing him might be the reason why the Butler trade wasn't landed, which was a huge missed opportunity.
     

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