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Mike D'Antoni: "PJ Tucker is one of the best defenders I've ever seen."

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Clutch, Mar 17, 2018.

  1. RudyTBag

    RudyTBag Contributing Member

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    You can easily pick out the worst posters on ClutchFans by looking at their negative posts about Tuck.
     
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    MDA better reword this cause Joe Johnson has like the best defensive BB IQ on the team. According to expert posters such as REEKO_HTOWN, Joe Johnson knows where to be defensively ALL THE TIME. He is like so good ya know. His great defensive, for whatever reason contributes a whopping net negative to the teams performance each night he plays. It's an anomaly considering he is playing this great defense against the opposing teams second unit. Everyone else and Gerald Green (another anomaly, he keeps being a net positive) needs to get on Joe Johnsons level. When JJ hears this from MDA he's going to get offended.
     
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  3. bluffkin

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    Still can’t believe Murray traded Harrell for Chris Paul. He was our future
     
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  4. napalm06

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    If we could've somehow kept Harrell and got Austin Rivers instead...... oh well, we just have to make do.
     
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    This just proves that MDA is not a 99'er.

    I'm sure if he saw Dream play, he would be saying, "How is this possible! This guy is the best defender I've ever seen. He guards everybody. He guards them hard. With Dream, I can play two Steve Nashes, two Dirk Nowitzkis on the floor and we'd still be good defensively. This guy..it doesn't get better than Dream."
     
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  6. amaru

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    What has you so triggered?
     
  7. Realjad

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    Being a fan of players playing with heart. The team I root for would have never won it all if they didn't play with the heart of champions. Seeing a Joe Johnson come on to our team 3 quarters into the season and try so little, while having a player who has produced more and plays with passion benched triggers me. Ryan Anderson, for all his misgivings, and I'm using him as an example because I don't like his game, but haven't raged about it at least tries when he is on the court. Ryan can't help he is slow, he can't help a big part of his game is a mid paint fade away that doesn't work/get used in our offense. You can clearly see him putting in an honest effort when on the court. Joe is just coasting when he is in there.

    The game has also passed him by. MDA needs to take a note from Pop. The Spurs had T-Mac, T-MAC, yet Pop had eyes, and knew even though he is T-MAC his role was the bench.
     
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  8. amaru

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    Eh still think it’s not that serious but hey you are entitled to your opinions
     
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    That's a pretty fair description. Tuck and Luc anchor our defense. Two far different physiques, but two very similar results - damn good defense that we've needed for a long time. Toss in Chris Paul and the team's defense has been transformed from one season to another. It's rubbed off on everyone, Harden included. The change in our defense is the biggest surprise for me this season. I didn't doubt Harden and I thought CP3 was a brilliant "get" by Morey, who would fit with James very well. What I didn't expect was the collective impact of Paul, Luc, and Tucker. We aren't just an offensive juggernaut. The Rockets can play on both sides of the ball now, and it's going to take us where we want to go.
     
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  10. ryano2009

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    Shoutout to Mr. Thicc
     
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    Austin Rivers this season is showing us he is on CP3s level
     
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    Our ability to switch Harden, Gordon, Ariza, Tucker, Luc, can all guard 1-4 has made such a huge impact on defense. It’s also why Ryno and ISO Joe are so useless. Morey thought he needed a stretch 4 when actually he needed a 3 and D PF.
     
  14. deb4rockets

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    PJ "The Tank" Tucker! Built tough, and ready to take on the enemy.
     
  15. Deuce

    Deuce Context & Nuance

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    Guys, PJ Tucker has got to be on "1st team All THICC". In fact, so THICC, there is only room for 1 player, tbh.


     
  16. BigMaloe

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    Anyone got the numbers?
     
  17. Verbal Christ

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    PJ Tucker = Chuck Hayes with a shot!

    That's not a bad thing at all.
     
  18. daywalker02

    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة

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    Well, he wasn't around when Chuckwagon played.



     
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    Has anyone discussed the merits of this topic and how it qualifies for a unique discussion in the GARM?
     
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    Putting forth the effort he does on defense has forced his jumper to take a slight hit. He makes the big 3s when we need it though
     

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