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Morey refers to Beverley as starter, Gordon as 'supersub'

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by SC1211, Jul 13, 2016.

  1. SC1211

    SC1211 Contributing Member
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    Per his interview during summer league. Said Gordon would take all backup 1 and 2 minutes. Thought it was newsworthy, given recent discussion. Said starting line-up was 4 shooters around 'Clint and Nene', leaving the starting Center a little more ambiguous.

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Morey: &quot;We're excited about Pat (Beverley) and James starting. Eric (Gordon) is going to be a super sub off the bench.&quot;</p>&mdash; ClutchFans (@clutchfans) <a href="https://twitter.com/clutchfans/status/753423912550010880">July 14, 2016</a></blockquote>
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  2. cheke64

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    Why is this moron the calling the shots? I thought that was D antoni's job.
     
  3. Baqui99

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    Bev will be injured by game 2
     
  4. SC1211

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    Also of note, Jet is sitting with Beverley, Harden, and Ariza courtside.
     
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    Damn I was thinking he was going to start
     
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    Well he has to come in and earn the starting job, right?
     
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    Included the quote in the original post. He sounded like it was a made decision, though I'm sure training camp will decide some things.

    I like this approach though. I didn't like the Rockets giving the starting job to Ty Lawson without earning it last year when they really hadn't played Harden and Lawson together much.
     
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    Morey must really be excited as he used the word like 5x.
     
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    Gordon by 3?
     
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    Trade not happening. the roster is pretty much set :(
     
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    That is actually totally fair. Coach MDA will do his experiments though.
     
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    Meanwhile he's trying to trade half these guys for an upgrade. Today he says Gordon getting all the backup 1,2 minutes. Yesterday he says he's looking for a backup point guard.

    Just because Morey says it doesn't mean that's what is going to happen. If that is the starting lineup then Morey will have either failed to execute trades he is actively working on right now or he will have delayed them in favor of the deadline.

    I seriously doubt Bev, Trevor, and Capela are the 3 starters around Harden/Anderson come November.
     
  13. coachbadlee

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    What exactly did you expect?
     
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    A moron is anyone who didn't see this coming......Beverley is no spark off the bench... We need Gordon's offense with the second unit..
     
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    Good...Let the nerd who doesn't know **** about basketball call the shots lol.
    Morey will self destruct and get fired.

    Countdown starts now....
     
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    For the life of me, I can't get my head around why a GM talks like this. Why wouldn't he simply answer the question by saying it's a decision for Coach to decide and I'm sure he and the players will try several different looks in camp.

    I really don't care what the GM has to say about system and player rotations, anymore than what Feigen and TV analysts have to say. It's the job of the Coach. Don't speak for him.

    I just don't get it.
     
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    Nene as a starter - really? Another banner year coming up.

    DD
     
  18. TheRealAllpro

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    A la Ken Giles
     
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    He could just be repeating what MDAs plans are
     
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    Really Morey? When did you decide this?
     

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