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Offense Running Through Josh Smith.

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by DudeWah, Jan 31, 2015.

  1. RocketsJumer

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    He runs it better than any of our point guards.
     
  2. Mr. Clutch

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    Nope, never was a hater. Made a post about his low percentages early in the year. If that makes me a hater then what are you with Josh Smith and Dwight?
     
  3. DudeWah

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    Maybe better than Bev.

    This isn't just about the fast break though. It's about the half court set too. Also I don't want a guy that shoots 40% from the ft line running the break. Because when he has no one to pass it to, he usually ends up jumping in the air which results in a turnover, or at the free throw line which leaves a lot to be desired.

    In the half court set, the offense starts to run through him and continues to do so no matter what happens until Harden just doesn't pass him the ball anymore. I've legit seen sequences of three-four straight possessions that go like this:

    Possession 1: Smith gets the ball at the elbow. Notices he's open. Shoots a long two. Brick.

    Possession 2: Smith starts leading the fast break. He pushes the ball up, but nothing really comes of it. Whether that be someone else bricking a 3 or Smith turning it over.

    Possession 3: Smith gets the ball in the low post. I'm furious at this point and want someone else to have the ball. He takes him man to the hoop and scores though. I'm like alright! Yay!

    Possession 4: Smith ends up with the ball in the post area again. This time he bricks it.

    This happens legit way too many times. Seemingly every other game this sequence of plays occurs in the late first quarter or sometime during the second quarter. I really want this to stop happening.

    The usage for Smith is way too high in the first half.
     
  4. omgTHEpotential

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    I'm not hating on Smith/Dwight. They obviously are very good players at times. Smith when his shot-selection is good and doesn't make boneheaded moves, and Dwight when his injuries aren't bothering him AND when he's not posting up. Those are the major flaws and I'm simply stating the facts. When they're good, they're really good. When they're bad, they're making this team really bad. If you can't accept these things, then you're a homer. Implying I'm a hater for discussing this? Please.
     
  5. jscmedia

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    So so glad Josh Smith came here. So so glad to see him come off the bench with the head band brigade.

    Our house is enjoying the hell out of it.
     
  6. Mr. Clutch

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    They are running plays to him because he can create inside shots and has hit the man in the corner multiple times.

    But you exaggerate when you say they always run defer to him
     
  7. anchel

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    Unefficient, not reliable. Doubt this guy is a championship player...
     
  8. el_locoteee

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    Once the Rockets get used to playing in practice he will be good.

    The idea if him running the offense out of the bench is a great idea.

    First we have nobody better.

    Second it eliminate his shooting deficiency. When he play off the ball the team will back off him to double or clog the paint, but when he got the ball on his hand the defense is force to stop him and when not, he end up scoring in the paint easy, that strategy is the only reason a guy like Rondo get away with his horrid shooting in the NBA.
     
  9. DudeWah

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    Do you guys still love Josh Smith running the offense?

    The amount of turnovers and bad plays as a result of this are overwhelming.
     
  10. DaDakota

    DaDakota If you want to know, just ask!

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    Josh Smith is like Jeremy Lin on offense he is spotty and inconsistent, and way too many turnovers.

    DD
     
  11. UTAllTheWay

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    The offense doesn't run through him.

    D-Mo gets touches in the same spots as Smith... The difference is that Josh has the ability to actually do something with it around the 3 point line.

    When D-Mo gets it near the 3 point line, he moves it from one side to the other. When Josh Smith gets it, he has the choice to try to make something happen.

    The problem is, with that ability to drive comes the ability to turn it over...
     
  12. Mr. Clutch

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    One of our best additions. Not a cancer, not even close
     
  13. DaDakota

    DaDakota If you want to know, just ask!

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    That is not even talked about in this thread stop baiting, please try to stick to the topic about Offense running through Smith.

    Thanks.

    DD
     
  14. DudeWah

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    Exactly. This topic has nothing to do with that.

    I'm just not sold on an inefficient "playmaker" (I don't think he is one) receiving such a heavy share of the offensive responsibility.

    I'm pretty pissed at Morey for not addressing the playmaker issue.
     
  15. J Sizzle

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    Josh "runs the offense" about a pretty small percentage of the time. The results are mixed, but the good far outweighs the bad with Smith as a Rocket, so far. The Rockets have far bigger problems than him.
     
  16. RoxBeliever

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    JSmith was out of rhythm tonight, probably from the long break.

    That's why he was not playing in the 4th. He gets a pass from me. The guy is trying to do his best to hold down the fort while Dwight is out.

    Translation: We have no one else. He's our 2nd best ball-handler behind Harden. Let's see what Prigs can give us starting tomorrow night.
     
  17. DudeWah

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    The problem is that the Rockets' problems are forcing Josh Smith to be a problem due to putting him into bad spots. He shouldn't be as heavily featured on offense as he is.

    But because of our imbalanced roster, he is.
     
  18. J Sizzle

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    We agree.

    I can't blame Smith compensating for Morey's unbalanced roster. Realistically, he's probably our 2nd best playmaker. That's on Morey, not Smith, and really an indictment against our roster as a whole.
     
  19. NBAandNFLFan

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    dude ignores harden everytime on the fastbreak

    harden is the best fastbreak player in the world... smith wont be here next year until he learns to know his role
     
  20. DudeWah

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    I was just gonna bump this to tell everyone who disagreed with this that they were wrong. Thanks.
     

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