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Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by D-rock, Mar 27, 2021.

  1. ApacheWarrior

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    This guy (Binkley) gets it: Play-In tournament would be in reach "If":
    https://www.thedreamshake.com/2021/...e-stats-play-in-game-could-await-nba-playoffs

    *Points in the Paint decreased: I've said this with the addition of
    Theis, Sengun, Garuba.......Wood gets to have more energy in
    reserve since he doesn't have to do so much of the heavy lifting.

    *3-Point Shooting improves: improved PnR game demands attention
    from the opponents defense twice as much as last season. Porter,
    Green, Eric Gordon, Wall (healthier) forces the issue with actual
    players that can screen (Theis, Sengun, Garuba, Tate, Kenyon).
    Results in more open looks from our 3-point shooters. For every
    action there is a reaction.

    *Improved Fast Break Points: I've said our ability to run is going to
    kick some ***. Green, Kenyon, Tate (slimmer), Porter jr, Wood, Garuba
    all make the Rockets a much better fast breaking group.

    Much of the fast breaks will begin with better rebounding as a result
    of better 3-point defense as Theis, Wood, Garuba, Sengun require less
    help shoring up the interior defense. Opponents missed 3's in turn
    become long rebounds allowing our high flying act in the open court.

    This should be fun!!!!! Go Rockets!!!!!!!
     
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    Lot of people , particularly those who want to trade Wood like to discount that win streak they went on post Harden trade going from 3-11 to 11-11 and then Wood turns his ankle.
    Bottom line , he put up better numbers last year with John Wall freezing him out and otherwise very little in the way of help than Anthony Davis did with Lebron getting him easy shots.

    I think most are more concerned about "him wanting the max" than his actual play .... If he continues to drop 21/10 while shooting 37% or better from three .... I'd have no problem paying him "His max" which is something in the neighborhood of $37m in the first year of an extension. He's not eligible for the supermax .... and I think that's what a lot of people think of when they hear max contract.
    And both John Wall and Eric Gordon come off the books at the same time he'd get that extension.
     
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    by going through this article, it somehow occurs to me that, while we speaking of fun to watch, we mean this rockets team now looks young n promising, having all possibilities - they almost got all weapons in the arsenal to go out competing fearlessly, largely thanks to all new additions acquired through last season to this offseason, JG, Al P, Tate, CWood n KPJ, every single one of them can not only play multiple positions, but also got a wide arrange of ways score, knocking down shots from all three levels of the court.
    if we take our veterans as well as 'blue collar' type of players into account, wall, ego, theis, KMJ n Garuba, this team can reshuffle n hammer out different lineups, esp can either play blazing up-tempo transition games,
    pg: kpj
    sg: jg
    sf: tate
    pf: wood/kmj
    c: al p

    or play slow n grinding games
    pg: wall/dj augustin
    sg: ego/kpj
    sf: tate/nwaba
    pf: wood/garuba
    c: al p/theis

    we're gonna witness an amazing evolvement of this team in the coming season for sure, it's on the bright side. still, the odds are:
    1) will silas glue the rookies n veterans well?
    2) will KPJ n JG not only coexist but also bloosom at the same time?
    3) will KPJ grow fast enough to take over Wall's baton?

     
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    Yes, there are plenty of mix and match options for Coach Silas.

    Some people want to view the rotations as some full line change in hockey.
    Vets one line with all rooks as some kind of line shift as well.
    Never the two shall met. Hello people, Silas can mix and match any way he
    sees fit. If I'm the coach I love the options. Guys will probably stay healthier
    because so many minutes are divided among the top 9 players. Eric Gordon
    and Wood are not expected to do so much.

    Doesn't matter who starts in my opinion. Silas could pull Wall after starting him 5 minutes
    and then insert him to start the second quarter. Mostly vets playing the 4th quarter and
    taking the boat into port.

    Rockets have a blend of young and experienced at every position.
    PG) Wall
    SG) Eric Gordon
    SF) House (was a starter at one time and many say with House we would have
    taken the World Champions that year to 6 games. House has had time to work out
    some issues and get his mind right......study the Silas play book).
    PF) C Wood (many felt he had All Star credentials last season)
    Center) Theis (was starting for a very good Celtics team the past few seasons. Felt like
    the Celtics missed his consistent presence in the paint after they traded him due to
    upcoming free agency).

    I noted the catch and shoot 3-pt percentages of last year's Rockets on another thread.
    I don't have those numbers in front of me.....but those shooters help open lanes
    for our facilitators and vice-versa, open up better looks for our spot up shooters.

    One guy that did t make the cut and get his numbers posted was K Porter jr.
    But Porter spotted a 40% 3-pt Catch and Shoot while with the Cavs the season before.
    Nwaba shot well from 3 prior to joining the Rockets last season. Some players have
    room for improvement or just return to a previous form. Last year was tough on all
    the players. Ton of distractions. I don't see as many distractions this season and
    I expect improvement from every player from last year's team.

    Wall is already on board as evidence of his presence in the Bahamas.
    https://rocketswire.usatoday.com/2021/09/09/latest-rockets-updates-from-team-workouts-in-bahamas/
     
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    Port-Green-Wood should be just as successful.

    #FingersCrossed

     
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    we could have been champions last year if harden didnt desert us
     
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    Good point. I haven't paid much attention about the "max" through the years and this completely flew over my head. You've changed my mind. I don't want to trade him anymore, but you wonder how Alperen and Usman fit in with Wood. Both Alperen and Usman would fit in well with Wood, especially with Alperen's surprising defense, but one is ultimately a bench player for years and Alperen is the better player now.
     
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    Or if TF did not fvck up team from top to bottom.

    Tilly fvcked the fans and the organization. Everyone fled the team in droves, not just Harden.

    At.Every.Level.
     
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    no ring and no green
     
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    hahaha, sorry, i almost forgot about this dude n eras him from my roster n leave him in the corner of my HOUSE.

    Yeah, still can't believe they sent him to Chicago, he is a such a reliable center, it's nice we have him on the TC court.

    Tho i luv Wall n his branded dougie moves, but he might not be the kinda player we are expecting, whose presence could make players around him way better, like wht cp3 doing in Phoenix. (Hope he prove me wrong in THIS SEASON)
     
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    Ca
    Catch and Shoot 3P%
    Player...........20/21............19/20....

    House...........34.6%..............36.5%......
    Nwaba...........28.8%.............42.9%.....
    Theis..............33.8%.............34.4%......
    Eric Gordon...32.8%.............28.4%......
    Tate.................30.9%............______
    Wall..................38.4%...........______
    Kenyon............37.5%...........______
    KPjr...................33.3%............40.7%.....
    Augustin..........42.1%............41.6%.....

    Well there is Tate, Kenyon and Nwaba to steady the ship if need be

    Augustin is one of the best ball handlers in PnR in the league.
    I don't like his 5'11" height playing defense; but I like it better
    with Theis, Sengun and Garuba having his back over Cousins, Patton,
    Lamb, Spalding.
     
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    Tate n Nwaba worth every penny this team paid, they should be the corner Stone of our new era.

    augustin's playoff performance in Orlando can be labeled as epic…can't believe he is now quietly staying in a rebuilding team (maybe i missed something unpleasant that led to Orlando giving him up), HE could be a good mentor for our rookies, i feel it.
     
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    Yes, I don't get the, "Jalen Green doesn't have handles" stuff
    ______________________________________________________
    As a coach I'm looking at a platoon rotation of:

    Wall
    Green >>>>>>>>>> Eric Gordon/Khyri Thomas/Augustin
    Porter
    *starter/backup makes no nevermind between Wall/Green/Porter/EGo

    Tate
    Kenyon >>>>>>>>>>>House/Porter
    Nwaba
    *starter/backup makes no nevermind between Porter/Tate/Kenyon

    Wood
    Theis >>>>>>>>>>>Garuba
    Sengun
    *I'm guessing Wood/Theis starting. Theis a bonafide screen and roll guy, solid defender.
    _________________________________________________________
    As a coach I foresee good things from this squad. If Porter-Green-Sengun mess up
    two or three plays in a row......I sub their behind for a vet.

    Rockets more than likely going 14 roster spots (or 15th an easy waive) and have
    MLE to pick up waived player from other team or buyout market. Maybe as
    soon as preseason (prior to opening day perhaps as other teams cut players).

    Might be a salary dump roster cut coming by some team. Rockets are prepared
    to pounce.
     
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    Vipers should be fun this season.

     
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