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Rockets to face Thunder in 1st Round

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by J.R., Aug 12, 2020.

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Rockets v. Thunder

Poll closed Aug 18, 2020.
  1. Rockets in 4

    5.4%
  2. Rockets in 5

    22.2%
  3. Rockets in 6

    40.2%
  4. Rockets in 7

    14.9%
  5. Thunder in 7

    4.2%
  6. Thunder in 6

    8.8%
  7. Thunder in 5

    1.9%
  8. Thunder in 4

    2.3%
  1. HoustonTexas

    HoustonTexas Member

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    Frazier showed absolutely nothing in all that playing time
     
  2. D-rock

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    And on a positive note:

     
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  3. icewill36

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    I can. There was a stat earlier in the year where EGo was literally the worst player in the league that was getting significant playing time. I keep saying this but this dude has been dragging us down all year, yet somehow westbrook gets the blame for any losses we have. Other than the Utah game he hasn’t given us anything all year. We are better without him at this point. Losing Westbrook and adding Ego is the second worst thing that could happen. I’d rather rivers and house have all of his minutes.

    hopefully since he has no choice but to bring it he will finally get it together but I doubt it. I’m so tired of watching James prime be wasted!
     
  4. D-rock

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    Another argument for Green's importance as roller, lob threat and secondary ball handler.

    @foggy94 insight would be helpful to showcase Green's efficiency and effectiveness with increased usage.

     
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  5. Patience

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    Gordon has a track record of coming up big in the playoffs. I’m excited to see what he’ll bring this year.
     
  6. HP3

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    Gordon has been bad, but Westbrook has only been 2nd best player good for like a portion of the season. They both havent been performing to what we need them to be. Like @Patience said, Gordon has come through when it matters.
     
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  7. D-rock

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    Just play EGo like we do Russ.

    EGo is still an excellent driver and finisher.

    And as bad as his 3ball has been, he is still a more natural 3ball shooter than Russ.
     
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    its crazy hartenstein showed way more in 1 game and was benched the next 5 games. same thing mike did with montrez harrell, clemens and frazier are garbage
     
  9. DaDakota

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    If we lose, the Rockets will get ROASTED nationally, and for good reason.

    DD
     
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  10. icewill36

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    My issue it’s a Been WHOLE season And he still isn’t producing. Why is it going to change now? I hope it does but I’m not expecting it.

    the only good thing about this it’s going force everyone to lock in knowing they now HAVE to play better. We don’t have two HOF to save us. Also I feel it actually puts a bit of pressure on OKC. If Russ has to miss 3-4 games they should be heavy favorites.
     
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  11. Mathloom

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    I don't think so. I do think he'll go nuclear for 1-2 games a series while providing above average defense and long range threat throughout, which would be a nice bonus.
     
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  12. bratna8

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    Really worried about Adams.

    He beasted against the Celtics small-ball lineup on July 24th.
     
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  13. fryjol7

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    let me say something, this is important for all of us.

    I hated the trade
    I have learned to root for Russ on this team
    Im hating Fertita's tenure
    I'm really tired of DAntoni

    But now, we are in this together, we can not lose in this round, not to CP3, not to a team that is also going to get more draft picks for us.

    I don't remember what was the mystical thread from last season, but we must not leave any detail unattended, everybody pull you best luck out now.
     
  14. D-rock

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    What's the difference than in past years?

    You are too thin skinned.
     
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  15. D-rock

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    His role this past season was primarily a spot up shooter.

    I am suggesting that he play Russ role, small ball center and secondary playmaker.

    This allows him to use his ability to drive and create much more.

    In this role he was able to hang 50 on Jazz remember?
     
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  16. jcmoon

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    we may as well. he will have to play well for us to win.
     
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  17. ThatboyPhuong

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    We should be fine without russ.
     
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  18. macan

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    clutchfans gonna have a meltdown if we lose to CP3 in round 1..
     
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  19. TimDuncanDonaut

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    A mini stroke yes. I might have one.
     
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  20. ElPigto

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    This is exactly how you hope Gordon plays. You don't necessarily get the shot creation that Russ gives you, but it's a lot better than Gordon being parked outside at the three point line bricking threes. He showed this ability during the Pacers game although he was not able to finish. I have no doubt that Eric will continue attacking the basket since he will have the room to do so when Harden is being doubled.
     
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