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The Chase Is On

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by j@amc, Nov 8, 2021.

  1. daywalker02

    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة

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    Did we win?
     
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  3. Plowman

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    Yeah, we have a tough schedule coming out, but the vets are going to get dealt. Don't look for that record to be out of the bottom 3 in the League. We knew the youngsters were going to get time and with that lots of losses. And, don't expect any #1 pick either from Silver and Co...after getting #2 this year. I think we're looking at 3 or 4.
     
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    It makes it all the more annoying the people who complained during the Harden era, they had no idea how good we had it as fans. I honestly can't remember a time with the Rockets that the future looked so bleak.
     
  5. Hank McDowell

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    It’s early, but yeah, this could end up being the worst team in Rockets history. They are statistically on track, but I think we’ll have a much better idea of just how terrible they might be a month or so from now. A lot could change between now and then. I’m guessing they won’t be the worst team in Rocket history, but I do think they will be bottom ten almost for sure.
     
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    There was a time when the Rockets started Shandon Anderson and Thomas Hamilton, TOGETHER.
     
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  7. kubli9

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    That team had Francis who inspired more hope than anyone on the current roster.
     
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  8. steddinotayto

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    I'll give you that but it's all cyclical--this franchise will be competitive again. People expecting greatness one year removed from winning 17 games will always be left disappointed. Take solace in knowing that at least our GM has been competent thus far and not a complete wreck like some other front offices that continue to keep their respective teams in the basement. If we're still shitacular in 3-4 years, I'll join the End of the World parade.
     
  9. kubli9

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    It's cyclical but the down end of that cycle can last for a long time, as we've seen with many teams around the league. I'd say the jury is still out on Stone as well, if Mobley and Barnes end up stars and he blew our chance with the #2 pick then he failed miserably.
     
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  10. j@amc

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    I'm with you. I'm all for development. But if you think about how many seasons there have been in the NBA and how many players have laced up sneakers, hardly anyone has ever fielded a team that has turned the ball over as often as we do. Hardly anyone has fielded a team of professionals that have shot more poorly at the FT line.

    This dismal ball-handling/free-throw shooting has to be put in context. It's historically bad and I for one won't accept the argument that we're a young team.

    I know we've played more than a few playoff teams, but a lot of the time, those opponents weren't putting out much effort on D. Playing us is like having a night off.
     
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    No question. We won. It won't show up in the box score but our heart cannot be discounted!!
     
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    Dig the name, when you evolve to Blastoise?
     
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    #Truth

    Same guys who wanted to tear it to the ground and rebuild are crying about it now.
     
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    As soon as the Rockets win the championship again my friend. Don't you worry!
     
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    I doubt we can win more than 10 games this year, thank god we have our pick at least.

    Next year is going to be really rough when our pick is back on OKC's menu.

    Our team is just built so poorly. I give Stone his credit for finding guys but we have a starting backcourt that both suck at defense with very poor defensive IQ and our defensive anchor is Christian Wood...

    On top of our coach clearly not having an offensive system implemented. I mean, how often do you see Wood and Sengun trying to post up on the same side? It's embarrassing. Or when we have 2 guys clogging up the paint when our guards are trying to drive the ball?

    I like KPJ but unless he's willing to accept a bench role, I just don't see him being our starting PG unless they turn into a Dame-CJ combo (unlikely and that's not even a good spot to be in). C. Wood pouting recently doesn't help the team morale either, he's known for it and he's done that kind of pouting on multiple teams. I don't think he came here with the intention of losing 65+ games a year.
     
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    Have you looked at who they played against when you started this thread?

    Maybe just wait until after next game to post this?
     
  17. Easy

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    I hope Green doesn't turn out like Francis, and Sengun has a longer career than Yao.
     
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    The Rockets have their own picks for the next two seasons. Then they start again with the Thunder for the next 3 seasons.
     
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    Lol youngsters.
     
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    What was wrong with Francis? Dude dropped bucks and caught bodies under that rim. All heart! Always gave the business to the other teams stars. There was a reason he was an Allstar. I would take Francis in this era any day. He just played in the wrong era.
     

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