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The Other Culprit : Our Pathetic Bench

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by hoopball, Nov 26, 2015.

  1. hoopball

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    I recommend this article. very good read.

     
  2. J Sizzle

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    Every single game. Wow. Even I didn't expect it to be that bad.

    All the talk in the preseason for the Rockets was they didn't quite have the star power that other teams had, but their bench and their overall depth was elite. They were supposed to be what gave us a legit shot. It's amazing how atrociously they've performed.
     
  3. hoopball

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    yeah, so much for the 'depth' in our roster. It seems like a cruel joke in retrospect, lol
     
  4. OpenLayup-Why3?

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    When guys who shoot the worst % take most shots, how do you call it? Lack of accountability? And it's not just bench. We also don't seem to play JUST the bench, it's usually couple guys from bench and some starter who takes all the shots. I want to see the stat that shows how many shots our bench is taking compared to other teams. They probably take more shots than we so they outscore us, doh. Don't blame the bench, blame Harden.
     
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    Say hello to a **** defence. That's the main reason for this.
     
  6. hoopball

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    lmao, Brewer Thorton Lawson Terry Beverly are all bricking their way to career low FG%, so I'm pretty sure that the accuracy is the main reason why our bench gets outscored every single time, as opposed to the sheer volume. If anything, they should take less shots and just PnR with Capela every single time, because that seems like the only option that is working as of right now.
     
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    Last year our bench scored a ton. A lot of that from transition buckets. The band of headband runners. But we had a better defense to get those buckets.

    Not sure how much that plays into it, but lack of transition buckets from the bench seems to have dried up.
     
  8. hoopball

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    http://blog.chron.com/ultimaterocke...aways-from-the-rockets-loss-to-the-grizzlies/
     
  9. Sweet Lou 4 2

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    Last year we had Dmo as a post-up threat for the first chunk of the season and then you had Josh Smith come in at the later half. For all of Smith's flaws (including turnovers) he was a decent passer and wasn't afraid to initiate offense / passing.
     
  10. KlutchQT

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    #Depth #Stacked
     
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    more clint and montrezl!
     
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    Every single game? That's got to be another phenomenal fail record.. Even the worst teams manage to have their bench play early and score some during a determined blowout right after the first half. That's amazing.
     
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    Every single game? Wow.

    You can't deny its talented. No one can, we really are a mess.
     
  15. DudeWah

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    Yeah. The bench and role players on this team are utter garbage.

    That coupled with the fact that Harden has no ****ing idea how to play without the ball in his hands added to there being some chemistry issues are the reasons this team is failing.

    Brewer; Jones; Lawson; Beverley all need to be traded for maybe 2-3 players that actually complement Harden, can play a shred of defense, and aren't bricking their way to oblivion.

    Then Le$ needs to fork over the money so we can sign a few vets at the minimum who don't crumble under pressure to round out the roster.
     
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    You'd think random chance would lead to the bench outscoring someone at least once in 15 games, but for that to not occur, gosh
     
  17. ashleyem

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    You have a very talented PG in Lawson who could be the engine for our bench but you can't find a way to incorporate in the offense smh
     
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    but but we had guys injured in and out of the lineup all preseason doe :rolleyes:
     
  19. rocketsballin

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    witha healthy roster it shouldnt be so bad

    bev
    terry or thornton
    brewer
    jones
    capella

    how many games does one need to start making their wide open threes?
    bev, brewer, and ariza say about half a season worth's games
     
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    It has been an issue with Harden since he has been with the Rockets, one I pointed out well before this season, and was blasted by a uneducated homer.

    There was a thread about how Harden hasn't been assisted, but it's not the other guys' fault. When Harden does this, for example:

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    Where he isn't even is the stinkin' picture.

    Or like this:

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    Just look at Terry and Ariza, then look at Harden. Come on man.

    When Harden isn't creating well, he becomes one of the worst players on the floor, because he isn't really good at anything else.
     
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