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There's no method to the madness

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by hlmbasketball, Jul 8, 2022.

  1. hlmbasketball

    hlmbasketball Member
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    It's NOT about winning in Summer League. it's about teaching players your system, playing good smart basketball and at no point did we play that last yr and it's a continuation this yr
     
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    I think blaming Wood for interfering with Silas process is a far reach. I watched the game last night and Jabari played exactly how Wood played previously while he was here.

    He rebounded the ball and BROUGHT THE BALL UP THE COURT, like so many complained about Wood doing last yr, he stood out on the parameter and took 3's and he posted up on occasions.....SOUND FAMILIAR?

    And as I have said in the past, I would have never traded Wood until we got a new coach.
     
  3. ApacheWarrior

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    It's going to take time to train Bari/Tari.....just like it took time to train up
    Capela. Capela was horrendous initially and PnR......then endless hours of
    coming into the gym working with John Lucas at 5 in the morning.....
    Now Capela is one of the best.

    And I've shown the Wood 3-pt % before, during and after Theis was kicked to the curb.

    Wood (21/22): 3P%:
    39% first 7 games
    23% from first 7 - Theis removal
    42% from Theis removal to rest of the season
     
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    Capela was ALWAYS a PNR player, that's the only way he could be effective then and now.
     
  5. ApacheWarrior

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    No, he had hands of stone in the beginning.

    I don't think you watched the Rockets much back then
     
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  6. SamFisher

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    Is it actually about that?
     
  7. RoadWarrior

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    Rockets still need the same 2 things they needed last year:

    A true point guard who can run an offense.
    A defensive minded 6'11-7'0 center.
     
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  8. Houston77

    Houston77 COOKIES AND CAKE, MY TEAM BAKED!
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    Again, some of y’all have never watched Summer League and it shows.
     
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    I think it is more about how other teams are playing vs how the Rockets are playing. Other teams seem to have some sort of scheme. The Rockets are playing some version of pick up ball.
     
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    Hahahahaha. You say this after watching one summer league game with only one guy that will probably start, 2 more that MIGHT be in the rotation and a bunch of scrubs.
     
  11. Houston77

    Houston77 COOKIES AND CAKE, MY TEAM BAKED!
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    Nonsense. All teams are playing pick up. The Lakers slaughtered the Heat. The Kings destroyed the Heat AND the Warriors. There are no “schemes.”
     
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    Banchero's game allows him to take the ball and go to work for himself. Jabari needs to be set up. different games. one is better suited for pickup style like SL.

    I would also like to see tyty run point full time next game. enough with him off ball. at UNC he was off ball most of the year. when the PG went down he had 17 assists. last night was more of the same idea of using him as a combo guard. I just want to see him run point, set up jabari, find tari and JC off cuts and kick outs, run PnR and PnP actions.
     
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    Actually, I could have said this just by looking at the roster before they even played a single game.

    Is KPJ or Nix a true point guard? No.
    Is Sengun or Garuba 6'11-7'0? Also no.
     
  14. ApacheWarrior

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    There were times outside of when Banchero was going solo one on one.

    Watch the game again and focus on Banchero without the ball.
    His teammates were screening well and setting him up well with rubs.

    Unfortunately for Jabari, he is more of a spot shooter dependent
    on others. But Jabari got past Banchero and had a nice left hand
    layup. Another time it looked like Banchero blocked the shot from
    behind but did not get credited for the block. Jabari should have
    kept it in the left hand again.

    What Jabari needed was more clear outs.....but Josh and Nix had
    other ideas.....like ball hogging the entire game.
     
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    Don't worry bois, we heading for another top 3 pick next season... ha ha ha ha...
     
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    I sort of cringed when I heard in the interviews the other day that the coaches are not trying to implement too many sets to make it easier for the new guys. I feel like that's a crutch for coaches to get away with actually not putting in sets. I don't think Silas should be fired just yet, but at some point this year he needs to show that he can actually coach to a system, and not have an AAU style of pickup ball that was the past two seasons.
     
  17. ApacheWarrior

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    @himbasketball

    Everyone remembers Capela from 2018 when CP3 came around.....
    but few remember the countless hours John Lucas worked with
    Capela from 2016 on. From lobbing tennis balls to volleyballs and then
    graduating to basketballs.

    https://deadspin.com/how-clint-capela-became-houstons-secret-weapon-1825814662

    Another misnomer is that Harden could make every pass from day one of
    being a point guard. Harden couldn't make a decent lob pass to Capela to
    save his life in the beginning. Capela had poor stamina issues which contributed
    to most of his shortcomings early in his career.
     
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    Wrong. Wood would put up at least 20 shots. Jabari made good passes and didn't force shots. He let the offense come to him. Maybe he needs to be more aggressive.
     
  19. DaDakota

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    Amen.

    every other team runs plays, we don’t, it sucks.

    DD
     
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    Stone needs to help Silas out by making some moves in free agency. The roster as it is now is probably only a 20-win team. At the very least I expect for Stone to trade Gordon and sign a big like Mo Bamba.
     

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