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This Ragtag Outfit Is Better Than Having Another Superstar

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by ghettocheeze, Aug 20, 2020.

  1. ghettocheeze

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    House, Tucker, Gordon, Green, Covington, Rivers, McLemore — all paying dividends in the playoffs with Westbrook out and Harden having a bad shooting day. Every one of them is playing suffocating defense and smart winning basketball along with timely 3-point shooting.

    Meanwhile, you have superstars Anthony Davis and Paul George laying turds in clutch situations in the playoffs.

    So yeah props to Morey for pulling another rabbit out of his hat and putting together The Deceitful Eight — a bunch of misfits who only work well on the Rockets.
     
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    dantony the real mvp.
     
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    Sloan Analytics, I read your book!
     
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    Hateful 8

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    D'Antoni 8

    Deceptive 8
     
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    I thought this was going to be a Russ slander thread.

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    Daniel house was MvP this game. Not just playing his role knocking down open shots. Dude was hitting critical momentum changing shots, getting key rebounds and creating plays for others. Dude outperformed his box score
     
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    I don't agree lol. But I love what they're doing. Props to Morey and D'antoni.. we look LOCKED IN on defense
     
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    Match up. We need Russ against some other teams for sure. This one ... he can sit out as long as he can.
     
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    Doubted 8
     
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    No the real MVP is Elson Turner. He has built a powerhouse defensive scheme
     
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    MDA and/or Morey made him change back to switch everything.

    He was determined to play his own hybrid scheme for most of season.

    Trade for Covington changed everything.

    On offense AND defense.

    But yes, amazing adjustment especially since both Harden and PJ already trusted this scheme and know they could win with it.
     
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    HE MADE JEFF BZDELIK OBSOLETE
     
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    It was Bzdelik's system after all.

    Harden, PJ and RoCo just run it to perfection now.
     
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    The 6’7” or less Eight
     
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    FANTASTIC!
     
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    Unwanted 8

    Underrated 8
     
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    The GREAT 8
     
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