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What is Bickerstaff's Plan

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by ISOBall, Nov 21, 2015.

  1. ISOBall

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    (http://sports.yahoo.com/news/raised...ique-understanding-of-the-life-115242838.html)

    This article begs the question.. So what's the plan JB?!

    The Rockets are traveling towards Implode City at 110 MPH and Leslie Alexander has put it in the hands of John Blair Bickerstaff to save this team.

    Here are some quotes from Bickerstaff's interview after the Memphis loss:
    Sound familiar? It should cause JB sounds just like McHale but with a thesaurus. The issues from game 1 are still arising and none of them have been addressed. Why has Morey, McHale and Bickerstaff been scared to admit that their system is not working? You can't do the same thing over and over again expecting things to change.

    • Have you noticed the lack of ball movement? Will changes be made to get guys moving more often?
    • Will plays be added into the offense?
    • Are we going to take less three pointers?
    • Is Dwight Howard going to be more involved in the offense?
    • Will plays be integrated where Harden and Lawson can work together?
    • Are we going to see a different defensive scheme which doesnt involve players switching often?

    Interviewers should force the hand on Bickerstaff and find out how he is going to save this team. These are the questions that NEED to be addressed.

    This season has been depressing and taxing on us. How bad can things get before we and Leslie ultimately give up on this team? I know every Rockets fan doesn't want to come to that point but we shouldn't waste OUR effort investing in them if they continue to refuse getting to a title contending level. This team needs to change.
     
  2. RV6

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    It's been three days..lol

    Let the man at least get some practices in. He may work out or not, but there isn't much he can do right now, other than similar things. He took over Wed morning on a game day and now a back to back. You want him to change it all up in one day of practice? There's a reason why there's a training camp and pre-season. Teams need time to not only learn new stuff, but also try it in actual games. Then they may need to go back and practice more to perfect it, tweak it, or decide it didn't work.

    And he's not planning on doing the same things over and over. His quote clearly states they have to be more aggressive to change their fortune.
     
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  3. rocketsballin

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    bickerstaff's plan is to have the shooters run around the 3pt line pretending they're doing something when they're really just doing this
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  4. cbs1507

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    Yeah its been just 3rd days. To be fair to the man, we played defense and held a team to under 100 in regulation 2 games in a row. We also actually ran some plays, which is something I hear a lot of poster complain McHale wasn't doing. We are just struggling offensively this season, as long as we fight defensively things can eventually turn around on offense.
     
  5. Pen15clubber

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    Should start Thornton for terry and give motiejewnuts a proper milking so he will get better and feed his milk to Lawson so he becomes the chicken nugget he was last year
     
  6. OpenLayup-Why3?

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    ISOBall
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    Lynn McHale, is that you?
     
  7. RoxBeliever

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    Hire a shooting coach. Back to the basics
     
  8. dmorey

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    play harder
     
  9. ralphabetsoup

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    At this point?

    Try to keep his job.
     
  10. Mr. Clutch

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    Hire Kevin McHale as an assistant, then institute the offense and defense that got the Rockets to the WCF.

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
  11. Solaris

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    Trade for Kobe.
     
  12. heypartner

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    Replace Clutch the Bear with Khloe, so dat ass will distract the opponents equally to us.

    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
  13. PhiSlamma15

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    This guys are still in awful pre-season form while almost the rest of the league to the off season more seriously. Harden and Howard's leadership regressed from whatever was attained in the playoffs last season and they sure better get it back. It's been a "perfect storm" of sorts all the way down to Lawson settling his court matter getting sober. True Reality TV for Bickerstaff but I'm glad he's at least trying to get them back to the fundamentals and lineups that worked last year.

    Remove the funky dark cloud for hopefully brighter days turning this season around. Surprisingly other than the Warriors record in the west, the rockets are lucky to still be in striking distance
     
  14. The Real Shady

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    Cheer as hard as he can in hopes to inspire the team.
     
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    3-pointers: Takeaways from the Rockets’ loss in Memphis
    By Jonathan Feigen on November 21, 2015 at 10:11 AM

    1. The Rockets made 20.7 percent of their 3-pointers and with their latest night misfiring from deep they have the unusual distinction of taking more 3s than any team in the NBA while making a smaller percentage than any team. But their shooting issues were not just from beyond the 3-point line. Remedying the situation will not be as simple as getting other shots. On Friday, they missed those, too. The Rockets missed at the rim. They missed in the lane. They missed 15 of 37 free throws. They even missed the mid-range shots they so rarely take. When the fourth quarter began with the Rockets trailing by nine, they missed their next 12 shots, going more than eight minutes without a field goal. They had just two field goals in the entire fourth quarter. Unlike the string of games that cost Kevin McHale his job, the Rockets continued to compete when they were down, rallying from a 20-point deficit to within nine and again in the fourth quarter to stay in the game. But they also pressed, leading to the 23 turnovers and the 37.8 percent shooting. The Rockets’ hope to get their offense going by forcing turnovers and running to transition points fizzled because the Grizzlies are such a sure-handed team with Mike Conley at the controls. They had 12 turnovers, most in a flurry with a big lead when the Rockets did not seem to be much of a threat to score. The Rockets might have been well-served to get Dwight Howard more deep touches, but when they did look to post up, they looked to Terrence Jones, who was often working against smaller defenders with Zach Randolph and Brandan Wright out. That did not work very well and Howard has often struggled against Marc Gasol. That left the Rockets searching for shots they could make. In the fourth quarter, they rarely found any.
    J.B. Bickerstaff’s plan was to go back to what worked last season. That included a return to last season’s playoff lineup, some of the defensive coverages and as much of the mindset and attitude as possible. The Rockets also have put the ball in James Harden’s hands every bit as much as last season in the hopes they can get back to something that worked, instead of trying to find something else to work, too. Jason Terry was returned to the starting lineup on Wednesday and on Friday, the Rockets went without a point guard often in the second half, allowing Harden to run the offense with Corey Brewer or Marcus Thornton in the backcourt next to him. As with Wednesday’s game, Harden got some offense going when he went to the basket, making 6 of 8 shots when inside the arc. Unlike Wednesday, he and the Rockets shooters never got their 3-point touch going. Harden made 1 of 7 3s. Terry, Brewer and Thornton were a combined 1 of 10 from deep. Eventually, the Rockets might like to get Harden shots he does not have to get for himself, but so far, he has missed them, and the Rockets have missed many of the shots he has gotten for them, leaving the Rockets still much more like this season’s Rockets than last season’s.
    The Rockets’ hope to work their way back toward the team they thought they would be was to begin on the defensive end and the improvements in the two games under J.B. Bickerstaff have been clear. The two worst shooting games for Rockets opponents this season have been in the past two games with the Grizzlies making 42.4 percent of their shots. For the first time this season, they held an opponent to fewer than 100 points, the last team in the NBA to give up fewer than 100 in a game this season. If those improvements last, the Rockets will stay in games, shots will fall and confidence will rise. It took them a dozen games to get their defensive determination back. The goal now is to make that last and hope other parts of their game catch up.
     
  16. thedude077

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    He hasn't spend much time with the team yet. Give him this week where he has 4 days until Wednesday's game to have time to practice with the team and show them his style. I'll give him this week and the next to show me what he's got and if the team has a winning record, then he's the answer.
     
  17. ibm

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    in the end, bball is ultimately a game of shooting. no matter what you do, you dont score if you cant put the ball in the hoop. its that simple.

    even the greats like mj or dream, outside all the tremendous things they did, had to develop a reliable shot.
     
  18. Newlin

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    If only they would. It doesn't have to be complicated.
     
  19. zxcvbn193

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    His plan is a good one if it's to add DMO to the sarting line up as soon as possible and make him an all star by posting him up. Just keep him out of foul trouble Mr.Coach and you will do just fine. :)
     
  20. Verbal Christ

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    Jesus Christ are you serious?? JBs plan was to go back to the lineup that worked LAST YEAR? Forced into that situation by injury, and with Terry one year older as starting point this year?

    I just got a headache.
     

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