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Who should take the last shot?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Marteen, May 1, 2014.

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Who should take it?

  1. Harden

    127 vote(s)
    52.9%
  2. Lin

    52 vote(s)
    21.7%
  3. Parsons

    2 vote(s)
    0.8%
  4. Beverley

    3 vote(s)
    1.3%
  5. Parsons

    5 vote(s)
    2.1%
  6. Other

    51 vote(s)
    21.3%
  1. Marteen

    Marteen Member

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    As crazy as this series has been so far, it would not be crazy to think that Game 6 could come down to the last shot. Who should take it?
     
  2. bmd

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    Troy Daniels.
     
  3. JHarden713

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    Throughout the regular season, we live and die by Harden's clutchness.

    Sadly, his clutch gene hasn't awaken yet.

    But, you stick with him --- he is our finisher.
     
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    Let: a = degree of openness
    b= distance from the hoop

    define a function B: R^2 -> R

    B(a,b) = ab = ba

    and L: R -> Rockets Roster

    L(B(a,b)) = Max{ab}
     
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  7. AFS

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    Harden should be the one with the ball in his hands. After he makes something happen, it should be whoever has the best look taking the shot.
     
  8. Da34Box

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    Other, me
     
  9. Amiga

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    Harden, once they run a play to switch a weaker defender on him.
     
  10. bread and budin

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    So... More Aaron Brooks? We can't resign him till next season
     
  11. apollo33

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    Steve Novak
     
  12. vcchlw

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    You live and die by your superstar - Harden.
     
  13. ross84

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    Run a play with multiple options.
     
  14. Yohohoho

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    Our close out is frightening. Would rather flip a coin for the win than have to either go for the last shot for this team or defend the last shot for team.

    Hell, we might even have a higher chance of winning by coin flip over having to do either.
     
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    i voted other as in other daniels.
     
  16. DaDakota

    DaDakota If you want to know, just ask!

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    Who ever is open.

    DD
     
  17. Juxtaposed Jolt

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    /thread.

    With the way the series has shaped up, it's getting harder to trust Harden, while trusting Daniels seems so easy.
     
  18. RockingRox

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    I feel like only Howard can create his own shot. But then because of his free-throw percentage, he can't take the last shot.

    So the best way is to have a setup play to open up a shot, to have a scheme that gives scenarios to allow any of our guards to take an open shot.
     
  19. Nook

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    James Harden has been clutch at the end of games in the playoffs, the problem has been the first 3 1/2 quarters.
     
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    Last two lines don't make sense.

    Here's how you do it:

    1. B_i = (a_i)*(b_i) is defined for i = 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Add a time parameter if you want.

    2. Player i is selected to take the last shot by choosing max{i} B_i (or max{i,t} B_it).
     

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