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Thread: 2019 offseason

  1. #136
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    Westbrook's been awesome. Gotta admit I was wrong about the guy when he was in OKC. I thought his triple doubles were nothing but stat-padding. It might be a little, but he's averaging a triple double right now, and it looks like pretty natural. He had 2 rebounds late against the Wizards. He ended up with 10, and the Rockets needed every single one of them. Those offensive ones in particular, especially the one that got reviewed for goaltending, were amazing.

    And yeah, I agree that Harden has been kind of disappointing, especially when he enters the game and takes the ball away from Westbrook, just to kill the flow of the offense. Nothing that we haven't seen, though. When he's on fire, like Wednesday night, it's amazing, and you're reminded just hot good he is. Still, when he and Westbrook are on the floor together, I'd like to see him playing more in the flow of the offense and not step back 3 over and over.

    Also, I'm happy with how well House has been playing as a starter. He looks like a solid NBA player for years to come. He fits perfectly next to PJ. Rivers has also been good, Gordon will eventually find his rhythm, and I guess McLemore has been OK. Backup 5 has been a question mark, though. It looks like there's not a lot of room for Chandler. During the few minutes Capela doesn't play, Dantoni seems to prefer going with more shooting, and rebounding continues to be an issue. Anderson got killed on defense against Washington, and both Clark and Hartenstein haven't seen the floor yet. Hartenstein hasn't even been activated for games.

    Sorry to hear about AB. Hope he gets a job with the Rockets down the road. Dude was amazing that year he won MIP. One of the few bright spots during that time.

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    Is it too soon to hit the panic button? Harden and Gordon have been abysmal and the defense has been even worse. We might need a tough minded coach to help harden understand that he canít take 25+% of the shots and shoot that woefully. I am not really sure what else this team needs. I am sure some of the chemistry will come, but the west is super loaded and even teams in the east arenít slouches. We have struggled against teams we should beat (Washington, Brooklyn, OKC) and we canít fall behind like last year and expect to stay competitive in the west!

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    What the everloving H was that in Miami? I had to fast forward 10 minutes at a time and they never got on track. Gordon has been so bad and House got benched for him to get going. Didnít see him getting going and it (amount other things) killed the Rockets from the start.

    And there might not be Westbrook for tomorrowís game so thatís awesome.

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    I know it's only been 6 games, but I'm sick and tired of watching Harden clank a step back 3 every single time he has the ball, play with zero effort on defense, and then complain with his teammates as if it was their fault. It looks pathetic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EDUTEXANS View Post
    I know it's only been 6 games, but I'm sick and tired of watching Harden clank a step back 3 every single time he has the ball, play with zero effort on defense, and then complain with his teammates as if it was their fault. It looks pathetic.
    Thatís what I was saying last week. There was (at least) one play last night where he was almost at half court and someone passed the ball to him, he immediately passed the call back with a scowl like ďIím out this PlayĒ and just stood there while everyone else tried to run a play. Iíd never see a guy like Curry do that. Thatís some end of the line McGrady ****.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EDUTEXANS View Post
    I know it's only been 6 games, but I'm sick and tired of watching Harden clank a step back 3 every single time he has the ball, play with zero effort on defense, and then complain with his teammates as if it was their fault. It looks pathetic.
    Some questions...

    Has D'Antoni tried to run a better team friendly offense? Ball movement...etc

    Or is going through Harden the only option because of Harden?







    Quote Originally Posted by IKnowHoops View Post
    As a rookie Micheal Beasley averaged 13.9pts per game on .472 shooting. Do you know how many times Kobe Bryant or Tracy Mcgrady shot at that percent or better? Never in there whole careers. If Beas can be what he was when he was a rookie (he won't hell be better) then the heat are coming away with another steal.

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