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Injuries and rotation length


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#1 redfaithful

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 09:50 AM

Given that Luc Mbah a Moute is sidelined for 2-3 weeks, the question of the Rockets' rotation length is up in the air. The major concern I had as a Rockets fan heading into this season is rotation rigidity - last year when players went down the coaching staff's answer was to play the trusted players more. This resulted in wearing down some players and could very well cost some playoff losses.

 

Similar thing happened to the Clippers over the last few years - Doc trusts only that many players and his team crushed every year when there was almost no one to step in for injured players. On the other end of the scale you have the Warriors and Spurs, giving the 10th, 11th and even 12th player significant playing time in the regular season, ensuring the drop off when injury strikes is not that bad.

 

I personally would like very much to see Mbah a Moute's minutes given to the next guy in the rotation (Troy Williams? Zhou Qi?) and not spread between the 8+1 that usually play, even if it means losing some games. An important test for the coaches.


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Posted 15 December 2017 - 04:54 PM

I agree about giving rotation guys more time - for the opposite extreme, look at Thibs and the TWolves! :-)

 

I think Williams is injured and currently out (sprained knee), so expect to see Tucker shift down and a little more of Joe?

 

Interesting to see how they handle it.


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Posted 15 December 2017 - 05:23 PM

We all know what's going to happen....Bobby Brown.  :P


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Posted 05 January 2018 - 02:38 PM

Well, the rotation now includes Gerald Green, which means 10 regular contributors plus Black and Weber as injury insurance.

 

Great steal by Morey, let's hope this will ease the load off everyone and result in less injuries.


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Posted 05 January 2018 - 03:04 PM

Well, the rotation now includes Gerald Green, which means 10 regular contributors plus Black and Weber as injury insurance.

 

Great steal by Morey, let's hope this will ease the load off everyone and result in less injuries.

 

Loving watching Green play for us. His passion is definitely contagious amongst the team. Perfect timing with James out for an extended breather. 


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Posted 08 January 2018 - 03:11 PM

I haven't been able to watch much lately.  My plate has been FULL for the past month plus.  Glad to hear we're still trucking along.  Does anyone think Morey swings a deal this year?

 

I think Morey would have to seriously consider a Marc Gasol deal.  Would Ryan Anderson, Zhou Qi, plus a draft pick get the disgruntled center out of Memphis?

 

We've still got plenty of "wings" to plug in for Anderson and putting Capela back to 20 or so mpg means fresher legs and he's roasting every team's back-ups.  Plus, Gasol gives us something to help topple GS in the playoffs.

 

The Grizz get a shooter, a legit prospect, plus a future pick and they can solidify their status as "tanking".  Qi is still 2 years away most likely which means lots of good picks to come.  They can deal Conley once he's back for more goodies.  Right around the time Parsons' deal (and Ryno's) comes off the books they'll be ready to attract a legit free agent and will have the cap space to get one or two  :)  It's better than watching Gasol and Conley waste their talents in a bad situation.

 

I also am intrigued by a Batum for Anderson trade.  I think Batum can play the 4 spot against certain teams and, ultimately, brings more to the table than Anderson.  (I'm not trying to run Anderson out of town...it's just his contract is best suited for these deals.)  Charlotte needs spacing...badly.


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Posted 08 January 2018 - 04:24 PM

I haven't been able to watch much lately.  My plate has been FULL for the past month plus.  Glad to hear we're still trucking along.  Does anyone think Morey swings a deal this year?

 

I think Morey would have to seriously consider a Marc Gasol deal.  Would Ryan Anderson, Zhou Qi, plus a draft pick get the disgruntled center out of Memphis?

 

We've still got plenty of "wings" to plug in for Anderson and putting Capela back to 20 or so mpg means fresher legs and he's roasting every team's back-ups.  Plus, Gasol gives us something to help topple GS in the playoffs.

 

The Grizz get a shooter, a legit prospect, plus a future pick and they can solidify their status as "tanking".  Qi is still 2 years away most likely which means lots of good picks to come.  They can deal Conley once he's back for more goodies.  Right around the time Parsons' deal (and Ryno's) comes off the books they'll be ready to attract a legit free agent and will have the cap space to get one or two  :)  It's better than watching Gasol and Conley waste their talents in a bad situation.

 

I also am intrigued by a Batum for Anderson trade.  I think Batum can play the 4 spot against certain teams and, ultimately, brings more to the table than Anderson.  (I'm not trying to run Anderson out of town...it's just his contract is best suited for these deals.)  Charlotte needs spacing...badly.

 

I am hesitant to bring in a big man who wants to run a post game (Gasol). I think it would really bog down our offense and I would hate to prevent any further development by Clint. I think the ceiling is really high for him and we have just begun to tap into his potential. I have personally been toying with ideas on how to get Boogie here, but this presents a similar problem in my opinion. 

 

Batum's elbow really concerns me. He can't seem to be able to get it back to 100% and it has really affected his shot. 

 

I do think Morey makes a move and I can't help but wonder if we are completely done trying to bring Melo in? Maybe there will be a team more willing to eat Anderson's contract in February allowing a three-team deal


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 03:18 PM

Really, really hesitant to bring Gasol in. Like slick shoes said, the post game is not really what they want to run, and I feel like Marc is a little bit past his prime.

I do think Morey will make some kind of move, but it will be the typical deadline deal with a rotation player coming in. I don't have any ideia who that player will be.

Really love watching Gerald Green play. Even if you don't know, you can tell he's a hometown kid by that passion that he displays. Awesome to watch, especially since I thought he was nothing more than a glorified dunker currently.

On a last one, can we get this place going again? This is by far the best site to discuss Rockets basketball, and it's been pretty quiet as of late.


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 06:12 PM

Really, really hesitant to bring Gasol in. Like slick shoes said, the post game is not really what they want to run, and I feel like Marc is a little bit past his prime.

I do think Morey will make some kind of move, but it will be the typical deadline deal with a rotation player coming in. I don't have any ideia who that player will be.

Really love watching Gerald Green play. Even if you don't know, you can tell he's a hometown kid by that passion that he displays. Awesome to watch, especially since I thought he was nothing more than a glorified dunker currently.

On a last one, can we get this place going again? This is by far the best site to discuss Rockets basketball, and it's been pretty quiet as of late.

 

I'm surprised no one wants Gasol, but I can understand why.  He has added the 3-pt. shot to his game so he can stretch the floor for us, but if the match-up dictates, or the advantage is there, I like the option of being able to feed Gasol in the post.  I very much like what I'm seeing from Capela this year and it appears I was wrong (once again) about his passion for the game.  I think a time-share at center would work, but the odds are we don't get him so no need to worry about it.

 

Batum's elbow may be more serious than I am giving it credit for.  I just kind of figured he was in a slump, but often a trade can fix that...especially going to a team with two set-up-men like Paul and Harden.

 

Boogie would be AMAZING.  It is unfathomable to me that a team with both he and Anthony Davis is currently sitting at 19-19.  I can't wrap my mind around it...all I can think is it has to be the coach, right?  Yet, we've got years and years to look at these two putting up monster stats with no W's to go along with them.  They should be destroying this league.

 

I would love for this place to get a little more active.  It is partly my fault as there was a bit of a mass exodus a while back due to a lack of understanding of simple rules.  They didn't like it and so they left.

 

I also think some of us have had life kind of get in the way.  I know Mario did a while back.  Blake has always been busy, it seems.  Rahat is all about them Tweets  :lol:  I've actually been wondering about Rockets Best Fan lately.  Sir Thursday as well.  Recently, I have had to take over my father's businesses (he has 3 of them) down in Houston.  The difficulty is I have a business of my own I run in Austin.  It's been hectic, to say the least.  I'm currently splitting time 50/50 between Houston and Austin and trying to cram a week's worth of work into each city.   :wacko:  This will continue for the next 4-6 months...hopefully I can get it all under control by then.  

 

I can chime in here and there, but I doubt I can make any of my way-too-long posts full of stats and stuff any time soon.  I think lots of people may be glad about that.  ;)

 

I'm all for giving it a shot.  Maybe we can resurrect this place.  I think part of the problem is that the team is doing so well.  What is there to discuss, really?  "Yay, we're doing great!"  "Agreed", "Agreed", "Agreed"....and so on.   :lol:

 

Maybe somebody can go dig around the RGV website and fill us in on how Zhou Qi, Isaiah Hartenstein, and the rest are doing?  I'd be interested in that.  :)


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Posted 09 January 2018 - 09:21 PM

The thing about striking a deal for Gasol is that you'll have to account for Clint's upcoming extension. Let's assume we can get rid of Anderson's salary (like JG said, just because of his contract, even if he is slumping, opponent's have to respect his shot and give plenty of room for others to operate)....we'll want to retain Paul, so investing big in two centers in today's NBA is not exactly a brilliant idea, specially since neither of them can play PF (Gasol might, but he is too slow).

 

I came here because of the content, not because of the "discussion" part (mainly because I'm a foreign speaker, I'm not really into discussing, mostly interested in reading the news or elaborate posts that include interesting facts and data), and lately there has been no content at all, but I get most contributors used to write here for fun or to get some recognition in order to achieve something greater, like a paid job for example so they don't have time or want to entertain the rest of us just for the hell of it. There used to be great articles and interesting material to read here....I think that's the main reason there's not much discussion around and why probably many have stopped coming around (besides all the already stated facts). At least people are still participating in our league....for now.


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Posted 11 January 2018 - 04:54 AM

The thing about striking a deal for Gasol is that you'll have to account for Clint's upcoming extension. Let's assume we can get rid of Anderson's salary (like JG said, just because of his contract, even if he is slumping, opponent's have to respect his shot and give plenty of room for others to operate)....we'll want to retain Paul, so investing big in two centers in today's NBA is not exactly a brilliant idea, specially since neither of them can play PF (Gasol might, but he is too slow).

 

I came here because of the content, not because of the "discussion" part (mainly because I'm a foreign speaker, I'm not really into discussing, mostly interested in reading the news or elaborate posts that include interesting facts and data), and lately there has been no content at all, but I get most contributors used to write here for fun or to get some recognition in order to achieve something greater, like a paid job for example so they don't have time or want to entertain the rest of us just for the hell of it. There used to be great articles and interesting material to read here....I think that's the main reason there's not much discussion around and why probably many have stopped coming around (besides all the already stated facts). At least people are still participating in our league....for now.

 

You make a good point about the salary issues...I had not considered that part of it.

 

You are also right that the discussion was certainly helped when there was actual content--most of which was pretty good stuff.

 

I'm still enjoying league despite my injury issues this season.  I noticed I missed James Johnson is "out" tonight and didn't get a sub in time.  Oops.


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