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@  feelingsuper... : (24 April 2014 - 05:07 PM) I know it's a slim chance and there's much to enjoy now.
@  thenit : (24 April 2014 - 04:22 PM) Man that would be unbelievable
@  feelingsuper... : (24 April 2014 - 04:21 PM) My dream free agent, Durant.
@  thenit : (24 April 2014 - 04:01 PM) beyond that it will depend on how we do to attract Melo, K love or someone in that stratospehere
@  thenit : (24 April 2014 - 04:00 PM) I get what you are saying FSS, the conundrum is that I do believe Harden will get better, but Howard's decline will kind of offset what Harden improves. The West is so good that we need to seize the oppurturnity I think we have one shot at it next year
@  feelingsuper... : (24 April 2014 - 03:51 PM) These growing pains are harder than I thought they would be. Hopefully Harden and Howard stick together and come out better next game and next year.
@  thenit : (24 April 2014 - 02:19 PM) He was never a real fan, more like a fan by associasion
@  jorgeaam : (24 April 2014 - 01:37 PM) What's the point of being a "fan" of a team if you are only going to support them when they win?
@  08huangj : (24 April 2014 - 10:17 AM) Though, they might still turn the series around, I'm very, very dissapointed.
@  08huangj : (24 April 2014 - 10:16 AM) Kind of starting to regret to follow the Rockets just about every day.
@  08huangj : (24 April 2014 - 10:16 AM) And now, after receiving home court advantage and looking like a contender for the first two months of 2014, they've lost 2 matches in a row against Portland at Toyota center.
@  08huangj : (24 April 2014 - 10:15 AM) I read about all the articles I can find after the match
@  08huangj : (24 April 2014 - 10:14 AM) Then, Dwight Howard arrived. I thought that they had the ability to win the championship 'cause they had 2 superstars and a good supporting cast. I watched every one of Houston's games if they were available
@  08huangj : (24 April 2014 - 10:13 AM) The only reason I cared about NBA at that time was Jeremy Lin, as he's a Asian like me.
@  08huangj : (24 April 2014 - 10:12 AM) Before Dwight arrived, I cared little about the Rockets. If they lost a supposed-to-win match, I was like oh well, it doesn't matter. I only went to Espn to check the scores every day for a minute
@  08huangj : (24 April 2014 - 10:11 AM) Pretty dissapointed
@  08huangj : (24 April 2014 - 10:07 AM) See, you guys are finally starting to talk about firing McHale.
@  miketheodio : (24 April 2014 - 08:57 AM) and our 3s. i agree. the offense needs more structure. more order. 100% freestyle stuff needs to get toned down.
@  rockets best... : (24 April 2014 - 08:52 AM) Portland has taken away our transitions game and our free throws and we are helpless. this is the product of not having a structured offense
@  rockets best... : (24 April 2014 - 08:50 AM) a good coach would find a way to get Harden going.....maybe running him off more screens

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#1 Red94

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 04:23 PM

New post: How Houston’s offense can be its defense’s best friend
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#2 Forrest Walker

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 12:10 AM

That's a good point. It also may explain some of how grim they looked o. Wednesday. There were more than a few possessions where the Rockets looked ready for free throws, but no foul was called. I'd surmise that this overall strategy becomes more difficult as whistles are swallowed in playoff ball. Unless you have some superstars, that is. Hopefully Harden and or someone else will metamorphose into that.
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#3 Slap Dog Hoops

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:41 PM

The Rockets has to play uptempo run and gun because they have no choice. all their offense comes from the perimeter. They have no offensive presence down low which results in them not being able to run a proper half court set because defenders do not have a low post presence to keep them honest.

Perhaps the rockets can try an pick up Al Jefferson from the Utah jazz. Big Al would be a perfect fit to give the Rockets at least somebody down low to keep opposing defenses honest--sort of like what Carlos Bpozer does for the Chicago Bulls. Jefferson does not have to dominate, just provide enough offense to help the Rockets spread the floor a bit.

Pairing him with Omer Asik would be a good idea as Omer can focus on the defensive end while Al can pump in points down low. It will certainly give Jeremy Lin and James harden more room to operate because right now opposing defenses probably now have the Rockets figured out by now.
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#4 Chichos

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:50 PM

http://insider.espn....-all-offense-go

I think Hollinger would say it's the foul shooting. We don't get enough foul shots and don't make enough when we do (looking at you Asik). Without foul shooting our 3 pointers have to be falling, which we all know has not been happening outside of Delfino.
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#5 sircharles

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:21 PM

can you copy and paste it, i dont have insider.
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