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@  YaoMan : (26 March 2015 - 07:48 PM) @ txt - no I don't agree with the assessment simply because of how well McHale has handled all the injuries the Rockets had. If they feel that McHale didn't orchestrate that, then Harden should be a hands down MVP when the starting 5 misses more games than any other team in the West...
@  majik19 : (26 March 2015 - 07:18 PM) I was surprised they placed Kerr at 3. I know he's having a great year, but one year does not define a coaching career. People seem to forget he inherited a 50 win team.
@  txtdo1411 : (26 March 2015 - 07:13 PM) I was pretty surprised they had Stotts at 7 as well. He has done a good job with Portland, but health (last year, not so much this season) and talent have put him in a position to succeed.
@  txtdo1411 : (26 March 2015 - 06:31 PM) You think they are correct with that assessment YaoMan? I was actually a little surprised they had Casey and Stevens ahead of him. This year McHale has shown a lot more adaptability than people thought he had in him.
@  YaoMan : (26 March 2015 - 04:50 PM) Have you seen the ESPN coach ranking lately? They have McHale at slightly better than middle of the pack: http://espn.go.com/n...ngs-top-coaches
@  YaoMan : (26 March 2015 - 04:05 PM) If the Rox can stay focus, catching Memphis is definitely a strong reality...
@  Cooper : (26 March 2015 - 02:39 AM) ended up with a nice win and the grizz dropped a game.
@  08huangj : (26 March 2015 - 12:40 AM) The rockets look dead today
@  YaoMan : (25 March 2015 - 09:03 PM) Bev out at least 7-10 days...the rotation is starting to get very thin...hopefully they all come back when playoffs start...
@  Mario Peña : (25 March 2015 - 08:22 PM) Dwight back is great news but how he recovers from the 20 minutes he ends up getting tonight is what I'm holding my breath for.
@  cointurtlemoose : (25 March 2015 - 06:21 PM) On a more encouraging note, Howard is back and starting tonight!
@  cointurtlemoose : (25 March 2015 - 06:21 PM) Agreed, the emotion/hustle/agitation he brought is the stuff of playoffs...
@  txtdo1411 : (25 March 2015 - 02:46 PM) Man Bev was built for the playoffs with his high intensity style of play. I think it is a bigger loss in the PO than the rest of the regular season. I expect Terry and Prigs will fill in nicely for these next 12 games, but I'm pretty terrified of starting the playoffs with them manning the position.
@  cointurtlemoose : (25 March 2015 - 04:23 AM) (cont.) - here's where Prigioni's presence is huge...
@  cointurtlemoose : (25 March 2015 - 04:22 AM) Losing Bev is not fun, but here's where Prigioni
@  Losthief : (25 March 2015 - 03:51 AM) terry, priogoni, johnson interesting mash of talents: shooting, passing/creating, defense. Need me a blender!
@  Losthief : (25 March 2015 - 03:49 AM) nick johnson > jordan farmar?
@  Losthief : (25 March 2015 - 03:44 AM) that's not good....
@  jorgeaam : (25 March 2015 - 03:09 AM) https://twitter.com/...557355085115392
@  jorgeaam : (25 March 2015 - 03:07 AM) Wow, Bev might be out for the season

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#1 Red94

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 07:40 PM

New post: Memphis Grizzlies 93, Houston Rockets 85
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#2 Sir Thursday

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 08:02 PM

I really liked McHale's tactic of going small against the big Grizzlies frontline. Got us back into the game where we looked out of it. However, I think at the end he left that lineup out there for slightly too long. Houston cut the lead to 87-85, so Lionel Hollins called a timeout. Out of the timeout, these were the lineups:

Memphis: Conley/Pondexter/Gay/Randolph/Gasol
Houston: Lin/Harden/Delfino/Parsons/Asik

Coming out of a timeout, Houston is going to be in trouble both on the boards and defending in the post. I would have liked to have seen them try to match Memphis and put Patterson in for Delfino. I know PPat was struggling to rebound last night but he still would have done better than Delfino down the stretch. It also would have been invaluable to have had someone in the post area who can actually catch the ball if necessary (Asik is not that person).

Still, I can't be too angry because it was his decision to go to that lineup in the first place that got the Rockets back into the game.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 08:39 PM

Oh, you want somebody in the post that can catch the ball and do something? Sorry man, but the Rockettes don't HAVE anybody like that.


BTW, who's this Terrence Jones guy?
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 08:40 PM

Oh, you want somebody in the post that can catch the ball and do something? Sorry man, but the Rockettes don't HAVE anybody like that.


BTW, who's this Terrence Jones guy?
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 09:45 PM

Unless Parsons develops into a reasonably efficient 12-15 ppg scorer, is it really realistic to expect that he and Asik can be components of an effective lineup over extended minutes?
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 09:51 PM

Unless Parsons develops into a reasonably efficient 12-15 ppg scorer, is it really realistic to expect that he and Asik can be components of an effective lineup over extended minutes?

Asik, Patterson, and Parsons simply cannot coexist.
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:50 PM

Asik, Patterson, and Parsons simply cannot coexist.


Interesting - why do you say this? I feel like Patterson has been playing reasonably well on the offensive end - going forwards I'd estimate we can count on him for ~12 ppg on average. I mean, it's not a gaudy number, but it's by no means bad and what's more I think it's something he can do with consistency. Or is it that you feel he's not enough of a threat to draw the defence's attention?

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:55 PM

I agree with Rahat. There is simply not enough efficient scoring punch in the Parsons-Asik-Patterson trio to play extended minutes together. It's doubtful at this stage of their development that either Parsons or Patterson will improve enough offensively to change that reality.
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:51 PM

I agree with Rahat. There is simply not enough efficient scoring punch in the Parsons-Asik-Patterson trio to play extended minutes together. It's doubtful at this stage of their development that either Parsons or Patterson will improve enough offensively to change that reality.

totally agree. it's nice to have good defensive players, but somebody gotta score. teams have begun to double our guard players because we don't have a scoring threat in the post or a consistant corner 3 pt shooter. something has to change or it's going to be a long season.
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you can only warn a man that the bridge is out.....if he keeps driving he's on his own B)


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Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:32 PM

Asik, Patterson, and Parsons simply cannot coexist.

Truth, Parsons lack of a three point shot, which won't get much better this season. (He is jumping forward instead of up and down. They taught us this in grade school!!) Without that floor spacing Asik and Patterson just don't have the post games to stay competitive. Although you have to like the screening ability of both.

Since Asik is our best center and Parsons essentially our only wing stopper PPat will be the one to lose his starting job. This team is just not built for him to succeed right now.
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:32 PM

This is the reason why we should target for a PF next offseason and the reason why probably the best fit for us would be LaMarcus Aldridge, that's the scoring punch we need while having a wing stopper and a turkish wall inside.
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