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@  cointurtlemoose : (20 October 2014 - 04:18 AM) I'm liking Kostas' crafty plays.
@  2016Champions : (20 October 2014 - 12:42 AM) Looks like his form improved. A reliable 3pt shot to take away the likes of Ibaka and Aldridge away from the rim could be huge for Harden's drives to the basket, and hopefully also result in more use of the pick and roll between Harden and Dwight.
@  Buckko : (19 October 2014 - 10:32 PM) I think yall will like this http://instagram.com...ideo&modal=true
@  thenit : (15 October 2014 - 12:35 AM) Asik and Davis looks good together
@  thenit : (14 October 2014 - 01:58 PM) I think we have a shot, but we are still behind Washington and OKC.
@  blakecouey : (14 October 2014 - 04:15 AM) He goes to Longhorn football games regularly, have seen him several times. I think we've got a shot, but wouldn't necessarily say we're a favorite to land KD.
@  Losthief : (14 October 2014 - 12:17 AM) the other thing that helps with durant is he likes texas, still goes/visits to UT Austin most summers iirc.
@  Buckko : (13 October 2014 - 10:46 PM) I really like our chances, because even though D.C. is his hometown, harden is his BFF. Dwight/harden/rockets cast>>>>Wall/beal/wizards cast. Plus no income tax.
@  Cooper : (13 October 2014 - 05:23 PM) I think it helps us and the wiz since both could keep there core and add KD but the cap jumping also helps okc since they are so scared of the tax. they can now keep Jackson and add another guy.
@  thenit : (13 October 2014 - 04:27 AM) Until he returns. So still probably end up top 3
@  thenit : (13 October 2014 - 04:27 AM) I think it makes it less likely because teams will get more money from the tv deal. Also he will miss between 12-15 games and they will be above .500
@  Drew in Abilene : (13 October 2014 - 03:26 AM) This may just be wild fantasy, but with Durant's chances of winning a title at least diminished and the cap jumping significantly when he's a free agent, is it fair to say whatever small chance we have of landing him as a FA is a little better?
@  feelingsuper... : (12 October 2014 - 03:52 PM) Getting to the Finals and winning has become a few levels more difficult for the Thunder.
@  feelingsuper... : (12 October 2014 - 03:37 PM) Kevin Durant out for 6 to 8 weeks, fracture in foot.
@  Buckko : (11 October 2014 - 01:40 AM) No, he IS the worst announcer. That's why road games without him can be the best.
@  Dan G : (11 October 2014 - 12:34 AM) I'm with you on Clyde FSS. I loved Clyde as a player but he has got to be the worst announcer ever. I just wish it was Bill and Bullard, or bring back Calvin Murphy.
@  txtdo1411 : (10 October 2014 - 10:40 PM) I am starting to get very excited about our bench. I know it is preseason, but the toughness and grit is inspiring.
@  feelingsuper... : (10 October 2014 - 04:35 PM) Also as a reminder to any of you interested in joining us in the Red94 Fantasy Basketball League be sure to check here http://www.red94.net...ge-2#entry44420
@  feelingsuper... : (10 October 2014 - 04:33 PM) It's nothing, he just knocked knees during practice if I'm not mistaken. If it was the regular season he probably would have played.
@  08huangj : (10 October 2014 - 06:13 AM) He's injured...sorry.

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#1 Red94

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:10 AM

New post: Denver Nuggets @ Houston Rockets on 1/23/2013
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:22 AM

New post: Denver Nuggets 105, Houston Rockets 95 - The Millennium Falcon Crashes and Burns
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:35 AM

I'm Sorry but Lin shot a poor 3-7 is not a great observation on the game.
Mchale needs to go. You play your starting pg 24 miuntes is just plain stupid. You sit your starting PG for the whole 2nd half except for the first 7 minutes of the half. He didn't play great but he wasn't bad either. Neither of the other backups warranted the extra minutes since they didn't shoot great or played great defense. And harden was atrocious with his turnovers. And why was some of the starters still in the game when they were down 20 points with 5 minutes to go when it seems like a good time to give your STAR player some rest, no wonder Harden is struggling of fatigue , you don't see other coaches play their Stars when there is a blowout
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:48 AM

Jeremy Lin cannot guard any point guard in this league, which is why he is constantly getting reduction in minutes.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:56 AM

I will concede that Lin is a below average defender at the moment. But I believe he can develop into a at least average defender. This is basically his rookie season. On the flipside Harden can't guard anyone either. He is poor defensively and I would put him into the same "chucker" category as melo and kobe, but the difference is that Kobe actually is a great defender and therefore wins championships whereas Harden will become the next Melo. So when kobe struggles at least he pitches in with some D
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:57 AM

What I don't understand either is why he changed the guard rotation with Tony, he was actually doing well and suddenly Beverly had a 2 great garbage minutes in his debut, and suddenly Tony is no good?
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:11 AM

Only thing you can asked for life is to be treated fairly. You don't have to like someone, but you do have to show everyone respect. Mchale has cross the line when it come to respect and disrespect. No reason why Lin should have been benched tonight. No reason why Morris and Patterson should have played limited minutes. If he says if was defense then Harden is the worst defensive player we have. He turns the ball over more than any player in the league. Sure, we can say Harden is the best player on this team, but we will never know how good this team is without Harden, because he plays over 40 minutes a game. Mchale and Sampson has a double standard in treatment of their player. I not trying to stand up just for Lin, Parson, Patterson or Morris. I trying to stand up for this team. I don't know maybe this what the Rockets have become. Harden was the fourth best player on the OKC team. Durant, Westbrook and Serge was more productive players than Harden night in and night out. We took a guy that was limited on the defensive side of the ball and basically a three point shooter then paid him Lebron, Durant and Kobe type of money. Then people have the nerve to say what we have seen from him is not happening.It's Lin fault or Parson, Morris and patterson fault. Lin turn a team around that had not went to playoffs in years in New York. Harden again was not even the focus players for any strenght of time prior to this year. Harden can be a very good player, but please stop lying to us and saying he is a leader and has been a leader. Nobody in OKC Is crying that he left and now I see why. Again, Mchale should be fired, but I doubt it will happen. This team will sink with ship name Harden, Mchale and Sampson. It amazing that many fans come to see Lin and soon those fans will stop coming.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:24 AM

Lin had a good second quarter and helped to get the game tied up at the half. He had outplayed Lawson to that point. 3/7 is over 40%,which is a decent shooting night. When Lin had the ball in his hands, he got open looks for the shooters and got 3 FT attept along with hitting 3 baskets, 1 steal and 2 rebs. If Lin had been allowed to run the offense and get maybe 12-15 shots, he could've helped them win. I have no understanding why Douglas has gone into the dog house. He was playing well. Delfino is awful at anything except the spot up jump shot, yet he keeps getting time. Patterson played well but had too few minutes. It's hard to understand what McHale is doing.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:27 AM

Too many back to back games taking their toll. It's seems unfair for one team to have 22 back to backs and another just 9 or 10. A young team is going to falter after long road trips. They will pull it together. Harden isn't getting any help. Lin is way too passive, and his shot is amongst the worst I've ever seen. Teams have learned to leave Lin open at the 3 point line and really muscle Harden on drives, forcing him to pass out to the open man. Unfortunately the open man is usually Lin, and at this point Harden is probably a bit tired of seeing another Lin 3 pointer clang off the rim. So he passes into traffic.

I think Lin has some interesting qualities. He's very quick, and dribbles very well with his right hand. He can also make some nifty layups with that right hand. But that's his game. Pick and Roll, can't go left. HE CAN'T GO LEFT. He also goes under screens way too often. It's comical. PG's hitting threes in Lin's face, and Lin can't buy one on the other end. Lin seems like an intelligent guy - hey Lin shoot 1000 free throws A DAY. Work on your balky jumper. Rondo did it, look at him now. Learn to muscle your way through screens. See them coming.

I have no idea what's up with Patrick Beverly. He must be killing it in practice, because nothing I've seen on the court of play has looked NBA-worthy.

I miss Scola. This team has no post game.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:26 PM

Did anyone catch the alley-oop McGee gave himself off the backboard in the 3rd? That was SICK. Would that be considered an assist/fg combo or a rebound and a put back?

A lot of people are complaining about McHale's rotations. All I have to say is get used to it. This is a developmental season and I love seeing every possible combination of players we can put on the floor get some test time. The fact that McHale is experimenting with the rotations is a huge reason to keep him around. He's not trying to win every game, he's trying to see what works, and some things won't work. As stated in the post, the success we saw in December was nice, but it clouded everyone's mind with lofty expectations. There's absolutely only ONE expectation anyone should have for this team this season and that is to develop our youth as much as possible and that is happening.
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 02:46 PM

Alituro in regards of your statement that McHale is experimenting is just wrong. He seems to let some players play through a rough game and other will get taken out after one bad decision. Als the fact that we are developing is also not correct. Rockets was done over 20 p at the end of 4th quarter so why do you still play Harden ? He is obviously struggling mostly due to fatigue, why dont you take him out, because we will need him, but McHale actually believed they could come back with a lineup of harden, delfino, parson, douglas and asik, because 4 of the 5 can take 3s. What are the odds that they would win that game with 5 min to go? Since harden is almost playing 40 minutes a game during the last 10 games he should get rest when we can give him some with this tough stretch of games, so Mchale is just terrible in his decision making
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 12:19 AM

I agree with all of you. I see that McHale is experimenting right now with what works and what doesn't, but I also think that he has something like a double-standard regarding Harden. It is unnecessary to play him 40 minutes losing by 20 with 5 minutes to go.

I think his logic about all those lineups is that moving players around make them more difficult to guard consistently, but you have to have Miami's roster to do that properly. Delfino is a 2, 3 maybe, you can't play him at 4! You already have PF who can spread the floor and shoot 3s, hell, give Motie some playing time!

And please, PLEASE, stop sending bounced passes to Asik. I love that guy, but he can't catch the ball coming from the floor. Those kind of things are the ones who gets players frustrated, both the passer and Asik.
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 04:23 AM

Hornets are next up and I not encouraged. Prime example if you are rebuilding be in rebuild mode. Give the kids a chance to mature and develope. Mchale is struggling.
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Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:35 AM

If McHale is experimenting then why hasn't T-Jones played? Where Montejunas except at garbage time? McHale is just a petty person who creates conflict for his interest. Experiment? He doesn't even have any different offensive sets or plays than Harden at the point and the other 4 players standing around.
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