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@  cointurtlemoose : (27 March 2015 - 12:08 AM) Also, this would be prettyyy cool... http://hoopshype.com...ll-to-join-team
@  cointurtlemoose : (27 March 2015 - 12:06 AM) I think McHale is properly rated. This season has probably boosted him to the middle of the back. Stotts should not be higher than Vogel and Stevens, who have squeezed every drop and more out of their rosters.
@  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....

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A closer look at Thomas Robinson and a look ahead


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#1 Red94

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:42 PM

New post: A closer look at Thomas Robinson and a look ahead
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#2 Chichos

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:26 PM

I think Robinson has the beginnings of a post game. Those left handed spins off the glass are not easy with a defender on your hip. But it should be noted that is supposed to be his counter to a running hook in the lane... Not sure why his counter is so much better then the easier jump hook.

He also runs the floor really really well. That will get him some spot minutes pretty early on, McHale loves hustle and both highlights showed tons of hustle.

The big downside for the Rockets is that all those highlights were around the rim and that is not where we want our PFs most of the time. I think sharing time with Donatas/Parsons at the 4 while he plays the 5 is an intriguing idea in stretches. But he needs that outside shot to reach his potential.
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Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:56 PM

I watched him in college, and he looks like he's lost some weight. I think he was around 245-250 in college. That video shows him like he's a bit lighter. He has some hops. Until he puts on a lot more muscle, I could see him getting a few minutes at SF if he develops an outside jumper. We could go big with him at the 3. Just thinking about pick and rolls with him and Harden or him and Lin, makes me think that he'll average 15 points / 10 rebounds a game if he gets 30 minutes a night.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:31 AM

Here's why Daryl traded for this player: he's a finisher. Houston moves the ball very well and they don't really need him to post up. Houston is the highest scoring team in the league and they do a very small percentage of their scoring posting up. They need a pick-n-roll finisher who plays with power around the basket. They need a guy that the guards can ally-oop to. I don't think I've seen a single classic-style ally-up from the Rockets this year, and the guards can deliver the passes if they have a guy who can get up there and finish. Defensively, the tape shows that the guy is willing to play D, and has the physical attributes for a good defender. He can get better. He doesn't have the size to dominate defensively, but you couple him with Omer who is a big body in the paint, and you've got something. I hope they keep him instead of trading. I think they will.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:59 PM

As a fan, I don't think it's prudent to ditch all of our long term vision for this season's playoff rally. It'd be nice to make it, re-energizing the fanbase, but to rent a player for the second half of the season with only that goal in mind doesn't make since to me. Especially since we're almost a lock anyway. As the article stated we all know T-rob has the abilities required, let's give him a chance to integrate and see what he can do. Morey is pretty much amazing with what he pulls out of his hat. We now have two top-5 talents from last years draft (granted one is a basket case), and a pocketful of trade chips should the opportunity arise.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:34 PM

The problem w/hi-light packages is they just show the good.
Robinson gets 1 out of every 10 shots blocked at the rim. Not good.
The negatives said about him are poor hands and a sense of entitlement.
He does have a decent 15-18' jumper and Pat would routinely get several baskets a game popping to baseline or near FT line for an open J.
I don't see him as a future starter,but as a Carl Landry third big type.
He does go hard after rebounds,not content to just get the ones that come to him,so hopefully when Asik sits he can carry the rebounding burden.
But man,is he a rookie. Does all the stupid rookie things,forcing passes,stupidly fouling guys trying to get rebounds waaay too far away,jacking up bad shots,goes out of control on drives,gets lost on defensive rotations. Pretty much the standard rookie mistakes,but since he does play hard,they seem to stand out more. Most will correct w/experience,but he has a ways to go.

On an amusing note-to me anyway-before he was drafted there was some columnist who said Robinson might not want to mention in GM interviews that he backed up Marcus Morris at Kansas. Ouch,double ouch!
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:26 PM

I think my favorite part is the hustle--specifically, in the video when they showed him being the furthest away but being the first guy down to the other end over and over. Given the Rockets' impetus to get down the floor and score that alone makes him an asset. He naturally wants to get down there and has the ability to finish off a pass. That plus the rebounding and defense are good enough for me.

Someone made a great point in an article I read...I forget now, but they were talking about Dwight having always played in a slow-tempo offense with Van Gundy. Now that he is in LA with D'Antoni and his up-tempo style it's creating problems. It gave me pause when considering a potential max deal for him....it actually makes me lean back towards Josh Smith as I think he would fill this role very well.

A starting 5 of Lin, Harden, Smith, Robinson, and Asik....with Beverley, Anderson? Parsons, Jones/Motie/G. Smith combo bench rotation could be stellar....imagine parsons and D-mo running pick and rolls with G. Smith cleaning the glass and Anderson spotting up for 3's....I can dig it. That is when we aren't scoring off fast breaks and out-running opponents.
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