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@  jorgeaam : (31 March 2015 - 09:01 PM) T Jones questionable for tomorrow's game
@  cointurtlemoose : (31 March 2015 - 04:26 AM) Capela = 2019 MVP
@  jorgeaam : (31 March 2015 - 01:56 AM) There's no way that was a jump ball
@  Fury : (31 March 2015 - 12:47 AM) Dwight's dressed. Could he see a few 4th quarter minutes in a pinch? Could use his D on Valanciunas.
@  blakecouey : (31 March 2015 - 12:19 AM) Impressive so far. Scary good dunks we're seeing
@  Mario Peña : (31 March 2015 - 12:16 AM) Could we be witnessing the CLINT CAPELA GAME?!?
@  Mario Peña : (30 March 2015 - 11:31 PM) Yes
@  jorgeaam : (30 March 2015 - 11:01 PM) Is he also out for the playoffs?
@  Cooper : (30 March 2015 - 07:38 PM) Yeah mchale and crew will have to get creative on D thats a glaring mismatch
@  YaoMan : (30 March 2015 - 07:07 PM) Maybe the approach will be similar to yesterday afternoon by have N Johnson (maybe KJ) on the opposing PG. And sometimes even Ariza as he has done in the past. Will depend on the rest of the match ups for the rest of the line-up.
@  majik19 : (30 March 2015 - 06:41 PM) I would be more upset if it was the Beverly from last year we were missing... but Bev just hasn't been great this year. Scary to imagine two 35+ PGs chasing Curry, Conley, Lillard, Monta, Westbrook, and Paul around though...
@  cointurtlemoose : (30 March 2015 - 06:19 PM) Moreso bummed about losing his hype/emotion/agitation than anything else. We'll be fine on offense, and though his D will be slightly missed, Johnson encouraged me yesterday in that regard
@  Mario Peña : (30 March 2015 - 06:12 PM) Beverley is opting for surgery on the ligament so will be out for the season including the playoffs per Jonathan Fagen if The Chronicle.
@  Mario Peña : (30 March 2015 - 02:36 AM) I don't think that will happen till the last game or so. McHale, Finch and JB have done a good job this year and I trust them.
@  jorgeaam : (30 March 2015 - 01:33 AM) I'm still excited about the fact that D-MO and T-Jones are still missing and the rockets keep winning
@  jorgeaam : (30 March 2015 - 01:18 AM) Time to get Harden some rest
@  Mario Peña : (30 March 2015 - 01:15 AM) Rockets move into 2nd in the Western Conference with today's win and the Grizzlies loss in San Antonio!!!
@  jorgeaam : (29 March 2015 - 06:48 PM) Ask a wish!
@  cointurtlemoose : (29 March 2015 - 05:04 PM) A 2nd quarter Nick Johnson sighting!!!
@  cointurtlemoose : (29 March 2015 - 05:00 PM) Good thing the Wizards look more asleep than we do. Hehe. But our D has been pesky so far too

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#1 Red94

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 03:22 PM

New post: Donatas Motiejunas getting his chance
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 04:04 PM

You're spot on. D-Mo is so good offensively it almost negates how bad his defense currently is--almost. I almost think playing him on the wings might be better for a while. his speed and length would make it tough to get by him, and if we put Smith and Asik behind him then we're pretty solid. Plus, don't you think he could post up about every SF in the league not named Lebron or Carmelo with ease?
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 04:07 PM

His defense is very suspect at this point. He doesn't move his feet well enough on the defensive end to keep up with more agile bigs and he doesn't have the bulk to handle the bigger guys. His offense is promising though and with Asik manning the middle we may be able to cover him up a bit.
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:13 PM

A few other things:

1) McHale's recent comments on Motiejunas are very encouraging. He said that he has been playing very well in practice and will get more time.

2) I think the defense is one of those things where he just has to get out there and adjust to the speed of the game. He won't get better sitting on the bench. Fortunately it seems McHale is willing to give him reps.
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 06:32 PM

Although he'll never be a dominant shot-blocker, D-Mo drew at least one charge last night with his quick feet. I think that was the most encouraging sign for him defensively--he has the speed to get to the right spot. Once he gets comfortable with the rotations, I think he could be passable as a help defender a la Jared Jeffries. He still doesn't have the strength to handle big post players, but I wouldn't worry about that for two reasons: 1) bruising post players are a dying breed, and 2) virtually no rookie bigs have that strength anyways, and it doesn't really hurt their stock (looking at you, Anthony Davis. Wait--where'd you go? Oh. You turned sideways). I would really love to see him playing next to Robinson with T-Rob in a Ben Wallace role. I think they could be like a bench (read: poor man's) version of Ben and Sheed.
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 08:03 PM

That's like the difference between a beggar and a billionaire.
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Why so Serious? :D


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 03:47 PM

New post: Motiejunas shines in second half stint
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 05:29 PM

thomas robinson has his work cut out because d-mo is looking like the starter we have been looking for B)
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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 24 February 2013 - 08:13 PM

I agree his defense is an issue but looks like rebounding is no longer a real problem. He did some good blocking out last night but the more impressive thing I saw was they way he used his quickness to save the ball twice and to get his hand on ball to keep in play. With the quickness he show the defense will come with more playing time.
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Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:46 PM

thomas robinson has his work cut out because d-mo is looking like the starter we have been looking for B)/>


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Posted 25 February 2013 - 03:09 AM

after watching d-mo last night I don't want to be to quick, but who were those guys we traded again :lol: just kidding I wish those guys well especially ppat and mm. they gave us some good monents. now back to d-mo. depending how he responds the last part of this season I think we might put that PF aqusition on hold :lol: I know some of the posters here have been calling for this a long time, but I told you we needed to be patient. we have good PFs. they just need PT. obtaining t-rob and already having d-mo and t-jones I think we are set there.......oh and there is another guy, but can't seem to remember his name royce something :lol: it might be time for us to start looking at some other positions to upgrade instead of PF. I really liked the passion I saw in d-mo last night. this guy is ready. lets unleash him
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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 25 February 2013 - 12:56 PM

Glad to see my man DMo getting some love.

He has skills for sure, just needs time on the floor to find his way.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:07 PM

You want to know what is the best way to address the rebounding issue? Get the guys throw 3's in practice and get Motie to box out Asik until he can out-rebound him....if you can box out Omer, you can do it with most players.


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Posted 19 July 2013 - 07:41 PM

I can feel how my body is getting stronger my power and speed are coming back ! Incredible !


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Posted 19 July 2013 - 11:05 PM

this is a repost from my post on clutch fans

 

Tjones easily. hands down.

the PF starting spot will be a 5th option due to the people on the court. Harden/howard wil be the 1 and 2 options. switching off depending on the situation. chandler parsons is the 3rd spot. he's going to get more 3 attempts over the PF spot. the PF will have the ball very little while the starters are on the court. they will take an occasional 3, get a pass on a PnR, and get put backs.

dmo needs to ball for a post up. he doesn't have a knack for rebound like jones does. ive seen both of them pass decently. both their outside shots need work. jones is a slightly stronger finisher.

jones being a better finisher has an advantage with PnR and he doesn't need the ball in his hands for a long time to score. his knack for rebounding also is an advantage for getting offensive rebounds/put backs which do not take a long time to perform. jones' better defense fits the starting squad more.

dmo fits the bench better. he can be a 2nd/3rd option when the bench is on the court. offensive spark off the bench. beverly and asik will be the defensive hounds and will offset some of dmo's weaknesses.


Edited by miketheodio, 19 July 2013 - 11:06 PM.

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 12:48 AM

this is a repost from my post on clutch fans

Tjones easily. hands down.

the PF starting spot will be a 5th option due to the people on the court. Harden/howard wil be the 1 and 2 options. switching off depending on the situation. chandler parsons is the 3rd spot. he's going to get more 3 attempts over the PF spot. the PF will have the ball very little while the starters are on the court. they will take an occasional 3, get a pass on a PnR, and get put backs.

dmo needs to ball for a post up. he doesn't have a knack for rebound like jones does. ive seen both of them pass decently. both their outside shots need work. jones is a slightly stronger finisher.

jones being a better finisher has an advantage with PnR and he doesn't need the ball in his hands for a long time to score. his knack for rebounding also is an advantage for getting offensive rebounds/put backs which do not take a long time to perform. jones' better defense fits the starting squad more.

dmo fits the bench better. he can be a 2nd/3rd option when the bench is on the court. offensive spark off the bench. beverly and asik will be the defensive hounds and will offset some of dmo's weaknesses.

Agreed..I still want to see how Dmo looks with the muscle he put on..we havnt got a chance to see him play at all..Tjones already has the leg up with reb and help def..which te team needs more anyway..if he can add a decent shot he should staet
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Posted 22 July 2013 - 01:38 PM

Any theories as to why the Rockets didn't have D-Mo didn't put in some work at Summer League?


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Posted 22 July 2013 - 02:51 PM

He was working with his national team, and the Rockets allowed him to due that instead of Summer League. 


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