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47 minutes ago, Oiler FANatic said:

You can say the exact same thing about a lot of players in almost any sport. Is Drew Brees the product of the system he's in? Was Kurt Warner?

Haha fuck no Brees is not a product of the system he's in. Warner, possibly. But he did have three solid years in ARI before retiring. 

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What about Luc Mbah a Moute? You said he was terrible before last season, then he looked great in Houston. Is he a product of the system?

Luc was always a good defender. Never said he waa terrible at that. Offensively, prolly. And yes, yall will miss his defense throughout an entire season. 

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So wait, he's not? No, the Rockets will miss both him and Ariza terribly and will struggle to win just 50 games. Is that right? That's your opinion?

Yea, adding Melo and losing those two will hurt your defense. How many times you want me to say it? And when the fuck did I say you'd struggle to win 50 games? Stop fabricating shit.

 

You're the one implying your are better than last year, so are you saying you'll win more than 65? I asked that a few days ago. Why you ducking....

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Michael Carter-Williams sucked last season in Charlotte, then Houston signed him for the minimum just like they did with Mbah a Moute.

 

He's looking great so far with the Rockets just like Mbah a Moute did. Go figure. Maybe being surrounded by great players makes a difference?

What exactly did Luc look great at besides defense in HOU? Please tell me.

 

And we're are talking about MCW during preseason, during practice, really?

 

Gtfoh

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On 7/25/2018 at 2:57 PM, JakePA_Titan said:

I thought you said Melo made yall better? Why does Vegas disagree?

They have the Rockets winning 57 games and the Lakers winning just 48, so adding LBJ only gives the Lakers 13 more wins this season.

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16 minutes ago, Oiler FANatic said:

They have the Rockets winning 57 games and the Lakers winning just 48, so adding LBJ only gives the Lakers 13 more wins this season.

And losing Ariza, Luc, and adding Melo and the others gives yall a -8 difference. 

 

Lmao

 

Lakers = Progession

Rockets = Regression

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71 in a half. 100 through 3 quarters. 131 total.

 

Ouch. Melo outscored by MCW. Both shot 35% and 2-8 combined from three. (Here comes the attack on second year player Lonzo...)

 

Smdh.

 

Stros took a second straight loss after talking shit on social media. We'll hear about the "bad call" on Altuves almost HR. But HOU still ended up taking the lead so....just excuses after that...

 

But I'm sure I won't hear from OF unless LA loses tonight....

 

So good news is I prolly don't hear from him until Saturday. But HOU better pick up that D come Saturday if he wants to come back around anytime soon.

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On 10/16/2018 at 11:22 PM, JakePA_Titan said:

Rockets = Regression

What regression? It only took 10 games for Melo to lose his job to one of the most unheralded rookies in the NBA right now, Gary Clark.

 

He's probably one of the best defenders in this year's rookie class. The Rockets defense is actually better now than is was last season.

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On 11/18/2018 at 12:06 AM, Oiler FANatic said:

What regression? It only took 10 games for Melo to lose his job to one of the most unheralded rookies in the NBA right now, Gary Clark.

 

He's probably one of the best defenders in this year's rookie class. The Rockets defense is actually better now than is was last season.

Lmao. God are you a dumb homer. Melo didnt lose his job because of Clark. 

 

Hes shooting as bad as Lonzo did last year but hes supposed to be some great surprise? Lmao. 

 

He might play better D, and that's good for yall. But Melo lost his job because of what he is/isnt, not because of what Clark is. 

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You were right about the Rockets bench being so poor at the start of the season, but it has improved dramatically over the past few weeks.

 

They had guys like Melo, MCW, and Marquese Chriss getting minutes early on. Then injuries caused them to go even deeper into the bench.

 

Rookies like Gary Clark and Isaiah Hartenstein were forced into action, and both of them performed quite well in their first NBA season.

 

Then they added Brandon Knight to the rotation after a 22-month layoff, and as you would expect he didn't perform all that well either.

 

Things really improved when they added Danuel House, and after that they got even better when Nene returned to the lineup to back up Capela.

 

But the biggest addition has been Austin Rivers who they picked up after they lost CP3 for about a month. He was a huge signing for Houston.

 

Once Chris Paul returns later this month James Ennis will have a difficult time staying in the revamped rotation, unless they want to go 10-deep.

 

Paul, Harden, Capela, Gordon, and PJ Tucker will be starting with Rivers, House, Green, and Nene as the primary backups. Plus Ennis, if needed.

 

They might even consider starting Rivers and then let Paul come off the bench since he already plays PG with the 2nd unit. That could work.

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1 hour ago, Oiler FANatic said:

You were right about the Rockets bench being so poor at the start of the season,

Shocker. 

1 hour ago, Oiler FANatic said:

They might even consider starting Rivers and then let Paul come off the bench since he already plays PG with the 2nd unit. That could work.

A bum ass like Melo wouldnt come off the bench. You really think CP will be fine with sitting in favor of Rivers. Please. 

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On 1/2/2019 at 12:20 AM, JakePA_Titan said:

A bum ass like Melo wouldnt come off the bench.

That bum ass Melo did come off the bench after nearly setting an NBA record for the most consecutive starts to begin a career (#2 after Ewing).

 

Of course they didn't keep track of starts until the 70's, but they got him to do something he never considered doing while playing for the Thunder.

 

But there is still hope for Melo to join the Lakers as they continue to struggle in the 9th spot at 25-24 while LeBron gets to be a captain in the AS game.

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19 hours ago, Oiler FANatic said:

That bum ass Melo did come off the bench after nearly setting an NBA record for the most consecutive starts to begin a career (#2 after Ewing).

And still wasnt good enough...

19 hours ago, Oiler FANatic said:

 

Of course they didn't keep track of starts until the 70's, but they got him to do something he never considered doing while playing for the Thunder.

 

But there is still hope for Melo to join the Lakers as they continue to struggle in the 9th spot at 25-24 while LeBron gets to be a captain in the AS game.

Keep hoping for that. Melo is done and everyone knows it. Other than maybe him and you.

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Even after the Rockets gifted the Lakers with a win after the All-Star Break, they go ahead lose to the Pelicans and Grizzlies afterwards.

 

They failed miserably in trying to get AD and now the LBJ experiment appears to be in jeopardy. Playing in the West may be too much for him.

 

At 29-31 their playoff hopes hang by a thread, the Lakers probably need to win around 15 of their final 22 games just to have any realistic chance.

 

Why would any of the top free agents this summer want to join a team like this where Magic/LeBron is running it like a circus, not an pro team?

 

Meanwhile in Houston the Rockets struggled early during an 11-14 start and almost everyone was writing them off as no longer relevant to the NBA.

 

Then Harden turned the season around on December 13th against the Lakers with a 50-point triple double. The first game of his historic streak.

 

With injures to Chris Paul (18 games), Capela (15 games), Ennis (11 games), Gordon (9 games), and Nene (8 games) the reigning MVP took the team on his shoulders for the next 32 games scoring 30 or more points every game guiding them to a 21-11 record despite widespread criticism.

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On 2/26/2019 at 1:49 AM, Oiler FANatic said:

Even after the Rockets gifted the Lakers with a win after the All-Star Break, they go ahead lose to the Pelicans and Grizzlies afterwards.

 

They failed miserably in trying to get AD and now the LBJ experiment appears to be in jeopardy. Playing in the West may be too much for him.

The only ones that failed in the scenario were the Pelicans.

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At 29-31 their playoff hopes hang by a thread, the Lakers probably need to win around 15 of their final 22 games just to have any realistic chance.

SA is sitting 8th and ppl think the same exact thing about their hopes. Being that we are 11th or 12th, I'll take that outlook. 

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Why would any of the top free agents this summer want to join a team like this where Magic/LeBron is running it like a circus, not an pro team?

So trying to make a trade in which 50% of the ppl said wasn't good enough for AD has turned it into a circus? Magic and Pelinka were dumb for handling it the way they did, but circus is just a hater label. 

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Meanwhile in Houston the Rockets struggled early during an 11-14 start and almost everyone was writing them off as no longer relevant to the NBA.

Overdramatic sissy la la.

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Then Harden turned the season around on December 13th against the Lakers with a 50-point triple double. The first game of his historic streak.

Regular season means so much for none title holders. 

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With injures to Chris Paul (18 games), Capela (15 games), Ennis (11 games), Gordon (9 games), and Nene (8 games) the reigning MVP took the team on his shoulders for the next 32 games scoring 30 or more points every game guiding them to a 21-11 record despite widespread criticism 

 

Widespread criticism lmao

 

Kobe said yall couldnt win it all with a certain style of play. And he was 100% correct. The fact that the media twisted it and made it out to him being critical of Harden and you believe that is hilarious. Kobe even said what Harden was doing was phenomenal and WHAT HE NEEDED TO DO. 

 

The media got you fucked up big time. 

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On 2/27/2019 at 5:01 PM, JakePA_Titan said:

The media got you fucked up big time.

They eventually got things right with the Lakers, they're always slow but eventually they figure it out in the end. Snafu in LA, big time.

 

Now for the first time this season after operating at less than 100% for the past 67 games, the Rockets' roster is finally at full strength.

 

People doubted them early on when things were bad, and when Harden was carrying the team on his back during his streak he was criticized.

 

At last they have their full complement of players with 15 games left in the regular season and could go 11-deep if they chose to with Harden, Paul, Capela, Gordon, Tucker, Faried, Rivers, Green, House, Nene, and Shumpert. Flying under the radar even after winning 9 straight.

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