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Old 07-12-2019, 03:31 PM   #1
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Default I think the Rockets can win the title...

Yes, Westbrook can be a bonehead.

Yes, Harden can be a choker.

But I can see Westbrook dialing it back and being more traditional; his aggressiveness will of course be needed at times.

Westbrook is always hungry.

They'll have a chip on their shoulders because of the backlash they both receive.

If Capela is healthy, he can defend the paint and rim like a boss.

I ain't sleeping on them.
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Old 07-12-2019, 03:34 PM   #2
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Default Re: I think the Rockets can win the title...

they would get raped by the clippers.



pg and kawhi would lock harden and westbrook down.
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Old 07-12-2019, 03:39 PM   #3
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Default Re: I think the Rockets can win the title...

I think D'Antoni's system will benefit Westbrook and viceversa. I have no idea what Brooks and Donovan were trying to run but they clearly dismissed the idea of surrounding Westbrook/KD with shooters. Look how effective it was to surround KD with shooters in GSW (I know, Klay/Steph) so I believe Westbrook should handle the ball and attack the paint in order to find the open shooters. If he manages to do that effectively, you have a difficult pair to defend because Harden can shoot and pass at the elite level. Westbrook will not improve his shooting % at this point in his career but he can find a way to shoot more efficiently by taking better shots and deferring to harden whenever he can.
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Old 07-12-2019, 04:52 PM   #4
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Default Re: I think the Rockets can win the title...

Considering how much you actually understand the game of basketball this basically amounts to them having no chance.
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Old 07-12-2019, 05:00 PM   #5
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Default Re: I think the Rockets can win the title...

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Considering how much you actually understand the game of basketball this basically amounts to them having no chance.
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