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Old 12-09-2012, 05:46 AM   #16
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True, I never thought that McHale was a good coach. He always seems to be getting in squabbles with players, just like George Karl. His disagreements with Lowry really cost Houston.

However, this player rotation makes me wonder what's happening in terms of the coach and the front office. When highly-publicized acquisitions don't play, it raises the possibility that lots of negative stuff is happening behind the scenes.
Imo, McHale's major coaching issues are awareness related, having certain players play long minutes and the cluelessness and inflexibility in rotations. On the other hand, I think the Lowry dispute had a lot to do with Lowry's own preference to voice displeasure. Supposedly players look to him as a close member of the family so I can't comment on player relations.

Asik has been a solid acquisition however. He hasn't been playing great the past few games, and he can't seem to contain D Howard, but he has a broken nose and I'm sure that makes him tentative.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:15 AM   #17
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It's almost like they signed him for publicity not basketball. I know Lin got his money but this must be humiliating


Thats it in a nutshell they signed him to make them $$$, the guys a back up PG and thats where he should be playing.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:18 AM   #18
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Default Re: How awkward is it that Lin doesn't finish close games?

He is just not good enough.When Toney Douglas is outplaying you, you know you suck.
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:41 AM   #19
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Lin's just not that good...

He's not starting material, Douglas isn't either but at least Douglas tries to get involved on offense. Lin is just hiding in the corner..
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:49 AM   #20
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It happened again tonight even though he was playing pretty well. Pretty despicable way to treat a FA you just signed.
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:04 AM   #21
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It happened again tonight even though he was playing pretty well. Pretty despicable way to treat a FA you just signed.

Bad coach. Trade Lin to the Lakers so he can learn from Nash. Pnr with D12 be nice like what it was like with Chandler.
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:08 AM   #22
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Bad coach. Trade Lin to the Lakers so he can learn from Nash. Pnr with D12 be nice like what it was like with Chandler.

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Old 12-15-2012, 01:14 AM   #23
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Default Re: How awkward is it that Lin doesn't finish close games?

I think it's safe to say that he's not a distributing PG. He's a scoring PG who plays best when he's the leading scorer; with a bunch role players.

He had his best game as a Rocket when Harden was out. He had his best games in New York when Melo and/or Amare was injured.

The problem is, no team would ever build around him. So his best bet would be becoming a 6th Man and run the second unit.
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:21 AM   #24
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I think it's safe to say that he's not a distributing PG. He's a scoring PG who plays best when he's the leading scorer; with a bunch role players.

He had his best game as a Rocket when Harden was out. He had his best games in New York when Melo and/or Amare was injured.

The problem is, no team would ever build around him. So his best bet would be becoming a 6th Man and run the second unit.

He does a fine job at distributing from the games that I've watched. He'd also have more assist if Asik would stuff it.
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:26 AM   #25
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Can you please stop proposing trades in which we get butchered? Thanks.
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Old 12-15-2012, 06:25 AM   #26
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The coaching staff has absolutely no faith in Lin at all. It is so blatantly obvious. Sampson is the chief culprit.

Not even a monster game against the spurs: 38 pts, 7 assists, 4-5 3's, and 12/12 from the line is enough to sway them. Lin destroyed the spurs' defense singlehandedly. And it's no surprise that Asik had a career high in points, or that TD scored effortlessly, either.

When Harden's on the floor, the ball just stops. He's just as bad for an offense as Carmelo, if not worse. All of the other players just stand around and watch. They're afraid to shoot, lest they piss off the coaching staff, especially sampson, who has poisoned mchale's weak mind.

I suspect this situation is going to get very ugly over the next few months.
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When Harden's on the floor, the ball just stops. He's just as bad for an offense as Carmelo, if not worse. All of the other players just stand around and watch. They're afraid to shoot, lest they piss off the coaching staff, especially sampson, who has poisoned mchale's weak mind.

I suspect this situation is going to get very ugly over the next few months.

Your completely right trade Harden away or bench him like the Knicks should have done to Melo and the Warriors should have done to Curry, don't NBA teams learn that Lin is the GOAT?

If Lin was a starter the Rockets would be 22-0 not battling at 500., what is the coaching staff thinking seriously? You have a potential All Star starter and sure shot Hall of Famer on the bench in the 4th come on. (yes this was a troll)
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Old 12-15-2012, 08:49 AM   #28
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Your completely right trade Harden away or bench him like the Knicks should have done to Melo and the Warriors should have done to Curry, don't NBA teams learn that Lin is the GOAT?

If Lin was a starter the Rockets would be 22-0 not battling at 500., what is the coaching staff thinking seriously? You have a potential All Star starter and sure shot Hall of Famer on the bench in the 4th come on. (yes this was a troll)

These guys are idiots, seriously.

The Lin fans must be the most stupid fans ever, they whine all the time. I've been a Rocket fan for years and these delusional Lin fans even called me out for being a fake Rocket fan because I wasn't a huge fan of Lin.

When Harden killed teams in the beginning of the season they called Harden a ball-hog, when Lin didn't get much playing time they called both McHale and Sampson racists, when Lin doesn't put up many assists they blame Asik..

You got to understand one thing with these annoying Lin-fans, it's never Lin's fault and if something doesn't go very well for Lin it's either Harden's fault, the racist coaches fault or Asik's fault that he can't finish...
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racist coaches fault or Asik's fault that he can't finish...

It's not racist at all tho that Lin is pretty much getting voted into the All-star game strictly based on his stunning play this year in which hes torching every other PG tho and not which race he is.
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These guys are idiots, seriously.

The Lin fans must be the most stupid fans ever, they whine all the time. I've been a Rocket fan for years and these delusional Lin fans even called me out for being a fake Rocket fan because I wasn't a huge fan of Lin.

When Harden killed teams in the beginning of the season they called Harden a ball-hog, when Lin didn't get much playing time they called both McHale and Sampson racists, when Lin doesn't put up many assists they blame Asik..

You got to understand one thing with these annoying Lin-fans, it's never Lin's fault and if something doesn't go very well for Lin it's either Harden's fault, the racist coaches fault or Asik's fault that he can't finish...
I blame the refs...they're racists.
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