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^ He looks less athletic/quick than when he first entered the league. I think some more offseason weight training could be added for a 22 year old to take another step in those areas. but you might be right...who knows. I think it's on him


Pringles was tripping a little, but I though he did a good job of shadowing Steven Adams with Nene. That's the only big that can legitimately kill us with the RWB PnR but Nene leans on him enough to help slow them down. Taj is good in post iso, but they don't find that matchup within flow of that basic offense. Kanter maybe, but he's too food on defense for them to leave him out there very long
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Man, idc what yall say laugh.gif Melo would be deadly at the 4 catching wide open 3s right now. I heard he likes strippers nerd.gif

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Only problem we don't have the contracts to match in a deal that makes sense to use to get him.
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^ He looks less athletic/quick than when he first entered the league. I think some more offseason weight training could be added for a 22 year old to take another step in those areas. but you might be right...who knows. I think it's on him

Capela is too deliberate in his movements, not really a fluid athlete. He can get a little more athletic but I don't think he'll ever be fast twitchy or super explosive.
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Only problem we don't have the contracts to match in a deal that makes sense to use to get him.

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I prolly wouldn't entertain losing EG too easily, but I'd entertain some other options




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Capela is too deliberate in his movements, not really a fluid athlete. He can get a little more athletic but I don't think he'll ever be fast twitchy or super explosive.


He doesn't need to be a bunch more athletic imo. Just power/explosion/strength. Not really tripping much off his quick twitch. He can overcome some of that by just getting his awareness up so he can see plays faster/be in better position. He's terrible at interior defensive positioning
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He doesn't need to be a bunch more athletic imo. Just power/explosion/strength. Not really tripping much off his quick twitch. He can overcome some of that by just getting his awareness up so he can see plays faster/be in better position. He's terrible at interior defensive positioning


To me he's plenty athletic, it's he stamina that's the biggest problem. I swear he can't play more than 5 minutes without being visibly winded.
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Only problem we don't have the contracts to match in a deal that makes sense to use to get him.

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I prolly wouldn't entertain losing EG too easily, but I'd entertain some other options


This is the only one I'd entertain tbh.

And agreed about Capela's stamina, it's VERY apparent when he's tired laugh.gif
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^ no doubt, I threw those few together easily....point being, we have pieces to make it work if we want. Maybe throw in a 3rd team and/or involve picks.

and totally agree with Clint's conditioning. That can be corrected. It looked like it was on the up in that regard....from late last year up until his injury....fell off after. But I think experience and film should help him with his defensive positioning/awareness, even when he's tired.
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You can see his teammates like Beverley last night barking on him trying to teach him that you can impose your will but he doesn't think he can.

He is only 22 but i don't know if he got in him to turn into the player we need.

Idk about Melo man. I really want Paul George
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You can see his teammates like Beverley last night barking on him trying to teach him that you can impose your will but he doesn't think he can.

He is only 22 but i don't know if he got in him to turn into the player we need.

Idk about Melo man. I really want Paul George


Yo, if PG wanted to come to Houston, I'd trade literally any player except for JH. ANY. and I'd give up any pick for the next 5 years. Melo would be a role player (theoretically). We'd have to talk to him and feel comfortable he understands his role.


and I mostly hear yall on Clint, I just think he has some ceiling left after that injury derailed him a little...but I'm all for shipping him for a bigger paint presence if that option becomes available. We might be able to finesse somebody for a young big that will actually be physical on the interior.
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I'd take PG but he's shown to be a crappy teammate recently. Not sure how he would take being second fiddle to Harden.
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I'd take PG but he's shown to be a crappy teammate recently. Not sure how he would take being second fiddle to Harden.

Ehh, I'd be frustrated too if the ball found it's way to CJ Miles in crunch time and Lance Stephenson started running away from the ball after being hot laugh.gif
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I hope we sweep these cats
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Just hoping for the win tonight
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Win tonight would be huge. Series could easily be 1-1 right now. Hopefully we can continue to force bad shots by russ and keep him away from the free throw line.
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Rockets in 5
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Win tonight would be huge. Series could easily be 1-1 right now. Hopefully we can continue to force bad shots by russ and keep him away from the free throw line.

That, and hopefully road Ryno shows up. I'm just glad that Rockets haven't been solely relying on 3s. Seems like MDA set in their heads to get into the paint if there's a slump from the perimeter early. the 3s have come more naturally so far.
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Capela with 1 rebound at the half. Gonna need a better effort than that
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Missed opportunity to steal one. Not mad at Harden going for the win there either. Westbrook's teammates played their hearts our and still had a chance to get beat. No moral victories, but I feel like they can win this next game, then close them out at home. It's very important to get rebounds and second chance points though. Capela and Nene got us nothing, and Bev didn't have his standout defense like the previous games. One thing that should change though is when Lou Will gets the hot hand, keep him in there. Felt like he was taken out sooner than he should have. Gotta recoup and get a win.
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Oh yea, forgot to mention they probably wouldn't have to struggle and fight with OKC if they didn't get down 13+ points early. That takes too much energy when you're having to different yourself out of holes like that.
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Yeah that slow start **** has to stop. We ended up with more offensive rebounds, but I swear it felt like they got like twice as many as we did. Every time we needed a stop, it seemed like we'd get one, but then they'd get the offensive rebound and end up scoring on a second chance opportunity.

The thing I'm worried about is I think all of okc's role players are actually decent. They just never get to get into the flow of the game since Westbrook is always going for his own numbers. After all the criticism russ got after the fourth quarter in game 2, he seemed to go out of his way to get his teammates involved and that's why they shot so well. Hopefully we can do a better job of containing them and making russ force things more.

The outside shot just hasn't been falling. We ended the game with 10 assists as a team. Harden also has to be careful with the ball in the first. His 4 or 5 turnovers in the quarter are one of the reasons we were down so big early.

Not mad at coach for not calling timeout. Got a decent look, but it just didn't go down. After all those years worrying about tmac disappearing in the fourth quarter during the playoffs, it's a blessing to have a star that actually gets points and makes plays with the game on the line.
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Why'd they take out Lou Williams if he was hot.
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Oh man those early TO's were annoying, it's like Harden and Ariza dipped their hands in butter before the game started. Those were terribly careless possessions, mostly unforced turnovers.

And I actually do think OKC has a handful of bad role players, or at least mediocre ones. Norris Cole hit 2 3s and hadn't been a factor in a game since he was on the Heat. Grant and McDermott shouldn't be doing anything either when they can barely even get on the court.
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Actually surprised we had a chance to win it with the way OKC shot it.


Andre Roberson has made 6 3's while shooting 50% in this series. He shot 24% in the regular season. That's crazy.
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Actually surprised we had a chance to win it with the way OKC shot it.


Andre Roberson has made 6 3's while shooting 50% in this series. He shot 24% in the regular season. That's crazy.

They should be running him off the line. His release is slow and terrible
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What is Roberson's series average, like 15ppg?? That's atrocious for a guy that was averaging 6 in the regular season. And who the hell is Abrines?? That's 8 points from someone I dont even remember in an OKC uni.

I didn't realize we out-rebounded them, but it sure didn't feel like it.

Also didn't help that we didn't get much from Bev. Dude finished with ONE point. Didn't get a lot from Nene either, when he had been very solid the first two games. And Capela reverted back to timid Capela. 5 points and 2 rebounds is terrible for this point in the series. Adams was working him the whole time.
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