Preseason games discussion thread 2019

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How many times will the phrase "it's only preseason" be used in this thread on average?

Once every 10 pages or more
12
8%
Once every 8 pages
0
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Once every 6 pages
1
1%
Once every 4 pages
6
4%
Once every 3 pages
11
7%
Once every 2 pages
25
17%
Once every page
24
16%
Twice every page
24
16%
Thrice or more every page
47
31%
 
Total votes: 150

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Preseason games discussion thread 2019 

Post#1 » by zimpy27 » Fri Oct 4, 2019 5:38 am

Here is a link to the preseason schedule: https://basketball.realgm.com/nba/preseason/schedule

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Post#2 » by zimpy27 » Fri Oct 4, 2019 5:39 am

Clippers vs Houston happening right now in Hawaii.

Rockets are looking good!
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Post#3 » by zimpy27 » Fri Oct 4, 2019 5:44 am

Lou Will looks fired up already.
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Post#4 » by frothbrain » Fri Oct 4, 2019 5:53 am

clipps looking good without george and kawhi.

rockets look like theyll need to play harden 44 minutes a night to remain competitive.
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Post#5 » by zimpy27 » Fri Oct 4, 2019 5:55 am

frothbrain wrote:clipps looking good without george and kawhi.

rockets look like theyll need to play harden 44 minutes a night to remain competitive.


Yeah, they are not that deep. They need one of Harden or Westbrook in the game at all times but they built a strong lead with Harden on the floor.
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Post#6 » by Duke4life831 » Fri Oct 4, 2019 6:02 am

Zubac lost a ton of weight. Dude looks like he is in great shape.
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Post#7 » by Catchall » Fri Oct 4, 2019 6:19 am

It's a hot take, but the Clippers' PGs are sub-par playmakers. I think that's going to hold them back.
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Post#8 » by Shock Defeat » Fri Oct 4, 2019 6:21 am

Harden is going HAM.

NBA is not ready for this man. Step back 3 is the most unstoppable shot in all of basketball.
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Post#9 » by Catchall » Fri Oct 4, 2019 6:22 am

frothbrain wrote:clipps looking good without george and kawhi.

rockets look like theyll need to play harden 44 minutes a night to remain competitive.


I think equally, the Clippers need both of their stars or they're going to struggle to score. They're moving the ball around the perimeter, but they're not getting good looks.
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Post#10 » by ken6199 » Fri Oct 4, 2019 6:25 am

Same old Rockets that need Harden to do everything for them. Mixed feeling watching this.
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Post#11 » by ken6199 » Fri Oct 4, 2019 6:27 am

Ans just heard Westbrook will be playing in Tokyo. That would be the real first meaningful preseason game for them.
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Post#12 » by zimpy27 » Fri Oct 4, 2019 6:27 am

Catchall wrote:It's a hot take, but the Clippers' PGs are sub-par playmakers. I think that's going to hold them back.


Yeah they look a little disorganized, they don't have Kawhi or PG13 out there though, so it's hard to know what their true offense will look like.

I think the C position is going to be hard for them. Managing Harrell and Zubac. I just have a feeling that Zubac should be played more but they may not pull the trigger on that in order to appease Harrell. Unless Harrell can be a PF and get his outside shot going? He looks a little over-powered as a C at times.
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Post#13 » by Catchall » Fri Oct 4, 2019 6:38 am

ken6199 wrote:Same old Rockets that need Harden to do everything for them. Mixed feeling watching this.


They're playing fast, run-and-gun D'Antoni ball, trying to shoot 3s early. They've missed a bunch of them. They don't have a ton of movement in the half court though, it's basically James Harden breaking down his guy and either lobbing, finishing or kicking back out.
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Post#14 » by zimpy27 » Fri Oct 4, 2019 6:49 am

Harden's sideways one-footed corner 3 move is another foul factory.
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Re: Preseason games discussion thread 2019 

Post#15 » by Dynamix » Fri Oct 4, 2019 7:15 am

It's only preseason.
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Post#16 » by SpreeS » Fri Oct 4, 2019 7:49 am

22 FGA
20 FTA
7 AST
2 TOV
28 MIN

How many times need to lose in PO, that these HOU idiots start to understand: it isn’t winning basketball.
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Post#17 » by TheNewEra » Fri Oct 4, 2019 7:56 am

zimpy27 wrote:
Catchall wrote:It's a hot take, but the Clippers' PGs are sub-par playmakers. I think that's going to hold them back.


Yeah they look a little disorganized, they don't have Kawhi or PG13 out there though, so it's hard to know what their true offense will look like.

I think the C position is going to be hard for them. Managing Harrell and Zubac. I just have a feeling that Zubac should be played more but they may not pull the trigger on that in order to appease Harrell. Unless Harrell can be a PF and get his outside shot going? He looks a little over-powered as a C at times.


We were definitely disorganized in our first preseason game. Beverly has to play more in control with the ball and need to get Harkless some easy buckets. Shamet and Robinson were ice cold tonight. We are going to just need more reps to work out the kinks but the ball was moving off hand offs.

The center situation I couldn’t agree more and we had issues with this last season. The interior defense is night and day between Zubac and Harrell. Harrell may be slowing down because he has to do more scoring with the 2nd unit but Doc Rivers plays him these insanely long stretches and it kills our interior defense and rebounding. Harrell is a important cog but he’s still a undersized energy player so when you burn him out things like the 2nd quarter happen.

For this team to really hit I agree that Zubac needs to continue to develop and play more. Zu shouldn’t be eliminated from closing games just because he’s young when he’s playing better. Harrell is in a contract year and they are trying to keep him happy but the theme of the team was sacrifices. Even the 1st rounder rookie Kabengele didn’t get in the game until late
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Post#18 » by Adam Stern » Fri Oct 4, 2019 8:22 am

SpreeS wrote:22 FGA
20 FTA
7 AST
2 TOV
28 MIN

How many times need to lose in PO, that these HOU idiots start to understand: it isn’t winning basketball.


That might make sense if the Rockets were perennial bottom feeders...or struggling to make the playoffs...or getting bounced in the first round...or losing to lesser teams.
From what I've seen, the Rockets win plenty.

Oh and It's only preseason :D
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Post#19 » by SpreeS » Fri Oct 4, 2019 9:39 am

Adam Stern wrote:
SpreeS wrote:22 FGA
20 FTA
7 AST
2 TOV
28 MIN

How many times need to lose in PO, that these HOU idiots start to understand: it isn’t winning basketball.


That might make sense if the Rockets were perennial bottom feeders...or struggling to make the playoffs...or getting bounced in the first round...or losing to lesser teams.
From what I've seen, the Rockets win plenty.

Oh and It's only preseason :D


Houston has/had the highest expectations every season, but the best win was against 56 win LAC in 2015, where Harden choked a lot. UTAH and DAL were next two teams with 50 wins were beaten by Harden in 7 years. That is all. There arent big wins in Harden PO resume: no GSW, no SAN, no OKC
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Re: Preseason games discussion thread 2019 

Post#20 » by BIG FURB » Fri Oct 4, 2019 1:54 pm

Kings are looking real good to start this game

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