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  • #46
    Originally posted by imawhat View Post
    Doug McDermott was our first free agent signing. We signed him at like 12:02am, as if to prevent him from signing elsewhere.
    Yep Pacers wanted him bad.
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    • #47
      Not time to throw in the towel on McDermott. Many would have done the same with Bogie 20 games into the season last year.

      Was unable to see the game due to travel but in the highlights I caught this morning it really looked like the Pacers undoing was failure to guard & close out on the 3-ball late. It also looked like Vic made some big shots but that last three was not a good end game look. I like the Vic iso late in a game when any score will do but if a three is needed would much rather see Vic get a catch while moving off a screen. Much easier for him to manufacture the necessary space off that type of action.

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      • #48
        McDermott would probably perform better if the Pacers had something that resembled an offensive system. Dipo is my favorite Pacer now and while he is awesome he's become too ball dominant. The ball needs to move better as it did earlier in the season. We've been successful but we cannot go far unless we get others involved. This is why I want Domas playing more minutes. He shares the ball and in fact, as the C, led the team in assists.
        Vnzla81: Yep pretty much, they cut him because they were going to get "their guy" they couldn't get option 1,2,3,4,5 then they went to Lance he said "no thanks" and they had no other choice but to get Lance 2.0 for three times the cost.

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        • #49
          Free throw shooting cost us the game. As previously stated 67% from the line will rarely beat good teams.

          On an optimistic note...Turner and Sabonis combined to play 53.76 minutes. Against Boston they combined for 55.08 minutes. That means in the last 2 games they have averaged a combined 54.42 minutes per game. They are playing about 6 minutes per game together. In theory, that means they should each be playing around 27 mpg. That's the direction a lot of us have wanted to see.

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          • #50
            Originally posted by Peck View Post
            Myles three or four times was visibly mad at both Thad & Victor for not picking up Clint when Myles rotated. Who he should have been mad at was either Nate or Dan Burke (whoever was calling the defensive plays) because there was zero need for Myles to rotate and it did not give either Thad or Victor time to rotate themselves. Even when they did that just left the corner three wide open again.
            I just want to point out this is not one of the dismissable posters saying this, it's Peck.

            I thought Myles lost his defense completely in the paint in the second half. For the first game this season he was letting guys get behind him, and it was clearly frustrating him no end.

            However, the one thing he was doing right in that half was using his length to deny Harden 3-point shots. I turned to my wife and said I really wanted him just to defend Harden after the third time he disrupted the shot. No one else was able to do that from the time Myles sat down, and every time Sabonis got switched onto him ended up with either an easy three or an easy pass into the lane for a score.

            A couple of times Myles got aggressive and I was thinking that if he could do that he'd be so much easier to leave in the game, but the truth of the matter is that if he isn't effective on defense he needs to be on the bench.
            BillS

            A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
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            • #51
              Originally posted by Downtown Bang! View Post
              Not time to throw in the towel on McDermott. Many would have done the same with Bogie 20 games into the season last year.
              On one hand this is true. You never know how much 'fit' will factor into the equation. Vic/Domas are completely different players here than ORL/OKC because they fit much better. Every new environment provides an opportunity to improve.


              On the other hand, I don't need to sip hydrochloric acid 82 times to know it's not a good drink.

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              • #52
                Originally posted by imawhat View Post



                On the other hand, I don't need to sip hydrochloric acid 82 times to know it's not a good drink.
                Drinking hydrochloric acid results in better health for 87.2 percent of adults, according to the BCM3 advanced stat.
                "Look, it's up to me to put a team around ... Lance right now." —Kevin Pritchard press conference

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                • #53
                  Honestly, I think Nate lost this game. Yes he gave Domas minutes, but DC being put back in for CoJo was baffling. Also he needed to give Domas some type of breather early in the 4th. Playing him 18 and a half straight minutes is insanity.

                  Bojan again closes even though he was not very useful. Why did we go out and get Tyreke? Surely not just to lead the second unit, I thought he was supposed to help take pressure off Vic late in games as well. So I'm not sure what's going on there.

                  7-4 is still good and if we beat Philly we all would have taken a 2-1 stretch through this home stand, but these are issues we will need to think about if we want to actually compete to win the East.


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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by imawhat View Post
                    Heck of a time to prove a point with that tech, Nate.

                    Our losses this season have been a lot more frustrating, each with a unique set of reasons. The tech, our ISO plays the entire fourth, the refs, etc. all made for a frustrating loss.

                    I hate losing to that soulless team.
                    Where was the tech when Bojan took the elbow to the dome and Vic was getting murdered? Nate's always been bad about that sort of thing.


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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by BlueNGold View Post
                      McDermott would probably perform better if the Pacers had something that resembled an offensive system. Dipo is my favorite Pacer now and while he is awesome he's become too ball dominant. The ball needs to move better as it did earlier in the season. We've been successful but we cannot go far unless we get others involved. This is why I want Domas playing more minutes. He shares the ball and in fact, as the C, led the team in assists.
                      Doug doesn't play much with Vic though if at all.


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                      • #56
                        I also want to know if it was Domas's decision to continue to show the ball to Harden or if that was how the coaches were instructing him, but it was absolutely idiotic.


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                        • #57
                          Originally posted by BlueNGold View Post

                          That was the difference. That and 47 three attempts versus 27.

                          The Pacers need to take some notes. The Rockets play the right way and that's beyond the 3 point arc. In today's game you don't have a choice.
                          No, see, this mentality is a problem with the NBA. When a team wins a game by 1) chucking fifty 3s and doing little else, 2) a guy gets calls because he "sells a lot of tickets/jerseys", and 3) a guy gets calls because he's "in cahoots with the NBA" as you put it, this is a problem. The Rockets play disgusting basketball. Watching this game was disgusting to me, as it usually is when I watch the Rockets. If I have to watch Harden iso casually by dribbling the ball out behind the 3 as the clock ticks 10 seconds, and then casually step back and hit a 3 one more time without any offensive movement, no team play, no swinging, nothing.... and then get the benefit of most foul calls, which is a recurring theme with Harden, in any game he plays because he, as people put it "is the aggressor", which is ******** because many players are "the aggressor" in this league and don't draw fouls at the rate he does (*cough*Oladipo*cough*).... I have a big problem with this style of basketball. If I want to watch that crap, I'll head down to the local Y where the kids do the exact same crap, because they watch the Rockets do it. It may be racking up a lot of wins with the way the league is currently (and incorrectly) structured, and I can't wait until the other teams figure out how to defend this Rockets nonsense (which they will) so we don't have to watch it anymore. As it stands now, they win a lot, and people get on here and spout stuff like "this is how to play". Makes me want to barf. This is why the kids grow up these days emulating this same crap, and have zero basketball skills except shooting 3s. It's why players like Domas Sabonis are like unicorns in this league because his dad taught him how to actually play basketball. I prefer watching Sabonis to Harden eight days a week.
                          Last edited by Kid Minneapolis; 11-06-2018, 01:53 PM.
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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by Kid Minneapolis View Post

                            No, see, this mentality is a problem with the NBA. When a team wins a game by 1) chucking fifty 3s and doing little else, 2) a guy gets calls because he "sells a lot of tickets/jerseys", and 3) a guy gets calls because he's "in cahoots with the NBA" as you put it, this is a problem. The Rockets play disgusting basketball. Watching this game was disgusting to me, as it usually is when I watch the Rockets. If I have to watch Harden iso casually by dribbling the ball out behind the 3 as the clock ticks 10 seconds, and then casually step back and hit a 3 one more time without any offensive movement, no team play, no swinging, nothing.... and then get the benefit of most foul calls, which is a recurring theme with Harden, in any game he plays because he, as people put it "is the aggressor", which is ******** because many players are "the aggressor" in this league and don't draw fouls at the rate he does (*cough*Oladipo*cough*).... I have a big problem with this style of basketball. If I want to watch that crap, I'll head down to the local Y where the kids do the exact same crap, because they watch the Rockets do it. It may be racking up a lot of wins with the way the league is currently (and incorrectly) structured, and I can't wait until the other teams figure out how to defend this Rockets nonsense (which they will) so we don't have to watch it anymore. As it stands now, they win a lot, and people get on here and spout stuff like "this is how to play". Makes me want to barf. This is why the kids grow up these days emulating this same crap, and have zero basketball skills except shooting 3s. It's why players like Domas Sabonis are like unicorns in this league because his dad taught him how to actually play basketball. I prefer watching Sabonis to Harden eight days a week.
                            I'm pretty sure you and I are the same age, so I'm sure this will be just discarded as grumpy old man talk. But damn if every word you said wasn't a thing of beauty.


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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by Peck View Post

                              I'm pretty sure you and I are the same age, so I'm sure this will be just discarded as grumpy old man talk. But damn if every word you said wasn't a thing of beauty.
                              I don't really think so (as far as just being old man talk). From what I've heard, most people who even like shooting tons of 3's dislike the Rockets style and Harden specifically. It is efficient and probably pretty close to the exact way he should play, but aesthetically pleasing it is not most of the time.

                              Part of that is being so isolation heavy. The rule changes that led to more 3's were great because they caused many less isolations. Isolation play is no more fun when it leads to a step back 3 pointer as it was when it led to a step back 15 footer. Houston still only isolates 13.6% of the time, but that leads the league by a mile.

                              And then they never pass the ball. 2nd fewest passes this season and last. And that's with being middle of the pack in pace and bottom 10 this year!

                              The ideals for new offense are probably either that Spurs team who destroyed Miami or the early GS teams. Those were really fun teams to watch because they spread the floor, made quick decisions, passed the ball around the floor, and finally found an open shooter. This Houston team has just found a way to break a system because they have a player who can stop or change direction s in ways other players can't.

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by Kid Minneapolis View Post

                                No, see, this mentality is a problem with the NBA. When a team wins a game by 1) chucking fifty 3s and doing little else, 2) a guy gets calls because he "sells a lot of tickets/jerseys", and 3) a guy gets calls because he's "in cahoots with the NBA" as you put it, this is a problem. The Rockets play disgusting basketball. Watching this game was disgusting to me, as it usually is when I watch the Rockets. If I have to watch Harden iso casually by dribbling the ball out behind the 3 as the clock ticks 10 seconds, and then casually step back and hit a 3 one more time without any offensive movement, no team play, no swinging, nothing.... and then get the benefit of most foul calls, which is a recurring theme with Harden, in any game he plays because he, as people put it "is the aggressor", which is ******** because many players are "the aggressor" in this league and don't draw fouls at the rate he does (*cough*Oladipo*cough*).... I have a big problem with this style of basketball. If I want to watch that crap, I'll head down to the local Y where the kids do the exact same crap, because they watch the Rockets do it. It may be racking up a lot of wins with the way the league is currently (and incorrectly) structured, and I can't wait until the other teams figure out how to defend this Rockets nonsense (which they will) so we don't have to watch it anymore. As it stands now, they win a lot, and people get on here and spout stuff like "this is how to play". Makes me want to barf. This is why the kids grow up these days emulating this same crap, and have zero basketball skills except shooting 3s. It's why players like Domas Sabonis are like unicorns in this league because his dad taught him how to actually play basketball. I prefer watching Sabonis to Harden eight days a week.
                                I totally agree with your sentiment and don't like where the league is right now. I was born in the mid 60's and prefer the game from 1985-2000. But it's not 20 years ago and even if it was much better basketball doesn't mean it can be successful in today's game.

                                As for the Rocket's style, I'm more talking about the volume of 3's. That is how to win today and there isn't anything anyone can do about it. No, I don't prefer it. But the team hanging a banner is going to be shooting 3's...a lot more than the Pacers.
                                Vnzla81: Yep pretty much, they cut him because they were going to get "their guy" they couldn't get option 1,2,3,4,5 then they went to Lance he said "no thanks" and they had no other choice but to get Lance 2.0 for three times the cost.

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