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vrortiz: so that was D Mayberry talking with Berry?
Don't think Dallas would take that offer anyway.
I'm not too fond of giving up K-Mart on that deal anyways.
Part of me wonders if we wouldn't be just fine without a trade if we would just give our bench more minutes to develop some level of continuity and confidence.
OJ Mayo is a pretty good defender as well. I'd like that trade.
Does anyone where I can get a live stream for tonight's game? I'm out of state right now. It's not on national TV is it?
Looking forward to seeing Durant own Harden again.
Defense has been so shitty in this game.
Sloppy Sloppy Sloppy.
I mean, that's what you're gonna have when you play the Thunder and Rockets play because they both go all offense all the time.
Nice run at the end of the 2nd. 68 points in the 1st half...quality D from Houston. We need to Harden to pick up another foul or two and this game will be over.
Wow...this is turning into a fantastic performance. Both ends of the floor.
Why does Harden struggle so much against the Thunder? He's been straight horrible in both games, but good against everyone else.
30 point win. Westbrook played great tonight.
This is to SG, I have to eat crow about RJ... He is starting to turn it around... I'm glad he is though, didn't think it was in him.
But, it doesn't help that Harden is still playing isolation ball in Houston, and OKC knows his tendencies really really really well.
Damn. Thunder played fantastic tonight. It's sick how good this team is when Russ plays well.
Kevin Martin looked really good tonight off and on the ball.
If Reggie Jackson can turn what are currently his best minutes into fairly standard minutes for him, we'll be glad to have him on the bench.
It's amazing how shitty Durant can play and make 16 points look so easy. His first like 15 minutes were AWFUL. Then he said "**** you ****es, I'm Kevin Durant"
"I felt comfortable," Westbrook said. "It's probably the first night all year I shot the ball well. I've got to put two games together."
Pretty interesting commentary from Westbrook on his performance so far.
NBA - Harden can't do it alone
James Harden was 2-for-6 (33.3 percent) on isolation plays Saturday and is 3-for-12 (25.0 percent) on that play type against the Thunder this season. Overall, Harden is playing more in isolation with the Rockets than he did with the Thunder, and is not having the same success on that play type.
about 12 hours ago | ESPN Stats and Information
What exactly is your point, dumbass? James Harden is a bad player? Every player is going to have off-shooting nights. Even Michael Jordan had clunker. You don't have to post stats either, my reading comprehension is fine. Are you trying to downgrade Harden's impact this year? He isn't having the same success on isolation, b/c he doesn't have Westbrook or Durant in Houston. He has Omer Asik and Chandler Parsons. BIG TIME DIFFERENCE. Houston needs him to shoot a lot anyways, they're fairly limited offensively. And don't have to post offensive numbers from Houston as a team either, I can tell they're a top scoring team in the NBA. I'm just saying compared to other teams in the West, they're not as deep or talented. You can keep blowing smoke out your ass, but I'm not buying it. James Harden is legit. Top 5 in scoring, and top 10 in PER.
Bad shooting night =/= Bad player. I've watched James Harden numerous times this year, as Houston is my 2nd favorite team after the Thunder. I followed them growing up, since they had Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler. There was a difference in the way Harden has played against OKC, and the way he has played against all other teams in the NBA. He has been horribad against OKC. He had some not-so-great shooting games against other NBA teams, but that doesn't mean he played horrible in them.
That's a beautiful story, I'm glad you have two favorite teams.I've watched James Harden numerous times this year, as Houston is my 2nd favorite team after the Thunder. I followed them growing up, since they had Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler.
This is asinine. Sure, the first game he played against OKC was particularly bad. He had 7 blocks against, his shooting was atrocious, and he did nothing the help the team...but that could well have had to do as much with the fact that not 12 hours earlier he was at a funeral for a 23 year old girl.There was a difference in the way Harden has played against OKC, and the way he has played against all other teams in the NBA. He has been horribad against OKC.
As for last night's game, let me restate the fact that you branded it as horrible. It was, in fact, not that bad of a game. It was, in fact, as good or better than 38% of his games this season, or, in other words, a fairly routine/average performance for Harden. Let me restate the fact that Harden has had some incredible games this season. Even so, he has played much worse against worse competition than the Thunder.
I get it, you're trying to troll me. Well, I'm not playing your game. If you want to believe James Harden is a bad player, than you're entitled to your misguided opinion. I'm not going to sit here and listen to it. I don't have enough time on my hand to argue with a witless wonder.
Have a nice day.
Rich. Somebody calls you out for putting words in their mouth and that means they're trolling you.
Next time, don't make asinine assertions and get defensive when people call you out on it.
...For the record, my personal opinion is that Harden is in a dead-heat contest to be the best SG in the league, and will probably be the best SG starting next year, as Bryant and Wade are starting to show serious age. But this was never about opinions...simply about facts...none of which you brought to the table in this entire "discussion"
Everybody making judgements on the backup point using visions of pre injury Maynor and raw rookie Reggie. I like Maynor, but it bothered me that Reggie was viewed as just some scrub.
Last night during the game he was at the 1 and Russ was at the 2 and wanted the ball and Reggie turned him down and rotated the ball in the opposite direction. Reggie would have never done that in a million years last year.
Haha the people on that Rockets link are absolutely slamming Aldrich. I kinda feel like I'd be saying the same thing were he still with the Thunder.
I think the Rockets are going to cut Daequan. When evaluating this trade you must also consider that Presti got rid of some mistakes. Whoever was going to get Harden, also had to take Lazar, Daequan and Aldrich. One was cut immediately, another is about to get cut and the fans hate the only one remaining. And they are on guaranteed contracts so the Rockets still have to pay them. lulz