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Faried’s Role

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by dje243, Feb 2, 2019.

  1. dje243

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    Kenneth Faried is posting career highs since coming to Houston in nearly every category. It is a small sample size but nothing he’s doing seems unsustainable. He is doing the things that made him a force years ago in Denver. It seems all he needed was an elite play maker and the right system to thrive. So what is his role moving forward? If the rockets are able to acquire DJ will they be able to find minutes for Faried? Is there any chance they’ll give him a shot as a more “traditional” PF or has that ship completely sailed? What’s his role on this team in the playoffs?
     
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    To be an unstoppable force
     
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    Honestly, I don't think we need DJ.

    There's only 5 games to go before the break, and they're all winnable games (OKC is the toughest out). I say we ride with what we have, knowing we get Capela back after the break.

    If there wasn't that break, DJ should be considered.
     
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    Our defense with Faried at the 5 is trash. And we aren't gonna play him much at the 4 and have 2 non shooters on the floor.

    When Capela gets back I think his best chance is situational bench energy, and backup 5 against small teams.
     
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    No chance he plays the 4 here, and if (it's a big if as today) we're going to get DJ, depends on what happens with Capela, cause DJ would make Capela expendable (i'm not saying we should trade him). But assuming we end up with all three of them, i guess Faried is going to warm the bench in most of the games.
     
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    i really like faried but deandre is just better for the rockets off the bench.

    and a 4 that can shoot is a fundamental part of morey / dantoni's strategy for spacing reasons.

    it's the main reason they play undersized pj at the 4,
     
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    Faried would be good at the 4 as long as we have a defensive focused 5 that can also shoot...which we don’t.
     
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    Capela is much better than DJ. Anyone who thinks otherwise is basketball dumb
    DJ can't even be on the court in the fourth quarter due to intentional fouling, he has zero post game, can he defend KD or curry or Klay on the perimeter???
    F'ing joke that people would be blind to what capela can do just because they are used to it.
     
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    He is nice to be kept around long term if he accepts minimum.
    We still need a taller backup center. Hopefully Hart can develop into that role.
     
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    He did attempt a three yesterday, so perhaps this is the rebirth of K3nn3th Fari3d?

    But more seriously, I think his role is to be a Montrezl Harrell type with more defensive awareness, though still not a "good" defender per se. Pure energy, sparkplug type of dude who changes the complexion of any game he enters into. I hope get continues to get minutes throughout the season, regardless of who we bring in.
     
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    Mark Aguirre 2.0
     
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    Faried's per 100 possessions are consistent with his career numbers. He's not doing anything different than what he's been doing his entire career. I hope we can keep him in the off season.
     
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    Faried feasting on backups when Capela comes back has me salivating
     
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    If we get Dj... then im afraid there will be no space for KF in the reg season MOST OF THE TIME.... I love the guy and he is a magical FIT!

    He wont be able to play the 4 with clint or DJ as he cant shoot.

    But he will be a bench energy guy.... and also a force when teams go small in the playoffs...then we can use him as a 5.

    He will be very useful for when we match up against the warriors when they play green at the 5.

    IF we get DJ, big IF.... KF will still be used... just situational basketball.
     
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    Faried is a Capela-lite version.
    per basketball-reference.com (18/19 w/Houston)
    Stat........................Faried...................................Capela............(Faried last 4 gms as starter....not including tonight)
    Minutes...................30.7........................................34.2........................33.8 mins
    Pts...........................16.5.......................................17.6..........................18.8 pts
    OReb........................3.8.........................................5.0............................4.8
    DReb........................5.3.........................................7.6............................5.5
    TReb.........................9.2........................................12.6..........................10.3
    blks............................1.2........................................1.8............................1.0
    FT%...........................56.3%...................................62.6%......................62.5 FT%

    36-min stat.................Faried...................................Capela
    Pts...............................19.4.......................................18.5
    OReb...........................4.5..........................................5.2
    DReb............................6.3.........................................8.0
    TReb............................10.9.......................................13.2
    blks...............................1.4.........................................1.9

    I’ve always said Capela is a product of the system and I wouldn’t pay over $15 Mil if I can find someone who
    can jump and deposit the lobs well.

    Salary
    Faried est. $917.272...............Capela est $15.4 Mil.

    This is why I have hinted at trading Capela once DJ comes along......but it would be a nice luxury to keep both for
    the rest of the season as well.
     
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    Need a 4/5 that can shoot. Then P.J. can play less, and we can play real size with Capela, Faried, and said shooting 4/5. Mirotic seems logical.
     
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    We have Capela locked up to a good contract, whereas DJ would come for what, the last few months of the season? Not sure this would be wise for the future.
     
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    Faried just can't play defense like an actual center. He can def a spark plug off the bench though
     
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    We finally have a good problem is dj comes
     
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