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Is Isaiah Hartenstein ready to contribute?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by harold bingo, Jul 2, 2019.

  1. BaselineFade

    BaselineFade Member
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    Yeah, I'm not sure if he will be ready to assume the primary back up 5 role this year. I think he still has a decent amount of upside but I think Morey needs to sign a veteran to back up Clint before it's too late.

    Chandler, Noah, or even Monroe would probably be more trust worthy at this point. And that is unfortunate.
     
  2. PeppermintCandy

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    Capela was really rough when he first headed to the G-League. But the Rockets hired Jack Sikma, big-man specialist and former Rockets assistant coach, to work exclusively with him down there. Capela made huge strides and IMO it was a pivotal stage in his development as a center.

    I may be wrong but I haven't seen the Rockets make that same investment when it came to Hartelstein (or any other rookie big, actually). Maybe it's because Hartelstein's more NBA ready than Capela was, and the Rockets think all he needs is playing time, but he seems more on his own.
     
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    Can't contribute when your coach doesn't trust you.

    He'll only be given a chance if Capela is exhausted or gets injured.
     
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    Not good enough with the 3 yet. To many wide open looks that are clanked after hesitating and slowly releasing. Confidence too low. Gotta put it up and nail it.

    The dribble drive game won't carry over to the NBA without him being able to rouse defenders to respond to his 3 ball.
     
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    This is what, I believe, Morey and Tilman dont understand we need length and youth. We delevop players that never ever get to see the pro court yet we have corpses running the floor.

    Is Capela/Hart the only ones that panned out? I thought we were building and developing our youth. What happen to Zhou Qi and Chinau Onuaku? Even if they sucked at shooting which I dont believe Qi did atleast, they simply could rebound.
     
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    No, just like Sam Dekker, he's not an NBA player
     
  7. Derp McFlopsky

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    It’s hard to judge his summer league performance because that team was not cohesive at all I think I thought he played well. Physically, he’s just a kid in a big body. Man strength is real and he’s a few years short of it, that is going to be his biggest “weakness” on the grown man level. Apparently, guys are going to flagrant foul him a lot so at least he’s tough enough to stick his nose in there anyway. His offensive skill is legit and he’s all effort on defense. I feel he could give 7 & 6 over 18 minutes this season or thereabouts and I don’t see how MDA would let him sit. Lots of potential, I’m interested to see if they’ll invest the time this season.
     
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  8. B-Bob

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    Depressing thread is depressing. :(
     
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    He looked better but he will not be able to compete against legit NBA backup bigs. Poor PJ will have to play backup center.
     
  10. anchel

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    I am really impressed with him. Compare his performance this year with his first year's SL, looks like a totally different player, lot of credit to him.

    Not only he's showing his usual motor, high IQ and overall team oriented behaviour, but he's showing great versatility playing from the outside, putting the ball on the floor, passing off the dribble... His biggest weakness to me is on his bad hands to gather the ball, other than that he looks like a super interesting big man. Tough, tall, good rebounder, can shoot, can beat his man off the dribble (even launch fast breaks), can pass, plays off the ball, runs consistently the court... Put me on the Hart bandwagon.
     
  11. Trader_Jorge

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    Hartenstein is not scared of the wolves and is willing to go into the forest. It's time.

    GOOD DAY
     
  12. Riz

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    Only way to confirm is to throw him to the sharks and see if he sinks or swims.
     
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    He’s going to have to be ready because Morey I guess isn’t interested in adding players to help next season.
     
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    Another skilled Big man for MDA to treat like a drew league scrub.
     
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    Why MDA insist on not giving this guy a shot I'm puzzled a 7 ft Center who has offensive skills & can stretch the floor... I know he's not a world beater but playing next to JH or WB could help minimize whatever mistakes he makes...He can't learn gametime situations by rotting on the bench we will eventually need some bigger bodies especially with the cap situation...we can't get away with Tucker at center against teams with bigs.all I'm saying is dude can't be that bad where he can't get spot minutes on a team in need of size
     
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    The question isn't whether he's ready to contribute; it's whether he's ready to contribute at a Superstar level or merely an All-Star level. And the answer is yes.
     
  17. D-rock

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    Hartenstein is ready to contribute .... contribute as trade filler.

    Hartenstein and SRP to OKC for Nerlens Noel.
     
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    He spent last year in the G league dominating the competition and learning to shoot three pointers. We do need someone to make some three pointers. Give him a shot.
     
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    He wasn't even terrible in the minutes he got last year. Good motor, high effort. He wasn't amazing, but I thought he deserve more minutes than we gave him.

    I'm not sure how players are supposed to improve from the bench.

    We should be playing Clark and Hartenstein at least 5 minutes a game, for development reasons alone. Then when you factor in that they play positions of need, it seems like a no-brainer.
     
  20. omgTHEpotential

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    He averaged 20/15 with 4 assists and 2 blocks in the G-League last season. And he's only TWENTY ONE.

    Anyone who is already writing him off as a scrub... please consider deleting your ClutchFans account!
     
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