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What makes up the perfect Harden co-star?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by tonyt8605, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. tonyt8605

    tonyt8605 Member

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    What is the player type needed to best suit a co-role with Harden? Is it a PG? SF? PF? C?

    And from there, whats the play style of that position? Do we need a playmaking 4? Pure defender/rebounder big? What is it? I ask sincerely because it seems like the sentiment on Clutchfans is that it is not a playmaking PG like Paul and some people want Butler.
     
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    Last year’s Chris Paul?
     
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    Someone that stands at the three point line and does not demand ball movement.
     
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    A PG-Kawhi-Jimmy Butler type that can guard the best player and can still be an elite playmaker/scorer.
     
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    A CP3 that doesn't shoot 27% from threes in the playoffs? :D
     
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    An Hakeem type player would nice. Can score around 25ppg a game. Shut down the paint. And top 10 in the league in steals from the center position.
     
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    Someone who is down to do whatever Harden says ala Bobby Brown
     
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    Klay Thompson.

    A 3 and D player who can create their own shot when needed.

    Steven Adams.

    A big man who rebounds and plays great defense, one who isnt going to demand touches.
     
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    I mean, it can be a pick&roll or pick&pop 4/5 just like a wing who doesn't need the ball in his hands much ala Paul George, a guard like Klay or a PG like Curry.

    On paper Chris Paul isn't/wasn't the perfect fit but it almost worked, my guess is just about "being a great player".
     
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    Who wont get tired of ISO dribble the air out of the ball after year 1?

    I'm sure not many stars are cool with that :(
     
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    RudyTBag Contributing Member

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    Does Clint getting 20 points a night get tired of so-called ISO dribble?
     
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    Clint is a star now??


    mmmmkay
     
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    A shooter like Redick. A defender like Butler
     
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    Ditch “star” players, I’ll take 9 other guys who are at least 6’8”, give it up on defense and hit 35% 3s. Basically a slew of Arizas and Moutes.
     
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    Paul George seems to not have a problem standing around, and watching a high usage guard.
     
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    Someone that can Rebound and Defend

    Rocket River
     
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    Klay Thompson most ideal but it’s defiantly the klaw or jimmy buckets
     
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    Paul George, Jimmy Butler but unfortunately with all the superteam trends these days, it's impossible to win without 3 all-stars on the same team unless the other team is injured.
     
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    Talent and health....the two things our highest paid player is quickly running out of.
     
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