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What's so great about Parsons?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by jogo, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. jogo

    jogo Member

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    Why do the Rox sound so high on this guy? I remember looking at him more after he was drafted, but I'm having trouble finding the allure. Would he play SF or PF? There's no room as a PF and isn't SF manned by Budinger/Twill/Morris? Maybe we've decided to trade or cut someone and this will give Parsons some playing time. What does he bring us as a player that made us want to bring him back to the states rather than stay overseas?
     
  2. jc9495

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    My guess is he makes Bud expendable. Chase has his role on this team no doubt, but his value may be more as a trading "piece" or "asset" considering his production and his very small salary.
     
  3. A_3PO

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    There is nothing great about him. He will be a scrub at best.
     
  4. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    He plays defense better than Budinger already. I expect him to take his job.
     
  5. The CDN Dream

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    budinger = good shooter who is athletic
    parsons = good shooter who can pass

    - i'd go with budinger personally
     
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    I saw him play at that charity game a couple weeks ago. He was drilling 30 footers before the game and threw down some nice dunks in game. Not saying he looks like a star or anything, but give him some time I bet he turns into a nice roleplayer.
     
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    There's really no need for him with Budinger already here. They're too similar.. but if Budinger is traded though, that makes more sense.
     
  8. abigwreck

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    Why does everyone keep comparing Chandler Parsons and Budinger?

    Parsons can take people off the dribble, make plays for others and pass the ball, Budinger is a better pure scorer and is best moving off the ball cutting to the basket or draining open 3's.

    Doesn't sound redundant to me at all :confused:
     
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    Oh man...really? Most 2nd round picks bust out, it is more likely that happens to Parsons than he takes our starting SF's job.

    DD
     
  10. FLASH21

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    It's cause there two beastly athletic black guys.
     
  11. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    He's a better defender and moves well around the court. Budinger isn't a starter in the NBA so what I mean is that I see Parsons staying and Budinger being traded.
     
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    Really... since it sounds like most of you have never watched a minute of Parsons play on the court.

    First off

    - 6'10" with the skills of a SG/PG.
    -excellent passer
    -excellent playmaker for others
    -good rebounder
    -mediocre to good 3 pt shooter
    -good footwork, and footspeed
    -good defender, not great
    -excellent team player/attitude

    negatives

    -fell in draft due to lack of effort in draft combine
    -moderate athleticism
    -moderate strength in post(for a PF)
    -too much of a team player(passes too much)

    Please do not compare to Budinger, he is a very different player. I think the Rockets got a solid player in Parsons who could find himself in the Rotation very early given his mature nature and solid skillset for a rookie. He's not a post player yet, but has the frame to potentially be a Brad Miller type of big if he gets stronger on defense. If he stays lean then he has the quickness and footwork to defend on the perimeter.
     
  13. flamingdts

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    Our starting SF also happens to be a second rounder, who got a starting job through Battier's trade.
     
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  14. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    I saw him on the court a couple weeks ago.
     
  15. AXG

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    I thought he did well as a starter. He averaged like 15-17 ppg in the starting lineup last season. He was never a good defender but I think he improved under the tutelage of Battier. That being said, we should definitley look for an upgrade.
     
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    This is a little better look at Parsons. Its prior to draft combine...

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/RgKIp11yzHc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Personaly I think if he improves his shot, he could be as good as Hedo Turkoglu (Minus the oversize contract) and a little better defense.
     
  17. rocketblaze

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    I agree I don't think he'll take bud's starting job.

    No, the one who's taking Bud's starting gig will be Marcus Morris! :grin:
     
  18. DaDakota

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    Budinger's opponents had a 12.7 per against him, which is pretty good defensively, he just forces guys to shoot long jumpers and is not as good as Shane, but his D is pretty decent, better than most folks think.

    DD
     
  19. Rockzilla

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    They see that both are white and tall so they come away thinking they are the same kind of player.
     
  20. RedRedemption

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    There are so many factors to contribute to that... its not just one singular thing.
     
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