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[WSJ: P.J. Tucker] How a One-Time Washout Explains the Modern NBA

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Deuce, Jul 31, 2017.

  1. Deuce

    Deuce Contributing Member
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    Pretty great article from the WSJ on PJ Tucker.

    How a One-Time Washout Explains the Modern NBA
    The Rockets signing P.J. Tucker—yes, P.J. Tucker— was the most revealing move of the league’s crazy summer
     
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    chenjy9 Numbers Don't Lie
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    This is exactly why players like Rondo and Rubio are struggling so badly in today's game. The game is ever evolving. You can either evolve with it or go into extinction. The days of guards who can't shoot or at the very least finish strong and make FT's are over.
     
  3. don grahamleone

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    Being a UT fan and seeing Tucker play up close and many time, I always thought he was an NBA player. I was always shocked that he wasn't making it, but the mention of his inability to shoot makes sense. In college Tucker was a close to the basket, finish in tight spaces kind of player. Definitely has handles, could play defense, but this article says it all. Gotta be able to shoot in the NBA or you're out.

    I think you guys are going to be shocked with how well he handles the ball. I'm not saying he's your point forward, but I'd be shocked if he doesn't bring the ball up 2 or 3 times a game. However, I hope MDA is wrong, if PJ puts up 6 a game, a couple of those will be him jacking it up.

    Excited to have him. The writing style of the article and the quotes provided a pick me up!
     
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  4. Os Trigonum

    Os Trigonum It. Deserves. Its. Own. Thread.
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    well played don, well played
     
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    PJ was a great pickup. He'll be more important in those close playoff games than most of you think.
     
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    Love this guy.
    Will give Ariza his well deserved rest, and replace Beverly as the junkyard dog of the team. I expect our defense to be top 10 next year with the new signings.
     
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    Cleverly disguised melo thread

    (... remains a trade possibility)
     
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  8. don grahamleone

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    These days you have to be a really well rounded poster. You can't just speak your mind. You have to be able to make points, defend your points, post up your photos, and then you're an asset to the forum. A gif really. A gif that keeps on giving.
     
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    You're not wrong.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I had no idea he had been around the league that long. Thought Phoenix was his first team. I really think his pick up was a great addition to team.
     
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    I only wish I had the foresight and clairvoyance that you demonstrate. that and photochop skilz
     
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    This is really a great sign for us. Between him and Luc Mbah we got a couple of great 3-and-D wings
     
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    Nice work, Ben! Congrats on snagging a high-profile spot.

    And we knew you when...
     
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    I believe they could be useful off the bench if they come out going 100. The ball has to be in there hands so if they just come out and push the ball down the opponents throat for 5 straight minutes then they can wear the crap out pf the other team.

    Thats how i believe these guards can still be useful. I dont think they can be full time starters.
     
  16. don grahamleone

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    Is Ben Cohen a CFer or are you mixing up Ben DuBose with Ben Cohen? (speaking of, I need to catch up on Locked on Rockets)
     
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    Dammit, I am indeed confused. Probably all this ccaaffeeiinnee in my system today.
     
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  18. don grahamleone

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    Dude, drink a Monster and chase it with one of those little bottles that says 5 hours on it.. it will help calm your nerves.
     
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    If you think about it, Tucker is our replacement for Brewer. lulz

    The word "Positionless" defines them both perfectly, in two different ways. Tucker is positioless because he can play several positions. Brewer is positionless because no one will play him at any position.
     
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    Bawhwhwhahahahaha... Lakers only played him because they wanted Lonzo Ball
     
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