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[2022 NBA Draft/1-17] Tari Eason, F, LSU

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by J.R., Jun 23, 2022.

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Do you like the selection of Tari Eason?

This poll will close on Jun 23, 2023 at 8:41 PM.
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  1. rfrocket

    rfrocket Member

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    I 2nd this request.
    Thanks in advance!


    Man I remember being a little po'ed that Charlotte would let the pistons get Duren that low, especially after they already snagged Ivey at #5, but if that allowed Tari to fall to us then in retrospect it's a godsend!
     
  2. cheke64

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    I got off the spurs forum pre-draft and they were on to him. Tari> Sochan
     
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  3. zeeshan2

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    https://www.si.com/nba/2022/07/13/nba-summer-league-paolo-banchero-chet-holmgren-jabari-smith
     
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  4. tehG l i d e

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    Link please!

    I was sure Charlotte was going take him with their 13th pick and so did a lot of Hornets fan. Supposedly he had a fantastic work-out with them. Seems like he would've been a perfect fit with LaMelo Balll and their up-temp style. They were also desperately in need of defense and wing-play, especially with Miles Bridges probably not coming back. But Hornets going to Hornets and the Rockets reap the benefits. Thank god.
     
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  5. jiggyfly

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    He does not have the handles of Artest or the offensive repetior.

    Artest was a true point forward.

    Ya'll need to put some respekt on Artest name.
    What has Krause or Chicago done since Jordan left?

    Krause thought it was really easy to just rebuild and here we are 20-plus years later, The bulls management has even more lottery appearances and has selected just as many bad players.
     
  6. KingSamJack

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    Tari Eason looking like he is playing himself into the starting line up.
     
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  7. Fulgore

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    Good. Let the rooks get as much run as possible.
     
  8. PeppermintCandy

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    Eason has definitely been impressive, but I'm tempering my expectations given that it is the summer league and he is a few years older than most of the players there.

    Still, he's showing so much out there. Tenacious D, a potentially good enough 3 point shot, an ability to take it to the rim when opportunity arises, good chemistry forming with Smith, etc.

    I don't see him as the next Kwahi Leonard, but I do see him being an almost ideal fit as the small forward in the starting lineup.
     
  9. Hakeemtheking

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    Eason is too good not too start. At the same time, he will make a bunch of expected rookie mistakes which will only serve to help him long term.

    Too exciting for us to wait another 60 days. I love hardcore defense.
     
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  10. peleincubus

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    out of curiosity i looked and eason is 6 weeks older entering the league than Kawhi was. they have a lot of the same attributes. i hope he is half the player Kawhi is, that would be quite the win.
     
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  11. chenjy9

    chenjy9 Numbers Don't Lie
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    A rotating gauntlet of Smith, Eason, Tate, and maybe even Jaygup is going to suck for opposing top players.
     
  12. TheJuice

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    Ive mentioned it before; but one of my favorite games was when we played the Cavs and kept alternating between Artest and Battier on Lebron and just shut him down.
     
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  14. Hakeemtheking

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    Tari Eason is going to be a menace on defense. He has all the physical tools, motor and attitude to be a 1st team defense. There I said it. :)
     
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    Nice to have our own Bash Brothers Bari and Tari....the grown
    up versions that play basketball

     
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    I wanted Dalen Terry; good size, good length, good playmaking, pretty good evolving defense and shooting. I thought he would be the more solid SF prospect of the 2. I will gladly accept being wrong.

    So far so GREAT with Tari. Cool...
     
  17. D-rock

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    More than a day late and a dollar short but still worth the watch.

     
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  20. Hakeemtheking

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    I agree. We got a top 10 1st round pick at 17.
     
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