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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?

Poll closed Jun 23, 2023.
  1. YES

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  2. NO

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  1. Losmi_34

    Losmi_34 Member

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    A lineup of:
    Green/Christopher/Eason/Jabari/Garuba

    Will be amazing in stretches defensively, quickness, athleticism, deflections, steals, transition nightmare for opponents...
     
  2. saleem

    saleem Contributing Member

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    Jabari does give you that flexibility. Eason likes to drive more than him.
     
  3. rockets1995

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    The Rockets selecting Tall Slender Forwards
    6'10 Jabari Smith and 6'8 Tari Eason

    I am in shock compared to years of PJ Tucker, Eric Gordon, JaeSean Tate all 6'4 Guards playing Small Forward for Years

    This literally is a Dream come True. Huge Relief
    Very Happy
     
  4. saleem

    saleem Contributing Member

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    Don't forget KPJ. His defense has gotten a lot better.
     
  5. PatBev

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    I’ll allow Gordon to start because I want to win but Tate should never touch the starting lineup again
     
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    Another tremendous pick! Our luck is incredible.
    I'm thinking we'll trade 26 for a future pick. We'll see. Might be too much talent available to not keep it.
     
  8. DrNuegebauer

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    What you can play is determined by your ability to defend that position. He can definitely guard the 3. He can shoot, and scoring isn't exactly a weakness of Smith's...
     
  9. saleem

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    Coach Lucas will help him out. Tari's used to coning off the bench. Once his jumper becomes reliable, watch out!
     
  10. cheke64

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    Tate disappointed me. He didn't get better.
     
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    If you look at the drastic improvement across the board in shooting from freshman year to sophomore, it looks pretty clear to me that he is able to improve. The improvements are in things like FT%, where he went from like 57% to 80%, so it seems like it isn't just a case of better fit at LSU - he pretty clearly was much more skilled as a sophomore than a freshman.
     
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  12. rockets1995

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    At 26 maybe a Center or Point Guard
     
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    That was a good drop for Eason. Finally have defense with both picks so far.
     
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    Our defense just got a whole lot better after tonight. I love it.
     
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  15. Ottomaton

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    He's 24, and he was never the most gifted player ever. The only reason he is in the NBA at all is because his game is completely optimized to his talent level already.
     
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  16. Losmi_34

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    You're right, he improved noticeably in that area. I question his effort and motor, the guys mentioned in my post don't have those issues.
     
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    he should have been starting at LSU easily. They just are loyal to darious days to a fault despite eason clearly being the better option
     
  19. rockets1995

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    The Rockets in Height in Each Position better than Average in Each Position

    Including Boban Lol
     
  20. saleem

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    Look how clever Stone is! He selected Tari, despite selecting Jabari.
     

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