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[2022 NBA Draft/1-3] Jabari Smith Jr., F, Auburn

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 Jabari Smith?

This poll will close on Jun 23, 2023 at 7:22 PM.
  1. YES

    91.3%
  2. NO

    8.7%
  1. robbie380

    robbie380 ლ(▀̿Ĺ̯▀̿ ̿ლ)
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    "Hand in my face from 3? How about 2 hands on my D?"

    -Jabari Smith Jr
     
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  2. clutchdabear

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    Some posters here with so-called "expert opinions" are getting pied in the face. Way to judge a 19 yr-old rookie and determine his career arc within the first month of the season. You guys know exactly who you are even if you're avoiding this thread like the plague now. Your clown takes will just keep getting worse from here on out.

    Go back to slobbering over Banchero. Jabari doesn't want your **** handjobs.
     
  3. Brad Newley the Goat

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    I really hated the way he played at the start of the season but he looks like he has adjusted to the speed of the game now.

    He does still shoot a bit flat on some of those turn around mid range shots. But lobe his confidence.
     
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  4. Ankara1923

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    He is a great challenger, never accepts to lose similar to Tari and Sengun.

    These 3 are alphas of the team, future champions. Glad to have him in Houston.
     
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  5. daywalker02

    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة

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  6. Scarface281

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    Jabari's weight room gains are starting to show in his play. I'm in love with his pull up 3s

     
  7. Plowman

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    It's obvious Jabari will be a big time player who dramatically impacts winning. Give him and the rest of these guys time.
     
  8. chenjy9

    chenjy9 Numbers Don't Lie
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    I said it less than 10 games into the season and now I will say it again, you DO NOT jump to conclusions about a player less than 10 games into their rookie season. Even if you happen to end up being right, that simply makes you a lucky idiot instead of just an idiot.
     
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  9. J.R.

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    Keep stroking it Jabari!
     
  10. tmacfor35

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    He looks really good. His play recently is probably what his floor is for his career. Great piece with Green.
     
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  11. Good Times

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    The more I’ve watched Jabari the more he reminds me of Danny Manning on offense. He has that similar dribble slowly then pull up shot and post up only to fade away on an opponent. We haven’t really used him in the same way Manning got most of his shots which were to pick and pop but I think Jabari could excel there as well. Jabari even has that similar unselfish attitude that it’s just about playing the game the right way. Both very much system type players. Manning didn’t need to dribble much either.
     
  12. Hemingway

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    If Jabari ends up Manning without the injuries, the Rockets hit absolute Gold!
     
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  13. Icehouse

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    We straight if he can just make his shots.
     
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    His shot is pure it was only a matter of time until he figured it out in the NBA.
     
  15. DreamShook

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    reported.
     
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  16. D-rock

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    Bari always first down the court; that commitment, hustle and edge is not in any stat.

     
  17. YOLO

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    Love it
     
  18. pippendagimp

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    looks just like prime LMA in these possessions
     
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  19. JayZ750

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    Great comp!!

    First time i heard someone make this comparison and its incredibly good. Obviously better 3 point shooter (but Manning would have been good if that was en vogue back then) and better defensive potential.
     
  20. Two Sandwiches

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    Just hope he can find someone that is good with their hands for recovery after these back to backs.
     

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