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BREAKING! Paolo Banchero Now the Betting Favorite to go No.1

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Mr Woods, Jun 23, 2022 at 1:41 AM.

  1. red5rocket

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    I can't see the Rockets moving up for Banchero. No way.
    There have been some rumours of Orlando interested in him, maybe there has been a leak. Orlando's GM statements the other day were weird... Or maybe the leak is about a trade for #1 and bettors expect it to be for Paolo but Houston actually wants Chet?
    I love the unpredictability.
     
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  3. Believe It!

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    If GM's are sleeping rt now, there not doing there job. LOL
     
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    Just strange when it was reported by and insider Rockets believe this is a 3 player draft.. all of a sudden it’s Paolo or bust :confused:

    Also I believe it was reported Paolo didn’t workout for Orlando last minute because he believed he wasn't going there.. now all of a sudden he is in play there?? Make it make sense o_O
     
  5. heypartner

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    Looks to me like it’s FanDuel and DraftKings doing this, but not the traditional bookies, who still have Jabari, big. Considering how much money they spend on advertising to get ppl to switch to them, maybe this is just a promotion type artificial odds to get bettors into their platform.

    not like NBADraft prop bets in the middle of the night are going to hugely risky for them to cover. Covered by advertising budget. They can readjust today, but the tweets are still out there getting ppl to d/l their app to check current odds.

    This smells like a crypto-type tweet. Who is 4 Casters Bet, lulz

    “Hey guyz, come check out the betting that’s happening on our platform.”
     
  6. red5rocket

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    If ORL takes Paolo and rockets don’t make Philly mistake of trading up instead of standing pat…

    I just became the biggest Jabari stan
     
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    Come get your prize if you had "Mattress Mack making 2AM bets and effecting draft odds" on your 2022 Houston Sports bingo scoresheet.
     
  8. red5rocket

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    If this is mattress mack making these bets for Banchero at 1, I’m going to Vegas and betting Banchero at 3
     
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    If anyone is saying they wouldn't be happy with X move, then they are being egotistical. If Houston feels Banchero is the only star in this draft, then by all means go and draft him. If Banchero ends up looking superior to the rest we will all look back and be thankful Stone traded up.
     
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    I agree but I’m putting it out there that I’m afraid this would be Fultz situation.

    I’m very superstitious though
     
  11. AroundTheWorld

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    Just wait who falls to no. 3 and pick that guy.
     
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    Stay at 3... repeat stay at 3. Don't drink the Kool aid!
     
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    Correct! This is so simple!
     
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    If it's between Jabari Smith and Jaden Ivey, I'd rather have Ivey.

    I still think someone who cant even create his own shot doesnt worth to be a top 3 pick.
     
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    Agree. I’m happy with all of them. It’s essentially like having the first pick regardless. It’s a coin flip on who will have the better career. They all seem to be smart hard working players with pros and cons. Take the guy that is left and develop him that will likely be the key to building the team around him.

    don’t **** this up rockets.
     
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    Schrodinger's cat
    The Rockets have simultaneously:
    1)traded up for No. 1 to draft Paolo
    2) stoodpat and select Paolo as this is just betting shenanigans
    3) stood pat to get Jabari or Chet.
     
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    I’d prefer Jabari or Chet over Paolo, so I’m welcoming this news of Paolo going #1!

    Paolo’s ceiling is lower than the other two options, and we won’t win a championship without hitting on ultra elite prospects as our foundation. Remember, Paolo has a LOW WAIST which caps his athleticism. Concerns about his ability to create at the NBA level. Chet is the best choice if he’s there! A statistical unicorn who will be the best player in this draft. Elite level defense which is always under appreciated by the fans.
     
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    low waste is a negative but being over 7 feet and weighing less than 200 pounds is a positive?
     
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    The Rockets trading up would be dumb as hell, so I wouldn't put it past them, lol. I'm fine with whatever big falls down to 3. Just stay put and relax.
     
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    Shout out to everyone who was team PAOLO from day 1!!!
     
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