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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.

  1. Trader_Jorge

    Trader_Jorge King of the D&D, The Legend, #1 Ranking

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    Rookie mistake thinking that a 7-foot 20-year old won’t fill out into his body. On the other hand, Paolo matured early and is capped. Also, I said LOW WAIST, not low waste. Significant difference in meaning!
     
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    CDrex Contributing Member

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    We are dumb if we give up a dime to move up from #3 in a close, competitive 3-player draft.
     
  3. Rudyc281

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    In Stone we trust.

    “IF” Stone did trade up to secure PB5 I wouldn’t mind it all.

    Because I believe he wouldn’t trade anything of real value.

    3rd pick
    26th

    That’s it

    Then Stone will trade 17th and Gordon or whatever pick for Gordon and then trade up
     
  4. TEXNIFICENT

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    ?????

    Paolo will score at the NBA level man. Stop it.
     
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  5. Hard Rock

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    nbaDraft.net just changed to Paolo going #1 minutes ago

    I've predicted OKC selecting Paolo at #2 so it won't surprise me if Rockets trade up to leapfrog #2 to pick Paolo #1. it just makes little sense for the Magics thought, there's no guarantee J.Smith will still be on board at #3 so if Jabari is their guy they're changing the entire game plan if OKC take away J.Smith #2. the only possibilities is the Magics value Jabari and Chet exactly the same and will be happy ending with either one, so they trade the #1 pick to the Rockets for a few more assets and still getting one of Jabari or Chet.

    interesting draft for sure, looking forward how this saga unfold in hours
     
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  6. TheJuice

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    I dont trust this FO at all.
     
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  7. pmac

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    My only thinking is that the rockets don't see this 3 big race as that close. It may not just be that they see Paolo as the best of the 3.

    It may also be that they don't think one of Jabari or Chet will become a star and just taking whoever falls to 3 is a risk.
     
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  8. defyoppression

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    Jabari better go #1. I have $ riding on that.
     
  9. TheJuice

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    I suspect all 3 teams are suspicious about Chet. Something's up...
     
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  10. Reeko

    Reeko Secretary of Defense for the Jabari Tribe
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    something fishy is going on

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  11. red5rocket

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    They’ve changed 3 or 4 times in the past 24 hours lol don’t go off an mock drafts
     
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  12. Htown Legend

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    Well I’m officially on the edge of my seat for the next 12+ hours
     
  13. vator

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    As much as the idea of Paolo has grown on me, I’m not in favor of a trade up.
     
  14. BigM

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    My first thought is that this means nothing.
     
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  15. ac in austin

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    I guess I agree with you since I posted last page it makes no sense that Vegas knows something Woj doesn’t especially when it comes to our org that blasts their intentions about everything like dolts. Again apologies. The only thing that is odd is that the Banchero line has been steadily moving for several days. The overnight jump is one thing…maybe it’s public money based on Paulo being number one on so many draft boards but not mocks.
     
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  16. Trader_Jorge

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    We passed on defense last year (Evan Mobley) to take the flashy, offensive-oriented player in Jalen Green. The fans are always going to want the player that has the best highlights. Statistically speaking, Chet is in another league compared to Paolo and Jabari. Better defense, better offense.

    PER
    Chet: 31.3
    Paolo: 24.2
    Jabari: 25.1

    True Shooting %
    Chet: .691
    Paolo: .557
    Jabari: .570

    Defensive Win Shares
    Chet: 3.1
    Paolo: 2.2
    Jabari: 2.3

    Blocks/Game
    Chet: 3.7
    Paolo: 0.9
    Jabari: 1.0
     
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    I’m devastated
     
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  18. Hank McDowell

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    This is an indictment on Chet. There’s a bigger difference between the three top prospects than people thought. I would have no problem moving up to get Banchero or Smith, but I wouldn’t want to give up just a whole lot to do it. Still, if the price is reasonable, hell yes I’m making that deal.
     
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  19. Verbal Christ

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    mikol13 Protector of the Realm
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    Rockets fans that sold their souls for PB

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