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Brent, Luther or Von?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Jeff Who, Dec 23, 2008.

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Why should find a spot in the rotation ?

  1. Luther Head

    14 vote(s)
    7.0%
  2. Brent Barry

    90 vote(s)
    45.2%
  3. Von Wafer

    95 vote(s)
    47.7%
  1. Jeff Who

    Jeff Who Member

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    Obviously it is great to have a healthly team once again, because we will finally be able to show how good we can be.

    But right now, with Brent Barry comming back from the calf injury, coach will have to make a decision, tough decision. This team needs a rotation which will play every single night. We can't use different guys in different games.

    So now there is a question. Who should be a backup for Tracy McGrady?

    - Luther Head - he showed he can really play well. With Rafer out he got a chance to play and he delivered. He is a good shooter and he has been pretty hot lately. Also, he is the best cutter on this team. But yeah, I hate when he handles the ball.

    - Brent Barry - he came back against Nets and looked great. He made 2 jumpers (2/2). Now I am pretty sure he was not making shots earlier in the season because he was hurt and he got no arch on his shots. He is still probably one of better shooters in the NBA history and he still can do that - I mean shoot the ball. Don't forget he is a great passer as well.

    - Von Wafer - He sprained his ankle and didn't play in few games, but I still love this guy. He is healthly once again and as I remember he scored 4 points against Nets. What I like about his game is that he doesn't rely on his jumpshot. He is so quick and he likes attacking the rim. What he brings to the table is effort and enegry.

    Right now, I'd choose Brent Barry. I know he is still a valuable and he can help us with his shooting.

    Of course there is also 2nd option. We can move Landry to the C and Ron the the PF spot and use 3 guards at the same time (with Aaron being a bench player)

    What do you think?
     
  2. krnxsnoopy

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    I voted Wafer but to be a contender you need a 3 point specialist. Hopefully Barry can be that for us.
     
  3. flamingdts

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    Can we not take them all? At least for the while?

    When the time comes, I think Luther will go. He has indeed stepped up we needed him to, but he isn't going to develop much further, at least not with what we've seen from him so far.

    Wafer is a good future project, young, athletic, fast and smart. He also has the great 3 point shot combined with his excellent dribble penetration. Not to mention, he loves exploiting his hops, especially with his elevation on shots. I also love that hop step of his.

    Wafer is raw talent, with a lot of room to improve. I'm suprised teams didn't give him a chance, but Wafer was humiliated by Synder early in his career, and he was around 19 or 20 when that happened, so obviously the rookie wall of his was bigger than most.

    Bottomline is, there is more to Wafer than Luther. We've already seen everything Luther CAN offer, but there is still so much more to Wafer.
     
  4. opticon

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    I choose Wafer and Barry. We need Barry in the playoffs he is the kind of player that comes up big in the playoffs and can hit shots under pressure. I hope we continue to give Wafer the some time in the regular season, I think we can be apart of our future.
     
  5. BigBenito

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    I chose Head, so we can trade him.
     
  6. Easy

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    Barry can pass.
     
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    Ideally Wafer steps up his game and solidifies himself in the rotation. Cause he has the best upside amongst the 3.

    Barry can still be used for spot PG duties and Head will be traded to make cap room for Deke.

    That's just my ideal scenario.
     
  9. ai_111

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    This is how it should go:
    1. Barry: Experience, 3pt shooting and passing.
    2. Wafer: Drive and shoot well.
    3. Head: Shouldnt even be in the rotation.
     
  10. redao

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    It has to be Barry. we need to get Barry into his leader role asap.

    Wafer is a scrub. He does not have any upside. He will be cut.

    Head will be the insurance for both TMAC and Barry. It would be a mistake to dump Head.
     
  11. The_Yoyo

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    barry by far. best shooter, dribbler and passer. not to mention his experience and his bball iq is off the charts as well.


    i liked how wafer has played for the team in his minutes this season but i dont think he is a good fit long term. his jumper is not consistent and he can only drive to his right. he drives hard when going to his right but he can only drive to his right. the times when he was forced to his left he has made mistakes or taken horrible shots. his size and athleticism is what helped him stay on the team so far imho

    head gets ragged on but he isnt a bad defender, he is a good shooter and cuts really well. but he is being forced into a PG role when he isnt a pg, not his fault in that sense. he was a sg all his time in college and then now should be a pg in the pros? he is a good backup/third string at the SG spot.

    so my order is

    barry
    luther
    von
     
  12. JayLau910

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    depends on the team we're playing.

    though i must say luther's been coming out with a vengeance when he does get in the game. i kinda like it :)

    barry ... im leaning on not having him out there as much and allow head and wafer to grow more. barry is a pro. we know what we'll get come playoff time. his strength is his experience, intelligence, and shooting. i don't suppose those will go missing when it counts ... hopefully. i'd say we'd get him to still play throughout the season but not too much ... def not over head and wafer's PT

    wafer i think is the better overall player of the 3. his penetration is something this team needs more of, and he and luther have been doing well in not relying on their jumpshots only, good as they are. i'd give wafer the advantage over head on any random night due to his better overall offensive game, but you can't deny luther with what he does when he gets in games now. he's just too fiery, not to mention that he cuts very well.
     
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    Von Wafer gets my vote. Wafer is the most mobile, most athletic, and has been more consistent than Luther Head and Brent Barry. Additionally, when his shot is not dropping, he has the ability to attack the rim, which is a plus. I see so how potential in Von Wafer that he has contributed in many ways this year.
     
  14. DaDakota

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    1. Barry because of his experience, but he has a short leash on the position.
    2. Von Wafer is the guy in waiting, if Barry struggles he should be the guy.
    3. Luther is just not a quality NBA guard.

    DD
     
  15. leebigez

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    I'd rather wafer. If we play utah, there isn't a guy at the 2/3 he can guard. He's either not quick enough for watson or brewer or not strong enough for harpring. At least wafer can matchup with brewer,watson,almond. There is a reason why he got limited play in the playoffs with the spurs last yr .
     
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    There is room for all 3 of them for now. I like Yoyo comments but I would like to add that Barry is slow because of his age as well.
     
  17. t-mac4bigmac

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    It'll depend on matchups. All three are good shooters. Play Wafer when we need athleticism, Barry when we need a second point guard on the floor, and Luther is there just for depth.
     
  18. Big MAK

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    IMO:

    Passing ability:
    1)Barry
    2)Luther
    3)Wafer

    Shooting:
    1)Barry
    2)Head
    3)Wafer

    Driving:
    1)Wafer
    2)Head
    3)Barry

    When it comes down to it, it depends what you need. If you need someone to sit at the 3 pt line, get Barry. If you want someone who can sit at the 3pt line, but drive as well, put in Head. If you need penetration, put in Wafer. They all have their roles to fill.
     
  19. Tmacfan0115

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    Brent Barry or Von Wafer

    Both are valuable but I think it goes to Barry for the simple fact that he is more playoff experienced than Wafer. Wafer is a prospect pretty much, If any of you play NBA 2k9. You would all probably label Wafer as a prospect, while all of you would label Barry as a role player.

    Barry is also capable of playing Point guard and shooting guard. He's very efficient at his 3 ball as well.

    Barry should play in the rotation.
     
  20. battousai

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    3 great guys, however, i am thinking that at least oen of them will not be with us after 2008.
     

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