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Cade, Green, Kuminga, or Suggs?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Mr Woods, Mar 12, 2021.

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Who should the Rockets draft?

  1. Cade Cunningham - 6’7 PG, 220 lbs, 19 yrs old

    402 vote(s)
    69.0%
  2. Jalen Green - 6’5 SG, 180 lbs, 19 yrs old

    58 vote(s)
    9.9%
  3. Jonathan Kuminga - 6’8 SF, 210 lbs, 18 yrs old

    32 vote(s)
    5.5%
  4. Jalen Suggs - 6’4 PG, 205 lbs, 19 yrs old

    48 vote(s)
    8.2%
  5. Other

    43 vote(s)
    7.4%
  1. cheke64

    cheke64 Member

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    Man you are bad at scouting. So who's your number 1 pick?
     
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  2. D-rock

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    Sharpe is def underrated but he is not a top 5 pick.
     
  3. D-rock

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    Tatum's NBA comp coming out of draft was Scottie Pippen.
     
  4. Scarface

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    That’s funny because the three games that I watched of Cade I kept thinking his game reminded me of Tatum.
     
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    When is the ping pong night?
     
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    its funny because he reminds me of andrew wiggins the most
     
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    Is cade even better than andrew wiggins?
     
  8. raining threes

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    In what way?

    Cade reminds me nothing of Wiggins.
     
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  9. Scarface

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    I mean you’re entitled to your own opinion and no one can say that you’re wrong but Jaylen Green is more Wiggins like than Cade at least to me. Wiggins game was based on supreme athleticism which I don’t think Cade has.
     
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  10. Plowman

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    Take Cade at 1, and move up for Kispert or Butler.
     
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    You mean when both are 18? Wiggins was more athletic and Cade is better shooter.
    If we do get the 1st pick. It's going to be Cade. If 2nd/3rd it will be between Mobley and Suggs. If 4th, we just pick the left over.
     
  12. Cstyle42

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    Exactly Cade Cunningham did lead his team to a win against Baylor in the semifinal game in the conference tournament. I look at things like that. Baylor has elite level guards on that squad.
     
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    Maybe I just don't agree with all the "experts" who seem to downgrade guys who played against pros even when they excel. I think the NCAA has a lot of pull over these draft prospect rankings. In my opinion, Luka Doncic was an obvious star who was outplaying grown men in the Euroleague at 16. At 18 he was a Euroleage MVP that led his team to a championship, but somehow there were doubts among the scouts that he could be great in the NBA and DeAndre Ayton and Marvin Bagley got picked before him...Anthony Edwards is really good, but no way Lamelo should have been the third pick overall either.

    I like Green better than Cade. I think he has just as much skill and more physical talent. He doesn't look as impressive playing against pros, but check how he has looked against peeps on his same level:


    At 16 he started training with Steph Curry's trainer at Accelerate Basketball. From there you can see the ball handling and passing get exponentially better. After that he is just murdering guys out there.

    Cade is good, I think he will be a fine player, the best college player in the country. I just don't see anything higher than a borderline all-star from him. He has great size and strength, makes tough shots, good passer for his size, great bb iq, and good in the post. Most years Cade would be a hands down favorite but there are 4 guys this year with high floors and no obvious flaws so you gotta nitpick some talented guys. Unlike in college, every team in the NBA has 3 or more guys with the size, strength, speed, and athleticism to match up well with Cade. He already doesn't get separation in college, even his stepbacks get good contests.

    I think if Jaylen had went to college, he would have been unstoppable and the unquestioned #1 ahead of Cade, but he probably wouldn't have grown as much as in the G-league.
     
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    I agree on the value of those rookie contracts .... but this team is already really young outside of Wall , EG & Olynyk who may or may not be here next year.

    I can't see them drafting 3 rookies in this draft .... that's a whole lotta young guys to add to Porter ,Tate , Martin & Brooks.

    IF they keep the lottery pick , I'd use the other two picks (Portland & Milwaukee) to move back up as far as those two picks could get me .... maybe back into the lottery.

    If that's not an option , I'd try to push one of those picks into next years draft.


    If they don't keep that lottery pick .... maybe you use all some combination or all three picks to move up.

    Three rookies is just too many.
     
  16. csc177

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    Facts. We need a talent across the board
     
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    I like Jaylen...I just think he and KPJ are the same player. Pairing those two would be interesting. But I'll take it if we pick 3 and Cade & Mobley are off the board.
     
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    Watch them trade the pick for an old player, or draft a player no one expected. That will so Houston...
     
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    I acknowledge that sentiment and that having that many young players (especially rookies trying to find their way) can be disruptive. I will point out a few things which, I think, mitigate that possibility. First is that there is a high likelihood that 1 or more of those guys spend a lot of time in the D league. Second, the Rockets should be looking to keep several veterans on the team to serve as team leaders and to mentor the young talent. I have laid out what I would do in several threads but essentially it is bring back Olynyk, Nwaba and Brown to add to Gordon and Wall as veteran leadership and then fill in the rest of the roster with the young guys and let the cream rise to the top. So much depends on the draft pick situation though. If the Rockets get pick #1 or #2 (Cade/Mobley) vs pick #3 or #4 vs the Miami pick I think your plan has to be vastly different. For sure if they wind up with Miami's pick you consolidate your picks to get the highest one you can. If you get Cade or Mobley then I think you start looking for complimentary pieces at the remaining picks. If they wind up with Green or Kuminga (Suggs is #5 for me) then I think you maybe keep your powder dry and acquire some more 2022 picks as you mentioned before to make sure that the Rockets get an alpha dog in that draft. My two cents...
     
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  20. mac_got_this

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    What the point today bringing back belveteran leadership if they don’t lead by example. The vets in this teams make the same boneheaded mistakes as a rookie. These guys notoriously don’t block out, they complain to the refs instead of getting back on defense leading to many disadvantages on transition, Wood leads the team in unforced turnovers.

    the only professional vets we have are Olynyk Nwaba and Avery.
     

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