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Cam Whitmore is the Rockets’ REAL franchise player

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Rocketeer, Feb 10, 2024.

  1. Rocketeer

    Rocketeer Contributing Member

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    You knew it was coming. The confidence, swagger, the shooting, the physical game at just 19 years old. He’s like a Corey Maggette/ Carlmelo Anthony lite. I believe the Rockets FO learned their lesson with Jalen, and Udoka is reeling him in slowly but surely. Discuss CF.
     
  2. DaDakota

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    Yep, he is him.

    DD
     
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    I thought we already had this thread before he ever played an NBA minute, lol

    He is looking good out there, but really needs to keep improving his decisionmaking--if he ever becomes a featured player on offense he will be targeted by the best defenders and face double-teams, and he's going to need some real growth in his BBIQ to deal with that, IMO. Right now there's a little bit of this going on

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    Which is fine as a microwave scorer off the bench, but if we want him to become more than that he has to break out of that mindset
     
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    Yup…Him he is.

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    If so, we'll need some Cam Whitmore wallpaper
     
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  6. Clutch

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    Cam is definitely a guy that could go for 40 or 50 in a game. His size and athleticism scream star. He's just got a lot of things to work on -- shot selection, passing, off-ball stuff.

    But the upside is tremendous. I would guess we will see a lot of him down the stretch, if things don't turn around in a hurry.
     
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    Lol. DD trying to sound hip.
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    Corey Maggette lite doesn’t exactly scream future championships. He’ll need to be a lot better than that if he’s a true superstar in the making. Same goes for Carmelo tbh.
     
  9. saleem

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    How long is Cam Whitmore out for with his right ankle sprain? We need him back soon.
     
  10. RocketsLegend

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    I see him as a key player in a trade package for that one superstar Stone trying to land.
     
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    I think the one gripe is if he becomes a star....how do you build around him if his weakness is passing and vision.....he just do the one man job?
     
  12. DaDakota

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    His weakness is neither - he can do both, he has always been the main scorer, he just needs to adjust his mindset, he has the skills already.

    DD
     
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    Cam has the talent and athleticism to be great, it's the mind game and maturity he must improve the most.

    Both Cam and Amen are soft clay. We'll learn a lot about their futures early next season, maybe as early as summer league.

    I can't wait.
     
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    7.1
     
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    I haven't seen it yet in him, at this point I'm seeing his ceiling as a Jaylen Brown type of player. If that counts as a franchise player then yes, he can definitely be that.
     
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    I don't know man, I mean, who the **** was he staring down or putting on a mean mug for last night? Did you see him all angry most of the night on that bench, I think he's really feeling himself too much and I see Von Wafer written all over him if he doesn't mature quickly enough within the next 2 years. If he goes learn to be a team player and come back to earth, then we have a great guy on our hands.
     
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    I'm starting to come around to acknowledging this curse that those have spoken about on here

    First Eason now Cam
     
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    Our franchise player is Alperen Sengun. Just wait til the offense is built for him and around him.

    Cam has a chance to be that go-to-guy outside, for sure. But he's not going to be a leader, a facilitator... Sengun has those qualities.
     
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