1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

Cam Whitmore putting in work

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by kpdark, Sep 12, 2023.

?

Is he ready with a bigger role and more responsibilities AKA minutes - this early

This poll will close on Sep 12, 2025 at 3:14 AM.
  1. yes

    308 vote(s)
    84.8%
  2. no

    55 vote(s)
    15.2%
  1. kpdark

    kpdark Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2021
    Messages:
    1,863
    Likes Received:
    4,702
    great short video/interview - Cam with his long time trainer - putting in work





    getting ready for the next big stage of his career





    with what's transpiring rn
    minutes coming up
     
  2. daywalker02

    daywalker02 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2006
    Messages:
    91,349
    Likes Received:
    44,024
    Stone might be the Summer League leading Executive.
     
    Plowman likes this.
  3. Xerobull

    Xerobull You son of a b!tch! I'm in!
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2003
    Messages:
    34,000
    Likes Received:
    31,776
    Well, he just got more PT so that’s a thing.
     
    burlesk, kpdark, fattz and 4 others like this.
  4. prs325

    prs325 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2002
    Messages:
    1,177
    Likes Received:
    716
    Cam licking his chops
     
    kpdark likes this.
  5. red5rocket

    red5rocket Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2008
    Messages:
    9,735
    Likes Received:
    12,319
    This is probably more minutes for Amen not Cam.
     
    kpdark, GotGame15 and BonziWellsGOAT like this.
  6. mfastx

    mfastx Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2009
    Messages:
    10,108
    Likes Received:
    3,671
    Would love if he's ready for real minutes starting off, but I suspect Tate/Holiday will fill some of the void starting out at least.
     
    kpdark likes this.
  7. J Rock

    J Rock Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2022
    Messages:
    2,467
    Likes Received:
    2,842
    I voted yes, because whether he is or not he’s about to get it.
     
    kpdark likes this.
  8. Houston77

    Houston77 COOKIES AND CAKE, MY TEAM BAKED!
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2018
    Messages:
    5,542
    Likes Received:
    14,735
    I disagree. I expected KPJ to be the backup 2/6th man, with Amen as the backup PG, leaving Whitmore with an unclear role. If KPJ is cut (and he should be), the lineup is pretty clear:

    FVV / Green / Brooks / Smith / Sengun
    Amen / Whitmore / Tate / Eason / Langdale

    With Holiday as the third guard, Jeff Green as the third wing, and Bruno as the third center.
     
    #8 Houston77, Sep 12, 2023
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2023
  9. DatRocketFan

    DatRocketFan Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2015
    Messages:
    11,876
    Likes Received:
    16,588
    Green is gonna b in the starting line up before amen. Why would we start both fvv and amen (pgs?) What are u smoking?
     
    charlieaustin likes this.
  10. joshuaao

    joshuaao Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2007
    Messages:
    1,481
    Likes Received:
    2,287

    Green, as in Jalen Green, as our third guard?
     
  11. Houston77

    Houston77 COOKIES AND CAKE, MY TEAM BAKED!
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2018
    Messages:
    5,542
    Likes Received:
    14,735
    Sorry, typo. Obviously Green will start next to FVV.
     
  12. Houston77

    Houston77 COOKIES AND CAKE, MY TEAM BAKED!
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2018
    Messages:
    5,542
    Likes Received:
    14,735
    Sorry, typo. Green will be our starting 2, Jeff Green will be our third forward.
     
    joshuaao likes this.
  13. cheke64

    cheke64 Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2009
    Messages:
    24,021
    Likes Received:
    15,433
    The only franchise player putting in work.
     
    Fullcourt, kpdark and alcatrazpsycho like this.
  14. dobro1229

    dobro1229 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2010
    Messages:
    24,313
    Likes Received:
    20,399
    If you watched the Jets game last night you know how professional sports goes. Cam and Amen need to be ready to play. You don’t want to be in a situation like TyTy was in where you don’t step up and assert yourself early and next thing you know your coach falls in love with Deshaun Nix.
     
  15. YOLO

    YOLO Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2012
    Messages:
    46,688
    Likes Received:
    44,886
    not exactly much of a correlation. Zach Wilson came in and stunk it up. he wasn't by any means ready to play. The Jets defense was literally the reason why they won last night
     
    #15 YOLO, Sep 12, 2023
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2023
  16. Believe It!

    Believe It! Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2015
    Messages:
    4,275
    Likes Received:
    6,124
    2nd unit takes a hit with Porter's ish, but they will still have a nice bench rotation. Amen, Cam and Tari are going to be hungry no doubt. Especially Tari. You know he's gonna grind to start. Less than a month til game time. Gon b nice!
     
    burlesk, kpdark and topfive like this.
  17. Rockets34Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2002
    Messages:
    21,206
    Likes Received:
    16,553
    Trial by fire, let him be.

    Jalen and Jabari went through it and I think they're ready to explode this season.
     
    kpdark likes this.
  18. alex_eg6

    alex_eg6 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2008
    Messages:
    270
    Likes Received:
    348
    Whitmore unleashed!
     
    Jonwin925 and kpdark like this.
  19. TriumVirate

    TriumVirate Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2009
    Messages:
    3,353
    Likes Received:
    3,404
    Cam might be the biggest winner of this entire ordeal. He went from probably only getting RGV minutes to getting some meaningful NBA minutes
     
  20. CXbby

    CXbby Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2002
    Messages:
    8,866
    Likes Received:
    11,351
    Rarely do nba teams use 10 player rotations, it’s usually 9 or rather 8 + 1 with fringe minutes. Assuming Udoka loves Tate as much as the reports, we were forced into a 10 man rotation with kpj. Now that he’s gone we will likely run a typical 9 man rotation, so this doesn’t really impact Cam - he still won’t get minutes at the start of the season and will have an opportunity to fight for a spot later on. The biggest change is kpj’s 25 minutes will now be distributed to Amen, Brooks who will play some sg now, Tari and Tate.
     
    mikenm268 and kpdark like this.

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now