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[ClutchFans] Podcast: Is Paolo Banchero in Houston's future?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Clutch, May 22, 2022.

  1. Clutch

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    Looking forward to this! Go Rockets.
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  3. 18pbr

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    Clutch have a change heart of on Banchero? j/k can't wait to listen lol
     
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    Not really, no lol. If they take him, I'll live... but I'm resigned to the fact that he's likely going to be the one left. Hope to be wrong.
     
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    Can't wait to listen on the way to work tomorrow!
     
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    Doesn't work for me.
     
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    Gotta agree with Bima that Paolo is one hell of a consolation prize...Especially for people like myself who have him as the top player.

    I've always felt like Palo had the highest potential of the three, but like you guys mentioned, human nature crept in and I wanted to also get a guy that fit with the roster....I still love Chet and have him as a close 1B, but to me Paolo Has more tools to work with that make him a potential super duper star.

    I think the Rockets need to aggressively look to move up from 17 because I agree with you that there is a much higher tier of talent they can choose from around that 11ish range.

    But that was good info on potential picks at 17 if we can't move up. Ousmane Dieng is a guy I'd be all over if he was there at 17. Haven't thought much about Ty Ty, but that was interesting.


    Also, haven't thought much about Bamba but my first impression is I'd rather see what we have in Garuba and if we can retain Fernando.

    Good stuff as always.
     
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    If Paolo is the guy we draft, I hope we can move up to get Jalen Duren. I like his defense and rebounding. He reminds me of a younger Bam.
     
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    Same, it keeps playing the intro like 3 mins in
     
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    okay glad it’s not just me. I was going crazy trying to figure out if there was something wrong with my phone or WiFi or something
     
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    I’m also having issues with the pod restarting.
     
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    Almost feel bad for the "Anybody but Banchero" boys. Having to talk themselves into Paolo as a player after all the mudslinging and petty back and forth. If we're lucky enough to land Banchero should really be the thought vs looking at it as a leftover situation or consolation prize, but here we are.

     
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    Throw in Garuba, Tate and Wood for Oubre and Eason is fine with me. Re-sign Fernando. Use the 17th for BPA or trade it for a similar 1st round pick in 2023. If the Hornets want the 17th instead of Garuba that's fine too.
     
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    I still think Orlando could select Paolo. He is the best scorer out of the 3, even with Jabari’s excellent 3 point shooting. Bamba may be gone, or he may be retained. I don't see Banchero being selected by the Thunder.
     
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    @Clutch same for me. Restarted on the Apple podcast app and wouldnt play past about the 5th minute in the browser.
     
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    Trade down from 3 to 6 or 7 plus a 2nd rounder.
     
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    Still the same as last night; won’t go past the first couple minutes. Really want to listen to this. Hopefully they can fix it soon.
     
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    Great podcast guys. Great way to start the week!
     
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    @Clutch what gives you guys such a strong belief that Smith or Chet will go above Banchero? It seemed to be a combination of your big board and some consensus of the mock drafts out there. Is there more to it?

    It's also a shame how it unfolded at the end with Nets and Cavs. We really were this close to automatically falling in the 14-16 range, which would make it easier to pick one of those guys you are hoping to fall at 17. But, I guess if you compare that to where it was likely going to fall at the beginning of the season we're really fortunate
     
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    I heard it just fine. Hope everyone else will get to hear it too. It had a nice wrinkle or two in there. I liked Bimathug 's cautious optimism.
    Clutch needs to chill a bit. Hehe.
     
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