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Currently.....Which players do have that can score and defend?....and Which players could help them?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Mad Cornbread, Jun 11, 2024.

  1. Mad Cornbread

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    Offense/Defense
    Fred - both usually as best as possible
    Jalen - O first, D if fun and noticeable sometimes....
    Amen - So far limited offense, D
    Segun - O, limited defense
    Smith Jr. - O promise, D there
    Cam - O, defense promise
    Eason - O promise, D and more promise
    Brooks - O limited, D
    3rd pick - ? / ?
    Everyone after these guys don't matter.........
     
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    We have one self creator for all three levels (outside, mid, paint) in Jalen

    One elite paint creator and playmaker for others at the center position in Sengun

    One defensive alien like human who has the ceiling to be DPOY one day in his career in Amen

    One potential elite floor spacing forward who plays sound switchable defense in Bari

    We have one potential elite bully ball iso wing creator who can also space the floor in Cam.

    And we have one supercharged version of Corey Brewer in Tari.
     
  3. Mad Cornbread

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    Nice analysis......which player at 3, or players if a trade, do you think could help insulate those areas for certain players and the team?
     
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    FVV - 2 way player
    Jalen - 0 way player
    Amen - defense only
    Segun - solid offense, inconsistent defense
    Jabari - inconsistent offense, inconsistent defense
    Cam - solid 3 point shooting, very raw
    Tari- constantly injured
    Brooks - terrible offense, solid defense
     
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    If we treat this pick like its a late lottery pick as there really isn't any standout talent that potentially can be better than at least Jalen, Sengun and Amen, then I would be content at spending a 3rd pick on Sheppard even though he wouldn't traditionally be this high.

    This is the one draft were we should draft need over ceiling. And a consistent off ball movement shooter is probably the biggest hole on this team right now.
     
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    I can go with that rationale.....
     
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    Well Rounded Teams Offensively make it to the Final Four of each Conference (soon
    to be Final Six). Nuggets won championship with 15th ranked defense.

    Body of Well Rounded Offense:
    1) two to four F
    acilitators : Drive (draw defenders...gravity of the defense)... kick/pass.

    ..........,...,...........,.....,.........Draw gravity of defense by way of: isolation, Pick-n-Roll,
    .........,................................hand off, weave, horns set, elevator doors, post ups.

    2) S
    creeners: Pick-n-Roll (Roll Man), "Dunker Spot," Off Ball Screens, lob threat

    3)
    Spacers : Multiple 3-point shooters along perimeter, 36% or better on high
    .................... quantity as a group/each individual. Forces defense to scramble
    .................... or rotate a greater distance.


    _________

    Rockets Offense:

    Facilitators:
    Jalen Green
    Sengun
    Cam Whitmore
    Amen Thompson
    Jabari (expected to continue working on dribbling/drives this off-season)
    ?VanVleet? will he still be around? Basically an expiring $40M contract

    Screeners :
    Jabari
    Jock Landale
    Sengun
    Steven Adams
    Amen Thompson
    Cam Whitmore
    Tari Eason
    ?Dillon Brooks?

    Spacers :
    Jabari Smith (further practice needed)

    *Not Well Balanced* requires more consistent 3-point shooting

    _________



    Potential Spacer:
    Jalen Green:
    if allowed to be volume scorer like MJ, Kobe, D-Wade (drive, dunk, layups, see FT's go in
    ...confidence in shooting mid-range and 3-pointers goes up.

    Tari : greater quantity needed while sporting decent 3P%
    Cam: greater quantity needed while sporting decent 3P%
    VanVleet: same quantity, take out slump at mid season.


    Free Agent Targets:
    Paul George ( Facilitator / Screener / Spacer )
    Malik Beasley ( Facilitator / Spacer )
    Tyus Jones ( Facilitator / Spacer )
    Jalen Smith ( Facilitator / Screener / Spacer )
    Malik Monk ( Quasi - Facilitator / Spacer )




     
    #7 ApacheWarrior, Jun 11, 2024
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