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D'Angelo Russell -- is he the Lefty PG We Seek?

Discussion in 'NBA Draft' started by i3artow i3aller, Dec 27, 2014.

  1. Medicine N Music

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    Gotta give you props for jumping on this guy before others.

    He'll be a top 5 pick this year. Top 4 is pretty much set right now: Okafor, Russell, Mudiay, Towns. However, I wouldn't pick Okafor #1...his game just doesn't look like it will translate to superstar level. He's probably a better version of Sullinger.

    The one guy I'm really hoping we trade up for or start slipping is Willie Cauley-Stein. Put this guy with D-Mo and our defense will be top 3 in the league.
     
  2. FEAR THE BEARD

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    I think Tyus Jones from Duke would be a good pick with our Pelicans pick. High basketball IQ and can nail the 3!!!!!
     
  3. Houst0ne

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    find a way to get this guy Morey
     
  4. LCAhmed

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    Drafted him in 2k after simming the first season, he's a beast! Scores a lot of points easily.
     
  5. True Rocket

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    He has some Goran
     
  6. Zbed

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    People are comparing him to Harden
     
  7. NBAandNFLFan

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    not strong enough, too skinny...
     
  8. Voice of Aus

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    He remind me of what OJ Mayo should of been, he needs to get a red flag so he can drop to us tho ;)
     
  9. Voice of Aus

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    Call of the scouting morey, the numbers are clear
     
  10. saleem

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    He would be great for us, alas the Rockets have no chance in drafting him.
     
  11. FTW Rockets FTW

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    No chance we get him.

    Dude is going top 5 in the draft. He reminds me of our very own James Harden especially the way he sees the court and his cross court whip passes that almost seem impossible.

    Only two PG's worth in the top - this guy and the Emmanuel M kid
     
  12. NBAphenom

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    [Video] D'Angelo Russell || Freshmen Phenom || 2015 Ohio State Highlights ??

    This guy gonna be good.

    [youtube]Mm7OjRqdSkA[/youtube]
     
  13. RocketsTerps

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    Hopefully we get lucky in the draft lottery with the Pelicans pick and select at #4 or trade up. D'Angelo Russell (6-5') would be the perfect backup for Harden while the athletic Nick Johnson (6-3') defends the point off the bench.

    2015/16 Rockets - repeat championship roster

    Pg: P. Beverly
    Sg: J. Harden
    Sf: T. Ariza
    Pf: T. Jones
    C: D. Howard
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    Pg: N. Johnson
    Sg: D'Angelo Russell
    Sf: C. Brewer
    Pf: J. Smith
    C: D. Motiejunas
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    11. Clint Capella
    12. Alessandro Gentile
    13. K.J. McDaniels
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    IR/D-League
    14. Knicks 2nd round pick #31
    15. Nuggets 2nd round pick #38
     
  14. J Sizzle

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    I'm sold. This dude's gonna be a straight up stud.
     
  15. i3artow i3aller

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    Were about to see how Russel will do against NBA size.

    He's got 6'5 240 Stan and 6'8 RHJ on deck. Something tells me he'll be just fine.
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  16. CJLarson

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    Please, Russell would be the starter. Insane length for a PG.
     
  17. Nick_713

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    YES, he is the Lefty PG we seek!!!
     
  18. RocketsTerps

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    Not sure he'd start (or need to) in year one. It remains to be seen if he can defend the one in the NBA. Harden is the point guard when he's on the floor anyway. D'angelo Russell plays the same exact way. Beverly & Nick Johnson are solid defenders of the one. Sure, at times Harden and Russell can play together like Harden and Lin did but we'd be more balanced to have another top playmaker off the bench. Russell effectively is combining Jason Terry w/ Pablo Prigioni in one player.
     
  19. showa13

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    Unless we get a top 3 pick, there's no way we get Russell. Would've loved to see him play against Munday this season at some point.
     
  20. RocketsTerps

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    The New Orleans pick is top 3 lottery protected. Karl Anthony Thomas and Okafor are sure top two picks. Emmanuel Mudiay may rate ahead of Russell as a true point w/ much more athleticism on Philadelphia's draft board. Minnesota and Orlando don't need a point guard. We need to go all out for Russell.
     

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