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Do We Need A New Backup C?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by apollo33, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. apollo33

    apollo33 Member

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    From the three games, it's pretty obvious D-mo is far from the ideal backup to Omer simply because he's not strong enough to defend centers in the league and severely lacks in rebounding abilities.

    Grego Smith is also undersized, I think we should prioritize getting a backup center over other positions or else we will get shredded everytime Omer takes a rest.
     
  2. Bang.

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    Yes we need. McHale please realize THAT DONATAS IS NOT A CENTER.
     
  3. Horry4theWin

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    To need a new backup center, you must first have one to begin with...
     
  5. apollo33

    apollo33 Member

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    Why did we have to give up Camby that's the question

    he was so good for us last season

    Looks like nothing is left in free agency

    Maybe a gamble on Oden
     
  6. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    He know it already. Smith has been playing center next to Donatas ever since game 1
     
  7. Rip Van Rocket

    Rip Van Rocket Contributing Member

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    Let's see how the season goes. We will have draft picks in next years draft. I really don't care if we don't have a quality backup this year.
     
  8. tomato

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    Carrol. Dawson.
     
  9. Rip Van Rocket

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    I don't think he is tall enough. He has the bulk though.
     
  10. Carl Herrera

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    Camby was receiving lucrative multi-year offers in free agency (3 years, $4.4 mil/year, last year partially guaranteed) and the Rockets would rather have cap room (for this season and beyond), give opportunities to someone younger than 38-years-old and receiving draft picks in return in a S&T.
     
  11. eman

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    Yao Ming come back please.
     
  12. Ricksmith

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    No, we need a top 5 draft pick.
     
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    We are going to have Greg here as a backup. DMo is not a C. Maybe next year we will spend a 16 on a need.
     
  14. Carl Herrera

    Carl Herrera Contributing Member

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    The backup C is already here:

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    Did anybody else like the D-mo asik combo? Thought with asik's great passing and court vision mixed with d-mo's ability to spread the floor with his range is a good start to a bright future. I do however think that a solid backup center is necessary along with trading some of the power forwards we have.
     
  16. Carl Herrera

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    DMo, Asik, Parsons, Martin, Lin. An awfully bright starting lineup.
     
  17. zxcvbn193

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    Maybe McHale should switch the rotation between D-Mo and Patterson. That way Asik and D-Mo would start and Patterson as a backup C?
     
  18. nickb492

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    Only thing is Patterson is in way strong enough to impact the big centers in the league. The chuck wagon's spirit does not exist in him on defense. He has a nice touch but remember him having a hard time with some pf's last year. Hope is defense improves.
     
  19. SkyrimOwnsAll

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    playing DMo at center will ruin his development, just like it ruined PPat's

    i can see DMo potentially as a young Chris Bosh type of player in the future. He will always be thin, but let him maximize his skills againist the 4's in the NBA
     
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    Donatas has to regain his post up mojo. If he does, it's a great combo.
     

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