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Donatas Motiejunas ROCKETS vs PACERS

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Play07, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. omgTHEpotential

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    I think the fact that people are so passionate about the DMO vs Jones issue is because it's a pretty close decision. They're both inexperienced with some big flaws in their games. I think there might not be a consistent starter ar the PF this season. It's going to depend on the matchups and their individual shape at any given moment.
     
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    That Dmo executed one unbelievable dreamshake move. I am sure dream was cheered when he saw his coaching bearing fruits!
     
  3. MaxRider

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    easy start Smith and bring Dmo and Jones off the bench
     
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    He had a bad half, but you could obviously tell he was nervous and jumpy than, once he calmed down he was dream shaking the Pacers into the dirt, the way he scores makes it look so smooth and effortless, so much potential, he's got a lot of great players around him to improve his game, he just needs to be tamed properly, he can get out of control at times.
     
  5. Bobbythegreat

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    Ah, that way we can have a homeless man's version of Asik and Howard on the court together for the start of the game.....interesting strategy.
     
  6. dischead

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    His offense is decent. His defense is really bad.
     
  7. BasketballMind

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    Jones' impact on the game is much more significant than Dmo. It is what it is.
     
  8. NewAge

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    DMo's main problem is with his head: way too excitable, rushes a lot, even a bit nervous. He has all the offensive talent of Dirk - mobile 7 fter, can post-up, can shoot, can put it on the floor. The diff is Dirk is a very level temperament who has pretty much automated his game to its ultimate efficiency. If DMo can slow down and become more automatic in his moves and shots, he can be top 10 offensive player in the NBA.
     
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    Man, Dmo has so much offensive talent that it is so hard to not believe in him. I've said this since day 1, the sky's the limit in regards to his post moves and hooks. The man is 7', a good runner with above average post moves and footwork, can catch the ball and shoot the ball relatively well compared to other 7'ers, and is obviously a very hard worker--just look at how much he bulked up.

    But god damn he needs to work on his defense and rebounding... As a huge dmo fan, I have to concede that after 2 games, TJ looks like he'll be starting over dmo; however, with that said, I do think DMO will shine, and when he does, he will shine ever so brightly... I hope...
     
  10. hltiki

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    so much of this
     
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    I don't think it matters who starts. I'd play both and whoever is hot on a given night gets more time.
     
  12. Billionzz

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    If you mean more significant because he disappears for stretches where you don't even know he is one the court and does some JaVale McGee impression every game then you are right. At least we will get some Shaqtin A Fool highlights this year.

    Both DMo and Jones have faults and right now, and I don't think either one is starting material in the NBA yet, but they are all we have at the moment.

    I think DMo has the better upside because he knows how to play the game a lot better.
     
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    Javale is a solid rotation player. His head is keeping him from being an allstar talent but his talent level will keep him there at borderline starter position.
     
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    I agree that JaVale is a good player, I would be thrilled if Jones could be that good. I was just making fun of the dumb things that Jones does like JaVale.
     
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    speaking of "fit" being discussed in the bev-lin threads, TJones looks to be a better fit with the star-powered starters since he is very active around the offensive glass and gets a lot of his work done in the 3-8 foot area around the hoop. he will not get many plays called for him with DH/JH/CP there but he can contribute cleaning up the glass and on D.

    DMO is more of the finesse type and will regress playing with the starters, because the only option for him to contribute would be to spot up as a stretch 4. He can exhibit his varied offensive skills better on the 2nd unit and develop overall there versus other teams' reserves.
     
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    Jones will try to take shots and score by ISO'ing at times and holding on to the ball though.
    Both are bench players, but I agree with your points. Jones is quicker, stronger and can rebound, block some shots.
     
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    Jones to start!
    D-Mo for 6th man of the year!
     
  18. Billionzz

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    The Pacers came out on DMo to defend his three point attempt,but that wasn't the case with Jones. They just left him out there because they don't respect his shot, since he can't spread the floor that's just one more thing that's going to make it hard for him to be the starter. I don't know if it's just because he is nervous but he sure has been shooting bad, hopefully he gets his shot straightened out.
     
  19. daywalker02

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    whom are you talking about?
     
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    IMO DMO could be more of an asset, as he can finish with both hands and the soft touch that's rare talent, once he get stronger lower body his movement under pressure would be much better, then he even could slide up to center, plus his range and passing ability he could be the best fit with Dwright. just keep on working on the D and lower body he could be the fill up when in the future when Dwright passed his prime or go else where.

    TJ is much more explosive and athletic, however I feel his touch is not as good and whole body coordination is a bit off that his post move is a bit sluggish and shooting is slow. he is very good at straight up\straight in or situations only require simple moves, but I still doubt he can develop the ability of creating his own shot, that's the biggest distance between a board crasher and a post threat.
     

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