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Hello, Aron: The Baynes of Houston's small-ball lineup

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by steddinotayto, Sep 22, 2020.

  1. RKREBORN

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    Are we talking about the end of the small-ball era?

    How will he guard CP3's pull-up jumpers?
     
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    Considering our limited finance, Baynes is an acceptable target for our MLE. I'd like someone more athletic but beggers cant be choosers.
     
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    Maybe not play switch everything all game vs. CP3 team?

    Like the Rockets finally did by keeping EGo on CP3 in Game 7.
     
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    Baynes is an excellent lane defender. Big body who takes a lot of space in the middle.

    With RoCo as a weak side shot blocker, it would provide great rim defence.

    Huge fan of Baynes.
     
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    In a depressed market where the teams that have cap space are rebuilding I don't know if anyone is going to offer Baynes more than the NTMLE but y'know I'll go ahead and bookmark this comment and give you credit if he signs a deal longer than 3 years and/or for more than the NTMLE.
     
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    Why do you think signing Baynes would mean the end of small ball? IIRC the Rockets still have all 5 of their starters under contract and can deploy that lineup at any given time. The addition of Baynes give them the flexibility to go big with a guy that can stretch the defense with this 3 point shot but can also defend big men as needed. I'm a huge Tucker fan and I do not want to see the guy play 35-38 minutes a night guarding 5s as he's at his best at the 4 with a great defensive wing at the 3 (Ariza, RoCo).

    Overall, I'm not worried about beating CP3's pull-up jumpers. I'm more worried about the layup line that the Lakers had against us last series because we didn't have a big physical presence available.
     
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    Give me Baynes and another true 4-5 like Horford + FRP for Gordon and House
     
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    Not sure you realize the size of Horford's contract.

    EGo and House not going to cut it. Still about $10M short.
     
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    I would let Tucker go too if I had too. This team needs size badly enough so they'll have to take some risks, even if they have to take on a bad contract like Horford. Personally I hope they add guys like Holmes and Baynes or Olynyk and Giles etc... whatever it takes to add size, rim protection.
     
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    Thank you, but maybe we should make a poll to see what CF members want. I'd be interested to see which guys here want BBC.

    Might be more appropriate for the Hangout...
     
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    I like Baynes. We need another flexible big to go with him like Woods
     
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    I would take those other options over a Horford trade.
     
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    If they take westbrook for him i'm all in!
     
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    Baynes in 2019/2020

    1. For the regular season, Baynes shot 36.8% from the 3 point line in the space the NBA consider to be "above the break" meaning these aren't your corner 3s. Why is this important? A big that can make corner 3s is good but a big that can hit from deeper stretches the other team's defense out. His 36.8% is only behind KAT and is ahead of Porzingis, Love, and Al Horford.

    2. According to stats.nba.com, Baynes averaged 3 screen assists per game, better than Joel Embiid and Anthony Davis. Basically a screen assist is when the screener sets a pick that translates into an open/made shot.

    3. He averaged 4.8 box outs per game, better than Embiid, Horford, Jokic, Tristan Thompson and Clint Capela
     
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    You are selling me more and more broooo
     
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    Much better option than Horford.
     
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    Can we get a Baynes vs. KLove comp? I don't believe a small ball roster can ever be considered a contender in a league with a few elite bigs. I always thought KLove (contract aside) was/is the ideal fit for Harden in any system. Still trying to find our Bosh. Bayne is interesting - need to see more highlights or something to see if his shot was that consistent to be relied upon. Other than that, if it's a cheaper KLove, I'm down.
     
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    He's doing all of this while only playing just 22.2 minutes a night! Talk about giving maximum effort.
     
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    I'm sold.
     
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