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Higher Upside? Motiejunas or Robinson

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Sydeffect, Mar 22, 2013.

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Who has the higher upside?

  1. Donatas Motiejunas

    202 vote(s)
    44.2%
  2. Thomas Robinson

    175 vote(s)
    38.3%
  3. Similar upside

    80 vote(s)
    17.5%
  1. Sydeffect

    Sydeffect Member

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    Motiejunas:
    -Very quick for a 7 footer
    -Improving jump shooter
    -Good post moves
    -Good passer
    -Improving on defense
    -Rebounding needs work


    Robinson:
    -Undersized
    -Elite Athlete
    -Good rebounder
    -Good defender
    -Very aggressive going to the basket
    -Good ball handling skills for a big
    -Has problems with turnovers
     
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    Even though they play the same position, it's weird comparing their upside, since Robinson clearly has more potential on defense and Donuts has more potential on offense. They should fusion dance.
     
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    Trob and he's not undersized go to the game and look at him next to all the players and tell me he's under sized. He stays low on the court so maybe he looks small on tv I don't know. Everytime I see him he looks huge.
     
  5. Patterned919

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    I like Robinson more, but who knows, both of them haven't even played half a season yet.
     
  6. SkyrimOwnsAll

    SkyrimOwnsAll Member

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    TRob easily

    both are terrible shooters, but TRob seems to have skills that translates to the NBA, DMo's skills are more suited for Europe
     
  7. cmlmel77

    cmlmel77 Up all Night Watching Houston Sports

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    You forgot to include Patrick Patterson in your poll. I mean, the guy went off for 11 and 4 last game - I'd like to see Robinson or D-Mo do that!!11!
     
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    Terrence Jones has the highest upside!!:eek:
     
  9. DBRox

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    The more I see, I have to say TRob. He has a long way to go but he is improving immensely and he already has those work ethics you look for.
     
  10. Sydeffect

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    Motiejunas is a solid mid-range jump shooter. His 3 point range is improving.
     
  11. tminusrex

    tminusrex Rookie

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    T Rob is better. Dmo just gets wide open Js.
     
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    Donatas Motiejunas=Dirk Nowitzki
    Thomas Robinson=Amar'e Stoudemire
    Terrence Jones=Chris Bosh

    All on the same team!!:eek:
     
  13. AFS

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    I feel like between both of them, there's a decent chance that one of them pans out to be a solid starting PF. Not a bad situation to be in.
     
  14. J Sizzle

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    Hard to say because they have such different games...


    If I had to say...it'd be Robinson, but it's close.
     
  15. AFS

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    I don't think I agree with any of these comparisons. Not sure about the Amar'e one, but definitely not the dirk or chris bosh comparisons.
     
  16. JayGoogle

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    It's very close but I voted on Robinson. I just think he has a better chance at being a good two way player and could bring a lot to the team.
     
  17. Spacemoth

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    Robinson is way shorter and less offensively inclined than Stoudemire. His ceiling is possibly Antonio McDyess, but more likely in that Antonio Davis/Horace Grant/Otis Thorpe range.

    If you're just talking about pure ceiling here, you have to vote Motiejunas. That offensive arsenal on a 7fter doesn't grow on trees.
     
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    I didn't see a Patrick Patterson choice.
     
  20. Rip Van Rocket

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    He's 6' 7.75". He is undersized compared to the average PF in the NBA. Where he has an advantage is his quickness.

    Both TRob and D-Mo are projects that going to need at least a couple of years before they start to play the way we all want them to. With both of these guys we see flashes of what they may become, and it is exciting.



    And don't forget about TJones!
     

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