1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

Is Amen Thompson A Bust?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Imanimal, Dec 28, 2023.

  1. Francis3422

    Francis3422 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2000
    Messages:
    7,994
    Likes Received:
    5,679
    This is psychopathic. Good christ.
     
    cbass and Dankstronaut like this.
  2. Nook

    Nook Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2008
    Messages:
    54,168
    Likes Received:
    112,801
    They view him as a point guard, and Udoka in the past has talked about his natural point guard skills.

    He missed part of the pre-season and then was hurt for a good stretch to start this season. His conditioning was a concern too coming of two injuries.

    So he was behind the 8 ball. I think he has been fine so far. He is playing on a team that doesn’t run, he has to play within the team structure and is expected to defend. Most rookies high in the lottery are not as restricted as he is.

    His shooting issue was known, and it’s why he didn’t go second in the draft. The Rockets and Amen know it has to get better and they will work on it. He is never going to be a good perimeter shooter - but there is a real chance he can shoot out there like Marcus Smart or Jae Morant do - and if he does that, he will be at least an all star with the rest of his game.
     
    Deuce, robbie380 and OremLK like this.
  3. Nook

    Nook Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2008
    Messages:
    54,168
    Likes Received:
    112,801
    That ****** has played less than 300 minutes in the NBA, while coming off injury and y’all talking about cutting bait on his ass.
     
  4. Rokman

    Rokman Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2008
    Messages:
    4,756
    Likes Received:
    4,794
    Dude looks lost out there. Lost. Like freaking Nix lost. Shoot, Nix's shot was less broken than Amen's and that $hit was f'ed.
     
    CantStopJG24 likes this.
  5. Francis3422

    Francis3422 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2000
    Messages:
    7,994
    Likes Received:
    5,679
    Do yall even watch the games? Would you rather have Brandon Miller?

    I will concede that the jumpshot doesn’t look good. Obviously. But y’all need to concede that the kid has made an impact on pretty much every other aspect of the game.
     
    mario_v likes this.
  6. Dankstronaut

    Dankstronaut Way, way out here.
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    8,614
    Likes Received:
    11,875
    Amen fun facts

    FG% 0-3ft from rim is .762 only lower than 2 other regular players (bonus points if you can guess without looking it up)
    FG% 16-3p is .625 (team high)
    Also tied 5th on the team in dunks with 10 despite playing like 1/4 the minutes as the dunk leaders.
     
    Y2JT and cbass like this.
  7. Reeko

    Reeko Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2017
    Messages:
    45,757
    Likes Received:
    127,744
    you’re talking as if Brandon Miller has been bad or wasn’t a good prospect
     
    YOLO likes this.
  8. Imanimal

    Imanimal Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2019
    Messages:
    2,701
    Likes Received:
    3,290
    Yes, the sky IS falling as this dude is a career 20% three point outside shooter and was picked FOURTH in the entire draft.
     
    Rokman likes this.
  9. Imanimal

    Imanimal Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2019
    Messages:
    2,701
    Likes Received:
    3,290
    He has trade value now that he won’t have in two years. Boot him asap before he is found to be useless like his brother. The clock is ticking.
     
    Rokman likes this.
  10. robbie380

    robbie380 ლ(▀̿Ĺ̯▀̿ ̿ლ)
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2002
    Messages:
    23,257
    Likes Received:
    9,607
    I hope for the best with Amen. He seems like he has the mind for the game. Maybe Marcus Smart is a comp for him. Terrible shooter but able to do enough everywhere else to make up for it...but even Smart shot over 30% his rookie year from 3. Whatever happens I just hope we can see him start to shoot confidently even if he is going to brick it. These airballs he has are all mental IMO. His form isn't great but it's not rookie year Lonzo or Marion level bad.

    I do agree that we need to see him get some more time on the court and the early injuries really slowed him down.
     
    Nook likes this.
  11. Rokman

    Rokman Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2008
    Messages:
    4,756
    Likes Received:
    4,794
    He's actually shooting 15% from 3 on the year.

    15% PEOPLE!!

    That's beyond Atrocious.

    Like I said earlier, his shot is worse than Nix. That shouldn't be overlooked because he is a Rookie that was a #4 pick. That shot is a VERY serious problem.

    If the Rockets think Amen and Jalen are the backcourt of the future the fans are screwed. Those two couldn't even hold Francis and Mobley's jockstraps and we all know how far their hype got us. They at least had real talent.
     
    #591 Rokman, Jan 11, 2024
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2024
  12. Nook

    Nook Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2008
    Messages:
    54,168
    Likes Received:
    112,801
    He will get more confident the more he plays. I don’t think he will shoot 30% from three this years, if he gets over 20% I will be mildly surprised.

    I understand why he went to OTE, but he did himself a disservice. He would be further along if he had gone to Australia. I don’t really have a high opinion of the G-League, but even that is better than OTE.

    The physical size, extreme athleticism, length, vision and desire is there- he just needs to adjust to the NBA and work harder in the gym than he ever has.

    The focus will be on the three ball, but I am more optimistic on his mid range jumper. He has some natural ability at that distance.
     
  13. BreakYoSelfFool

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2008
    Messages:
    649
    Likes Received:
    544
    He's talking as if Brandon Miller was available at 4, maybe he meant Anthony Black
     
  14. YOLO

    YOLO Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2012
    Messages:
    46,688
    Likes Received:
    44,883
    You’re the one who asked the question. Yeah I definitely would. Even cam was the preferred pick over him
     
  15. SuperMarioBro

    SuperMarioBro Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2006
    Messages:
    3,775
    Likes Received:
    1,414
    "Career"? You mean all 260 minutes of it?
     
    grednotto, Easy, cbass and 2 others like this.
  16. BreakYoSelfFool

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2008
    Messages:
    649
    Likes Received:
    544
    I wouldn't. Amen has done more to impress me than to worry me. If he still cant shoot after 2 or 3 years with a top shooting coach, I might start to worry. Cam certainly looks like a better pick at the moment, but we got them both so why does it matter.
     
  17. YOLO

    YOLO Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2012
    Messages:
    46,688
    Likes Received:
    44,883
    That’s you and I didn’t ask
     
  18. YOLO

    YOLO Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2012
    Messages:
    46,688
    Likes Received:
    44,883
    No brainer yes
     
  19. daywalker02

    daywalker02 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2006
    Messages:
    89,640
    Likes Received:
    43,166
    Well, that is 14% higher than what his jump shot looks like.....
     
  20. BreakYoSelfFool

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2008
    Messages:
    649
    Likes Received:
    544
    I didn't ask either...
     

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now