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Isaiah Hartenstein wins G-League Player of the Week

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by DaBeard, Mar 9, 2020.

  1. DaBeard

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    Tell me again why he don't get playing time again? I saw this dude put up 16 and 12 against Jokic a couple months ago!
     
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    Maybe if he quits rebounding so much it will help him back to the Rockets.
    Maybe if only shoots threes in the G-League will help, too
     
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    He had some very nice finishes in there
     
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    START HIM - let's stop SCREWING around with what has proven NEVER to work.

    DD
     
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    How does that song go?

    "It's too late, baby. it's too late /
    "But we really did try to make it
    "Something inside has died and I....."
     
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    Can't wait till we let him go and then trade a bunch to bring him back in 5 years.
     
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    I debated starting my own thread on him .

    go watch his highlights , they are on YouTube .

    he looks WAY better . I don’t mean , vs the competition ... he was already too good for the g league , but now his body looks way better .

    Notice his posture . Where’s his usual Hunch? Does he look a little slimmer , a bit more explosive ?

    the caveat is maybe he only looks that way because it’s vs g league opponents . But look at the speed of some of his dunks . He’s fockassed a bit more on quickness , which is good.

    I didn’t see much of his defense in those reels , maybe I’ll watch a full game . The only way hartenstein is gonna help the rockets is if he transforms his game like this . He needs to be able to switch like 85%-90% as well as prime Capela . He’s a bit bigger tho I think .

    the most immediate way he could impact our team is if he can set big, legal screens and shoot , or reliably finish in the paint , but even tho it seems his body control has gotten better , I’m not sure it’s nba fast/strong. Maybe we will see this season .

    Maybe his defense IQ isn’t there yet . For him to deserve PT his game will have to jump green and caroll’s . We all know his size is not enough virtue .

    but his recent highlights have me feeling good about him again . If he was his same lumbering self and just used his size to abuse smaller weaker players that would be one thing , but he generally looked a step quicker and displayed some above average skills . Those drives won’t be so successful imo . Either the defender will be bigger , or it will be a smaller guy and my bet is his dribble is vulnerable ... how many 21 year old 7 footers aren’t liable to get picked ?

    he needs to learn to shoot . But he can’t let slow progress there (if that’s the case) wreck him mentally . Improve on other parts of his game , learn to use his size , improve his athleticism and quickness ... I like it .

    keep it up , get his conditioning back , maybe get some shooting confidence , then call him up . He’s too good for g league . At the very least he can use the rockets developmental coaches and the training room . Get in the film room too , see what’s happening at the nba level .
     
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    "He'd be an excellent sign spinner for Tilman out in front of Landrys". (MDA)
     
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    When I see Hartenstein succeed despite the Rockets establishment trying to hold him down...

    [​IMG]
     
  11. EightDoobies

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    MDA gotta go.
     
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    It can’t be overstated how insane those stats are. Especially with his playstyle.

    Stupid-ass franchise.
     
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    I like how POW also stands for prisoner of war ... which Hartenstein is a victim of , MDA’s war on centers :)
     
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    Baby come back
     
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    Hoopers need to hoop. Happy to see him playing competitive ball. Playing keeps the skills sharp. Who knows, may be called up again.
     
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    They have to give him a shot again soon.
     
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    Next year, he will get his due. We will have a different coach again, fingers crossed.
     
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    No they don’t. He is in the Faried banishment realm with MDA. He is only guilty of being tall.
     
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