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Jabari Smith Jr. is the Rockets' franchise player

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Houston77, Jul 7, 2023.

  1. 34to11

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    Literally none of that happened, lol.
     
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  3. 34to11

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    Looking for the quote where Silas says, "Just do whatever cause it won't matter since kpj is dictating the offense."
     
  4. Melik

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    Jabari will continue to improve. He needs to strengthen his physique and add muscle mass.
     
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    Yeah screw yoga
     
  6. Melik

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    Also, when Jabari develops mentally, it will be clear how good our 3rd pick was.
     
  7. DatRocketFan

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    U are quite the literal person aren't ya.

    No plays design for Smith is basically telling him to do whatever. The Silas offense was kpj dictating the offense as the head honcho. Can't help stupid people who refuses to acknowledge the reality of what went down under the silas era
     
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    You said "literally" repeatedly so I literally asked a literal question.
    I thought that was literally obvious in my first response...but I guess not.
     
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    The moral of this story is that you literally should not have asked a literal question when people literally did not expect a literal understanding of what Silas literally said. ;)
     
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    If what i said never happened what is your narrative of what went down on how silas treated Jabari
     
  11. napalm06

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    Franchise role player?
     
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    Hopefully he can develop into an actual 3 and D guy. He has a long ways to go.
     
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    he was never going to be a star. his game is too rigid for that. To me, b e could be a high level 3rd option in the MPJ / Middleton / Bosh tier of players. you could make a ray allen / klay thompson argument but that might be pushing it.

    man needs to keep working on his shooting mechanics though. every time he shoots an open 3 i want to be confident that it's going in but we aren't there yet.
     
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    We're a little down on him due to the hype of him being the presumed #1 pick BUT he's 20 year old, a legit 6'10" and he's got .48/.36 shooting splits. He's still super young and physically underdeveloped relative to his position. It's fair to assume that he'll continue to improve in a meaningful way.

    I'm ok with what he's bringing to us so far.

    One thing I would like to see is more involvement in the offense, especially when he's on the court without Alpy. Hopefully he can develop some pick and pop chemistry with Amen and Jalen, specifically. Their speed should make switching with a big untenable, leading to great looks above the break for Bari. That could be a good way to keep our offense moving when we get frantic with the second unit.
     
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    Im pretty sure Silas said "MAKE your wide open 3's" :D:D:D
     
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    Jabari can’t create his own shot like other superstars. But that was already known on draft day.

    What Jabari can do is play defense and repeat his shot. The ideal 3-pointer and Defensive player.

    I tend to agree that Jabari needs to bulk up, and keep getting confidence in his 3 point shot.

    If he develops into what we envisioned, he is the perfect complimentary player for Alpi and Green.
     
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    Evidence to date says this is not true, at least to a high quality level. We'll see.
     
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    Jabari will be efficient on low volume early in the season. He'll find his role after the 4 more senior starters solidify theirs.

    He's not the offensive player he thinks he is right now and I hope it doesn't take long for him to accept that this season he's the 5th best iso option in the starting lineup. He will have to make his money on defense and what's left over on offense.

    He's doing good on 3's, but he needs another ten games to create new defensive habits. We don't need much else from him. Someone has to talk to him about taking open shots more seriously. Stop getting down on yourself for missing shots we don't need you to take.

    I'm sure he will be perfectly fine. Normal growing pains. He's still younger than Amen I believe.
     
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    I never thought Jabari had superstar potential, some of the KD comparisons here had me scratching my head. But I think he's certainly capable of being a potent scorer. He's not just a spot up shooter, he can hit some really tough shots all over the floor even without advanced handles, kind of like Porzingis. Porzingis is spectacular as a third option and I think that's Jabari's ideal role as well.

    I'm actually more worried about his defense than his offense. He's skinny and barely out of his teens, so he'll naturally get stronger with time. But players are not afraid to challenge him at the rim despite his length, nor has he shown a strong ability to keep up with guards on the perimeter. Someone like Evan Mobley was able to do both from the very start of his career despite also being thin and inexperienced. While it's unfair to compare Jabari to someone with DPOY potential in a good system, I can compare him with his teammates this year. I'd rank Jabari towards the bottom of defensive contributions on the team, even less than Jalen and Al P. I'd really like to see him lock in on that end of the floor.
     
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    Christ, this was an impressive answer.

     

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