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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. BreakYoSelfFool

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    I thought this exchange was hilarious. I literally said "LOL" as I laughed out loud.
     
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    Jabari's very mature and appears to be taking it as a learning opportunity rather than taking offense. He has confidence he'll be closing out games in the future too. Jeff was such a good signing for this team.
     
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    Silas literally fked Jabari in the ass, literally
     
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    Man Tari is hilarious... love that kids personality.
     
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    In all honesty, I think Sengun, Green, Tari, Bari and Amen all seem like good kids with great personalities. It makes it easy to cheer them on. I love seeing those friendships come on too, the chemistry goes further than the court which is always good for team mates.
     
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    Bari and Tari broke bread at turkey leg hut right after being drafted. that makes em friends for life
     
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    Not all of our players turn into franchise ballers.

    Jabari will not be that guy, hopefully he reaches his highest ceiling possible aka Thaddeus Young level.
     
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    Whilst I think it's still a bit too early to say definitively on any of our guys, I do think Jabari is the most concerning out of him, Green and Sengun. People can hate on Green all the want but when you look at the stats in black and white from last year, Jalen showed legit superstar flashes in his very best games. We need to see some of that from Jabari this year or I think his ceiling is clearly lower than some of his peers for sure.
     
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    smh
     
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    I have been one of Smith's biggest supporters. I followed him in college and was wowed. Not so much in the NBA. Some players, maybe especially the "bigs" take awhile. He needs a lot of work, but I still have high hopes. Run some of his college tapes. I would not be surprised to see him dropped out of the starting lineup soon.
     
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    Smith is so, so young and came into the league very physically underdeveloped when you consider what will likely be his final physical form.

    The indicators of a future stud are all there on both sides of the ball. I’d like to see him get a few more turnarounds. As well, he was great last year walking into the 3ball at the top of the arc. Id like to see that more also.
     
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    Excellent answer. Very encouraging.
     
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    Man....young core are all good kids. You can't help but adore them all. It makes me a proud Rockets fan...Win or loose!
     
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    And he did it with 5 fouls.
     
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    The thing is that this season we are trying to win games, so it isn't free development minutes. Everything he gets this year he will have earned.

    Hoping his shooting splits are strong at seasons end, and he learns and has a few plays run for him by then.

    Next season is really the time where we see what he has got
     
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    :cool:

     
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    At least his shooting is getting better.
     
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