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Jabari Smith Jr.'s Height

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Clutch, Oct 17, 2022.

  1. Roomba

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    Jabari keeps getting taller every time we measure him! Sorta like the opposite of Cade Cunningham :p
     
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    You’re telling me. I was once 6”2’ but now I’m not because I’m old and I shrunk. Stupid gravity and time.
     
  3. AroundTheWorld

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    I have probably gone from 6'6 to 6'5.
     
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    This league has significantly better 4s than 5s. I would want my better defensive player at the 4
     
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  5. Believe It!

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    Makes sense.

    I think the measurments that matter the most are standing reach and wingspan. Height is more of a reference.
     
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    Without Cade Cunningham though, I fear we're doomed...
     
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    I knew it was coming? I'm thinking he knows but did not divulge because it was not good. Just a thought!
     
  8. mac_got_this

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    It’ll be interesting to see him standing next to Clint on Wednesday night. I hope somebody whose in attendance is paying attention
     
  9. Yung-T

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    Lock him into the practice facility with Hakeem for a week straight and let em sleep in a tent.
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  10. Dobbizzle

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    Yeah that's a fair point in theory, but all the best rim protectors in the league are centers. There's got to be a reason for that, or why wouldn't they all do what you just suggested?
     
  11. Joe Joe

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    Rim protectors are not necessarily the best man-to-man defenders. The benefit to playing a switchable defender at the 5 is that offenses can force switches.
     
  12. Verbal Christ

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    Are his ankles going to be a continuous problem should be the real focus.
     
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    I like that suggested line up but don't think Jabari's frame is ready to bang with some of the bigger 5's right now. Give him a year or two to put on more muscle and that I'm in. Right now I'd say Sengun is better prepared physically to be a 5 with Jabari in help defense position.
     
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    KD?
     
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    Thought it was length....
     
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    I’ve always thought Sengun would be our franchise 5. But I’m starting to have my doubts…
     
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  17. AroundTheWorld

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    He is 20. He will have ups and downs, but the talent is there, the drive, the confidence, and I think also the chemistry with the other young guys.
     
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  18. Houston77

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    I don’t know about that. Williams, Gobert, and Bam are all in the discussion for DPOY.
     
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    I like to round up; but if you put him as a 7ft, wouldn't that trigger people... 7ft = injury prone for some fans. ;). Or maybe not, it's whatever the narrative people like to use if they predispose in liking a player or not.
     
  20. Joe Joe

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    I think it has to be at least 7'1, but usually taller. Though, I think predisposition also is a factor.
     

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