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Johnson, the Forgotten Member?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Carl Herrera, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. Carl Herrera

    Carl Herrera Contributing Member

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    People keeps yelling about Canaan, but our other athletic young guard is doing well in the DLeague-- producing about as well as Canaan did in his "rehab stint" with the Vipers.

    Perhaps the young team member with upside that we should be petitioning to bring up and put in to games is Nick Johnson.
     
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  2. Mr. Clutch

    Mr. Clutch Contributing Member

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    I think our Johnson's upside is sitting lower than Canaanballs

    He is better at finishing and defense though.
     
  3. conquistador#11

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    as long as the johnson doesn't get cut. ouch. hurts just thinking about it.
     
  4. Jontro

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    Another trade throw-in for next season?
     
  5. nobie

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    Mchale wont play rookies over Veterans thats been well established before with Jones and DMo.
     
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    I agree - insert Johnson into a backup slot and watch the Rockets come alive....
     
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  7. oogie boogie

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    developmental league
     
  8. juanm34

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    Not ready.
     
  9. Mr. Clutch

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    Parsons and Beverley are two other good examples of this.
     
  10. Felixthecat

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    Played with my Johnson this morning. Not forgotten. :grin:
     
  11. Mr. Clutch

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    I don't see why you can't play with Johnson and Canaanballs together
     
  12. SLRokJok

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    Kevin won't let Johnson come up. Only in spurts. Besides i still rather see what Canaan is made of.
     
  13. nobie

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    Both Parson and Beverley entered league being 24.
     
  14. pippendagimp

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    i was wondering last night what happened to him….he actually helped us win a couple games this year…..what have his stats been in d-league?
     
  15. subtomic

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    Actually here's a question - do you think the Rockets prefer Johnson in the 1 slot or the 2 slot (or maybe both)?
     
  16. RocketsJumer

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    I think very highly of Johnson and think he can be a big part of our team in the future. But he needs to learn and be comfortable of playing point guard. I remember times where he was struggling to even bring the ball up, much less make point guard decisions. That's why he is in the D-League right now.

    This team needs a point guard. A Dragic/Lawson would be nice but any capable point guard is an upgrade at this point. DJ freaking Augustin lit us up for 28 and 12 yesterday, while our point guards combined for 10 points and 0 assist (all Beverley).
     
  17. nobie

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    I think right now hes better at SG, but ultimately i think Rockets would prefer him being a PG. 6'3 is kinda on the short side for SG. I mean Harden is like 6'5, but he seems pretty average in height for SG.
     
  18. Mr. Clutch

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    So you prefer bigger size in the 2 slot?
     
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  19. nobie

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    obviously
     
  20. Mr. Clutch

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    Parsons was 23.

    He also started a 20 year old Kevin Love as a rookie.
     

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