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July 7 opening game at the NBA’s 2022 Las Vegas Summer League

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Le$$, Jun 29, 2022.

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Jabari Smith or Pablo

  1. Jabari Smith

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  1. Le$$

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    THURSDAY, JULY 7TH, 2022 10:00 PM ET

    Rockets @ Magic

    Smith Vs Banchero

    Who shows up?
     
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    Must win game!
     
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    Paolo...

    I feel like it's going to take a game or two for Jabari to start playing well. We have quite a few guys that are already on the roster that are trying to prove they've gotten better. He'll be eased in.
     
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    From my quick Googling it looks like Sengun is playing in the summer league and, if so, I think Jabari is going to go off this summer. I'm hoping JC plays too:

    Sengun
    Smith
    Garuba
    Christopher
    Washington

    With Eason playing heavy reserve minutes.
     
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    I think its been reported that Sengun is going to be in attendance, but will not play. I think they are managing his load, because of his determination to play internationally.
     
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    Eason
     
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    I think Evan Mobley is going to outshine both and win finals MVP.
     
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    Paolo probably has a better showing. He’s the most NBA ready scorer RIGHT NOW. Jabari’s 2 way potential though >>>>
     
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    That makes sense. Still looking forward to this summer league like last year's. With Sengun not playing that leaves it up to Tyty (and maybe JC?) to run the offense which I'm really interested in seeing.
     
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    Can’t wait to watch the games. Hopefully Eason really shines here and in pre-season so the pressure will be on Silas to play him. Otherwise, I bet he starts the year in RGV, unless Tate is traded.
     
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    I have seen a video of a face to face matchup of the two in a friendly 5v5 game I think - Paolo had a real difficult time to score against Jabari. Jabaris shot wasn't falling either, but Jabari definetly won that matchup.

    But I think overall you are right. Paolo will be the focal point of the offense and fill up the boxscore.
     
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    Here's hoping both show up and have great careers. We want Jabari to be all time great, not just better than Paolo. No one's comparing Tatum to Fultz now
     
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    Summer league hoops and Black Jack
     
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    Paolo will have to figure out how to maximize his new team. It will take a little while like it did at Duke, but he'll get them squared away. Jabari will hit a bunch of open shots that Sengun and some of the other guys will create. I HOPE Jabari has the better game.
     
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    Rockets going to have Eason, Agent Smith and Garuba hounding Paolo all game. Garuba should be more than enough. He's a much larger presence than anything Paolo dealt with in college.
     
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    Garuba is a larger presence than Chet??
     
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    I don’t think Sengun needs to or should play in this.

    C: Garuba
    PF: Jabari
    SF: Tari
    SG: Christopher
    PG: Nix
    6th: Ty Ty

    I’d like to see that lineup out there
     
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    Have the Rockets released a SL roster? Curious to see who Stone brought in for auditions. Hope they hold onto Fernando. Small sample size, but given minutes, I liked what I saw. Has a motor and aggressive. Mixed reports on to his status with the Rockets.
     
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    Tari Eason will outperform both but I expect Jabari to come out with a chip on his shoulder.
     
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