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Kelly Olynyk's Houston Rockets

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Os Trigonum, Mar 27, 2021.

  1. BigBum

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    Real people trade

    Which deal is better, Harden deal or Chris Paul deal.

    Chris Paul and picks for John Wall and extra $47 million salary.

    Harden for Kelly Olynyk, Bradley, Exum and picks



    John Wall has unwanted contract.

    I think Stone is very smart but he doesn’t know Paul and Harden huge trade value.

    None of those guys are proven young star. Kelly Olynyk is clearly the best player Stone got.
     
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    tycoonchip Tilman has Aids!
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    That hair! Like Fabio in his prime! Must be the ProV vitamins.
     
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    ****ing LOL.
     
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    Big Bum has surpassed himself. It's baffling. I'm speechless.
     
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    It's a good sign that K.O. is still with the team and hasn't asked for a buyout. He could then join a contender and shine brighter while being in the spotlight of the playoffs. Bringing up his free agency stock.

    I think he likes what Silas system can offer him. He fits perfect in that role.
     
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  6. Haymitch

    Haymitch Contributing Member

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    Happy to see Olynyk getting way overhyped, with people apparently thinking that he's going to shoot 60% and get 25 and 8 every night. (I suspect these are the same people who got hyped on Dipo after his first game with us.) If only there was a way to look O's stints on prior teams to see how he usually performs...
     
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  7. Houston77

    Houston77 COOKIES AND CAKE, MY TEAM BAKED!
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    Yes, a change of scenery/system had never helped a player in the history of the NBA.
     
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  8. Haymitch

    Haymitch Contributing Member

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    Good point. There are dozens of examples of a 30 year old changing teams and doubling the production he had over the previous 7.5 years of his NBA career. Happens all the time, and is definitely gonna happen here with Olynyk.
     
  9. napalm06

    napalm06 Fertitta-McNair School of Management
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    Yes, I was told the NBA is where Amazing happens

    Although now it just seems its: NBA, where ring chasing happens on two superteams... but I digress
     
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    Houston77 COOKIES AND CAKE, MY TEAM BAKED!
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    If you make the example esoteric enough, you obviously won’t find another. But many players thrive after a trade even later in their careers. Eric Gordon and PJ Tucker are two recent Rocket examples.

    No one is saying KO will be Durant here. But he’s always been a solid player and Silas’s system benefits his skill set.
     
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    dang that 3 year 24 deal is already 3 for 30 now. thank god he bricked all those 3's in the 4th it'd be even higher.
     
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    Olynyk is a steady veteran role playing who knows his role. He will never be a star, but he can complement Wood. Whether he will want to stay here or not remains to be seen. It's good that Silas likes him. I believe he will probably sign with a contender, but I won't be surprised if he agrees to stay on a 2 yr deal which is flexible enough to be moved, if TF and Stone want to retain him. I believe Wall might be a big determinant in his decision.
     
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    It's not esoteric. 30 year old role players with 7+ years of experience are who they are, they don't suddenly markedly improve. Neither PJ nor EGo are comps, especially not EGo. Regardless, I do think you are right that he can put up good offensive numbers in Silas' system; I expect him to get around 15 and 7 if playing starters minutes, but he's been a career role player for a reason. I just anticipate his production falling off.

    Plus, and this is not really what we're talking about but it probably also influences my perception, I don't know why his success here would matter. He's on a one year deal and even if he does turn into prime KLove overnight that will only hurt our future with the potential draft implications.
     
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    Olynyk is a system player. Christian should learn from KO when he is in the post, passing or shooting wise
     
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    Mike James/Toronto 2005-2006.
     
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    K.O. will be a very good role player to have if we can overhaul the roster between the draft and FA this summer. We have picks and vet players we can try to move. So if we can make some moves and go from being a team of oft injured players, young g-leaguers, and disgruntled players, to a team of young talented and bought in players, he would fit right in. I guess we will see.
     
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    Olynyk > Oladipo.
     
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    Luis-Scola reborn. The guy is fluid and has really good fundamentals. He is underrated 3pt shooter.... and he’s white!!!
     
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    He has always taken about 12 shots a game, and been extremely efficient with those shots.

    I'd kill to see him take 20 shots a night.
     
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    Since on the court, I see lot of movement from including off-ball from Olynyk, which puts opponents on their toes and makes it easier on other Rockets players. The ball movement is contagious. Between him and Augustin, the offense looks better and seems to be more effective. From blowout losses to a competitive loss and a win.

    If Olynyk plays well and Stone can get him on a longer deal, even if Kelly wants to leave, unlike Dipo, Rockets may be able to get a better haul (picks or another young player). If role playing vets can accelerate young core; there's value in that. Don't let a strict on an age timeline limit the team's options.
     

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