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Kevin Porter Jr. - how good can he be?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by ashleyem, Mar 28, 2021.

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What is your prediction on KPJ’s career?

Poll closed Apr 27, 2021.
  1. Franchise player

    93 vote(s)
    35.0%
  2. Borderline Allstar

    150 vote(s)
    56.4%
  3. Role Player

    22 vote(s)
    8.3%
  4. Benchwarmer

    1 vote(s)
    0.4%
  1. daywalker02

    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة

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    McGrady and Kobe were all ballers at age 22-23, the former even had this peak at that age.

    It is possible to ball out when you are that young. Sometimes all it takes is one season flipping that switch.
     
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    Lots of players and coaches in the NBA praising KPJ
     
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    Perhaps a vast, league-wide anti-Rockets conspiracy because opposing teams like us having a turnover-happy PG.
     
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    Insert “your smart gif”
     
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    If we would let KPJ be a score first PG, the game would open up for everyone else on the floor. MinusTheis.
     
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    Is it too late to package him for Simmons? Asking for a friend
     
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    Leading us to W's over the last couple!

    No coincidence that Theis and to some degree JG are out.
     
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    Thats nice. But if they voluntarily bring up KPJ in the conversation - that would hold more weight. In comparison to having ask about him and the possibility of giving you the answer that you wana hear.

    KPJ is super talented, his gifts are truly NBA level. Testament to last nights endgame, he mistakenly goes for the wow play than a winning play. Hopefully this is fixed with maturity. But it worries me that in his 3rd year in the league, he still plays so recklessly and sometimes selfishly. Those offbalanced threes in the endgame were painful.
     
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    How did you like the W?

    Easy to nitpick errors.
     
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    Happy for the W... any W ofcourse. Just not a fan of trying hard to find confirmations to our respective biases and dismissing context and nuances to the supposed "praise" for KPJ.
     
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    Way to early to tell he has to keep improving his game and keeping his straight.
     
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    He just needs to mature and become smarter -

    He jacked 3 straight 3’s trying to make the big splash allowing Hornets to close gap

    He made 2 horrible passes when a simple pass = points

    Has to stop short arming layups
     
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    Really good game last night. I hope it is a sign of things to come. No double center lineup and shooters spacing the floor is how it should’ve always been. It’s like they prioritized playing Theis over what was best for Wood, KPJ, Sengun, and Green which pisses me off when I think about how illogical that decision was.

    Keep in mind, Charlotte has the WORST defense in the Eastern Conference and like the 3rd worst defense in the entire NBA in regards to points allowed. Their defensive rating was 26th out of 30 last I checked. New Orleans and Orlando were 27th and 28th and our next 3 games are against those 2 awful teams so we should be able to score easily in the upcoming games as well. I see this as a great opportunity to build some confidence here that can maybe carry him through the rest of the season against better competition.

    KPJ fulfilling his potential expedites the rebuild.
     
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    Too early to tell what?
     
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    His physical tools and raw talent are elite, but he's so behind on some other skills (finishing at the rim for example) that I'm not sure. More than likely he'll never reach his ceiling but I hope he does and it's too early to give up on him.
     
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    He looks so good with the PnR....

    DD
     
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    I’m not a hater. KPJ was hooping this 1st quarter!
     
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