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Let’s talk about Tate

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by snowconeman22, Mar 1, 2022.

  1. snowconeman22

    snowconeman22 Member

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    He is ..My current favorite rocket , and I think , most underrated rocket .. He is ...

    JAE’ SEAN TATE

    dude Is a straight up baller . Most gangsta ass motha****a on the team ... in my option the guy we should be building around ... at least from a culture standpoint.

    where is his ultimate fit on the floor ?

    he’s not quite PJ Tucker size . I don’t like him going as an undersized “4” every night .. right now he’s usually guarding the biggest player on the other team , because of wood .

    he shown good perimeter defense as well , but he’s in his second year of development and I’m worried he will lose out on experience vs guards .

    what can we do with him ? Do tweeners exist anymore ?

    on offense , I think he just needs experience and hopefully ... a better shot .

    He does a good job of cutting , setting screens , making passes , creating for himself a bit ... if he can just get that shot consistent you are talking about a top 50 guy .

    and this is his second year , yes he’s old .. but so what ?

    Green and kpj need to figure out their games and niche more too . But those 3 , along with Christopher are a nice young group .

    I like sengun a lot too . If you can pick up a couple bigger pieces in the draft , that’s a team you go to war with and see what happens . No tanking . Play good lineups . And then look to actually use 40 million of your cap space on guys you want to play

    my comparison for Tate ... Chauncey Billups

    give this man a team he can win with . We’d be at 5-7 wins without him and he’s helped keep us in many games as well with his tenacity , communication , and making winning plays .
     
  2. Reeko

    Reeko CP3 has been cursed by a powerful Haitian auntie
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    don’t disrespect Chauncey Billups like that

    Tate is not a whole 8-10 win difference on any team

    Tate is cool, but this thread is ridiculous with the overhype
     
  3. ApacheWarrior

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    Like Charles Oakley said of Giannis recently, "He would be a
    bench player back in my day."

    But yeah, I can play him the 3 if he can shoot 35% from 3 on high
    volume amount of 3's like 7 or 8 a game.

    Period

    P.S. not open for debate; I ended with "Period"
     
  4. TEXNIFICENT

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    Man this team is bad. I'll be glad when our next superstar is clear. Tate is a spark plug type on a contender. Nice player but nothing to build around.
     
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    Tate and Billups' games have nothing in common.
     
  6. DaDakota

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    He would be a great backup SG/SF - maybe even a starting SF if we have the right pieces around him but his lack of 3pt shot needs to be fixed.

    DD
     
  7. Sean Dr34ms

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    What about Tate game is similar to Billups? Lmao
     
  8. hakeem94

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    agree except he doesnt need the 3pt shot ...yanis doesnt have one and hes the best player in nba
     
  9. snowconeman22

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    defensive point of attack capability
    Team leader
    Clutch
    Late bloomer

    his actual game is closer to Kawhi or draymond green .

    but he is closer in size to Chauncey ... at least I think .

    I can see Tate , even though unselfish , want to be involved . I think he likes distributing .

    if we get him some shooters I can see him being an 18/7/7 guy with plus defense . But , that’s only if he can improve his shot .
     
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    what is the obsession with the shooting?
    many great players were and will be without being great shooters...
    shooting is only a fad just like postup game was once...
     
  11. juanm34

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    Future Rockets Legend!
     
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  12. Hemingway

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    Tate is a decent role player off the bench. He is a black hole with the ball, is a poor 3 pt shooter, and is too short to guard PF or Centers and too foul prone to guard wings. Everybody likes a guy who tries hard, but comparing him to Billups is insane. He is a bench player. If we are building around Tate, we are in for a decade of last place finishes.
     
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    I enjoy watching his spin moves within spin moves
     
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  14. sydmill

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    I like Tate's story and his tenacity but jaesean is a rotation player in the NBA. And he's an average 3 pt shot away from being a solid rotational piece. Respectfully.
     
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    he could get minutes on any team in the league. give him a 5 year deal on the cheap now incase he ever fixes he 3pt shot.
     
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    Tate would have been the perfect complementary player on the 17/18 Rockets team.
     
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    Im of the view that he's a legit 3 point shot away from being a starter on basically every NBA team getting 25+ mpg.

    3 point % is tricky one though. He's shooting just under 30% form 3, but if he had made just 10 more threes this year, he'd be shooting 36% from three.

    So he needs to not only get his % up, but get it up with volume.

    But this isn't just a Tate thing. Tate, Green, Alpi, KMJ, Jaygup.... and its not like they were a great 3 point shooting team most of the past years either...

    maybe they should invest in better shooting coaches.
     
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  18. Xopher

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    On any decent team, Tate would be a 6th man at best. Yeah he could get minutes on another team. Right now he would not be a starter on a team with a chance to compete. Yeah I am sure you could find the 1 or 2 teams that would start him. So I am not getting into that.
     
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    I like Tate because he's unique, tough and passionate, but let's not over value him. He's a solid role player (7-8) on a good team. Can he be more? He'll have to work on his shot (a lot), mid-range game, handles, passing, etc.

    Tate's positives...
    - Passionate and instinctive baller, who leaves it all on the court
    - Variety of post moves and unique low post game for player his size
    - Tenacious defender, who consistently takes on opposing team's toughest or biggest player
    - NBA strong with a solid foundation which helps with defending and blocking out down low
    - Decent handles and can push the break

    Tate's weaknesses...
    - Below average shooter--no mid-range game and inconsistent 3pt shooter
    - PF frame in SG height body--if he was a more natural shooter this wouldn't be an issue, but with his post game he's like a mini 4/5 which likely limits his ceiling
    - Can be a bit wild at times and needs to slow down
    - Vision and passing ability are inconsistent

    Might have missed a few on both +/- but in general he's a great guy to come off the bench to add energy and pace to the game. He's a starter for us because we don't have a traditional 4, that could all change if we get one of the big 3 in the draft and Tate can create a nice niche role for us or someone else.
     
  20. PatBev

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    If we are serious about competing him & kj need to come off the bench

    they are just too undersized to be starting on a team actually pushing to win. Hopefully we snag a real power forward in the draft

    We also need to start clearing spots for younger guys. I think we’ll high on Tate and throw him in as a sweetener to get rid of wall this off-season
     

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