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Looks like Rockets dodged a bullet.

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Puppet Master, Aug 24, 2022.

  1. verysimplejason

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    I can see Jabari as a taller Shawn Marion. I hope he develops similar to Marion or better.
     
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    Presti is thinking very far ahead, and seems very calculated in his choice of words. Its almost as if he wants to use this situation to make Chet feel comfortable in OKC to the point where he remembers the team and city being there for him at this moment, so he will re-sign if he does end up being a super star that has a free agent decision to make. A lot of what Presti says here it seems like he is really trying to sell the fans and players here, it also may be that they have not sold regular season tickets yet for the season. Based on him stating this is a contact injury, then I guess Lebron did have something to do with this, but he seems to be defending the decision to even draft him, im guessing their fans must be really upset they drafted him, I have never seen a 9 minute damage control video from a GM before from his office.
     
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    They do, they have a specific list of approved leagues they can participate in, this league was one of the approved ones, if it had not been then Chet's contract could have been voided or he may not have been paid this year.
     
  4. bluffkin

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    I just know if cards played out with the Rockets drafting Chet, it would be chaos.

    I like the video and it gives the OKC fans hope. All 5 of them

    I wish we could have seen him play though. I’m high on Chet and still think he will have a good career
     
  5. palmsnbananas

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    He has a legit lisfranc fracture he's totally ****ed
    I feel so bad for this guy...
    He'll be able to play but that foot will not be the same again ever
     
  6. Jontro

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    ok what is this lisfranck and why is it the end of the world?
     
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    It's not. 87% of athletes are return to prior function after 30 weeks. A lot of fear mongering in this sub when it comes to big man injuries.
     
  8. xcrunner51

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    one of the key stabilizing joints in the mid-foot. critical to walking/running/cutting/etc...

    somewhat justified in my opinion. lower extremity injuries just tend to be a more insidious problem over time for big men than smaller/lighter players.
     
  9. Jontro

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    but isn't it aite since shet is like my weight basically. not like he's yao with giant tree trunks, amirite?
     
  10. xcrunner51

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    Being lighter weight (for his size) is definitely a positive but he'll probably put on some weight at some point. Foot problems are bad because they tend to lead to altered biomechanics down the road if not properly rehab'ed, which lead to ankle/knee/hip problems.

    It's the little things that are not properly addressed that add up and lead to underperformance.
     
  11. Believe It!

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    The team is obviously not going to be as strong as it would have been with Chet healthy. Hypothetically, they're in the lottery again and win it, does this situation keep Presti from taking VW? In that scenario whichever team lucked out and got pk 2 how crazy would it be to still land him because OKC was hesitant on another slim big. That's the only scenario where VW falls to 2 unless he himself suffers an injury beforehand.
     
  12. omgTHEpotential

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    In other words, Presti is being good at his job.
     
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    I don't think Presti is dumb enough to not take the clear best player available. He can always move him afterwards if he so chooses.
     
  14. Jontro

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    okay see should invest on kirby/kerrie's foot doctors. they're legit. but more chance they'll hire mergady's doctors instead
     
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    He's doing damage control speeches because the fans had enough sucking since 2016.

    Rocket fans can't even do 2 seasons of tanking without crying. The Rockets are ahead of them in my opinion.
     
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    People ignore me yet I live in your mind rent free. At least tag me if you’re gonna talk ****. p***y ass b****

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  17. Asian Sensation

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    Lacking critical thinking again. You really are dumb AF.
     
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    Same injury that the Texans former QB Matt Schaub had back in 2011 that sidelined him for half a season. After he returned from that injury he was never the same again and his game would continue to regress. Granted Schaub played football and got his injury due to being hit, but regardless it’s a tough injury to come from especially considering he has to do a bunch of running
     
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    I get that, but they just lost their #2 pick to an injury that could possibly affect his whole future. He's already going to lose at the very least, a whole season. It was and is just a hypothetical, but if by chance they did win the lottery, trading down will definitely be in the discussion. You say they can always move him afterwards, but what would teams give up today for Chet compared to what they would have on draft night.

    Was just a thought. I hope Chet gets better and goes on to have a great career, but so many in the NBA world had reservations in regards to Chet leading up to the draft. Arguing that history has proven that this paticular body type does not hold up well with the physicality of the league. It took less than a minute of a ProAm game to prove those concerns were real.
     
  20. omgTHEpotential

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    Fair enough. I think if Wembanyama loses the grip on being the consensus #1 and .it becomes a legitimate race between a few prospects, then it's certainly possible. It's really going to depend on this upcoming season. If Wemby gets injured again, that's gonna spark a lot of speculation.
     

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