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Nene will be the Rockets starting Center

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Snow Villiers, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. Snow Villiers

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    At least to begin the season.

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  2. Mr. Clutch

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    Because he looks good in neon green?
     
  3. fryjol7

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    He has been really decent this Olympics
     
  4. hvic

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    great pick up
     
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    Rockets instagram also posted a picture of James harden earlier today, he must be starting.
     
  6. Nimo

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    Is "really decent" a good or a bad thing?
     
  7. peleincubus

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    Nene > Zaza

    Harden > Curry

    = Championship
     
  8. RudyTBag

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    Mike D is on record saying his main goal is to make Clint an all star. Nene needs to rest for the playoffs with his injury history.
     
  9. Francis3422

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    I really like Nene and I think he is going to have more left in the tank than some people think. I have always wanted him as a Rocket. Great deal. I could absolutely see him being the better option to start. If that ends up being the case, I would prefer to go ahead and deal Clint if that makes sense.
     
  10. TheRealAllpro

    TheRealAllpro Morey only fan

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    If we're using your logic, Andres Nocioni will return to the NBA and will become and All-star
     
  12. napalm06

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    Sergio Llull is starting for the Rockets this year, guys.
     
  13. Levi

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    No, Capela is. they'll split the minutes and DMo will get a few at C
     
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    Yeah me too... that way we can have Ariza And Sam dekker as back up centers
     
  15. Caesar

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    That's a pretty amazing transformation!

    He will be 34 to start the season, but to get in the best shape of his life at this age shows signs of a guy who really works hard and is hungry. I really like that. Dude looks Ben Wallace physique now after over a decade of being beefy but with high fat body type.
     
  16. rocketsballin

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    nene the hilarious starting at ccenter? he calls himself a warrior but at 260lbs and almost 7ft rebounds like a sf. weird, but w/e.
    being the hilarious one, he'll make opposing centers laugh themselves to death
     
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    Capela fits better next to Reno defensively. I'd much rather see nene get time at c/pf and come off the bench
     
  18. RV6

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    Why does it matter?

    It actually would make sense to start him because of his experience. That doesn't mean he'll play great or get the bulk of the minutes.
     
  19. Red Hova

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    Agreed! He could start, but defensively he is a liability and his rebounding could prove to be a big problem. Capella still has a lot of value on this teamand reason to keep him around would be to learn from Nene on how to be a better scorer.
     
  20. Nook

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    Nene isn't a liability defensively... He is a good defensive player.
     

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