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Rockets claim Arlasan Kazemi off waivers

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Clutch, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. alethios

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    We really need a big man to fill the middle like 3 Sammitches if last season proved anything to us. Kazemi is redundant at this point.
     
  2. Mathloom

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    Kazemi can't hit a 3 or move laterally consistently enough to be a SF and can't rebound or hit a 3 to play PF. He can't really defend either position. Once he can hit a 3 he can be a great bench player, but till then we would be stupid to sign him.

    We need Joshua Smith. The guy will be be a playoff-level rotation player if he loses 20-30lbs. None of the other guys up for a spot have that simple a path to being a rotation player.
     
  3. The_Yoyo

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    Kazemi is useless I am not sure exactly why he was claimed off of waivers.

    Joshua Smith has the talent to be on a NBA bench but he definitely needs to drop at least another 25 pounds because right now his conditioning is the cause of him being out of position on both ends of the floor and numerous silly fouls. He has a soft touch and is relatively light on his feet for a man his size.

    Problem is even if he does do all that I dont see how he sees the floor - I would much rather give Capella all the backup minutes possible at the 5 spot and Harrell all the backup minutes after DMo/TJones at the 4
     
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    He is supposedly a hustle guy so maybe it's because he'd be a nice body to have in training camp? I don't know. So far he seems like Omri Casspi but with no hope of ever hitting a 3.
     
  5. tenit86

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    lol really.. If he cant shoot why would you compare him to Omri Casspi
     
  6. Haymitch

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    Omri didn't put up great shooting stats while he was here, but we knew he could do better. With Arsalan, no.

    Maybe it was a poor comparison but I've heard worse!

    I once heard someone compare Dajuan Wagner to Allen Iverson, "but without the quickness or ability to finish."
     
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  7. ShutURBiG!

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    I literally just noticed you spelled his name as Arlasan instead of Arsalan :eek:
     
  8. D-rock

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    Omri liked to shoot but does not mean he was very good at it. Both needed work on 3 ball, both were thought to be potential stretch 4's. Omri does have pretty good handles. Kazemi has better D and is much more high energy. Think Faried and Brewer type hustle potential.

    Kazemi is also a much better rebounder than Omri. May be better than either TJ or Harrell. I like Kazemi's game but too similar to KJ right now. He would be great stash for us in D League in case Brew, KJ or TJ get injured.
     

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