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Rockets signing Gary Payton II to 3 year deal

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by rocketpower2, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. Cashmoney

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    Nothing like Nick Johnson in my opinion, similarities end at the dunking
     
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    If he never improved his shot one iota he's still better than Bev.

    Can't wait till Bev gets shipped. 3 years of having the worst starting PG in the league. NoMo.
     
  3. OTMax

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    Might be a nice PG to run the show when Harden sits.
     
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    His dunking style reminds of me Steve Francis.
     
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    Is his trash talking ad good as his dad? I am happy if he is half as good, our team have way too many good guys.
     
  6. smoothie

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    NJ didn't have the point guard skills PG2 does. nick had to play off the ball and had/has a difficult time defending as an undersized wing. this took away his only nba skills (defense / athletic advantage over pgs).

    GP2 has PG skills which will allow him to be matched up favorably against other PGs. he wil often have a size/athletic advantage there which he knows how to exploit on both ends of the floor.

    poor comparison IMO.
     
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    His game is kinda similar to a poor man's Westbrook (this is Westbrook when he came out of UCLA, not what Westbrook became). Athletic, good finisher/leaper, strong rebounder, aggressive defender.
     
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    After looking at his highlights, he might be able to take over Patrick Beverly's spot.

    I definitely like this pick for the Rockets.
     
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    Gary Payton was my favorite player growing up. I like this strictly because of that
     
  10. Aruba77

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    Why wasn't he drafted?
     
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    rockbox Around before clutchcity.com

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    Worse than Ricky Rubio jumpshot.
     
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    I'd like to see his workout schedule. Maybe he shut it down after getting a promise.
     
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    A promise to not be picked?
     
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    Zhou Chi and GP2 all shoots better than Ben Simmons..
     
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    How about "the mitten"?
     
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    A promise that if he didn't get picked, he would get significant guarantees.
     
  17. Mathloom

    Mathloom Shameless Optimist
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    I think he has the potential to be a smaller version of Iguodala.

    Bev is still the better player today though, let's not get carried away. Bev shoots 40% from 3, doesn't ever turn it over and plays average NBA defense.
     
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    How so?

    Both can dunk because of freaky athleticism
    Both quick
    Both known for pesky defense
    Both lack a consistent jump shot
    Both 6'3 PGs
    Both not very sought after....2nd round or undrafted
    Both selected by your Houston Rockets
     
  19. BasketballMind

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    Morey did get into the first round. That's when Gary should have been picked. I can't believe he didn't get drafted but it makes sense if he had a deal already in place. He's quick, has handles, very athletic, can shoot and is a LEFTY. His dad is Gary Payton. The Rockets couldn't have signed a rookie more prepared.
     
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    Glove Junior?
     

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