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Rox and Green - Put up or shut up

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by DaDakota, Feb 20, 2022.

  1. SamFisher

    SamFisher Virtuous

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    I guess it's a better title than:

    Be Born Into a Wealthy Powerful Family! Hard Business Truths That Are More Essential Than Anything You Do.
     
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  2. daywalker02

    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة

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    Personally I would give him the first half of his sophomore year.

    You are right, it is not looking bright.
     
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  3. DaDakota

    DaDakota Never Trump
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    Worse, he was born into a wealthy crime family.

    DD
     
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    This is good critiquing, essential and acceptable. It's not hating. But was there a Lebron or Timmy in this draft. Remember that Timmy was having 21/11 on 15 shot attempts from the get go.
    Other than Giddey, who are these rookies that keep improving at a fast rate? Have you not seen some of the numbers put up by Barnes and Mobley(not counting the cone he faced against the Rockets) just in the month of Feb.

    If You're 7ft, you should be able to get off a boat's couch and grab 8 boards, and feast on the weakside after Jarett turns them away. Green easily got past Mobley when their stud defender was in foul trouble. That's some of the potential Rafael & co had to have seen. Cade plays great defense? I'm just going to fly right by him and get a T after doing so.
     
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    Watch basketball then get back to me.
     
  6. NewAge

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    I think Suggs has improved dramatically since the season started, he was awful at the beginning.
     
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    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة

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    Green homies are talking about scoring numbers only.

    Barnes and Mobley had hit the rookie wall but it is not the end of days, they played well the first 2 or 3 months.

    They have been part of winning games more than KPJ or Green.

    The difference is Barnes and Mobley's teams are better situated than the Rockets. In almost every way.

    What is so different here than on other boards?

    You make fun of Cade, Mobley and other fans make fun of Green.
     
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    crazy to think we could have had jarrett allen and evan mobley easily, if our owner wasnt so cheap and wasnt enamored by freak athleticism and the potential dollar signs he saw when he told stone to draft jalen green
     
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    Imagine having Harden then pairing him with Enes Kanter.

    That's what our GM is doing with Jalen Green and Wood. Green is so mediocre on defense, he needs to be surrounded by 4 other players who cover that part of his weakness. Pairing him with Wood is just inviting other teams to score freely in the paint.

    That said, we could've been what the Cavs are this year if we just kept Allen and drafted Mobley ourselves.
     
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  11. i3artow i3aller

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    Rockets would've won too much w/ Allen to have gotten Mobley. That's not a real scenario so I suppose it is fair to say that it's crazy to think that.
     
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    To me it looks like all he cares is if he looks cute or not
     
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    Post of the year honors
     
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    I agree that Booker is way better than those other guys but even Booker as he is now is not the real star of the team. If you think about the team as a ship, CP3 is the engine and the heart of the team and Booker is more of like the main cannon/weapon of the ship. IMO, when it comes to team building, the former should be prioritized first. Though, like the other poster who commented on my post said, there wasn't really a super elite prospect in that last draft so I can kinda live with it. On the other hand, if, let's say, they cloned rookie Booker and kept him in cryostasis till this year and that clone was going to be in this next draft, I'd still rather take a shot at Jabari or Chet even if you told me that the clone was guaranteed to develop exactly how the real Booker did.

    I just don't think that pure scoring wings are that important to the game anymore. You said something about superstar SGs, well I'd argue that there isn't a single superstar SG anymore. Hasn't been one since Kobe and Wade. Booker and Mitchell are good but will they be the best players on a championship team? None of the best players in the league are these pure scorers anymore. They're either ultraversitile bigs or primary play makers. Looking to add a scorer though the draft is fine but it's better left to the late lottery like where Booker and Mitchell were taken than in the top 5 where you want a total franchise changer.
     
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    lmaaoooo…I can’t breathe
     
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  17. tycoonchip

    tycoonchip Tilman has Aids!
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    Can someone mod that and put Green's face!
     
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    This x100. Brilliant on Green and his agent’s part to scam themselves to as high as the #2 pick, kid is set for life, good for him. Abject failure on the organization’s part. Good news is the same clueless management will have another crack at it very soon…great.
     
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    This the same clueless management that drafted Sengun?
     
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    how big is @i3artow i3aller's hard drive? my goodness..
     
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