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Say we get 3rd pick

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by VoR, May 11, 2023.

  1. AroundTheWorld

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    Are we sure that Scoot Henderson is better than Amen Thompson?
     
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  2. OremLK

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    Also a major height difference with Rondo, who was 6'1". You can envision him becoming something like a better-scoring Rondo if the shot never comes around but other aspects of his game develop well, which would be a very good starter/occasional all-star.

    Scoot's shooting is already much more functional--if you look up his G-League stats they don't include his exhibition games. With those included, he shot 34% from three, IIRC. His FT% was also better, and he displayed an excellent midrange game at times. I think Scoot is much, much safer, but the upside might be just a little bit less due to his shorter height and slightly lower athleticism.
     
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  3. Rudyc281

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    Jalen Green is pretty d@&& athletic at 6’6 as well
     
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  4. J Sizzle

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    There's a clear Top 3 in this draft. Trading would be dumb.
     
  5. Corpusfan

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    We need shooters. You’ve already got one shooting liability on the court in Sengun. How many shooting projects can the team keep on the court at one time?
     
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    Trade down for Walker.
     
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  7. Corrosion

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    Sengun shot a better percentage from 3 than Jabari.

    .333 Vs .307

    Jalen Green shot .338 only .005 better than Sengun.
     
  8. Rokman

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    I hope you're right if the Rockets take him.
     
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  9. OremLK

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    There's a decent chance he could be a bust and the doubters will be proven right, but what can I say, I like swinging for the fences.
     
  10. bongman

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    According to the odds, if we don't get 1 or 2, we will mostly be 5 or 6th pick.
     
  11. OremLK

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    Yes--our highest odds are for pick #5 (27.8%), then #6 (20%), then #1 (14%). So we should all get comfortable with the possibility of ending up with a guy like Jarace Walker, Cam Whitmore, Ausar Thompson, or Anthony Black, because there's a really high chance we'll be picking in that range, unfortunately. It is possible we could trade the pick either up or back, but I wouldn't hold your breath on the front office being able to pull that off, it's not an easy task.
     
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  12. Rockets FTW

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    we cry if we don't get the #1
     
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  13. Rokman

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    The Rockets #1 picks are reserved strictly for big men: Sampson, Olajuwon, Yao. . . .Wembanyama. It's got to be our time.
     
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    If Rondo was taller and the most explosive player in the league.
     
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    No, I won't say it.

    You'll know what we get Tuesday 5:45
     
  16. BMoney

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    Get ready to cry. There is no way the Rockets get the # 1 pick. Prepare for a pick in the 4-6 range.
     
  17. BMoney

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    I would be happy with Whitmore, or Walker. Positionless basketball FTW!
     
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    I like Amen. He's very decisive, good size, and has that elite first step that has a good Allstar projection. I just watched 3 mins of his highlights.

    Scoot has all that with similar cp3 tools. His downfall is his height.

    I like either one.
     
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    How is Amen shot? Did the 3 mins you watched show him shooting any 3s or jump shots??

    How bad is his shot and shot form??

    How much work does his shot need??
     
  20. OremLK

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    I've loved Walker's game all year--I think he's the perfect fit with Jabari and Sengun too as a three-man frontcourt rotation.

    With Whitmore, there's legitimate superstar upside, but he needs to get better with his court vision, passing, and decisionmaking. You can envision a scenario where he's still growing, too, and ends up being scarily similar to LeBron's size, strength, and athleticism.
     
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