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Scoot and Bucket 3&4 Blowing up this year!

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by DaDakota, Jul 28, 2022.

  1. DaDakota

    DaDakota Never Trump
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    As the season approaches, I am curious to see what people think our dynamic duo will do statistically this year, they both finished the last 10 games around 30ppg last year, can they use that to jumpstart this season? Will we get a sophomore slump from Green, will Porter hold it all together this year?

    I think they are both due for a HUGE leap forward......

    I see Green with:

    23ppg 38%3pters 3+apg 4rpg

    KPJ

    20ppg 40%3pter 7+apg 5rpg

    Both of them starting and playing well together all year.....and for fun...

    Jabari Smith

    12ppg 35%3pters 8rpg

    DD

    PS. I actually like Bucket and Scoot better, but that is BS....! :)
     
  2. topfive

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    I'm fine with whatever progress our young guys make, as long as Anthony Lamb isn't on the roster.
     
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  3. DaDakota

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    Boy do I agree with that, I have no clue why Lamb and his rape allegations self is still on the roster.

    DD
     
  4. clos4life

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    Play the youngsters, let our best player Al-P run the offense and let Green and Bari complete our trio of stars with KPJ and Tari be amazing complementary role players.
     
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    Yes I feel the team was more focused on building trade value for Wood, Eric Gordon, Nwaba, House, Augustin and tanking over playing to win and true strides in rookie development.

    Transitioning Green, J Christopher, Sengun to
    NBA speed, schedule, cardio endurance, length of season was order of the day (goal) for the rooks.

    I expect much of the same numbers posted in the last 21 games of the season when Wood took a back seat and Eric Gordon wasn't chosing to appease Wood and freezing out Green.
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    Green: 25 pts..3 rebs...4.4 Ast...38% (3P%)
    Scoot: *20 pts...5.5 rebs....7-8 Ast...37% (3P%)

    * Scoot could go for 29 pts per game like end of season; but his role will be stressed as distributor
    and less scoring. Porter made out well with Green as the main guy at season's end and will continue to open things up for Scoot. Better Catch-n-Shoot targets in
    Tari/Bari allow for more assist opportunities.
     
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  6. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    We'll see how Scoot responds when Sengun is the main distributor on the team.
     
  7. DaDakota

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    Not going to happen, Sengun is no Jokic he will be the secondary distributor, no one is going to build an offense around a post game - but it will be used in spurts.

    This year will be Francis and Mobley style of offense, attack attack attack.

    DD
     
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    Your numbers for Green and Smith seem very possible. KPJ hitting 20/7/5 would mean he’s an allstar and even MVP caliber if the team were around .500 or better. I’m skeptical he finds that kind of consistency to put up those numbers night in, night out.
     
  9. Bobbythegreat

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    He'll probably respond by hitting a ton of open 3's
     
  10. SamFisher

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    Gonna be real awkward after we draft Scoot Henderson next year.
     
  11. jordnnnn

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    Expectations are too high.

    Players to put up 20/5/7 with 40% on 3s in league history.

    None. Zero. Never.

    Steph Curry has come pretty close a bunch of times though.

    2nd year players to average 23/4/3 with 38% on 3s in league history.

    None. Zero. Never.

    There’s a first time for everything but I just can’t expect/predict that we have TWO guys who are going to break some pretty impressive historical benchmarks over an entire seasons worth of games.

    Patience. Incremental growth.
     
  12. xiki

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    I think Sophomore Slump is dated due to modern scouting/analytics/etc.

    IMO - - if these men put the time in over their ‘off-season’ then they’ll be fine. I (want to) believe they have professional pride and respect for the game that that is so.
     
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    The only Scoot I'd be happy with at PG
     
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    ALL OUR PLAYERS will avg. 20/10/5 !!! :cool:

    There I said it....

    Go ROCKETS!!!
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    Green: 23 pts..3.5 rebs...2.8Ast...36% (3P%)
    KPJ: 22 pts...4 rebs....6.8 Ast...38% (3P%)
     
  16. Bobbythegreat

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    Yup, it would mean that Green, Smith, Sengun, and KPJ were all pretty terrible and that the Rockets probably blew the last 2 drafts.

    Otherwise, the Rockets will be picking too far down in the draft for Scooter to even be an option.
     
  17. fchowd0311

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    Eh the average age of the starting line up is going to be like 21. They are still going to lose a lot of games even if they make decent jumps.
     
  18. Bobbythegreat

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    Talent is more important than age. Few teams this young have ever been this talented. The Rockets have the equivalent of 4 top 10 quality drafted players all 22 and under. Not many other teams ever could say the same.
     
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  19. REEKO_HTOWN

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    If he turns into a spot up 3 and D wing I’ll be more than happy. I just hope he doesn’t hate the role
     
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  20. fchowd0311

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    I disagree. There are a lot of nuanced things young NBA players need to learn before they start winning consistently in the league. Only a small rare bread like Lebron could lead a team to a winning record at 20.
     

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