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Suggested FA Target: Austin Reaves

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Mathloom, Mar 21, 2023.

  1. Jturbofuel

    Jturbofuel Member

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    I like Reeves game, but does he still get to the line at the rate he does on the Lakers playing for any other team. That is a huge question for me.
     
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  2. TEXNIFICENT

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    Playing with LBJ and AD definitely helps but Austin can ball.
     
  3. Believe It!

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    This doesn't make sense. If anything he would get to the line more. He's standing out on a team with two all time greats. Would stand out even more on a lesser team where he had to step up more often. If his play in the playoffs did not convince people then nothing will.
     
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  4. Vudu

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    He's saying that Austin Reeves wouldn't get the same whistle away from LA and I sort of agree. He got a superstar treatment at times this season.
     
  5. Rudyc281

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  6. Mathloom

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    He's been great at getting to the line in HS, college and NBA. No difference with Lebron/AD on or off the court.

    Playing with great players doesn't help you get to the line more often. Other teams will not foul you more because you're more open.

    You can make a case that his shooting might take a hit, but it doesn't make any sense to think his FTR would take a hit. You put the ball in his hands that much, he goes to the line that much. Pretty simple.
     
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  7. Caesar

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    Let Utah or Indiana overpay for their great white hype. Hes got nothing on Dick Tracey McGradey on a rookie contract.
     
  8. RoyalGuard

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    Let's be real, he WILL not get to the line at that clip with ANY other team especially the Rockets.
     
  9. jordnnnn

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    Anyone seen a reliable source on what his max offer can be from the Lakers or other teams?
     
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  10. ThatBoyNick

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    Its 4 years 99 million, just a little under 25 million per year

    Lakers can only offer him the MLE, but are able to match up to his max because he’s a RFA. He will have to sign an offer sheet with another team, Lakers will decide to match or not.

    If the Lakers match, he will have a “poison pill” or Gilbert Arenas contract like Asik and Lin got from Houston a while back, if we offer Reaves the max, for us his salary would be spread evenly across the 4 years, but for the Lakers, it would be something like 11 / 12.5 / 37.5 / 38 over the course of his 4 year deal

    A bit complicated but that’s it
     
  11. jordnnnn

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    Thanks, appreciate the info.
     
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    Ok but do you think refs favor Rockets or Lakers more? I think that's what people are saying.
     
  13. Mathloom

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    I think Austin Reaves will have a good FTR no matter where he plays because he's getting fouled while attacking the rim. There's a reason why he got more playoff FT's than all the other guards who also play for the Lakers.
     
  14. CantStopJG24

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    Reaves averaged 21/3/5 on 55/56/100 shooting

    and shot 15 fta through 4 games which is less than 4 a game. Why are we pretending like he can’t get his game off without free throws because that’s exactly what he did against the nuggets.
     
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  15. solid

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    I like his game a lot. He is 6'5" but looks taller to me. Over 200. He can shoot, defends well, rugged, what's not to like?
     
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    Sturdy perhaps?
     
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    Surprisingly good player on both sides of the ball, and an uncommon confidence and poise for a rookie.
     
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    Fools gold that performed very well in the conference finals? It's the best you can get in terms of opportunity.
     
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    During the playoffs he seemed like he never missed an opportunity for "contact." That is what I meant by "rugged."
     
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    It's the playmaking that elevates him for me. He won't be a primary ball handler but he has enough skills and IQ to potentially be a long term super role player.
     

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