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The Jalen Green Experiment is Over

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by atam, Oct 20, 2021.

  1. J Sizzle

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    Gonna be a long, learning year.
     
  2. Rockets4Life13

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    Okay, Mobley won't have another bad game in his career. Got it, thanks.
     
  3. D-rock

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    Of course he will.

    But he will not have as many as you'd like.
     
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  4. Rockets4Life13

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    I don't really mind him playing well, in fact I'd like everyone to play well.
    You've missed my point.
     
  5. Nook

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    I don’t know. Long term it is possible Green is better, but he just has a lot to work on.
     
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  6. D-rock

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    And obviously you missed mine.

    Both will eventually play better.
     
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  7. DreamR

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    The problem is that most of us fans are thinking short-term results, so we end up having these one-game reactions.

    It happens even to the fans who know they need to think long-term but end up getting swept up in their emotions during a game.

    If a player has a great game, he's hyped up as an All-star being praised all night as a potential franchise player.

    If that same player has a bad game now he's seen as average at best and overrated.

    And Lord forbid if that player has 2 or 3 bad games in a row. Now he's trash, worthless, when can we trade him?
     
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  8. daywalker02

    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة

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    There are some good players he can play off of.

    Markkanen and Allen.

    He is right there where he belongs IMHO.

    The player has to know where he fits best.

    I never liked Christian Wood but have a go at him.
     
  9. Reeko

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    LaMelo Ball rookie year preseason: 9, 5, and 4 on 26/27/75 shooting splits to go along with 4 turnovers a game

    LaMelo Ball’s 1st regular season game: 0 points, 3 assists, and 3 turnovers

    I can imagine what CF would’ve been saying about him after his preseason play and scoring no points in his 1st game

    LaMelo Ball’s 1st regular season game in his 2nd season: 31, 9, and 7 and only 2 turnovers
     
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    Anthony Edwards rookie year preseason: 11, 4, and 2 on 29/25/88 shooting splits to go along with 3 turnovers a game

    Anthony Edwards’ 1st regular season game: 15, 4, and 4 on 5-12 shooting

    Anthony Edwards in his 1st 36 games pre-ASB: 15, 4, and 3 on 37/30/81 shooting splits

    I can only imagine what CF would’ve been saying about him…definite bust for sure that can’t shoot, playmake, or defend

    Anthony Edwards 1st regular season game in his 2nd season: 29, 6, and 3
     
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  11. majicdonjuan

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    Exactly. Patience is the key here.

    Of course, this is Clutchfans - not exactly known as a bastion of patience.
     
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  12. Space City

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    Jalen Green’s first NBA game:
    9/4/4 with 1 steal on 4/14 FG and 1/6 3P

    Michael Carter Williams’ first NBA game:
    22/7/12 with 9 steals on 6/10 FG and 4/6 3P

    Trade Jalen for MCW. Threepeat.
     
  13. Reeko

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    I just find it funny that people are acting like they already know for sure how Jalen Green’s rookie year will go based off some preseason games and game 1 of the regular season

    if these people kept that same energy for Edwards and LaMelo based off their preseason games and start to the season, they would have been laughably wrong about both

    Should we already deem Suggs a bust? He has been absolutely atrocious since game 1 of preseason. Some of the main ones constantly attacking Green were talking like Suggs is the best in this class leading up to the draft.
     
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  14. hlmbasketball

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    It still amaze me how much we expect from 19yr old rookies!

    Wonder what OP was doing at age 19? I was a freshman in college working retail.

    Give Green time
     
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  15. Manny Ramirez

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    Sigh - it's going to be a long year.
     
  16. Haymitch

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    If Stone doesn't do this IMMEDIATELY then he should be forcibly removed from his job.
     
  17. apollo33

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    Clutchfans are like my Asian parents, Green why you no doctor yet!
     
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    KPJ has had “proof-of-principle” flashes, but he was pretty bad last year: no discipline, no ball security, zero defense.
    I’ve said here: the KPJ/JG backcourt was gonna be a disaster. If you wanted a minimum at least of NBA competence, we should’ve had Wall/EGO start and have the young’uns pick up their spots here and there. Many here were hyping them up and slandering the old pro-s. that’s fine but for now we’ll have to watch a terrible product…
    It is what it is. The front office made a decision to throw them into the fire, so let’s see. How they respond to the nightly beatings, will they "get it”, will they fight through it, or will they cower and retreat is going to determine a lot about this "backcourt of the future".
     
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  19. apollo33

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    The problem is and was all John Wall did last season when he had the rock was either shoot really bad mid range shots that bricked, or force drives into a crowd, fall and complain about no foul. He didn't run the offense either, or even attempted it. Felt like he had a chip on his shoulder to prove he wasn't washed. He would have those 5 for 25 nights and we lost almost every game anyway

    Even if KPJ doesn't work out, it shouldn't be Wall to fill his place.
     
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  20. Damion Laverne

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    You can tell most of this board has not been used to a rebuilding Rockets team.

    No patience from a lot of y'all
     
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