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The KPJ experiment is a failure

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by TheRealist137, Jan 10, 2022.

  1. PeterKingX

    PeterKingX Member

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    Why we have to wait trade deadline.

    Some scrubs even don’t have any trade value.

    And most of season already passed after trade deadline.
     
  2. xtruroyaltyx

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    oh I can believe that.

    Matthews hustles and will take charges but overall he is a bad defender.

    Just watch him out there. He constantly loses his man or just flat out can keep up with him.
     
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  3. Roomba

    Roomba Dude, 别他妈急

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    Blind faith...and that’s about all I can have at this point in time. He’s said the right thing time and time again but actions speak louder than words and his actions have been pretty disappointing thus far
     
  4. HorryForThree

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    In fairness, it was a low risk high reward play. It didn't pan out. We got him for nothing and can move him at little cost if it comes to that.

    Where the team has really failed has been in building a winning culture. Coming into this season they treated KPJ as a cornerstone piece alongside Green. This was the backcourt of the future.

    Why would they do that knowing he had been a problem in the past? Why not make him earn his role, or put him in a provisional position? They handed it to him, and have a situation where they can't move him from the PG position without risking a player meltdown, major locker room issues, and worse. This is not good and doesn't look like it's going to end well.
     
  5. Hank McDowell

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    KPJ just isn’t good enough on a consistent basis. I’m not ready to give up on him, but he for sure shouldn’t be starting.
     
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  6. Salvy

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    KPJ is a poor man's Danuel House....
     
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  9. Believe It!

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    I think we can all agree, if they would have received the top pick, Cade would be the PG. In that scenario, would KPJ be the starting 2. I would think so. Would he have performed better in that role? I wonder.
     
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    I think as fans we definitely lose the human element of life. The team brought this guy on to develop him and he has shown promise of that. Kpj plays or doesn't play, we are going to suck regardless. I am still rooting for the kid.
    I hope rockets get better coaching and can come up with a role he can excel in bc at his current development, starting pg is not it.

    For me this season is about believing in players and hopefully watching then develop. People act like we are a average team or better of we thrown these players to the street. We suck no matter who we play or don't play, might as well see some good come out.
     
  11. DreamR

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    He is messing with Greens development so we can't play them together.

    The two options left that might help the team are either move him to the bench or trade him at the deadline

    If we trade him at the deadline he will have to be a sweetener in the deal, no one will take him as the main prize

    If we move him to the bench then we need to start Sengun so his development isn't slowed down playing next to KPJ like Greens currently is
     
  12. jayydela

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    At this point I’m down to play Wall
     
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  13. RudyTBag

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    Literally, the definition of the word "faith" is to have belief without explicit evidence.
     
  14. Swapshop

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    I don't either but that is how its done.
     
  15. BonziWellsGOAT

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    50 point game aside why does everyone keep saying he's so talented?? Based on what? He is bad at just about everything.
     
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  16. Roomba

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    I think it's because he does have great tools--athleticism, handles, lefty, good defender when focused, etc.

    But he's far from putting it together and he's his own worst enemy right now.
     
  17. ThatboyPhuong

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    This KPJ experiment reminds me of back in 09 when we took a chance on Ariza to see if he can become a star but he was nothing more than just a role player.

    Or when we had Mike James and traded him to the raptors. And he had one great season with them. He signed a deal with the wolves the next season and he tricked that franchise.

    What I'm trying to say is that KPJ is fool's gold.
     
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  18. daywalker02

    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة

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    Are you saying KPJ is a poor Jazzhole? :eek:
     
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  19. daywalker02

    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة

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    I do think the 50 point game fooled many amongst us.

    I am pointing out the Corey Brewer 51 point game.

    40 and 50 seem to be magical numbers.
     
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  20. cmlmel77

    cmlmel77 Up all Night Watching Houston Sports

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    The conversation about his mental makeup is a distraction. KPJ’a value depends on his ability to shoot a reasonable percentage. He cannot do it today and, if he doesn’t develop at least an average jump shot, he cannot be a credible guard or small forward in any role (staring PG, backup SF, 6th man, etc). It’s really that simple …
     
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