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[Video] Day 2: Hasheem Thabeet, Jordan Hill go to work on post drills w/ Kevin McHale

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Clutch, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. ascaptjack

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    Thabeet just isn't fit to play NBA basketball.

    Sorry, there's a reason Memphis gave up on him so early.

    Jordan Hill looked like crap as well.
     
  2. JayGoogle

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    Hill is going through a lot right now...
     
  3. RV6

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    hasheem's issue is how he goes up for his hook...that's why he cant shoot off of his fingertips. He's bringing the ball down, rather than swinging it forward/across. Too much flexion at the elbow, not enough at the shoulder. Notice how Yao's elbow is straight on the release and thabeet's isn't. The hand is more likely to cup the ball like this.

    He's gonna have to hit the weights, so he can push his arm up and extend as he goes up.


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  4. redwhiteone

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    ^Nice one RV6.

    I hope they'll be at least competent enough on defense.
     
  5. val_modus

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    Hasheem Thabeet smells horrible in person, just thought u guys should know,,
     
  6. tinman

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    I want to see McHale post up Thabeet and Hill!
     
  7. ross84

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    Wow, I am shocked. Think about it guys. They have been playing basketball their entire freakin lives and can't make a freakin layup, with no D. I am sorry, one can only be so optimistic when it comes to these guys.
     
  8. ross84

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    That old fart can probably take them on as they double team him. I say fire McHale and resign him as our new center.
     
  9. Rockets Jones

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    Terrible workout, except for McHale's coaching. My guess is Hill & Thabeet are working for starting center position and that's why work out seperate from the rest. Thabeet still throws it up there which obviously he can get away with because he's tall but damnit son, what did you do during the summer besides playing tennis ?? My guess is the guy doesn't feel the need to work on his basketball skills. He has no fire at all.

    That blocked shot in the video in his 1st game w/ Rockets is pure being 7'3, he almost falls down afterwards. Manute Bol and Shawn Bradley at least had a decent shot and knew how to block a normal shot.

    Right now, it's either Hill starting (I hope) or the guy we may bring in: Dalembert is the only option left I gues...
     
  10. binvegas

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    When he has a good season, clutch fans owe me and you a apology.
     
  11. binvegas

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    Jordan Hill has been lifting weights for those that never played if you lift weights before a workout you can't hit the side of a barn thats why Donatas had a poor workout.
     
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    I know Thabeet has a huge way to go and will be a work in progress for quite some time, but the potential of a 7'3 guy that already has a working jump shot and practices with McHale trying to establish a decent post-game along with defending our paint and blocking shots...It's a gamble of course but he could be a very good C, it's not that we have much to lose right now. Why overpay for 30 year old vets like Nene or Dalembert now, we won't win a ring anyway in the next 3 years. Thabeet is a much more intriguing prospect and if it doesn't work out...hey, atleast we get some decent draft picks and have more cap space.
     
  13. ashleyem

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    Of course his hook shot is not comparable to Yao's. Nobody expect him to have a soft touch like Yao. We want him to be a shot-blocking center.
     
  14. daywalker02

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    Glad to be back to Rockets Basketball
     
  15. Da_Spark

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    Watching this video makes me more sad we didn't get Pau and Nene.
     
  16. ArtV

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    This. Seriously guys, think about this before posting the Hill sucks comments.
     
  17. jump shooter

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    Agree. Thabeet looked great to me as well. I don't think the rockets got him for his offense, he's a natural shotblocker. Its funny how small he makes J.Hill look and Hill is freaking 6'10.
    The animosity for Thabeet here in the Garm is really getting old. Let McHale work with him for a whole season and then make your assessment. Give the kid a chance.
     
  18. anchel

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    Hill is not doing the movement correctly.
     
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    They need core strength. You must be dreaming to think you can score the same hook shot without feeling your opponents presence when you bang your back against him. That's why scola is so successful, you can read your opponents defense with your back, when you're backing him down you feel the pressure point and you decide where to spin off on him or go over him. Not only will the core strength help you in the offense aspect but the defense as well. You won't be backed down so easily hill, remember lemarcus Aldridge killing him in the paint. Thats why chuck was so effective, nobody could back him down.

    The touch feel for the hook shot is another problem and the lesser one.
     
  20. AFS

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    Wait.. Thabeet has a working jump shot? Didn't knw that.
     

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