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What's/who's the next move?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Puppet Master, Jun 25, 2022.

  1. swakid8

    swakid8 Member

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    ‘What is up with everyone obsession with Ben Simmons….. There’s a saying…

    “when someone shows you who they are believe them”
     
  2. hakeem94

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    better not to have any assistants coaches than the ones we had so far that cant teach anyone to shoot or play smart unselfish basketball...dribble around a lot and shoot a lot of 3s over the hands of defenders...rockets players know this intuitively, theres no need to pay designated people to teach em that
     
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    a real pro in the mold of danuel thesis, hell show everyone how to shoot a 35 footer with 20s left on the shotclock
     
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    WTF...Jabari is a role player and not a good 2nd option? I disagree. Jabari is a very valid #2 option.

    If Chris Bosh could be a #1 option in Toronto then Jabari Smith can be a #2 option for Houston
     
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    What do you all think about having Luka Garza as your 2nd center? I believe he is available now.
     
  6. ApacheWarrior

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    I like him; but his 3P DFG% was 48%.

    I believe Boban is 57% 3P DF%, but I think the Rockets are planning
    a *2-3 defense when Boban plays his 8-10 mins a game (4-5 mins per half).

    If Garza was better at defense near the rim, it could work with Luka.
    Unfortunately his defense near the rim was sub par......although, it
    was year one.


    * 2-3 defensive set up:
    Eason..............Boban..............Jabari
    ..............Porter............Green

    or

    most teams were liking the use of guards near the baseline this
    past season when running 2-3 zone:

    Porter........Boban.........Green
    ...........Eason........Jabari
     
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  7. coachbadlee

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    He was never a good defender. Even in college but on our bench he will be surrounded by defenders (Garuba, Christopher possibly Eason).
     
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  8. ApacheWarrior

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    His per 36-minutes was not bad. Points and rebounds me likey
     
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  9. Hemingway

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    Boban should not be on this team at all much less be getting any minutes. If he is on the team it will be garbage time only.
     
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  10. Plowman

    Plowman Contributing Member

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    We need athleticism and D.
     
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  11. Derp McFlopsky

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    Porter - 15.6 pts, 3.2 rbs, 6.2 ast, 1.1 stl (37.5% 3)
    Green - 17.3 pts, 3.4 rbs, 2.6 ast, .7 stl (34.3% 3)
    Tate - 11.8 pts, 5.4 rbs, 2.8 ast, .9 stl (31.2% 3)
    Smith - 16.9 pts, 7.4 rbs, 2 ast, 1.1 stl, 1 blk (43% 3)
    Sengun - 9.6 pts, 5.5 rbs, 2.6 ast, .8 stl, .9 blk (24.8% 3)

    Totals - 71.2 pts, 24.9 rbs, 16.2 ast, 4.6 stl, 1.9 blk (34.16% 3)

    Couple of notes-
    • These are stat lines from last season. Assuming no one improves would be silly. Green is going to start blossoming if his post-all-star-break play is any indication. Despite a lot of skepticism surrounding Porter, those skeptics would be hard-pressed to think he's going to regress. He'll be more comfortable, surrounded by more talent, trust and has every reason ($) to go ball out every night.
    • 34.16% is a straight average, doesn't take into consideration that Green, Porter and Smith will be shooting more than Sengun.
    • Smith's college numbers likely to grow based on playing time alone.
    • Same for Sengun, who will be logging more minutes as a starter this season.
    • 3 above average 3 point shooters in one lineup is how GSW made a few championship runs. If the rumors about Tate improving are true and he's a break-even shooter at 33% this lineup is going to feast on spacing. Particularly Sengun on the block. They can just run cuts to the rim all day with the paint open.
     
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    The league is not ready for the hellfire of 3’s coming their way
     
  13. Rudyc281

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    3 above average 3 point shooters is not how GS won championships lol.

    Having the best 3 point shooter in league history and another top 5 shooter of all time and having the leagues best defense is how the won championships also having the refs on their side.
     
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    Reeko Secretary of Defense for the Jabari Tribe
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    Luka Garza sucks…he should be learning Chinese on Duolingo
     
  15. saleem

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    It's a good place to start for a young team. Jalen Green and KPJ are versatile scorers and Jabari might develop into one too.
     
  16. saleem

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    I have no idea what's going to happen. My layman suggestion is to trade KJ Martin, the Bucks 2023 pick and one of the Minnesota second round picks for the Hornets unprotected 2023 first round pick. They will probably end up in the lottery even with Mark Williams.
    @ApacheWarrior @vator

    Everybody can send their comments not only ApacheWarrior and vator.
     
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  17. Derp McFlopsky

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    lmao if you think you needed to illuminate the difference between surefire HOFers and some rookies...don't worry I wasn't going after your precious Warriors you fanboi.
     
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  18. Puppet Master

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    How many championships did Bosh win as the 1st option? Or 2nd option?
     
  19. RasaqBoi

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    Rockets at 29. Steak lobster n shrimp from Landry’s. $245 over tax

     
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  20. ApacheWarrior

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    Not sure my friend, Rockets have options.

    Trade
    Eric Gordon
    Nwaba
    Nix
    Boban
    Chriss
    Trey Burke
    Sterling Brown
    Kenyon
    Others

    Not sure if deals are finalized yet with Tate, Mavs players; who needs
    to wait two months or wait until mid December?

    Rockets can trade them individually or some mixed
    in package deal.

    I count 18 players under contract as of today...includes Rooks & excludes one
    Dual Contract of Hudgins. Three must go by opening night.

    I'm hoping the Rockets get in on the Myles Turner trade talks...Eric Gordon needs
    to be in Indiana. Send Nwaba and Kenyon there too.
     
    #280 ApacheWarrior, Jul 3, 2022
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