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Who are you taking with the 4th pick?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Houston77, May 16, 2023.

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Who are you taking?

  1. Amen Thompson

    148 vote(s)
    43.5%
  2. Jarace Walker

    34 vote(s)
    10.0%
  3. Ausar Thompson

    6 vote(s)
    1.8%
  4. Cam Whitmore

    37 vote(s)
    10.9%
  5. Trade the pick

    101 vote(s)
    29.7%
  6. Other (Specify)

    14 vote(s)
    4.1%
  1. Damion Laverne

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    Trade down and pick Whitmore
     
  2. JW86

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    Let’s see who’s left, it’s like last year basically. We pick whoever’s left and it can still be Miller though rather go for Walker if Amen is taken, which is definitely a serious possibility.
     
  3. Bobbythegreat

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    Now that I've thought about it, I think Jarace Walker makes the most sense given what the Rockets are looking to do.

    No one has seen him more than Fertitta, and his defense would be welcomed by Udoka.

    He's got a 7'2 wingspan and he's not going to be pushed around by anyone.
     
  4. PatBev

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    This 4th pick is giving me such a mind **** lol
     
  5. amaru

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    Wemby and Scoot were far and away the best prospects in this draft. We won’t get either. Hell we probably won’t even get Miller. I think you trade the pick.
     
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  6. Furious Jam

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    LOL at all of you who think that trading the pick is the best option. If the 4th pick is a crap shoot for us, exactly which other team will be all over it?
     
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  7. Yetti

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    The Management should only pick the best available player ie Kris Murray.

    Yes K. Murray is the next best player, Y
     
  8. ThatBoyNick

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    What do you do with Smith though, play him at the 3 or 5 long term?
     
  9. CantStopJG24

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    I wonder if we can get Siakam for that. Siakam doesn't really fit the timeline but who cares, we have no picks and he would be our best player by a mile. We would actually look respectable out there.
     
  10. Dobbizzle

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    I actually think you can probably throw 2-4 points on both KPJ and Sengun's point averages there and still be realistic. Sengun in year 3 is going to have a lot more strength to compliment his savvy, he'll do bits inside given a chance even if he doesn't come with range and nothing about his personality tells me he's taking his summer off. I think KPJ with better coaching can easily put up 20 points, especially if any of Green/Jabari/Sengun take a leap and draw more heat to get him open looks from deep.
     
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  11. Redfish81

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    It doesn't matter who the Rockets get at 4. The fate of this franchise has been written for the next 4-5 years. LUCKY if they sneak into the playoffs one of those years.

    The only good news regarding the Rockets is we are DONE paying Tillman anymore for season tickets, and finally used up whatever BS credits we had for tickets after the COVID nonsense.
     
  12. cdrive

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    I literally came in here to say this. And I thought I’d be the only one.

    Make no mistake, Jarace Walker is going to be a beast and the Thompson twins will be a bust. They already are a bust. Sasser also will be making a whole lot of teams regret not drafting him.
     
  13. Aruba77

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    he’s 6’5” and not worth the 4th pick in my opinion.
     
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  14. No Worries

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    Trade down and get an extra unprotected 2024 FRP.
     
  15. DreamShook

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    I trust Stone with a top pick.
     
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  16. OremLK

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    • I've come down off Jarace Walker a little--I wouldn't hate it, I still think he'll be a very good player in the league and will make all-defensive teams. But yeah, he's a bit shorter than I thought, which makes me more worried about using him as a small ball 5, which was the role I was envisioning for him in the league. I view him as a shorter Joakim Noah with better offensive skills, if that makes sense. He probably caps out as an all-star, not all-NBA.
    • With Cam Whitmore, I'm concerned about his decisionmaking and lack of court vision/feel for the game. Kid doesn't seem to have any court vision or very much basketball IQ at all, and those things are hard to teach, although granted he is very young so maybe that will develop naturally. Tantalizing upside, but I think Amen is the better "toolsy athlete" prospect and fits better on the Rockets as well. Again, wouldn't hate it, but not my pick if Amen or Scoot are on the board.
    • Anthony Black is another guy I like a lot, and I would consider taking him if we had fallen to #6, but I view him as having lower upside than Amen Thompson while having a similar overall player profile (broken jump shot floor general), so again, I'm going Amen there. Crafty IQ guy, pretty good athlete, just not a stratospheric athlete like Amen Thompson.
    • Ausar Thompson is more of a wing--Andre Iguodala is the comp I keep hearing--and I don't think he has as much potential as his brother. He also doesn't fit as well with the Rockets, given our biggest single positional need is a real point guard and we already have two shooting guards and a bunch of combo forwards. Although he would immediately be the best defensive player on the team, I think, so he's got that going for him, which is nice.
    • Taylor Hendricks basically seems like a worse version of Jabari. I don't think we really need another tall, good-shooting, good-defensive combo forward, we already have Jabari and Eason is kind of in that general vicinity as well. Really good future roleplayer, doesn't make a lot of sense in our circumstances.
     
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  17. Dr of Dunk

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    He's 6'6.5" barefoot. With shoes, he's probably closer to 6'7.5" - 6'8".
     
  18. tmacfor35

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    I want Dick. I like it when he shoots his shot. Looks good and feels right.
     
  19. Aruba77

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    good catch. I think 249 is too heavy though. I see EJ Lidell.

    just my opinion and I know he’s a good player, but I don’t think he’s worthy of the #4 pick. I think there’s a lot of Cougars homerism on this board.
     
  20. Bobbythegreat

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    He's 6'8 with a 7'2 wingspan.....
     
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