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Who do you want at 3?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Shark44, May 17, 2022.

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Who do you want at #3?

  1. P. Banchero

    333 vote(s)
    75.2%
  2. J. Ivey

    47 vote(s)
    10.6%
  3. S, Sharpe

    10 vote(s)
    2.3%
  4. Other (Say in post)

    23 vote(s)
    5.2%
  5. Trade for #1

    30 vote(s)
    6.8%
  1. TimDuncanDonaut

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    Even though Chet/Jabari really can fit any teams: Magic, Thunder or Rockets, Magic can really use Paolo, because their offense is lacking. They don't have that ball dominant, bucket getter. Suggs was injury prone this year and didn't make the 2nd Rookie team. They struck out last year.

    OKC has Giddy/SGA as ball handlers.
    HOU has KPJ/Green/Sengun/Wood. Can even count Tate (in a pinch). Even if KPJ/Wood gets swapped away, there's still overlap. Plus we need a defensive boost from a Jabari/Chet in the worst way. The usual Rockets Org answer is well... with smart players and coaches, they can figure it out. It's still a cop-out answer.

    Yes it's possible for some player to sacrifice part of their games, but that means the team is not maximizing them.


    Magic's defense (at least with their starting unit) is actually decent. They can absorb/mask some of Paolo's mediocre defense. Magic is really a perfect destination for Banchero. They should pick Paolo, and leave us a Chet or Jabari.

    3&D players don't grow on trees, every team wants them. The good ones you pay a premium for (sorry Garrison). If you can get it in a Jabri/Chet, you do it.
     
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  2. D-rock

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    This actually makes sense especially because Magic do not have that true franchise #1 offensive option.

    SG - Cole/Fultz/Suggs
    SF - Wagner
    PF - Isaac
    C - Bamba (re-signed)/Carter/Bol Bol

    PG - Banchero

    I hope Magic can imagine the possibilities and ignore their previous 2 way player draft profile.

     
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  3. ikedog34

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    I haven't seen a lot of college ball but has Paolo actually gotten smoked by anybody consistently? I know he falls asleep on help defense but does he typically stay in front of his guy?
     
  4. rpr52121

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    Also it is hard to ask rookie players to do this because they have not gotten paid yet. Stars forming "super teams" will make that choice sometimes, because they already have the money and the individual awards.
     
  5. DaDakota

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    Banchero...but really any of the big 3.

    DD
     
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  6. D-rock

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    Chet Holmgren
    Jabari Smith
    Paolo Banchero

    In that order.

     
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  7. D-rock

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    Is SPorts Illustrated on the nose with this or is there another prospect that fits Stone's criteria?

    I like he's being cryptic this draft.

    Learned lesson from last draft hopefully.

    @Nook @treyk3

     
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  13. SuperKev

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    Just a guess but I think it will be Jabari, Chet then Paolo. Even bigger gueses then Keegan and Ivey.
     
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    Wouldn't be shocked at all if OKC takes Paolo over Chet. They can easily taken Duren or Williams at 12

    Williams
    Banchero
    Dort
    SGA
    Giddey

    solid lineup
     
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    PB is gonna love Wood then
     
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    If Chet makes it to us:



     
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    Did you guys see the HS tape where Banchero scored on Jabari and clamped him up easily Where is the no defense narrative coming from?
     
  19. cmoak1982

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    That Orlando breakdown is legit.
    Watching him defend in space and how quick his hips flip and feet shuffle is ridiculous.
    I really hope Jabari and Paolo go 1/2
     
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