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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

    334 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. thekad

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    And this whole forum is tired of your stupid posts. If you enjoy consistent mediocrity so much, why not go be a fan of the Kings?
     
  2. cmoak1982

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    49” my ass
     
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  3. D-rock

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    You believe that vid faked?
     
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    Great advice.

    Wind will blow from every direction, be wary of rumors during this period.

     
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    I believe that video didn’t have his full reach adjusted.
    The vertec tests can be fudged a bit. They will lower the reach height to make it look like verts are higher.
    He’s a good leaper, you can see it in hip height but he’s not a 49” vert guy.
    That is super elite
     
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    In a vacuum, Banchero seems like an outstanding player and I would be happy to have him.

    However, in our circumstances, I have a hard time envisioning how you build an elite offensive and defensive team around a core of Green and Banchero, with our options going forward. Its also hard to see how anyone else on the roster would fit in a simultaneous top10 offensive / defensive team.

    Lets assume we get Banchero, assume we get a guy like Branham at #17, and maybe a guy like Kel'el Ware at pick #8 next year.

    If I start trying to build a contending team with cap space next offseason, this is the best I can come up with:

    Sign Pat Beverly, Myles Turner, Steven Adams and Lu Dort.

    Beverly / Christopher / Nix
    Green / Matthews / Branham
    Dort / Nwaba / Tate
    Banchero / Sengun / Garuba
    Turner / Adams / Ware

    Is that a Championship Caliber roster? I think it could certainly be a very good team, but I don't know if it is championship caliber.
     
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    Based on his tape it doesn't look very usable.
     
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    You made a lot of moves and somehow made the team worse than it would be if it was the obvious

    Sengun
    Banchero
    Martin/Mathews/17th pick
    Green
    KPJ
     
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  9. 18pbr

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    @D-rock Banchero is your Aaron Gordon you've been wanting for years bro with a little less defense lol
     
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    If we just look at what we can for sure justify.
    Sharpe has a standing reach of 8’7.50”
    With a max vert of 49” that would put his max reach at 12’ 8.5” or 3.5” short of the top of the NBA backboard.
    There’s a 24” box in the video for reference and his feet aren’t more than double the height, even though it’s difficult to tell.

    He’s a strong leaper, but I’d say he’s closer to 40” than 49”
     
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    I'm actually kind of surprise he's 6'4.25" without shoes.
     
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    This pretty much confirmed what I was saying yesterday, Jabari is #1 magic have zone in on picking him. So we do have a consensus number 1.
     
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    I thought the same thing and I've actually measured verticals before as a former trainer (if that adds anything at all)
     
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    With Green and Banchero defensive struggles don’t seem to have anything to do with physical limitations. It’s a combination of effort and instinct. I do believe with the right coach and the right team both can be above average defenders.

    Every team can use a PJ tucker kind of player and a rim protector - both can be role players.

    in the end I believe you look for offensive super star traits first and worry about defense later.
     
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    Double post.
     
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    Yeah, this is in my field as well. Just on the Olympic side.
     
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    Much less defense.

    And I was a huge Banchero proponent when I was stumping for Mobley at this time last season.

    I'm a sucker for long 2 way skilled players with elite upside on defense.

    That elite defensive upside is the key however.

    Especially critical when the team is so horrid defensively.
     
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    we are just so lucky to be at least 3rd pick ! We win here to be honest ! I trust our scouting department! They absolutely killed the draft last year ! I would be ecstatic with banchero ! He will only get better ! If you wanna be great you will improve on your weaknesses ! Just look at all greens improvements on defense ! And when you have someone who is special and sets the example then it will push the others
     
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    Banchero by the way isn’t Julius randel or Aaron Gordon lol that reminds me of Jalen green being Cory brewer ! Banchero is banchero ! He has much more upside then they both had
     
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