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Wood with 31 and 13 in his Rockets Debut

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by tmoney1101, Dec 27, 2020.

  1. RedRedemption

    RedRedemption Contributing Member

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    I think Wood at the 5 and PJ at the 4 makes sense...

    We just need to figure out who needs to occupy that 3 spot. Is House really the best 3 and D player we have on the roster this season?
     
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    I think Boogie can be a great mentor to him.
     
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    never liked the Trade but seeing a s clint is still hurt it was the right move and it looks even better with Wood hear signed for 6-7m less a year.

    clint is a better rebounder and on D but Wood is a special offensive talent for a guy his size and athleticism.

    those dibble drives were he just Slitters around ppl and dunks is very cool to see.

    I think while he’s still young if he was 23 instead of 26 he would have gotten 20m a year. We got lucky on the contract.

    I’d like to see better rim protection he’s so long talk and quick with his athleticism I don’t understand why he can’t atleast be a major problem altering shots. Hopefully that will come.

    that one thing I thought clint was much better at even when clint was a second year player. Clint was always good at trying to block everything.

    overall I think wood is a very good piece and gives me hope for The future he’s going to always at the very least be a scoring big that can get 20/10 plus every game.

    it’s all going to come down to his defense on if he can reach that allstar level big man.
     
  4. JayGoogle

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    Offensively he's there.

    Defensively...well, at least it was Nurkic, a very good center in the NBA and not some rando abusing him like that.
     
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    Exceeded my expectations offensively but was worse than I expected defensively. Also, as others have mentioned, he needs to work on boxing out. He gave up a few offensive rebounds that were very frustrating. Overall though was very impressed with his first game.
     
  6. DeBeards

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    he is very very unique....the more game i see him playing, the more i can't find any equivalence in the nba today or before
    a real steal

    got a soft hand
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    so much mobility
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    so versatile
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  7. glimmertwins

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    That’s an encouraging sign - like the only one for the rockets this year. I may be too much of a fan boy here - but I still see this team as a 4 seed at worst if the team can just get back to playing basketball for a change and get past all the distractions.
     
  8. Easy

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    Let's hope that Harden has so much fun playing with Wood he forgets he is working for Tilman.
     
  9. CCity Zero

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    Yeah - the good news is I think he will have the ability to improve. Like I'd rather have a young player need this to work on vs having just defense and no offense etc, I think with his ability it'll be a lot easier for him to add this - than Simmons gaining a shot etc. Don't get me wrong, I'm definitely not saying someone could be hakeem by practicing defense or something - I'm just saying to get okay on defense/boxing out vs a player with no 3pt/ft shot etc.
     
  10. clutchdabear

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    i'm hoping jae'sean tate is able to claim that 3 spot soon. and have nwaba and sterling brown backing him up.

    eg and mclemore can back up the 2 spot.

    leave house on the bench
     
  11. Downtown Sniper

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    His one on one D was honestly less than subpar and that's being kind.

    But like I said during the game thread - thank goodness not many teams have the thick bodies that Portland does to take advantage of that.

    I'm real excited to see him against front lines that don't feature that.
     
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  12. DeBeards

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    the pic so funny


     
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    Most of Harden's passes to Wood tonight would have been turnovers with Clint. Dude has amazing hands and can catch it in a crowd.

    These two are going to be deadly
     
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    We really coulda used Green tonight.
     
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    reminds me of a certain other rocket with 37 in his first game
     
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    we have a chance to possible have 3 all stars.. in wall, harden and wood
     
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  18. Joe Rocket

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    4 if Boogie returns to his old self.
     
  19. LorneMalvo

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    The east has Giannis, Bam, Vuc and Embiid. What are you talking about?

    And Wood isn’t even a Center. He is clearly a PF. Wood probably a 3.5, instead of a 5. The actual definition of a tweener. He guarded Lillard better than Kanter. He’s 210 pounds.

    He should probably play next to Boogie.
     
  20. HP3

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    No.....why do you want our defense to be trash.
     

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