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Would you trade Eric Gordon for Jabari Parker?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Le$$, Dec 15, 2018.

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Eric Gordon for Jabari Parker?

  1. Yes

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    14.7%
  2. No

    197 vote(s)
    85.3%
  1. farhen

    farhen Member

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    Your not making sense at all, maybe you just got a huge crush on Jabari? Well buddy stop it :p
     
  2. Juxtaposed Jolt

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    Both Jabari and Jahlil Okafor were studs in college that were unfortunate tweeners. Neither is that great at offense, and their defense is non-existent.
     
  3. Codman

    Codman Contributing Member

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    Absolutely not.

    JP's injuries are extensive. EGo's had plenty, too. But, EGO's game lends itself to a longer career, especially as he has learned to increase his range, play on the ground (versus a high-flyer like Lavine) and use his strength/bulk to make layups. Nothing about EGo screams "athletic." But he's underrated in his ability to score by using his body in unorthodox ways and defending with is chest and legs, keeping his center aligned with his opponents' hips.

    EGo doesn't care about the shot going in as much as he cares about making the look different every time and, much like CP3, taking away space to effectively shoot and land with more space than the initial release.

    There aren't many guys I'd trade Ego for, especially second unit guys, because they don't have his range or discipline. Considering his weight loss and focus on detail, I can't think of any non-starters that would match his value. Besides PJ and Chris, EGo is easily the best defender on our team. Clint gets his blocks, but EGo plays with a defensive toughness that's overlooked...until he's guarding you lol!

    Same with PJ, but his mindset on defense is different. He's incredibly effective but he uses his bulk differently than EGo.

    I have a tough time parting with either in my head right now. I think we have the talent to be in the top 3 of the West, and I still think we'll end there, but there's more going on than just on the court. That part is obvious, yet, not publicly obvious, if that makes sense.

    Either way, #DecreaseTheDrop


    We need to be no lower than the 4th seed when the season is over. That's non-negotiable.
     
  4. Roc Paint

    Roc Paint Contributing Member

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    Good to see you posting
     
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  5. Houston288South

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    Can someone tell me what does #DecreaseTheDrop mean?
     
  6. ipaman

    ipaman Contributing Member

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    I'd trade him for a bag of chips right now. Dude is sooo bad right now, doesn't even look anywhere close to the player he was last few years.
     
  7. snowconeman22

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    Gordon has been sucking at an unprecedented level . But Parker is worse . At least Gordon still tries on D
     
  8. mario_v

    mario_v Member

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    Could’ve had butler for Gordon and Tucker lol.

    But clutchfans said thought we would be giving up too much lol. But like always, clutchfans always overrates our players.
     
  9. Rocket River

    Rocket River Member

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    Is Candace his sister?

    Rocket River
    *grin*
     
  10. elmotsangtt

    elmotsangtt Member

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    only trade those players which mda will not use
     
  11. jayhow92

    jayhow92 Member

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    Fans almost always overrate players, but at the end of the day Darryl Morey thought the same.
     
  12. asianballa23

    asianballa23 Member

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    based on the result, i see a lot of homers here.
     
  13. YOLO

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    based on this comment, you've obviously never seen parker play
     
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  14. ROXTXIA

    ROXTXIA Contributing Member

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    More or less, "decrease the drop" is to fill out the roster so that our main guys don't drop (dead from exhaustion; out of the playoffs with a pulled hammy, etcetera). Cod or whomever else can jump in and correct me if needed.
     
  15. asianballa23

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  16. YOLO

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    thanks for the confirmation that you don't follow him enough
     
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  17. asianballa23

    asianballa23 Member

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    you welcome, can't compare with a die hard Jabari Parker follower like you for sure. Go ahead and worship Gordon while you at it.
     
  18. YOLO

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    definitely over parker any day and its not even close
     
  19. icewill36

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    id take him for brandon knight and a pick maybe but not EGO. he may be inconsistent, but he still has the respect of the defense because they know he can get hot, so he is still an effective floor spacer and a solid defender. parker could turn things around if he takes a hard look in the mirror and dedicates himself fixing his flaws, but thats too big of a gamble to give up a key piece. for a lottery team like the bulls to want to rid themselves of you after a couple of months says a lot. he is not the player he believes he is.
     
  20. YOLO

    YOLO Member

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    everything that parker is not. where do people pluck these scouting reports from. its funny. take a stab and hope you're on point. is that how it works
     

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