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Zak Edey = Yao Ming 2.0 ?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by tinman, May 12, 2024.

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Yao 2.0?

  1. Ming

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  2. Hasheem Thabeet 2.0

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  3. Hartenstein 2.0

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  1. AroundTheWorld

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    I think he will be a very solid NBA center.

    But center is already our strongest position by far.
     
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    Yao is in the Basketball of Hall of Fame, that's a tall bar to clear.



    In terms of people inducted into HoF as players, sorted by most seasons played in HOU. Yao is #4.

    Hakeem - 17 seasons in HOU
    Calvin - 13 seasons
    Rudy - 11 seasons
    Yao - 8 seasons
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    Elvin - 7 seasons
    Moses - 6 seasons
    Tracy - 6 seasons
    Ralph - 5 seasons
    Dikembe - 5 Seasons
    Clyde - 4 seasons

    — Passing through —
    Barkley - 4 seasons
    Rick Barry - 2 seasons
    Pippen - 1 season



    If Edey gets drafted to a team like the Spurs, Mavs or LAL, would we be talking about this.
     
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    "I'm sorry I just got to half court.........what are we talking about?....." - ZaK Edey tomorrow
     
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    I was surprised to hear someone on the hoop collective state he may be a top ten pick.
     
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    Zach and Yao have more similarities than just their Chinese heritage. They are similar size, with Yao being taller with about a 1/2" more standing reach and Zach having a longer wingspan and about 1/2" more vertical. They seem around the same speed, with Edey maybe a tad faster and having better conditioning. Edey has more range, and more dominant post game. Yao is a better passer. Both are great with FTs, but Edey is more physical and may be even more of a foul magnet. Yao may be a better shot blocker but may be pretty close.

    I'd say Edey is Yao with better post game and shooting
     
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    NOT FAIR TO ZAK EDEY IF MOST OF THE VOTERS DON'T REMEMBER YAO MING 1.0..............
     
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    Yao's bred and butter was the post game.
    He had the softest hands you'll find for a center.
    The shot was gracious has attested by his free throw percentage.
    JVG didn't want him outside the paint, so this is where he mostly developed his game in the NBA, but he was more than capable of hitting his 3s.

    I like Zach Edey, I think he'll have a great NBA career, want the Rockets to find a way to get him later in the draft, but let not be carried away, no way his shooting is better than Yao's for now. The guy is an HoF for good reason.



    For now I'll give Edey the edge only on the upper body strength and the durability side.
    We'll see how his dominant play on the post translate.

     
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    I was comparing pre-draft Edey to pre-draft Yao. It took Yao about 2 years of training with Hakeem to get solid with his post instincts. Yao was a Hall of Famer because his game kept growing after he got in the league. For a while he could be denied in the post by fronting him with a wing.

    Edey is already dominating in SL like he did in college, he's now one of the favorites for Rookie of the Year. Did we miss a shot at the best player in the draft or will Reed's dominant shooting still be a better asset?
     
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    Reed will be more important for us. But I would have liked to get them both. I am almost sure Edey will have a better career than Donovan Clingan (who was the favourite of the anti-Sengun crowd here).
     
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    I do not consider youtr statement to be true ! Y
     
  14. AroundTheWorld

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    That's fine, but you are wrong.

    I forgive you because I respect senior citizens.
     
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    How so? Edey can give you size, efficient scoring and a defensive presence at the rim
     
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    Reed gives you three-point shooting, playmaking and lots of steals and blocks from the guard position.
     
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    Get this huge dork out of the GARM.

    He will never whiff Yao’s farts the poor b*stard.

    To the NBA Dish with this nonsense!
     
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    Rockets shy away from bringing Centers or PF's to challenge Sengun.

    They bring no threat Jock Landale and coming off severe injury Steven Adams.

    Edey would have done everything better than Sengun.....except pass (which is an overrated thing).
    Rockets averaged only one less assist per game when Sengun didn't play.

    Could have paid more money to Brook Lopez because you know, we had to spend
    money .....then we crapped the bed.

    Edited: correction, team assists were the same (24.8 assists) with or without
    Sengun in 23/24 according to statmuse
     
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    We will find out soon enough. I'd rather play inside out and protect the rim. If I need a bucket, I feel like it's easier to get it from 8ft vs 24ft.
     
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    You are in luck, because you have one of the best players in the NBA at scoring from 8ft on the team already - Alperen Sengun. He also anchors a top 10 defense already.
     

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