2021-22 NBA Rookie Thread (part 3)

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Which three rookies impress you the most? (vote for up to 3)

Cade Cunningham
49
12%
Jalen Green
2
0%
Evan Mobley
115
28%
Scottie Barnes
109
27%
Jalen Suggs
6
1%
Josh Giddey
47
12%
Franz Wagner
49
12%
Chris Duarte
7
2%
Alperen Sengun
15
4%
Other
6
1%
 
Total votes: 405

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Post#81 » by NRSV » Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:35 am

Sky is the limit with Green. absolutely. It’s gonna take a level of humility I’m not sure he has to reach it.
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Post#82 » by holdenwait » Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:42 am

16 mins for Sengun again.. and the guy scores 13 points including 2 3-pointers, 4 reb, 2 assists, 1 steal... Silas is a joke
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Post#83 » by srhcan » Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:42 am

Angryfatboy wrote:19pts/8ast/7reb for Giddey tonight vs the jazz

wow. I think Giddey has passed Barnes now.
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Post#84 » by MotownMadness » Thu Nov 25, 2021 3:44 am

Green get hurt or something?
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Post#85 » by Blacksheep25 » Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:15 am

holdenwait wrote:16 mins for Sengun again.. and the guy scores 13 points including 2 3-pointers, 4 reb, 2, 1 steal... Silas is a joke


I’m baffled by this. I kept reading the Rockets were going to play Wood at PF more along Theis before Sengun even arrived.

So with Sengun looking so good, why haven’t they? He’s legit better than Wood across the board this year. Wood has to play though, so why not play them together? If I was a Rockets fan, with all the losing, at least I’d be excited to watch my two rookies start.
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Post#86 » by Tripod » Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:52 am

srhcan wrote:
Angryfatboy wrote:19pts/8ast/7reb for Giddey tonight vs the jazz

wow. I think Giddey has passed Barnes now.

Barnes went 17/9/3 tonight

He was good too
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Post#87 » by Tor_Raps » Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:49 am

Tripod wrote:
srhcan wrote:
Angryfatboy wrote:19pts/8ast/7reb for Giddey tonight vs the jazz

wow. I think Giddey has passed Barnes now.

Barnes went 17/9/3 tonight

He was good too


Giddey isn't even close to Barnes and that's not even me being a homer here. Giddey's TS% is .452 while being a horrible defender lol. Playmaking is legit though.
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Post#88 » by GSP » Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:28 am

Sengun is much better than Jalen rn......
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Post#89 » by John Murdoch » Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:32 am

Grizzlies...i still dont understand that trade ..xavier looks mehh
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Post#90 » by PlatinumState » Thu Nov 25, 2021 9:52 am

6 legit roy contenders right now
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Post#91 » by God Squad » Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:00 am

PlatinumState wrote:6 legit roy contenders right now

Which 6? I could only could 4 that are legit contenders right now. I just want to add that so far aside from a few guys, this draft class is looking very promising. Particularly at the top, you can see the flashes of potential from the top picks.
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Post#92 » by God Squad » Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:06 am

John Murdoch wrote:Grizzlies...i still dont understand that trade ..xavier looks mehh

Xavier Tillman? Or do you mean Ziaire Williams? I ask because you said Xavier (who they traded for last year) but he didn't play against Toronto. But they also made a trade for Ziaire Williams this year, who also looks meh and did play. So I'm just confused on who you're referring to.
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Post#93 » by John Murdoch » Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:21 am

God Squad wrote:
John Murdoch wrote:Grizzlies...i still dont understand that trade ..xavier looks mehh

Xavier Tillman? Or do you mean Ziaire Williams? I ask because you said Xavier (who they traded for last year) but he didn't play against Toronto. But they also made a trade for Ziaire Williams this year, who also looks meh and did play. So I'm just confused on who you're referring to.

Yea i was thinking Ziare but typed Xavier my bad
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Post#94 » by DCasey91 » Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:48 am

6 ROY contenders?
It’s Mobley then
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Post#95 » by PlatinumState » Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:52 am

God Squad wrote:
PlatinumState wrote:6 legit roy contenders right now

Which 6? I could only could 4 that are legit contenders right now. I just want to add that so far aside from a few guys, this draft class is looking very promising. Particularly at the top, you can see the flashes of potential from the top picks.


Cade, Jalen, Giddey, Mobley, Wagner and Barnes
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Post#96 » by God Squad » Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:27 am

PlatinumState wrote:
God Squad wrote:
PlatinumState wrote:6 legit roy contenders right now

Which 6? I could only could 4 that are legit contenders right now. I just want to add that so far aside from a few guys, this draft class is looking very promising. Particularly at the top, you can see the flashes of potential from the top picks.


Cade, Jalen, Giddey, Mobley, Wagner and Barnes

Ahh kk. I take the pessimistic route and don't see Green or Wagner being "legit RoY contenders right now". I do think Wagner has been great though, so I get it.
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Post#97 » by ThunderBolt » Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:27 pm

John Murdoch wrote:Grizzlies...i still dont understand that trade ..xavier looks mehh


They traded up a few days before the draft. The rumors I heard at the time was Giddey was who they wanted. On one hand that would have been a great trade had they got him or been able to trade up a second time, which there were rumors of too. On the other hand, the fact that Giddey went 6th and was also rumored to go 7th to GS if okc hadn’t taken him makes Memphis look like they had a good idea but didn’t do enough research on what it would take to accomplish it.
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Post#98 » by QingJames » Thu Nov 25, 2021 4:08 pm

PlatinumState wrote:
God Squad wrote:
PlatinumState wrote:6 legit roy contenders right now

Which 6? I could only could 4 that are legit contenders right now. I just want to add that so far aside from a few guys, this draft class is looking very promising. Particularly at the top, you can see the flashes of potential from the top picks.


Cade, Jalen, Giddey, Mobley, Wagner and Barnes

Jalen Green isn’t sniffing ROY right now. He’s looked atrocious. Rest of those guys are in the race.
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Post#99 » by yoyoboy » Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:03 pm

Free Sengun. Why is he getting no minutes despite being so reproductive?
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Post#100 » by srhcan » Thu Nov 25, 2021 5:15 pm

Tor_Raps wrote:
Tripod wrote:
srhcan wrote:wow. I think Giddey has passed Barnes now.

Barnes went 17/9/3 tonight

He was good too


Giddey isn't even close to Barnes and that's not even me being a homer here. Giddey's TS% is .452 while being a horrible defender lol. Playmaking is legit though.

Not true. Giddey is on way up while Barnes is going down. Check the last 5 games to get idea how tables have turned. Barnes's calling card was his defense but his defense has slipped down a lot, his man is either blowing past him or he just forget his man; I think playing huge minutes so early has taken its toll. Also since Siakam comes back, Barnes is not getting the ball much from Fred; once OG comes back then Barnes will get even less touches.

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