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@  slick shoes : (11 August 2017 - 05:22 PM) Although, watching the reigning champs get their rings might be just the right motivation for the season.
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@  thejohnnygold : (05 July 2017 - 05:41 PM) Well, this is just glorious. It's a look at the Eastern Conference vs. the Western Conference :)
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@  DenverRocket : (01 July 2017 - 03:44 AM) Wow, the West is getting crazy good. PG13 to OKC now!
@  slick shoes : (29 June 2017 - 07:55 PM) We just gained another trade piece from Dallas.
@  thejohnnygold : (28 June 2017 - 10:52 PM) Yup. Better not get attached to anyone not named Harden...
@  rocketrick : (28 June 2017 - 09:16 PM) Summer League will be more important than ever for the Rockets now that they have to replace like half their roster!

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Sam Dekker vs. Harrison Barnes


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#1 Red94

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 10:22 PM

New post: Sam Dekker vs. Harrison Barnes
By: Rahat Huq

When pressed for a player comparison on the most recent Lowe Post, Daryl Morey mentioned Harrison Barnes as a comp. for Rockets forward Sam Dekker.

 

Via basketballreference, here are the per 36 numbers for both players in their second seasons.  Dekker is 22 and Barnes was 21, at the time.

 

 

Barnes was a slightly better three point shooter at that stage than Dekker, but Dekker is significantly better on 2's.

 

 

And here's the much more meaningful advanced statistical breakdown.  Dekker is significantly better on the boards and also blocks more shots while turning the ball over less.  Morey had noted in the interview that he felt Dekker was the better player.

 

 

And here is Barnes through the years, leading up to this season, his age-24 season.  Points have gone up drastically due to the higher usage but the rebounding totals are pretty disappointing for a player of that athleticism.  The long distance shooting has also come down to earth now that he has been removed from that Golden State ecosystem.  Barnes is on the books this season for the Mavs at $22 million.

 

One hopes Dekker can duplicate the shooting accuracy Barnes provided the Warriors in 2014-2015 (41% on 3's) en route to their title.  He's the latest of Morey's draft-day gems.


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#2 Jatman20

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 11:19 PM

Not a bad comparison Dekker & Harrison Barnes. Just a slight wrinkle for what it's worth. According to 82games.com

............ "Production by Positions"...................Team % at position.................Net Pts............................

Dekker (16/17)........................................................SF 6%..............................-19................................
................................................................................PF 34%............................+83...............................

Barnes (13/14)........................................................SF 67%............................-106...............................
................................................................................PF 13%............................+70................................

The % at position comparison is probably closest with Dekker (16/17) & Barnes (14/15):
Barnes (14/15)........................................................SF 6%................................+4.................................
................................................................................PF 49%..............................+395.............................

My preference would be for the Rockets to draft or obtain additional small forwards in the offseason. Dekker continue as backup PF.

Edited by Jatman20, 04 March 2017 - 11:28 PM.

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#3 Rahat Huq

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 04:47 AM

I think Dekker for sure will continue to be a D'Antoni 4.  


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Posted 05 March 2017 - 05:18 AM

I think Dekker for sure will continue to be a D'Antoni 4.

I would agree. This team would fill a void by bringing in a starter or back up to Ariza next season.

PG/SG: Harden/Bev/EGo/LoW.......enough offense with defense provided by Beverley. Possibly adding Payton II or Taylor.
SF:.......Ariza
PF:.......Ryno/Dekker
C:.........Capela/Harrell....................Chinanu. *Nene logs majority of his time at Center; but is UFA this summer.

Hopefully the Rockets provide dossier to Harrell in exit interview; work on def rotations-positioning/blocking shots/rebounds over the summer.

*According to 82games.com

Edited by Jatman20, 05 March 2017 - 05:19 AM.

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