Can Galen Green fill the shoes of Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant?

With the NBA in action only a few weeks away, we’re taking readers’ questions—about All about missiles– In the lead up to what could be a really big season for Houston. Welcome back to Kron Sports Mail Bag.

This is a fun question for me because a lot of the initial draft discussion surrounding Galen Green It revolves around his typical traits of a shooting star ranger – his 6ft 6ft height, quirky athletic performance and well dated work ethic. Combine that with Greene’s red carpet look and charisma, and it was so hard to resist Michael/Kobe Comparisons.

After watching Green closely for an entire season, I’ll put another name on it: Steve Curry. Greene’s smoothness and ability to shoot triples from dribbling and creating a break with his step back is reminiscent of the Warriors’ timer. Green has also shown that he is very comfortable moving without the ball, perhaps the most surprising observation I made during the Summer League last season.

It’s funny, if you had asked me this question after the summer league last season, I would have said it Reminds me of Richard Hamilton Because of the amount of movement without the ball. It speaks of the fact that Green is constantly evolving.

Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (10) brings the ball onto the field in the first inning during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, in Salt Lake City.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
Houston Rockets guard Eric Gordon (10) brings the ball onto the field in the first inning during an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)Rick Bomer/The Associated Press

What is your guess on the total win this year (assuming we have Eric Gordon up to the trade deadline) -cw_houston

I had a weak moment after the summer league this year when I thought the Rockets could exceed expectations and win nearly 30 games. However, I’ve come to my senses and will lower my expectations close to 25 wins. The rationale behind my fleeting optimism was the defensive performances of juniors Jabari Smith Jr. and Tarry Eason – I thought it was possible that this pair’s defensive ability could lift the team’s ground higher than it would be on such a young roster.

As the question suggests, there are a lot of things Depends on Eric GordonWho is still the best player on the team – a statement that should not be controversial, but it will come as a surprise to some. Christian Wood’s trading was an addition with a subtraction and it should just help. Let’s go with 25 victories.

You get to pair Green and Jabari with 3-15 of any other team in Houston. Who do you think works best? -DrewBowen

First, I have to name the third best player on every Rockets team of the modern era. Here is the list of contenders:

  1. Title era: Sam Castle/ Otis Thorpe / Vernon Maxwell / Mario Eli
  2. 3 big era: Clyde Drexler
  3. Francis Ira: Cotino Mobile
  4. McGrady era: Shane Battier / Ron Artist / Luis Scola
  5. Wander through the era of the desert aimlessly: Aaron Brooks / Kevin Martin / Chandler Parsons
  6. Harden era: Clint Capella / Eric Gordon

Here are some original models for the players. In the modern era, Otis Thorpe, Clint Capella, and Luis Scola are “big ones.”

Vernon Maxwell, Clyde Drexler, Coutinho Mobley, Kevin Martin and Eric Gordon started high-caliber wings, which, apart from Martin, can all score at a high level as well as defend.

Mario Eli, Shane Batyr and Ron Artist are an elite group of defensive specialists.

Chandler Parsons is a potential junior four-volleyball player who can do a little bit of everything from playmaking to shooting.

Sam Cassel and Aaron Brooks are the point guards.

I think the most influential player from this group might actually be Shane Batter. However, I would expect Smith to have a similar effect, in terms of combining shooting from outside with defensive intelligence on the periphery. Maxwell, Drexler, Mobley, Martin, and Gordon are all superfluous with Greene as an emerging star in the shooting range; And Tari Eason and Jae’Sean Tate fill the role that Ellie and Artest could have done.

Scola is redundant with Alperen Sengun here and I’m not sure how well Thorpe’s has translated into the modern NBA.

I’ll go with Cassell. Yes, he’s been a key shooting guard, but his teams have always excelled in achievement and he’s been at the same time they come in, especially in the post-season. He was a true captain, something this young team doesn’t have yet, at least in the face of things.

Do you see Silas as the long-term coach? -nerman_optis

It is too early to tell. But I hope he will at least train until the end of the 2023-2024 season. It has not been given the best conditions over the past two seasons, with management clearly prioritizing internal growth and development. This is enough time to prove himself.

I was very outspoken last season in expressing my displeasure with many of Silas’ decisions, many of which I found a complete head-scratcher, from not using Sengun’s talents properly to waiting as long as he did to pull components into lineups. Including Danielle Theiss.

Silas was signed to the thought that he would manage a team that includes James Harden and Russell Westbrook vying for the title. It’s worth taking the time and taking advantage of a list dedicated to the competition.

TORONTO, ON - APRIL 8: Galen Green #0 of the Houston Rockets dribble against the Toronto Raptors during the first half of a basketball game at Scotiabank Arena on April 8, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  (Photo by Mark Blench/Getty Images)

TORONTO, ON – APRIL 8: Galen Green #0 of the Houston Rockets dribble against the Toronto Raptors during the first half of a basketball game at Scotiabank Arena on April 8, 2022 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Mark Blench/Getty Images)

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What can Rockets learn from the way the Astros have been managed through their continued success over the past years? -ihavepops

The Rockets had already followed the Astros’ devastating model, landing the last club three consecutive first overall picks, laying the foundation for its rebuilding. After picking Green second overall in 2021, and Smith third overall in 2022, the Rockets are hoping they can add a valuable third asset through next summer’s draft.

But despite their continued success during this historic run, the Astros were selective in the talent they decided to retain, allowing George Springer, Carlos Correa and Gerrit Cole to leave on free agency, but agreeing to the terms of Jose’s long-term extension. Altov, Alex Bregman, Yordan Alvarez, and Lance McCullers Jr. If the talent of the young Rockets shines like the Astros – big if they are here, a nascent rebuilding compares to the strength of the league – they will have tough financial decisions to make due to the NBA’s salary cap. However, I’m not sure talent is as replaceable in the NBA as it is in baseball.



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