While the Magic decided to surprise their world by selecting Paolo Banchero with their first choice and the Thunder were more “down to earth” by taking Chet Holmgren, the Rockets had plenty of time to choose Jabari Smith Jr. who has long been seen as the first choice of this Draft 2022 and which will offer a hell of a fit to the Rockets.
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The Woj is therefore planted. While he initially sent the Auburn prospect to Mickey, it was finally in Texas, and more specifically with the Rockets, that Jabari Smith Jr. would bring his talent. Length, shooting, defense, a William the Conqueror state of mind and a mouth that looks like some kind of mix between Giannis Antetokounmpo and Kylian Mbappe, and you get everything JS will bring to his new franchise , who could not let such an opportunity pass. A true elite shooter among the heart masons that can be found in this team, it will clearly contrast, but it will also and above all do a lot of good for fans of the franchise who will no longer be forced to wear helmets construction site to survey the stands of the Toyota Center to ward off the bricks of Jalen Green or Kevin Porter Jr. In addition, Jabari will also bring defense and discipline to a team that is sorely lacking.
Sources: Houston selects Jabari Smith II at No. 3. https://t.co/wvUIg8tdyt
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One speaks all the same of a UFO of 2m08 which sends 16.9 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2 assists average, all at a resplendent 42% from afar, taking more than five shots per game from the bar, and a great defensive ability, which can be of great use when you are about to integrate the workforce of arsonists of the Rockets , then with Zouaves like Jalen Green, Kevin Porter Jr., Marquese Chriss, Trey Burke, Kenyon Martin Jr. and John Wall, there had to be a somewhat serious guy in this squad. At only 19 years old, Jabari Smith Jr. is nevertheless a diamond that remains to be polished, especially on his lateral movements and his offensive palette, but a good big dose of hype has just landed in Houston. Like his Paris Saint-Germain doppelganger, the crazy shooter could well drop a “basketball he changed” on his arrival, before getting to work and bringing his versatility inside, which will perfectly counterbalance with what the backcourt will bring.
With the departure of Christian Wood in Dallas, the Rockets needed a guy like Jabari Smith Jr., real position 4 with a mentality and a great work ethic, that’s what they found by putting their big paw in the Auburn squad. But between JS and Jalen Green, there is a real pool of talent in Houston, and we hope to cause Playoffs very soon with them.