Is Jalen Green better without Alperen Sengun? w/ Forrest Walker
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by Salman Ali
1w ago
(Recorded March 31st) Salman Ali (@SalmanAliNBA) and Forrest Walker (@DUNOTS) discuss: * On the Rockets continued success * Can Houston make the Play-In Tournament? * Other than shooting, where is Jalen Green improving? * Is Green playing better because of Alperen Sengun’s absence? * How does Sengun fit into Houston’s long-term plans? * Reacting to the latest buzz about the Rockets itching for a superstar trade All that and more. Look for RNH on Apple, Google, Spotify, and more. Subscribe to the free RNH newsletter: www.RedNationHoops.com This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss th ..read more
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Can the Rockets make the Play-In Tournament w/ Forrest Walker
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by Salman Ali
2w ago
Salman Ali (@SalmanAliNBA) and Forrest Walker (@DUNOTS) discusses the Houston Rockets winning 9 straight games and putting themselves in position to make the NBA Play-In Tournament. Topics include: -How are the Rockets winning without Sengun? -Ime Udoka’s adjustments -Is Jalen Green back on track to stardom? -Dissecting Green’s streaky scoring efficiency -Amen Thompson emergence -Jabari Smith’s steadiness throughout the run and this season as a whole -Was the NBA’s suspension justified? -Can Houston actually make the Play-In? Does it matter? All that and more. Look for RNH on Apple, Google, Sp ..read more
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How excited should the Rockets be about Jalen Green's recent play? w/ Forrest Walker
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by Salman Ali
3w ago
Salman Ali (@SalmanAliNBA) and Forrest Walker (@DUNOTS) discuss: * Alperen Sengun likely out for the season * Cam Whitmore out for three weeks * What are the Rockets remaining goals for the season? * Amen Thompson excitement * Reacting to Jalen Green's scoring outbursts * Where does Green rank among Houston's other prospects? All that and more. Look for RNH on Apple, Google, Spotify, and more. Subscribe to the free RNH newsletter: www.RedNationHoops.com This is a public episode. If you’d like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit www.rednationhoops.com ..read more
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Dissecting Rafael Stone's tenure, the Jalen Green conundrum, and Tari Eason's season-ending surgery
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by Salman Ali
1M ago
Salman Ali (@SalmanAliNBA) and Forrest Walker (@DUNOTS) discuss: -Possible fallout from Tari Eason’s season ending surgery -Reacting to Jalen Green’s latest scoring outburst -What is the proper way to react to these games? -Has Green put concerns about his starting spot to bed? -Grading Rafael Stone’s tenure as GM of the Rockets -Where does Stone rank among all NBA GMs? -How does he compare to his predecessor, Daryl Morey? -Are some fans wrong to feel let down by Stone? -Should Stone receive a contract extension? All that and more. Look for RNH on Apple, Google, Spotify, and more. Subscribe to ..read more
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Are the Rockets still not embracing Alperen Şengün? w/ Forrest Walker
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by Salman Ali
2M ago
Salman Ali (@SalmanAliNBA) and Forrest Walker (@DUNOTS) discuss: -Rockets bench Alperen Şengün in crunch time -Houston's reluctance to embrace Sengun as the franchise player -The continued pushback of this reality -Why is Houston still feverishly pursuing centers at the deadline? -What should they aim to achieve at the trade deadline? -Who are some realistic targets? -Jalen Green's much improved play -Is Green safe at the deadline now? -Why Green's best chance at stardom is as a point guard (long-term) -Should Houston trade Brooklyn's 2024 1st rounder? -Could a star player be available for the ..read more
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Should the Rockets make a panic trade? w/ Forrest Walker
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by Salman Ali
2M ago
Salman Ali (@SalmanAliNBA) and Forrest Walker (@DUNOTS) discuss: -Why have the Rockets struggled so much since Christmas? -Is Houston regressing to the mean as a team? -If they miss the play-in tournament, is this season a failure? -What is a reasonable goal for the remainder of the season? -Should the Rockets make a trade for the sole purpose of making the play-in tournament? -What kinds of trades should they pursue? -Are any of the core 6 players up for grabs? -What return should Houston want in a Jalen Green trade? -Should Jalen Green be starting anymore? -What are some more reasonable deal ..read more
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Is Jalen Green still on the hot seat? w/ Forrest Walker
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by Salman Ali
3M ago
Salman Ali (@SalmanAliNBA) and Forrest Walker (@DUNOTS) discuss: -Jalen Green's improved play -Has Green secured his starting spot? -Cam Whitmore's monster production -Is Whitmore a better prospect than Green? -How did so many teams pass on Whitmore? -The competition for Green's spot in Houston's core -Alperen Sengun's ridiculous 3-week stretch -Will Sengun make the All-Star team this year? -Can Sengun be the best player on a title contender? -Houston's tough long-term financial decisions -Besides Sengun, who will the Rockets be willing to pay? -Some long overdue praise for Jabari Smith Jr. -H ..read more
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Analyzing Jalen Green's struggles w/ Forrest Walker
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by Salman Ali
3M ago
Salman Ali (@SalmanAliNBA) and Forrest Walker (@DUNOTS) analyze Jalen Green's recent struggles for the Rockets (late upload). Topics include: -The cause of Jalen Green's struggles -Do we still believe in Green the player? -How can the Rockets help Green out? -Ime Udoka's 4th quarter benchings of Green -Will Udoka continue to start Green? -Will the Rockets eventually trade Green? Should they? -What kinds of Jalen Green trades are actually worth it? All that and more. Look for RNH on Apple, Google, Spotify, and more. Subscribe to the free RNH newsletter: www.RedNationHoops.com This is a public ..read more
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Mapping out "Phase 2" of the Rockets rebuild w/ Michael Shapiro
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by Salman Ali
4M ago
Salman Ali (@SalmanAliNBA) and Chron.com's Michael Shapiro (@mshap2) discuss: -What was the goal of Phase 2? Has that changed? -How long does Phase 2 last? What does Phase 3 look like? -Who are the "untouchables" on the Rockets? -How will extension negotiations with Jalen Green and Alperen Sengun look? -How have Jalen Green's struggles impacted Houston's vision? -Will the Rockets trade Green? Should they? -What type of star is worth Houston pursuing? What type isn't? -What about Donavan Mitchell? -How can the Rockets get Jalen going offensively? -Why is the Fred VanVleet and Jalen Green dynami ..read more
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Re-thinking Rockets young core w/ Chuck (@ChuckingDarts)
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by Salman Ali
4M ago
Salman Ali (@SalmanAliNBA) and Chuck (@ChuckingDarts) discuss: * A deep dive into how good the Rockets have been  * Did either of us expect this? * Is Alperen Sengun the franchise player? * How should the Rockets build around Sengun? * What kind of roster will the Rockets need long-term? * Is Jalen Green the most obvious co-star candidate for Sengun? * Other potential rostered co-stars (Amen Thompson, Jabari Smith, etc..) * Are Rockets fans are overthinking Jalen Green? * Who could Houston trade for to put next to Sengun? * Salman eats crow on Jabari Smith * How the pairing of Smith and S ..read more
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