Rockets starting center Sengong and backup center Landale have been unable to train in Houston recently. Both international players have to play for their respective national teams, and Uduka can only express regret.
Is the inside line of the rocket a little weak? Some fans expressed concern.
In the analysis of the Rockets’ prospects for next season, "bleachers" said that neither Sengong nor Randall can be regarded as defensive experts, and Houston should consider reinforcing the position of center.
The Rockets signed five players in a row, but none of them were centers.
Houston reporter Kelly Apotheker said that the Rockets fully recruited Daluo after the free agent market opened, but the latter refused the offer. Uduka can only choose Landale as a spare tire, which is also a helpless move. Kelly Apotheker said Rockets owner Fertitta wants to see the team return to the playoffs next season, and Si Tong is also considering making a deal to reinforce it.
For the position of center, Kelly Eco has expressed his concern about Alperen Sengong before. He bluntly said that Houston needs a big black man, and Miles Turner is perfect for Udoka’s system. Kelly Apotheker has repeatedly mentioned that Rockets general manager Si Tong is interested in Turner who can throw a three-point guard.
What price does the Rockets need to pay to get Turner? Sbnation said that the Pacers’ price tag for Turner is quite high, and the Rockets probably need to pay two unprotected first-round signings and Ethan to impress the Pacers’ management.
"NBA Analysis Network" recently revealed that the Pacers’ asking price for Turner is at least three first-round signings. It is suggested that the Rockets use Potter, Tate, the first round signing of the Nets in 2024 and the first round signing of the Nets in 2026 to bid for Turner.
It’s too expensive! "fansided" said that the Rockets would refuse the asking price of the Pacers.
Miles Turner, 27, is 2.11 meters tall and 2.24 meters tall. Born in Texas, he recently held a free basketball camp in Dallas to guide children to play.
Turner played the best data of his career last season, averaging 18 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.3 hats, shooting 54.8% from the field and 37.3% from three-pointers. He also renewed his contract with the team for two years, and his annual salary in the next two seasons totaled 40 million US dollars. The data is good-looking and the contract is cost-effective, so the walkers have the confidence to offer high prices.
But obviously Turner is not worth the rocket’s so many chips. Although Turner has won the league’s blocked shot, his defense is not the first-class level in the league, and his offensive means are limited. He has not been selected as an All-Star and the best defensive team.
Four months ago, Pacers coach Rick Carlisle admitted in an interview that the team had received many offers for Turner, and he personally thought that the big man should be kept.
To put it bluntly, the Pacers made a big opening in the negotiation, and the buyers thought it was too expensive to quit the negotiation, so Turner had to stay. At the beginning, the Rockets also hoped to exchange Wood for two first-round signings, but no one was willing to pay this price. In the end, they could only deal with one first-round signing and an expired contract.
It’s not surprising that the Pacers want Ethan. This team wants to reinforce the position of small forward, and it has won Bruce Brown at a high price of $45 million for two years, which is also one of the goals of the Rockets. Brown is 26 years old and 1.93 meters tall, and Ethan is 22 years old and 2.03 meters tall. The latter is in better physical condition and has a higher upper limit. The Pacers’ contract with Brown is only guaranteed for one year, while Ethan still has a rookie bonus for three years.
Ethan played a combination of attack and defense in the summer league. He said that he can play both power forward and small forward, and he hopes to become a superstar like Leonard. A number of draft experts have expressed their optimism about Ethan, and such an expert will naturally make the pedestrians greedy.
Uduka also admired Ethan and asked Tommy Tam to guide the young man. Fame Fagan said that Si Tong has no plans to use Ethan as a bargaining chip at present.
The Rockets don’t have to pay a high price for a strong center. Uduka plans to tap the potential inside the center position. He has invited a first-class shooting coach in the league, and he is also good at training defense himself. He hopes to improve Sengong’s shooting and defense, and at the same time, he has considered letting Smith, who has the ability to change defense indefinitely, be the backup center.