As team boards finalize today, the 1-2-3 of the NBA Draft is increasingly firm, per sources: Jabari Smith to Orlando, Chet Holmgren to Oklahoma City and Paolo Banchero to Houston.
THE JABARI AND JALEN SHOW IS COMING TO H-TOWN 🌟🌟
The Rockets just said, "Thank you, Orlando. Much appreciated, Thunder." And happily let Jabari Smith fall into their laps.
Welcome to H-Town, Jabari! 🚀🚀
PREPARE FOR TAKEOFF 🚀
The Rockets take Jabari Smith with the third overall pick!
Jabari Smith: "I'm happy to be where I'm wanted. I'm glad they took a chance on me. I'm ready to get in there and show them they made the right decision." #Rockets
#Rockets get Jabari Smith Jr. (#3), Tari Eason (#17), TyTy Washington (#29), two second-round picks and unloaded Christian Wood 😂
Houston Draft Grade: A++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Welcome to H-Town, Jabari 🚀
The Rockets have selected Jabari Smith Jr. with the No. 3 pick in the 2022 #NBADraft
#Rockets draft pick Jabari Smith on being passed over at #1: "It definitely added a chip but God makes no mistakes. So I'm happy to be here, happy to be where I'm wanted. I'm ready to get to Houston." Threw out an "Htown" as well.
La cara de Jabari Smith (favorito a ser nº1) al enterarse que no era ni el 1º ni el 2º del Draft
La TÊTE qu’il a fait Jabari, terrible.
Il s’y attendait pas.
Pas à ça.
Allez, au boulot à Houston.
I still have no idea why Orlando acted like Jabari was their guy the entire way until less than 24 hours before the draft. Makes no sense to me.
In last two days, Blazers added:
• Jerami Grant: Best forward in Portland since LMA left.
• Shaedon Sharpe: Big-time prospect with high ceiling.
• Jabari Walker: Potential 3-and-D player at 6'9". Worth it.
Jalen Green is touted for his tireless work ethic. So is Jabari Smith. And so is Tari Eason. Gotta love these young players the #Rockets have drafted over the last year. Gives me confidence that any concerns about character issues will be taken care of in the very near future.
Jabari Smith (#3), Tari Eason (#17) and Tyty Washington (#29) i feel like we drafted really well
Kevin Porter Jr, 22 ans.
Jalen Green, 20 ans.
Josh Christopher, 20 ans.
Kenyon Martin Jr, 21 ans.
Alperen Sengun, 19 ans.
Jabari Smith, 19 ans.
Tari Eason, 21 ans.
Tyty Washington, 20 ans.
Ce young core...
Jabari Smith lands with Houston at the No. 3 pick, an easy choice for the Rockets. The 6'10 forward is the best shooter in the draft, a highly versatile defender and has plenty of upside to grow into at just 19-years old with unlimited confidence and a real competitive streak.
Bon, bon, bon.
PG: Kevin Porter Jr, Tyty Washington.
SG: Jalen Green, Josh Christopher.
SF: Eric Gordon, Jae’Sean Tate.
PF: Jabari Smith, KJ Martin, Tari Eason.
C: Alperen Sengun, Usman Garuba.
Bonne nuit, Rocket Nation.❤️
Le premier match de la Summer League opposera… Houston et Orlando : on parie que Jabari Smith Jr. a entouré cette date ? https://t.co/DzvtJfQmlf
What the magic did is so fcking weird. Like Paolo was even confused. It’s like they were trying to fck with Jabari’s confidence or some sht.