Apr 13, 2015; Charlotte, NC, USA; Charlotte Hornets guardGerald Henderson
(9) goes up for a shot against Houston Rockets centerJoey Dorsey
(8) during the second half at Time Warner Cable Arena. The Rockets defeated the Hornets 100-90. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
Joey Dorsey was a disaster early in the season and all of those that questioned the Rockets bringing him back from Europe appeared to be 100 percent correct. Dorsey is what he is, a thick, big bodied banger who plays some defense and rebounds.
But he has zero offensive game and is one of the worst free throw shooters in the entire league at 29%….and that is not a typo!
He did pick up his game during the season and showed some flashes of what the Rockets likely expected from him, running the floor, attacking the rim with follows and rebounds. However, that simply is not enough and while the Rockets do need a big bodied player like Dorsey some place on the bench, his free throw shooting makes it nearly impossible to play him even for a few minutes in big games.
It has been difficult to understand why Dorsey was given a two-year guarantee on his contract. I suspect it was the only way to get him and at $1 million in the 2nd year they felt it was low risk.
But I would expect Dorsey to either be cut at some point before we hit opening day or included in a package deal for the guard we’re mentioned previously.
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