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04-05 Rockets or 13-14 Rockets

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Andre0087, Aug 16, 2013.

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Which team would you pick to run with this year?

  1. 04-05 Rockets

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  2. 13-14 Rockets

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  1. Andre0087

    Andre0087 Member

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    If you could pick a team to run with this season, which would you pick?


    04-05
    Bob Sura/Mike James/Moochie Norris
    David Wesley/Jon Barry
    Tracy McGrady/Ryan Bowen
    Juwan Howard/Clarence Weatherspoon/Scott Padgett
    Yao Ming/Dikembe Mutumbo

    13-14
    Jeremy Lin/Patrick Beverley/Isaiah Canaan
    James Harden/Reggie Williams
    Chandler Parsons/Francisco Garcia/Omri Casspi
    Terrance Jones/Greg Smith/Donatas Motiejunas
    Dwight Howard/Omer Asik/Marcus Camby

    To me it's pretty damn close, I would go with the current squad because of potential but I sure do miss that 05 team.
     
  2. RedDynasty

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    That 04-05 bench is horrid, apart from Dikembe pretty much.

    I'd take our current squad.
     
  3. Nimo

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    Folks might not want to admit it but the hype about the team was very high. Maybe even higher than now.
     
  4. desi tmac91

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    This year's team. The cast around T-Mac/Yao was so bad.
     
  5. jayhow92

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    13-14. That roster was tmac, Yao, and super scrubs. Those scrubs won't get any love from me.
     
  6. WinkFan

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    Hard to pick 04-05 when you know the Yao Tmac combo had no chance to contend.
     
  7. shastarocket

    shastarocket Contributing Member

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    I loved that 04-05 squad. They were characterized by swagger, high energy play and 3pt bombs. Unfortunately that wasn't enough to carry us past the 1st rd.

    This yr's squad is better on paper for sure. Lets see how they gel
     
  8. Sen89

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    This isn't a fair poll because we look at the 04-05 team with a grain of salt due to it's failures (with respect to their expectations). And guys who were key contributors and quality players (by advanced metrics) like James and Barry are brushed off as scrubs, because the only guys we remember are Yao and T-Mac (and people romanticize Sura for some reason).

    Meanwhile, people have hope and see the 13-14 team for it's upside. The role players really aren't that much better, but they're relevant to us today, so we give them the benefit of the doubt.
     
  9. Classic

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    I'll let you know next June.
     
  10. RocketsJumer

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    At that time..
    McGrady > Harden and Yao > Dwight
    But everything else is really close or points in favor of the current squad, except maybe Juwan Howard who's jumper was flat but pretty automatic. I did love the 04-05 squad though. They had that "swagger" about them, especially in Jon Barry, Mike James and Bob Sura. That team was basically washed up veterans who's games were elevated by the greatness of Tracy McGrady and Yao Ming. Shame with injuries to Bob Sura and Juwan during the playoffs. And Tim Donahy..
     
  11. TheFreak

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    Neither of those are true.
     
  12. Andre0087

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    Yao was better than Dwight, it was his rookie year btw.
     
  13. shastarocket

    shastarocket Contributing Member

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    Yao was drafted in 2002.

    TMac had an incredible yr in 04-05 (13 in 33, impressive playoffs, etc.) Harden will undoubtedly get better next yr and likely put up better numbers than TMac.
     
  14. FeartheBeard94

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    What about the 07-08 roster? That one had a lot more potential than the 04-05 roster

    Alston/Brooks/Bobby/Francis/Mike James
    T-Mac/Head/Wells
    Battier/Novak
    Scola/Hayes/Landry
    Yao/Mutombo
     
  15. daywalker02

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    If McGrady stayed with Orlando, he could have actually played alongside Dwight.

    Freakishly athletic duo.... that's Penny and young Shaq on drugs in terms of hops
     
  16. Classic

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    Yeah, I was pretty stoked about that squad

    I remember we beat LAL opening night and then Tmac put up 47 in Utah next game

    Was thinking we had the potential to win it all that year
    only came up with a 22 game winning streak while losing Yao :(
     
  17. Spacemoth

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    13-14 because this team's fate has not yet been decided.
     
  18. YaoMac09

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    Wow makes me feel bad for Yao & Tmac
     
  19. TheRealist137

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    who cares about numbers. Harden's numbers as with every Rocket player's numbers are clearly inflated because of the pace that they run. Put Harden in T-Mac's place in 2004 and he would probably average 20 PPG on 38% shooting in JVG's slow it down game.
     
  20. thedude077

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    2013-2014 Rockets >>>2004-2005 Rockets. Not even close, man.
     
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