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Fresh Start For A New Decade

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by davestrate, Jun 10, 2010.

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  1. davestrate

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    I have read almost all threads about the upcoming draft and quite honestly i've enjoyed every post on every thread (talk about obsession). I am mad at myself for checking this site close to 100 times daily and reading the exact same speculations from hundreds of fans day in and day out. Even though this is my first thread and all, and most likely will get trashed...thought i'd give it a shot and profess a new idea being GUT THE ENTIRE TEAM and do what you can to obtain Picks 1-5 in this years' draft and see how a team full of rookies will fare against nba competition.

    Simple question: Who would you pick with the first five picks???

    (Probably stating the obvious but these are my picks):

    PG- Wall
    SG- Turner
    SF- Johnson
    PF- Favors
    C- Cousins

    Anyone in on this...? :cool:
     
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    You need more than five players on a NBA team, you know.
     
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    Dead Serious... Fill it all up with whoever you can find that's cheap: NBDL, free agency, you name it!
     
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    LOL, we don't even have enough assets to get Wall, your trippin.
     
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    Jeff Van Gundy
    Rick Kamla
    Doug Collins
    Keon Clark
    Stan Van Gundy



    Would be my starting five...
     
  6. davestrate

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    Sure am, although Yao for Wall straight up......new take.....what about Gut the team for rookies with non nba experience whether it's bledsoe, wall, or any other point guard and any other mix of players declaring for the draft this year. Thing is the starting five have to be rookies from this year's draft class
     
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    His trippin' what?
     
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    Lowry/Llull
    Martin/Turner
    Ariza/Johnson
    Brand/Randolph
    Yao/Hill

    Nice line up for years to come.
     
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    for some reason, I'm skeptical about years to come with that line up.
     
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    brooks/lowry
    martin/budinger/taylor
    ariza/battier
    scola/hill/hayes/jeffries/andersen/14th pick
    yao
     
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    if the rockets traded their whole roster they wouldn't have enough to get john wall from the wizards. so this fantasy will have to be picks 2-6 if you want it to be somewhat believable.
     
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    I understand your skeptiesm both Yoa and Brand will be on the books for many years to come to make all of this work; add Martin to the list aswell. I do think Yoa and Brand would be great mentors to all the younger players and at the very least play spot mins. till their contracts are up. With this line up one could mix and match both wing and post players at will. The only thing we may need is a three point shooting pointgaurd (for spacing) and a Chuck Hayes/Mike Harris type to round out the team. This team would compete for championships for many years to come.

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    Lowry/Llull
    Martin/Turner
    Ariza/Johnson
    Brand/Randolph
    Yao/Hill
     
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    The Celtics added 2 perennial All-Stars with Paul Pierce (among other pieces) and won a championship in 1 year. That's THREE All-Stars plus an up and comer in Rajon Rondo.

    The Lakers added 1 All-Star and it took them 2 years to win a championship.

    The OKC Thunder are just now playoff contenders (playoff contenders, NOT championship contenders) with the 3-4 young studs they have.

    So how long before this "fresh start" is going to pay dividends? 5-6 years after they play together?
     
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    Just because you found the NEW THREAD Tab does not mean you should press it.

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    Yao, Brooks, Hill, #14 pick, 2011 pick, 2012 NY pick, cash for Arenas and Wall

    You could maybe even add whatever second round picks we got. The #14 pick would have to be picked by the rockets and subsequently traded. I think this deal could get it done for Wall. Morey would be really dumb to offer this.
     
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    Martin + Ariza/Battier+Budinger for Turner and Brand.

    Add this to the Wall deal and this leaves us with nothing else to get anyone of use.
     
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    WHAT ??
     
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    gut the team? for unproven commdities? "com'on mane"
    Wall and Turner are sure to produce but after that theres risk in every other pick
     
  20. davestrate

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    I just wanted a change of pace and have a bunch of unproven college stars come in and give us something to cheer about where each basket/defensive stop becomes a commodity. Also a team that buys into what the coach and peers want them to do kind of like the oklahoma thunder who in my opinion are the funnest team to watch now.
     
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