Most Talented JVG Rocket Squad

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  1. Rocket River

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    As I look over the Rocket Squads that JVG has had

    I have to Admit . .. His most Talented Squad May have been the SF squad
    they just happened to run into a Team with 4 Hall of Famers on it in the 1st round

    Rockets 2006-2007
    Yao Ming Tracy McGrady
    Rafer Alston Luther Head
    Shane Battier Juwan Howard
    Bonzi Wells Chuck Hayes
    Kirk Snyder John Lucas
    Dikembe Mutombo Vassilis Spanoulis
    Jake Tsakalidis Scott Padgett
    Steve Novak Bobby Sura


    Rockets 2005-2006
    TRACY MCGRADY YAO MING
    RAFER ALSTON JUWAN HOWARD
    DEREK ANDERSON DAVID WESLEY
    STROMILE SWIFT LUTHER HEAD
    KEITH BOGANS RICHIE FRAHM
    JON BARRY STEPHEN GRAHAM
    CHUCK HAYES LONNY BAXTER
    DIKEMBE MUTOMBO JOHN LUCAS
    RICK BRUNSON RYAN BOWEN
    MACIEJ LAMPE



    Rockets 2004-2005
    1 Tracy McGrady 3 Bob Sura
    5 I-Juwan Howard 7 David Wesley
    11 Yao Ming 13 Mike James
    17 I-Charlie Ward 20 Jon Barry
    25 Moochie Norris 30 Clarence Weatherspoon
    32 Torraye Braggs 35 Scott Padgett
    40 Ryan Bowen 42 Vin Baker
    55 Dikembe Mutombo

    Rockets 2003-2004
    YAO MING 11 STEVE FRANCIS
    CUTTINO MOBLEY JIM JACKSON
    MAURICE TAYLOR KELVIN CATO
    CLARENCE WEATHERSPOON ERIC PIATKOWSKI
    SCOTT PADGETT TORRAYE BRAGGS
    BOSTJAN NACHBAR MOOCHIE NORRIS
    MARK JACKSON MIKE WILKS
    ALTON FORD CHARLES OAKLEY
    ADRIAN GRIFFIN


    We never seemed to recovered from the Drain in Talent the SF - TMAC trade cost us.

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  2. Clutch

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    No matter what you make of T-Mac, we have to thank our lucky stars every day that we don't have Steve Francis' contract still on our books.

    2003-04 our most talented roster? Seriously, that's whacked.
     
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    Not which one had the most talented player

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  4. smeiou78

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    I don't think the SF squad was the most TALENTED group, but they certainly played with a lot of heart. The Rockets haven't been the same since the trade, for whatever reason, but if we can get Stevie back next season, I think he is our answer, and he is the type of leader our team needs. McGrady and Yao simply aren't leaders.
     
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    06-07 vs 03-04 is an easy win for 06-07. i dont see how u can say TMac lowered the talent of the rockets team when their is a clear improvement over the old rosters
     
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    06 07 lineup is most talented

    if only jvg let everyone play to their potentials
     
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    04-05 team is easily the best sqaud among all those teams.

    But I am not sure if it is most talented. I voted them anyway. There were several players (Sura, Barry, James, and Wesley, etc.) in that team who may not be most physically gifted, but boy they could ball and they had guts!
     
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    I also hate how we traded Jim Jackson. He was one of my favorite Rockets, and he was solid. JVG loved him too.
     
  9. Rocket River

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    I don't see that CLEAR a Improvement.

    Point Guard Rafer and JL3/HEad av SF and Mark Jackson]
    Shooting Guard Tmac and HEad/Snyder vs Mobley and Wilkes?]
    SF - Battier vs Jim Jackson
    PF chuck Hayes/Juwan vs MO Taylor/ weather
    C Yao/Deke vs Yao/Cato

    I honestly cannot say talent wise
    but
    I would like to see that game played

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  10. New Jack

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    I don’t know if I’d say they’re the most talented, but they were probably built for today’s game better than the current squad.

    Younger, more athletic, guards that could break down the defense (Francis/Mobley), big men that could knock down open shots (Taylor, Padgett, Yao when he was still able to hit open jumpers).
     
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    most talented squad yet most are out of the leauge now. lmao
     
  12. JuanValdez

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    Francis' perceived value would not have plummeted the way it has if he hadn't been traded. I think the current squad is more talented, but not by a whole lot.
     
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    Probably this year's team. I wish Sura was healthy and we had a 2005 JB instead of Snyder though.
     
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    If bonzi had workedout, this team was a championship contender..
     
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    Best team combo would have been:


    Sura
    James
    Tmac
    Yao
    Shane

    Bench: Bonzi, Head, Deke, Barry :)
     
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    Yes, totally agree
     
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    Is this a joke? Are you an idiot? Wow.
     
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    If this only considers recent squads, I like 02-03 the most:

    Yao/Cato/Collier
    Griffin/Taylor
    Posey/Rice/Nachbar/Morris
    Mobley/Hawkins (loved this guy)
    Francis/Norris

    At the time, I thought this team had a ton of potential if allowed to develop together. (Assiming Eddie doesn't lose it and Collier doesn't pass away)
     
  19. Rocket River

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    WOW!! I am so . . . .uhm . . :rolleyes:



    "You wet behind ear" - Mr Meowgi [from the Karate Kid Fame]

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  20. c1utchfan925

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    man i remember back in middle school Cato and Hawkins came to our school (i think it was cato i can't really remember). and i walked up to hawkins to get his autograph for a friend. :( SF was supposed to come too but traffic was holding him up.. can't forget calvin though for showing up he was pretty cool too.
     
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