1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

NBA ALL Greatest Teams Bracket - Vote for the Rockets

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Stack24, May 1, 2006.

  1. Stack24

    Stack24 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2003
    Messages:
    11,582
    Likes Received:
    1,373
    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/features/nbaLineup

    This is basically a playoff bracket with 8 teams all time lineup. We are against the Warriors in the first round and that's one we should win by a landlide...make sure you vote for the Rockets all the way through so we can win this vote.

    I don't think we deserve the 3 seed in the West....I believe we should be the 2 seed behind the All Time Lakers, but they managed to put us behind the spurs as usual.
     
  2. Pringles

    Pringles Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2006
    Messages:
    4,004
    Likes Received:
    603
    yaos not on our roster.... amazing....
     
  3. arkoe

    arkoe (ง'̀-'́)ง
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2001
    Messages:
    9,927
    Likes Received:
    978
    You would rank Yao ahead of Moses, Sampson, or Dream? Cause I wouldn't.

    I would replace Cassell with Drexler though.

    Edit: They don't want players appearing more than once, so I understand why they didn't put Drex on the Rockets.
     
    #3 arkoe, May 1, 2006
    Last edited: May 1, 2006
  4. Storm Surge

    Storm Surge Rookie

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2006
    Messages:
    3,574
    Likes Received:
    0
    we can own, GS, and then we'd beat anyone coming off the spurs/suns. Our frontline is just sick, hakeem, moses, sampson, hayes.
     
  5. m_cable

    m_cable Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2002
    Messages:
    9,455
    Likes Received:
    73
    Call me crazy, but I think you got to find room for Yao on the team. Then you can run a 3 man PF/C rotation with Dream, Moses, and Yao.

    Yao and Dream would form a fearsome defensive tandem with Yao clogging up the middle and Dream wreaking havoc on the weakside. With a lineup of Yao and Moses, that would be a formidable offensive tandem with Yao operating on the low block and Moses gobbling up all the offensive boards

    And you sure as hell could use an extra big (and extra-big) guy like Yao when you go up against the Lakers with Kareem and Shaq.
     
  6. compucomp

    compucomp Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2006
    Messages:
    539
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'd put Yao ahead of Sampson. His production declined and then completely fell off a cliff after three excellent years at the beginning of his career, and this year Yao's numbers were at least as good as Sampson's best.

    http://www.basketball-reference.com/players/s/sampsra01.html
     
  7. JumpMan

    JumpMan Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2004
    Messages:
    4,421
    Likes Received:
    737
    It's about the best season, Sampson's best season was 1985, Yao can't match 82 games, 22 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks and 1 steal.
     
  8. krnxsnoopy

    krnxsnoopy Contributing Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2005
    Messages:
    10,326
    Likes Received:
    731
    wow Lakers are stacked :eek:
     
  9. Williamson

    Williamson HARTENSTEIN ONLY FAN
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2002
    Messages:
    12,184
    Likes Received:
    8,778
    The only team in the west that is better than the All-Time Rockets is the Lakers.

    The Eastern Conference is nuts though! The Celtics, Knicks, 76ers, Pistons and Bulls are all scary.
     
  10. gucci888

    gucci888 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2002
    Messages:
    14,219
    Likes Received:
    2,157
    2 players can't be on the same team I guess.

    It's gonna be LA and Boston in the Finals w/ LA winning it all, they have it all:

    Magic
    Kobe
    West
    Worthy
    Shaq
    Kareem
    Baylor

    Vs.

    Cousy
    Pierce
    Havlicek
    Bird
    McHale
    Russell
    Parrish
     
    #10 gucci888, May 1, 2006
    Last edited: May 1, 2006
  11. JunkyardDwg

    JunkyardDwg Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2000
    Messages:
    8,575
    Likes Received:
    535
    Lol check out this...nothing against Robinson but....

    And now Dream's...

    Hmmm...why are the Spurs ranked higher again?
     
  12. Omer

    Omer Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2006
    Messages:
    3,930
    Likes Received:
    55
    Good find, I voted for Rockets of course.
     
  13. blahblehblah

    blahblehblah Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2006
    Messages:
    2,442
    Likes Received:
    761
    LOL imagine if there was away to actually watch this playoff.

    But yeah Boston & Lakers are stacked!

    Philly is another team that is pretty damn scary too as they got Iverson, Cheeks in the backcourt and a frontcourt of Erving, Barkley and Wilt! :eek: But unfortunately only wilt is over 6-9 on that team, so if he ever got into foul trouble they'll have some problems (yes I know he never fouls out).

    I actually think Houston is one of the better teams because they have arguably the top Big men rotation with Hakeem, Moses & sampson. Their backcourt with the exception of T-mac pales in comparison to the other teams however.

    Detroit Like Chicago has a great backcourt and great forwords but lack dominant centers and powerforwards. I personally would've rather have Hinrich on the chicago team than Duhon, as Hinrich is a better playmaker superior defender and plays better without the ball.
     
  14. texanskan

    texanskan Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2006
    Messages:
    4,486
    Likes Received:
    78
    I'm sure one day Yao will have a season that is good enough to pass RS on this list but if this were a real team Yao would never see any time, not behind Dream and Malone.
     
  15. blahblehblah

    blahblehblah Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2006
    Messages:
    2,442
    Likes Received:
    761
    Personally I would give the Rockets the slight edge. But a case can be made either way.

    I think the Rockets have a slight advantage at the center/powerforward spots
    with Dream/Moses/Sampson but the spurs have three all time greats with Gervin, Drob and Duncan.

    I guess the question is does the guard/forward of Smith/Murphy/T-mac = Ginobli/Parker/Gervin.

    The question really is which teams has the best frontlines and which has the best backcourt/wing players, since we already know the lakers and Boston has the best team.
     
  16. plcmts17

    plcmts17 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2003
    Messages:
    3,773
    Likes Received:
    164
    Call me crazy but I would have had Yao and Horry over Sampson and Hayes just for what they did and have done with the Rockets, not just overall career.
     
  17. Yetti

    Yetti Contributing Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2002
    Messages:
    9,081
    Likes Received:
    68
    Final its the Dream , Yao and Horry V. Mike and the Bulls!!! I would love to see this one.
     
  18. JunkyardDwg

    JunkyardDwg Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2000
    Messages:
    8,575
    Likes Received:
    535
    If you look at the specific year for which they were chosen I think it's really no contest, as the Rockets have 4 players who averaged double-doubles for that particular season in Hakeem, Moses Malone, Sampson and Evlin Hayes. And then you have Rudy T who was one rebound shy of a double-double so that's basically 5 guys who averaged double doubles to the Spurs three (counting Kenon). Our backcourt would be a little bit closer by comparison, so it'd probably come down to the frontline, in which case, numbers speak for themselves.
     
  19. ccjj

    ccjj Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2004
    Messages:
    759
    Likes Received:
    7
    The Rockets can go to the Western Semi-final but I have to vote for the Lackers in the Western Final... a team with Kobe and Shaq/Kareem off the bench??? I am willing to pay $10,000. to watch the final of the Celtics Vs the Lakers!
     
  20. declan32001

    declan32001 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2002
    Messages:
    2,455
    Likes Received:
    17
    It is the offseason, isn't it? I get the no-duplication thing and any fan of the NBA would go Lakers vs. Celtics, but that Lakers team would just kill the Celtics. I don't even have a single match-up that I could give Boston assuming everyone's in their prime.

    I'd be inclined to say maybe Baylor vs. Russell or McHale, but all Elgin would have to say is "look behind you" and, well that negates any positives I can see.

    I've never hated the Lakers even when I resented the hell out of them, but if anyones's willing the entertain the idea of Jabbar playing PF next to Shaq it's impossible not to throw in the towel.

    You'd have to go George Karl and draft the all-time bombers in history just to have a chance against the percentages.

    Regarding the Rox team I'd have to tweak before hitting either of those squads, but no prayer seems realistic to me.

    As the rosters stand Lakers, it's the Lakers in a walk. They really should have left Kareem in Miluakee with the Big "O". Then I could at least attempt a few arguments. But, pfft.
     
Loading...

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now