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Rockets Vs Lakers, who's better?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by ashleyem, Jun 10, 2018.

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Rockets Vs Lakers, who's better?

  1. Rockets

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  2. Lakers

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  1. ashleyem

    ashleyem Member

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    Paul
    Harden
    LeBron
    Tucker
    Capela

    Vs

    Ball
    LeBron
    George
    Ingram
    Kuzma
     
  2. jacoby

    jacoby Member

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    Is this a joke?
     
  3. Gorilladunks

    Gorilladunks Member

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    Is this thread even remotely serious?

    god i hope not
     
  4. hashmander

    hashmander Contributing Member

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  5. topfive

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    EVERY @ashleyem thread is a joke.
     
  6. red5rocket

    red5rocket Member

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    Joking right?
     
  7. bilaal14

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    Stupid thread. I put the kids to sleep and finish everything i have to do to come engage and relax on Clutchfans, and then I get this kind of Bs..
    Im big mad. Ban OP.
     
  8. Game7

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    1 vote for the Lakers. Not sure I even need to bother to guess/check who that was...
     
  9. TheRealAllpro

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    How does this chick still have thread starting privileges?
     
  10. DreamShook

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    I'm not betting against a team with a homeless, no ceilings, CP3.
     
  11. tehG l i d e

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    The difference between the 2 teams is 30 wins...
     
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  12. True Rocket

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    Get out
     
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  13. ashleyem

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    How is this not thread worthy? The Lakers is the biggest threat to us and I can't talk about it?
     
  14. Vivi

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    I think that starting 5 for the Lakers is not considerable anyway, they would obviously try to get a center for cheap (like Noel or Dedmon i guess) that would start for Kuzma. But anyway yeah, Rockets would obviously be better, how can that even be a question? Both Rockets stars already on the team are better than George, and that Lakers starting 5 would only have George outside of Lebron, i count one MVP caliber player and one all star, on the Rockets i count three MVP caliber players.
     
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  15. Reeko

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    lol, I thought this thread would be who’s better between the Rockets with just Harden and CP3 and the Lakers with Bron and PG, but no, it’s worse...it’s about who’s better between the Rockets with Harden, CP3, and Bron plus Tucker and Capela. and the Lakers with just Bron and PG...

    this thread is dumb... @ashleyem have a seat and stop trolling...
     
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  16. lakersuck2

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    Where's Melo? Isn't he the key to our championship dreams?
     
  17. J.R.

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    Houston duh! ;)

    Taking off the homer glasses, maybe Philly or LA is the better long term option. Yes, he's trying to win now (we think) but he saw that team in Miami get old real fast. Houston is going to be an old team. Not only an old team but an old team that's locked in. Chris Paul will be on a max or near max deal. Harden's mega extension will kick in not next year but year after next. Clint Capela, if they re-sign/match him, will be on a max or near max deal. Dwyane Wade was his brother in Miami. He saw him miss games(76-49-69-54), get old and ditched him for the younger, fresher legs in Cleveland. You don't think he might have those same concerns about Chris, even if they are besties? Last 4 years: 82-74-61-58. And with no draft picks, good luck getting younger.

    Next 1-3 years? Houston. Next 4-6 years? Maybe it's Philly or LA. (Or dare I mention San Antonio. While they are in win now like Houston and while Pop can't undo the mileage already on LeBron, he could help manage him as he gets into his mid-to-late 30s.)

    Both teams will work to fill out a roster but sorta a framework...

    Current:
    Chris Paul - Aaron Jackson
    James Harden - Eric Gordon - Gerald Green - Markel Brown - RJ Hunter
    Trevor Ariza - Luc Mbah a Moute
    PJ Tucker - Joe Johnson - Ryan Anderson - Zhou Qi
    Clint Capela - Nene - Tarik Black - Chinanu Onuaku

    Free Agents:
    Chris Paul, Trevor Ariza, Tarik Black, Clint Capela(RFA), Luc Mbah a Moute, Gerald Green, Joe Johnson

    Chris Paul(33)
    James Harden(29) - Gerald Green(32)
    LeBron James(33/34) - Trevor Ariza(33)
    PJ Tucker(33) - Luc Mbah a Moute(32) - Zhou Qi(22)(NG)
    Clint Capela(24) - Nene(36) - Chinanu Onuaku(21/22)

    *Age at start of or during 2018-19 season

    Head Coach Mike D'Antoni
    Associate Head Coach Jeff Bzdelik
    Assistant Coach Roy Rogers
    Assistant Coach Brett Gunning
    Assistant Coach for Player Development John Lucas
    Assistant Coach for Player Development Irving Roland
    Assistant Coach/Player Performance Keith Jones
    Owner: Tilman Fertitta | GM: Daryl Morey

    ___________________________________________

    Current:
    Lonzo Ball - Isaiah Thomas - Alex Caruso - Tyler Ennis - Gary Payton II
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope - Josh Hart - Andre Ingram
    Brandon Ingram - Luol Deng
    Julius Randle - Kyle Kuzma - Travis Wear
    Brook Lopez - Ivica Zubac - Channing Frye - Thomas Bryant

    Free Agents:
    Brook Lopez, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Channing Frye, Isaiah Thomas, Julius Randle(RFA), Travis Wear(RFA), Andre Ingram(RFA)

    Lonzo Ball(20/21) - Tyler Ennis(24)(NG)
    Paul George(28) - Josh Hart(23)
    LeBron James(33/34)
    Brandon Ingram(21) - Kyle Kuzma(23)
    Ivica Zubac(21)(NG) - Channing Frye(35) - Thomas Bryant(21)(NG)

    *Age at start of or during 2018-19 season

    Head Coach Luke Walton
    Associate Head Coach Brian Shaw
    Assistant Coach Jesse Mermuys
    Assistant Coach Brian Keefe
    Assistant Coach Mark Madsen
    Assistant Coach Miles Simon
    Owner: Jeanie Buss | President of Basketball Operations: Magic Johnson | GM: Rob Pelinka
     
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  18. CALI_MOST_WANTD

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    The answer is we are.
     
  19. durvasa

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    The rumor is that LeBron may convince Paul to join him in LA, perhaps with Paul George.

    Would LeBron want to join a team who’s best player just won MVP? LeBron would win MVPs in LA. Unlikely to happen in Houston.
     
  20. saleem

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    Not necessarily. Unless he thinks LA has a better chance of winning the NBA Championship. Bron, Harden and Chris would have to make sacrifices, but Bron won in Miami. He can win again in Houston.

    Unfortunately, it's almost certainly a moot point. Lack of cap room and having fewer trade assets is going to make it difficult to acquire him.
     
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