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Did we back into the best possible situation?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by RocketsFan11, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. RocketsFan11

    RocketsFan11 Member

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    Post Yao, our main targets the past 2 offseasons:

    Chris Bosh - Proven he is not a front line player
    Pau Gasol - Stern rejecting that trade was a blessing
    Nene - Total bust last year, oft injured, & overpaid
    Dwight Howard - Would have mortgaged everything for a 1 year rental.
    Andrew Bynum - Out indefinitely with knee problems
    Eric Gordon - Chronic knee problems, out minimum 4-6 weeks

    We were all distraught when we got none of the above.

    So now Morey gets Harden who nobody thought was available. When the talent in the NBA at the 2 is at an all time low, we got arguably the best up and coming 2 guard in the league who is only 23.

    As the saying goes "everything happens for a reason", it appears all the disappointment has led to the best possible outcome and our future is pointed straight up! :grin:
     
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  2. DCkid

    DCkid Contributing Member

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    I'd have to agree that it's looking that way.
     
  3. josephnicks

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    i wouldnt mind having bosh teamed up with harden..
     
  4. J Sizzle

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    My only disagreement is the Bosh statement. The man was good for 25 and 10 each and every night as the main option, but now he has to take a back seat to Wade and Lebron.

    I think if we had Bosh in Houston as our main option, you would have seen similar numbers and production to his time in Toronto. The man is a stud, he just gets overlooked, kind of like Harden in OKC, because of 2 other superstar players on his roster.

    If we landed Bosh, then proceeded to team him up with Harden, that would be a killer lineup.
     
  5. HTown_TMac

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    It all depends on who else we get..
     
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    You can add Melo in their as well. He wouldn't fit in with two ball dominant guards in Lin and Harden.
     
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  7. milkoholic17

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    I totally forgot we offered Gordon a max contract. Yikes...
     
  8. jvu

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    yes agreed. I like this team 10 times more now!
     
  9. JayGoogle

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    Can we start calling James Harden....Manna?

    The Rockets were traversing the cruel desert of mediocrity and pow...James Harden!
     
  10. conquistador#11

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    can you imagine greg smith pouring some champagne on chris bosh! it would be a sexy scene.

    Like a couple have stated on this topic, I'm happy with harden than any of those. I mean Lakers people feel like dwight might walk that's how unstable that chick is.

    DM the GM must feel like this...
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/hoy_en_la_revolucion/7546061646/" title="rocky2 by *The last son of krypton*, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7261/7546061646_de4ed4e1ab.jpg" width="400" height="285" alt="rocky2"></a>
     
  11. smoothie

    smoothie Jabari Jungle

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    i would've taken him over everyone else except for maybe dwight and bynum. then again he's more durable and younger than both so its a tough call. either way we ended up with one of the best young all-star level players. he's going to have a career year!

    the challenge now is to duplicate this trade and bring in a second young star to pair with harden before he reaches his prime.
     
  12. Chuck_Ferrari

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    People on the Hornets boards seem to believe that he's forcing a trade.
    6 Weeks = December 15

    Gordon and Harden in the same backcourt sounds strong to me.
     
  13. tzou88

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    uhhhhhh
     
  14. JayGoogle

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    Any guy that is forcing a trade by playing hurt is a player you stay FAR FAR away from at all costs.

    Unless he accepts the vet minimum...
     
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    I still think Dwight would've stayed had we got him and that's a better position than we're in now, but don't want to get into that argument now.
     
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    Feels a little Monta Ellis-era Golden State Warriors to me. Fun to watch but doesn't win.

    Eric Gordon's biggest accomplishment to date was averaging 20 PPG given high usage on a very, very poor Clippers team where, as Charles Barkley has said, "somebody has to shoot the ball."
     
  17. Pizza_Da_Hut

    Pizza_Da_Hut I put on pants for this?

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    Luck rewards the prepared. Plain and simply that's what Morey and Co. did, they got ready, put themselves in the best direction they could, and took advantage of a great opportunity.
     
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    Nice thread. Morey tore it down and it looked to me like the Rockets were going to be rudderless for years to come. Then lightning struck and suddenly the Rockets find themselves with two three point threats who can drive into the lane. Pops offensive vision and Parker/Manu suddenly become a distinct possibility. Things are certainly looking up!

    Holes to fill:

    PF needs to be solidified.
    Max Cap needs to be used wisely.
    Parsons needs to develop some consistency with his 3 point shot.
    The bench needs to be fleshed out.
    Backup point guard is needed.

    At least now we know where the team is heading.
     
  19. James Harden

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    Stern rejecting the pau gasol trade was really a blessing. Kevin Martin was gunna go to lakers. if kevin was traded then we wouldnt have been able to trade for harden! we would have been stuck with an old pau
     
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    Taking a back seat is probably what Bosh wanted. Being in Toronto as the first going-to-guy seemed to be exhausting to him and he was unhappy all burden was on him. So no he is not a team leader by nature. I was never thrilled that Rockets went after him.
     

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