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!

Poll on chron. com - "best point guard ever to play for Rockets"

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by AroundTheWorld, Feb 20, 2007.

Tags:
  1. AroundTheWorld

    AroundTheWorld Insufferable 98er
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2000
    Messages:
    71,040
    Likes Received:
    49,332
    As of Feb. 20, 9:35 a.m.:

    ROCKETS POLL
    Who is the best point guard ever to play for the Rockets?
    (Poll closes: Feb 22 at 12 a.m.)

    Rafer Alston

    7%
    Allen Leavell

    1%
    Calvin Murphy

    58%
    John Lucas

    17%
    Mike Dunleavy

    4%
    Other

    12%


    Pretty harsh to not even name Francis as an option... :eek:

    http://www.chron.com/sports/rockets/

    Edit: Yes, CASSELL - can't believe he wasn't mentioned either.
     
    #1 AroundTheWorld, Feb 20, 2007
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2007
  2. Mr. Clutch

    Mr. Clutch Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2002
    Messages:
    46,550
    Likes Received:
    6,132
    And how about Cassell?
     
  3. studogg

    studogg Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Messages:
    5,967
    Likes Received:
    2,544
    just a bad poll all together.
     
  4. GoT

    GoT Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2000
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    7
    Not even Scotty Brooks
     
  5. Rocketball

    Rocketball Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 1999
    Messages:
    4,521
    Likes Received:
    1,103
    I believe the Chronicle's goal is to thrash a little on Rafer, by the looks of that list. You add a whole bunch more names, Francis, Cassell, Smith, and so on, you lose some of the effect.
     
  6. jev5555

    jev5555 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2002
    Messages:
    4,354
    Likes Received:
    2,015
    Eric "Sleepy" Floyd
     
  7. DaDakota

    DaDakota If you want to know, just ask!
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 1999
    Messages:
    124,797
    Likes Received:
    33,860
    Kenny Smith?
     
  8. Seven

    Seven Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2006
    Messages:
    2,251
    Likes Received:
    28
    That's actually a great point. Rafer is definitely the worse out of all of the listed point guards. The chronicle is bias just like the rest of us. Unless Rafer helps win us the title, you will always be the scapegoat.
     
  9. DaDakota

    DaDakota If you want to know, just ask!
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 1999
    Messages:
    124,797
    Likes Received:
    33,860
    Not to mention Calvin Murphy was a mostly pint sized 2 guard.

    DD
     
  10. CriscoKidd

    CriscoKidd Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 1999
    Messages:
    9,303
    Likes Received:
    545
    surprised rafer got 7 percent.

    gotta be the chineese voters.

    damn rafer only fans.
     
  11. BackNthDay

    BackNthDay Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2006
    Messages:
    3,570
    Likes Received:
    469
    The poll is bogus, you don't include any of the point guards who help us win back to back championships. Are they clueless?
     
  12. Beenz

    Beenz Contributing Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2003
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    what about stevie franchise? he beats all of them
     
  13. Rocketball

    Rocketball Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 1999
    Messages:
    4,521
    Likes Received:
    1,103
    What about the following M&M Brothers, can't forget them :mad: :

    Moochie

    &

    Maloney (heck, I believe we are still paying him thru 2023)
     
  14. AzCkR

    AzCkR Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2001
    Messages:
    982
    Likes Received:
    68
    it's either scott brooks or matt maloney.
     
  15. TheFreak

    TheFreak Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 1999
    Messages:
    18,265
    Likes Received:
    3,233
    Conspicuous by his absence - Scott Pippen.
     
  16. Yetti

    Yetti Contributing Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2002
    Messages:
    9,584
    Likes Received:
    524
    I know that we have had some fairly good point guards but how can you say any were better than Kenny Smith, who won two NBA Championships.
    Lucas was good in his time but allowed DRUGS to enter his career and nearly destroyed our team. If you were following the team at this time you will understand what I am talking about.
     
  17. JVGFAN

    JVGFAN Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2007
    Messages:
    319
    Likes Received:
    2
    Gotta go with Kenny also. He was pretty consistent night in night out. Never great but you knew what you were getting from him. Cassell was a good role player for us, definetly behind Smith though. I don't really see Francis as a true PG, to be on the list.
     
  18. Blake

    Blake Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2003
    Messages:
    9,880
    Likes Received:
    2,847
    WHERE IS BRENT PRICE?!?!?!?!?! :mad: :mad:

    Interesting choices. No Cassell, Kenny, Stevie

    Have to go with Murph
     
  19. Ziggy

    Ziggy QUEEN ANON

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 1999
    Messages:
    36,924
    Likes Received:
    13,340
    Damn we have a history if $HI%#Y PGs.
     
  20. No Worries

    No Worries Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1999
    Messages:
    30,582
    Likes Received:
    17,589
    Sam Cassell is the best overall.

    Neither Kenny Smith or John Lucas could play a lick of defense.

    Kenny was the best shooter of the lot given (though Matt Maloney was possibly a better shooter than Kenny). Kenny was also completely owned by Gary Patton and any other guard who was good at press defense.

    Lucas was the best passer. His jump shot was forgetable. His defense was easily the worst of the lot.

    Murphy played mostly the 2 and shouldn't even be on the list.
     

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