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Poll: Top Pick or Play-in Tourney?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Sweet Lou 4 2, Dec 4, 2021.

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Which would make you happier to see happen at the end of the season?

  1. Rockets get a top 5 pick in the draft

  2. Rockets make the play-in tourney

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  1. Sweet Lou 4 2

    Sweet Lou 4 2 Contributing Member

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    Simple question
     
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  2. Os Trigonum

    Os Trigonum Trust the process
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    play like shet for Chet
     
  3. hakeem94

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    jk but why not both?
     
  4. J.R.

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    In before Dobizzle yelling to those who want a top pick being terrible, loser fans (who deserve a team like the Sacramento Kings, Orlando Magic, Minnesota Timberwolves) :D

    Flame suit on[​IMG]



    TOP 3 PICK OR BUST!
     
  5. coachbadlee

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    Put ball through hoop.

     
  6. Mattician

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    Top 5 pick. The Rockets aren't ready to compete in the West.
     
  7. PatBev

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    I said it in another thread but there would be too many positives of making a play in game over tanking

    I have confidence stone can make something happen with mid 1st
     
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  8. aaquaa

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    I voted for play-in.
    This team is fun, and will be more fun in a month or two, aaand tanking's for pussycats.
    It kills motivation, kills winning psychology, kills positive atmosphere and don't believe anyone who says otherwise; it sabotages development.
    These guys will lose loads of games anyway - let them fight through losses, not for them.
     
  9. Easy

    Easy Very Calm
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    I want the top seed.
     
  10. xaos

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    Top 5 pick this season and top 3 next then start competing for playoffs
     
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  11. coachbadlee

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    Truth be told, the Rockets have everything they need to go after both Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons. They should go all in.
     
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  12. coachbadlee

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    By that time all of our young players we have now will be shell-shocked from all the losing.
     
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  13. daywalker02

    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة

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    Not mutually exclusive, you get the worst PI spot and then with luck you get a Top 8 pick.

    Keep in mind, young starters are going to feel the fatigue at the end of the season.
     
  14. RHU525

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    You can't be serious? These two guys plus what we have is a first round exit every time.

    Ben Simmons is soo broken he's to scared to play.

    Kyrie is soo crazy he might never play again.

    Neither one has ever led their team to anything as the best player.
     
  15. xaos

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    Also, there's no way Rockets make the play in this season.
     
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  16. xaos

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    Booker and Ayton looked real shook last playoffs and now
     
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  17. coachbadlee

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    You don't think a lineup of Irving, Green, Matthews, Simmons and Wood will compete? Especially with a 2nd unit of Christopher, SG?, Tate, PF? and Sengun. That's a Western Conference Championship team in year one, imo.
     
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  18. NewAge

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    what we should be monitoring is the Spida Mitchell sitch. I think Utah will flame out again… They had some friction with Gobert… I can see him getting unhappy.
    Jalen Green + 4 FRPs + add-ons should be an enticing package, IMO.
    Spida will synch with Wood/Tate/Mathews/ timeline age-wise.That would be a very nice core. Hopefully we can keep Sengun/, KPJ and KMJ
     
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  19. coachbadlee

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    But the Suns weren't the worst team in the west during their rebuilding period.
     
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  20. Tuckankhamun

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    Irving is a #2 option (#3 if #1 isn't LeBron) on a title contending team. Simmons makes his teams worse come April and May. Best case scenario is that we turn into the 2013 Knicks, win a single playoff series, then never sniff 35 wins for the next seven years.

    People are also forgetting that all but one of our win streak wins came by a single possession. And 3 of those 5 against the worst teams in basketball. Going all in with a roster on their way to another top 5 pick is exactly what the Billy King Nets did. If they played anywhere other than New York City, they'd still be on the 35 win treadmill.
     
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