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Southwest preview: Rockets on rise in NBA's most daunting division

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by R-Jay, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. R-Jay

    R-Jay Member

    Feb 15, 2008
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    link: http://www.sportsline.com/nba/story/11056613

    Houston Rockets

    It seems the Rockets are never as good (or bad) as they appear. That's too bad, because they seem awfully good this season.
    It's frightening to realize Houston finished within two wins of the best record in the West last season despite playing 27 games without Yao Ming and 16 without Tracy McGrady. Both are ready to play in 2008-09 and find themselves surrounded by the best supporting cast of McGrady's Rockets era.

    Artest was imported from Sacramento to give the club a legitimate third scorer, and Brent Barry came over from rival San Antonio to provide the bench crew with some leadership. The club is now so deep, either Luis Scola or Shane Battier won't start. Guard Aaron Brooks and forward Carl Landry add much-needed athleticism to the bench.

    If there's a question mark (other than the annual injury occurrences), it's at point guard, where journeyman Rafer Alston must repeat his surprisingly good 2007-08 season or fear seeing his role handed to Steve Francis, who at age 31 is five years removed from his previous stardom as a Rocket.
  2. shakegod

    shakegod Rookie

    Oct 21, 2008
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    How is Luis Scola,I don't know,seems Rockets have too many players hurt
  3. Alvin Choo

    Alvin Choo Member

    Aug 11, 2007
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    nice, another SF3 hopeful. :)
  4. ClutchCityReturns

    ClutchCityReturns Contributing Member

    Apr 26, 2005
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    I was right there with him until this part...


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