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The Wild, Wild, West. How Do the Rockets Break in?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by jim1961, Jul 2, 2024.

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Which of these teams will the Rockets be better than to make the post-season?

This poll will close on Nov 2, 2024 at 4:01 PM.
  1. L.A. Clippers

  2. Phoenix

  3. L.A. Lakers

  4. New Orleans

  5. Sacramento

  6. Golden State

  7. Utah

  8. Memphis

  9. San Antonio

  10. Portland

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  1. conquistador#11

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    We're the quickest they is.
    Did I say we're the slickest they is.

    Wild wild west.

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  2. jim1961

    jim1961 Member

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    While maybe not pure science, the poll suggests the west may look like this:

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    5) Memphis
    6) New Orleans

    7) Sacramento
    8) Phoenix
    9) Houston

    10) Clippers
    10) Lakers

    12) Golden State
    13) San Antonio
    14) Portland
    15) Utah
     
  3. Mad Cornbread

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    I'll take that and just hopefully hope "Reed" makes the other players on the team, more confident/consistent shooters .....would be awesome also if he offered skills ,defensively, that challenged current players on our team to do more on the defensive end.......hopefully a great influence.........wws......
     
  4. J.R.

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    West is going to be a bloodbath @Salvy
     
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  5. deb4rockets

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    July 2nd Odds

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  6. Snow Villiers

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    @Imanimal is getting real nervous
     
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  7. Jontro

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    poll should include minny, denver, okc, and dallas. we're at least better than 2 of them
     
  8. daywalker02

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    Wasn't that Kenneth Branagh in a giant metal Spider?

     
  9. daywalker02

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    You are better than the twelve year olds in those small markets.

     
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  10. daywalker02

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    One of the Lakers or Worriers make a trade for a semi star at the deadline.

    Learning from the Mavs ascension, someone is going to ascend after the deadline and ASB.

     
  11. Salvy

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    I just hope The Rockets will fight like hell and be unburdened by what has been..... @Os Trigonum
     
  12. forchette49

    forchette49 Contributing Member

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    The Rockets will be the Pels or Warriors of last year, win the play in, but lose in the first round.
     
  13. Mathloom

    Mathloom Shameless Optimist
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    Kings are out. They can’t defend anyone and their starting lineup shooting is WAY below average. We’ll finish ahead of them.
     
  14. Castian Crew

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    Break in like this...
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  15. Castian Crew

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    I commend your enthusiasm, but feel you'll be sorely disappointed :(
     
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  16. Hemingway

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    Injuries every year will be the determinate for teams 5-10. The rockets were big time affected last year. Hopefully we stay healthy. A couple of teams every year deflate because of injuries.
     
  17. fchowd0311

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    A few of teams are a injury away from believing it's time for a complete rebuild(Warriors, Suns, Lakers, Clippers).

    That's why I'm hopeful of this team's future positioning in the West. A lot of teams in the West are on their last hoorah hoping this is the year their mercenary geriatric superstar hunting pays off with a ring. After this year if that mission isn't accomplished for many of these teams, they will probably do complete rebuilds after this season.

    That's why I'm hopeful for the near future playoff seeding.
     
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  18. RocketsFido

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    All I know is we cannot start the season slow again, not in the West. We're going to end up exactly where we were (fringe playin) again if we start off the year poorly and a lot of that has to do with Jalen Green playing well.

    If he sucks out the gate again, I'd say pull him from starting permanently after 3 games and just give the spot to Cam.

    This is the NBA, we can't be the team that keeps waiting on a player to turn into the next superstar like many teams did for Bruno Caboclo
     
  19. Hemingway

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    We really can’t afford any long slumps as tough as the West is. We need to come into this season guns blazing and not have any injuries to our main guys.
     
  20. jim1961

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    Richie_Rich, Holybats and fchowd0311 like this.

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