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Where do you expect the Houston Rockets to be in the next 3 years?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Air Langhi, Feb 4, 2013.

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What would you be happy with over the next three years?

  1. Getting to playoffs

    3.1%
  2. Getting to 2nd round

    21.9%
  3. Getting to WCF

    41.0%
  4. Finals

    34.0%
  1. Air Langhi

    Air Langhi Contributing Member

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    Morey has had 3 years post yao and finally I think we have a superstar.

    What do you think the next 3 seasons hold in store? What would you consider success?

    If we have the 14th pick for the next three years I would consider that terrible.

    If we make the playoffs for the next three years I would say bad. Need to get out of the 1st round since more teams than not make the playoffs.


    If we make the 2nd round I would think good. Even this will be tough. I think the key is to get a top 4 seed so we can avoid the good teams, but we need to get to at least the 2nd round.

    If we get the CF I would say pretty good. The spurs, clippers, and thunder make this hard. I would think they spurs would start declining at some point, but I am not counting them out. I also think the lakers will be trouble despite their struggles. They might be old, but they have talent.


    If we make the final I would be ecstatic. I think the thunder and clipper will probably be better than us despite any moves we make so I am not expecting us to get to the finals.
     
  2. tested911

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    Simple explanation from me..

    If we do not acquire another legitimate 2nd tier star (Not even 1st) then we don't have a shot at winning the title (Maybe like 5-6%)

    So playoff bound for us for the next 2-3 years. Not bad but not champion contending.
     
  3. CDrex

    CDrex Contributing Member

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    I have the odd dual characteristics of being both easy to please and extremely pessimistic. So really, I think this team is at best second round fodder. But as long as they're not one-and-done every year I'm strangely okay with that.
     
  4. J Sizzle

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    Spurs will finally be on the decline by then I have to imagine, but the Thunder will have an even more improved Durant and Westbrook, making them a consistent WCF lock. Clippers will most likely still be around if CP3 stays elite and Blake Griffin keeps improving. Golden State will be good, though they're a constant injury riddled team, so you never know with them. Not sure Memphis will be anything special by then. And teams like the Hornets, Lakers, Nuggets figure to improve.

    I think, realistically, I think the Rockets should be at least making the 2nd round on a consistent basis, while being in the conversation of making the WCF consistently as well. The West is simply too good and too deep to really *expect* anything more. The Thunder are the only team I can really say with confidence will be going to the WCF consistently.
     
  5. Francis3422

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    I believe another significant player will end up here in the next year or so. I think the most likely reason will be the desire to play with Harden. I think sitting out and building assets until next trade deadline is the best route IMO. Maybe a player like a Deron Williams or Carmelo gets tired of their team and failing against the other teams in the East.
     
  6. Pieman2005

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    Depends. Will we make a move at a legit superstar? Or will we settle at mediocrity by
     
  7. Pieman2005

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    ....by signing someone Millsap or Graner. Hit enter too early. :(
     
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  8. J.R.

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    Still making excuses of why they couldn't do this, couldn't do that, blah blah blah. :rolleyes:

    It'd sure be nice if they had a team by then and are contending for something(other than the 14th pick or 1st round exit).
     
  9. roflmcwaffles

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    I voted finals, but it really depends if another superstar picks us.

    If we can't get anyone with Harden, then deep playoff run would be really good with this young team.

    If we get a CP3 or a Dwight or something, then Championship within 3 years seems reasonable to me.
     
  10. CertifiedTroll

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    Speculation: The Rockets will still be in Houston in 3 years from now
     
  11. Karolik

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    at least 1 championship or bust.
     
  12. New Generation

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    Being realistic, we'll get past the 2nd round, for sure. Everything beyond that is just hopes and dreams
     
  13. teebone21

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    people voted nba champs????!!! wow homerism to high and i actually live here in the woodlands. Houston will be second round exit for years to come.
     
  14. cheke64

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    Getting another 14th pick
     
  15. Windchime

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    Depends on who we get to fill the 4 spot and/or if another superstar comes...

    If none of that happen, probably playoff bound with little title hope.
     
  16. Dubious

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    If Motiej┼źnas puts on 20 lbs of muscle and Terrance Jones learns the game, we are in great shape.

    As much as I loved Royce White though, I don't think that's gonna ever work out.
     
  17. muas2010

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    With the current players and same rotations....2nd round? Rockets need to give the other bench players more playing time....a deep bench is going to be critical in the long run.
     
  18. cjtaylorpt

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    Western Conference 2nd best team because our second star gets injured 35% of the season, but we get hot late in the season and make it all the way to the finals for a 2-4 exit. We return the next year after adding solid vets to our team and win against the same team 4-2.
     
  19. conquistador#11

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    on top of the world, chico.
     
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