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Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Toast, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. Toast

    Toast Member

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    Harden and Lin.

    OR

    Pau Gasol and Nene.


    The classic front court vs. back court debate.

    And ... GO!
     
  2. BigBird

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    harden and lin. Stern did us a favor. hindsight is 20/20
     
  3. ncagg42

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    harden and Lin, mainly because of youth. If they were all 23 though, then it might be a better debate
     
  4. Lihao

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    that's a really poor comparison, two young players with upside against two 30+ going the downhill :(
     
  5. trowa

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    lin and harden.
    in this era, back court rule. the front court is there to defend
     
  6. JayGoogle

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    Nene isn't even that great and is always hurt.
     
  7. J.R.

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    Gasol (& Nene) was never ever a good idea, no matter what Carl or Daryl try to tell you. ;)
     
  8. rolyat93

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    Lin/Harden without Question.

    Better question might be

    Pao/Lin

    Harden/Pao

    Harden/Lin.
     
  9. Coban Hutton

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    Gasol and Nene are in decline. Pau is also soft as hell.
     
  10. Carl Herrera

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    Gasol might be Daryl's next target. Don't be surprised when he becomes a Rocket.

    But given the choice, of course the current situation is better: younger, less injury prone top player(s) and cap room to pursue more (including Gasol).

    However, when the Gasol deal was made, the Rockets could not have possibly anticipated the availability of Harden or any one else of his caliber in his age group-- in fact, Morey spoke about how teams pretty much never trade guys like Harden, so it was smart to take what they could get back then.

    More more thing: The Gasol deal may very well facilitate a later Harden deal if/when becomes available. OKC can use some interior scoring. You just never know... anyhow, talking about "what could have been" gets you into sci-fi time travel land.
     
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    the former by far
     
  12. LabMouse

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    Who is Carl here?

     
  13. Lihao

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    Carl Herrera
     
  14. Karolik

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    Harden and Lin is more tankworthy.
     
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    To the OP. I feel you needed to add a little more context to the question. IMHO, the Nene/Gasol combo was for win NOW scenario while the Harden/Lin is a work in progress.
     
  16. LabMouse

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    Well, at least he is a Lin fan from NY.

     
  17. LabMouse

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    Nene was injured last year, and traded to a bad team in East, there is no such thing for win NOW scenario. Also Howard would walk away even if we got him. Among Morey trades, I only support the Bosh and Harden trades, now I get my one wish. Harden is not only a good player, but also a good person, that is the one you want on your team.

     
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    Pau & Asik are both great passing big men. Pau has the range though that Asik lacks, and Asik has the big body to do damage down in the trenches. Could be a great combination of big men.

    Getting back to the thread:

    Lin/Harden for sure. Pau/Nene doesn't sound good chemistry wise. maybe Pau Josh Smith, or Pau/Al Jefferson.
     
  19. LCAhmed

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    I was a big supporter of bringing Carmelo to Houston. Honestly still think he would have brought so much energy to Houston Basketball.
     
  20. FanOnGessner

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    Seriously?? Harden and Lin EASY
     

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