Hello again, I heard news about the Houston Rockets trying their best to get two of the NBA’s most dominant players. If this happens, I believe that their team will be extremely dominant already having superstar James Harden on the roster and adding two more superstars would be phenomenal. In my opinion, I think they would finish 1st or 2nd in the West if this were to happen to this Houston Rockets team. The only problem that I think they might have is how to include everyone. Chris Paul is included all the time because he will be the point guard and he will always have the ball. The problem though is how to get James Harden the looks he wants and to get Dwight Howard his points by backing down in the post and dunking over people. However, since they have one of the greatest point guards and leaders in the NBA, I think that Chris Paul could work this out between Harden and Howard.
Another issue for the Rockets is Jeremy Lin. First of all, in the playoffs, backup point guard Patrick Beverley really showed himself to Kevin McHale and the Rockets by doing very good things. Plus, if Chris Paul comes, then Beverley might be the backup point guard for him in the Rockets roster and then where would Lin go? Maybe he would be the backup shooting guard for James Harden, I don’t know. If the Rockets get at least Chris Paul, I would consider trading Jeremy Lin.
How about Omer Asik? He would probably be backup for Dwight, but if I were the coach of the Rockets I would have him start at power forward and Dwight at center. If I was the coach and we got CP3 and D12, my lineup would be Chris Paul, James Harden, Chandler Parsons, Omer Asik, and Dwight Howard. Many different people may or may not have different opinions about this but this is what I think the starting lineup should be if Chandler Parsons decides to stay in Houston. If that were the lineup in the opinion of mine, I think that the Rockets finish at least 4th in the NBA.
Last season, the Rockets did very well and got the 8th spot in the NBA Playoffs which meant they would play the Thunder. This series to me was one of the most fun and most entertaining series I have seen during the playoffs. They managed to win 2 games after going down 3-0 in the series but they were eliminated on their home floor in Game 6. 2012-13 Season Result: Eliminated in First Round. They definitely improved from the year before where they did not even make the playoffs, so it was a good season for them. However, if this goes through and they get CP3 and D12, I think they might go to the Finals. If they get both of those players and keep James Harden, Omer Asik, and Chandler Parsons, I think that they cannot go any worse than the Conference Finals in the WEST!
Anyway, I think that the Rockets would do very awesome if they got Chris Paul and Dwight Howard. But I want to know what you think? Do you think that their lineup should be different? Do you think Lin can find a spot on the roster if this happens? How far do you think they will go if this happens? Tell me in the comments. Thanks for reading and please comment.
The Knicks need more than a new uniform. They need leadership both on and off the court. All the way from the back office to the players on the court, we need a team that will live up to the excitement of the city that never sleeps. C’mon, we are New York!
I think that the new New Yorkers, the Brooklyn Nets, have a better understanding of what being in New York means. Over the summer, they took some serious action. They beefed up their squad with Joe Johnson and resigned Deron Williams and Gerald Wallace. I think they probably now have one of the best backcourts in the league outside of Kobe and Nash on the Lakers. During the same summer months, the Knicks lost Lin and Fields, their starting back court. They reunited with former Knicks Marcus Camby and Kurt Thomas while also bringing Jason Kidd onboard. All three veterans are nearing the end of their career so I am not sure how the Knicks management thinks this is a step in the right direction. We also acquired Ronnie Brewer who still has time to develop his skills, however we only signed the 27 year old to a 1 year contract. It leaves me wondering if the future New York fans will look to the Nets to represent their great city.
One Knicks opportunity is lost almost as quick as it was found. Jeremy Lin, the sophomore star of the New York Knickerbockers, took the Big Apple by storm for 25 games in February. I cannot imagine how the Knicks would just let him go after such an amazing run that he had scoring 38 on Kobe, hitting the game winner in Toronto, and dunking it on the Wizards. The Houston Rockets offered Lin a 3YR/$25.00M contract, with the last year of his contract earning 14.8M out of the 25M. At first I thought to let him go, but then I looked back at some of the highlights with Lin doing incredible moves around people, and then I thought that he was definitely worth it. According to James Dolan, owner of the Knicks, he truly was not enough.
My name is Mike V. I am an enormous basketball fan. I also am a die-hard Knicks fan. After graduating 5th grade, I started writing this blog at the age of 10 in the summer of 2012.