Is it just me or does anyone else see the Rockets as a similar resemblance to Dwight's old Magic.
Jameer Nelson/Jeremy Lin - They play a bit different but post some what similar stats
Vince Carter/James Harden - Just Harden is in his prime of his career compared to Vince's decline
Hedo Turkoglu/Chandler Parsons - Do it all guy, and a good 3pt shooter
Marcin Gortat/Omer Asik - Guys that are in Dwight's shadow that want out
Ryan Anderson, Matt Barnes, Mickael Pietrus, JJ Redick/Aaron Brooks, Omri Casspi, Terrence Jones, Donatas Motiejunas - Guys who did/would be better off in different teams
Not trying to seem like a crazy at 2am but I did notice these little things with his teams
but no. nelson was a superior point guard than what lin is now. not mention less injury prone. harden is a legit number 2 option/number 1a/b option if he is surrounded by sufficient talent. carter was clearly on the tail end of his career. turkogllu was much more of a playmaker than parsons is RIGHT NOW, not saying parsons cant become that all, but turkoglu had a very good year and was a point forward at times which i cant see parsons playing at the moment.
Gortat did not start with that magic team it was ryan anderson. As for asik he is obviously unhappy with coming off of the bench. asik at this stage in his career is a better defensive presence than gortat was, but gortat had a slight upperhand on asik in offensive skill. As for the bench, the rockets bench definitely has the potential to be better than the magic bench, especially because asik wont be in the starting lineup, but still, the magic bench is full of shooters that were pretty much vets (other than redick at the time, but he was obviously a good shooter).
if youre talking about the finals year than rashard lewis is on the team as that stretch four. you shouldve specified the year
No, the Magic had nobody that could create their own shot (outside of Dwight) and only one play-maker on offense (Turk), which is a primary reason as to why they settled for so many jumpers.
Not only that but Parsons is a very good defender that can defend the 1-4 while Turk couldn't even defend 3s. We have Harden, Parsons and even Lin to create plays and those same three can create for themselves.
You are out of your mind if you think Chandler Parson's can defend the point guard position.
This is an article praising his defensive efforts at the 2/3 (which I think he is an excellent defender); however he is not guarding point guards.
1. I'm not saying he's going to shut down Derrick Rose or Chris Paul but he does do a solid job defending point guards when he has to.
2. I'm also not going to read what a website says about him when I watched most Rockets games last season and saw first hand.