Who is going to be the Rockets leading scorer next year? Who will be the main guy they focus on getting touches to get them buckets?
Tracy McGrady...while he is still injured though I think probably Aaron Brooks will be the main offensive threat
1 phrase to sum up the Rockets this year
The most ping-pong balls, the better chance
or if you want 1 word
I thought Scola looked really good inplayoffs but i don't think he will be there number one option. I think Ariza will have to be the number one option but i don't think he deserves it.
Get one thing straight is that the rockets are a good defensive team but are bad offensively if they keep there opponent in around 80 pts they will win about 35.6 percent of there games but i don't see them reaching 90 points even on good nights
T-Mac will be their prime offensive threat when healthy. They have nobody else on roster who presents other teams nightmares. They are a sure lottery team. Tough to lose Ming and Artest in one offseason. They should look to trade McGrady's contract for salary relief to anyone thqat would take it. It would be a bonus if they could get a draftpick or decent young player in return. His contract and injury status will make it impossible to get fair value for his talent. The words rebuild and lottery will be spoken a lot in Houston this season.
T-Mac is not likely to be a factor this year becaus it takes almost 2 years to recover from Micro. I think he is lost until at least after the all star brake
Aaron Brooks is the only active player on that roster who can score at an even decent level. I think he will lead them in scoring
Aaron Brooks cant put up 20ppg...
Does anyone wanna hear one of my wacko trades????????? I mean injuries with McGrady & Yao have been holding them back, and they are in rebuilding mode so I found a way to help in the process::
I know this might go towards Detroit more, but I think they gave up a lot if they assume McGrady will be well...so do you think it's crazy.....
I guarantee the Pistons will never do this trade. I know not many people see it, but JoeD has chosen Stuckey as his PG of the future, and has said many times that he still believes that he is. Rip, if traded, which is likely, will probably be for a big, and Tay will prbly stay for a year or two so Austin Daye can develope under him. I just don't see it happening. sorry
Who said he could put up 20 a game?
That would be a great trade for the PIstons get rid of 2 big contracts and land a starting pg, back up pf and save big on cap room too. It won't happen though since the Rockets don't get back a big man their lacking. Not to mention they have Battier, Prince, Ariza all sf's now they need a Center or PF back.
Someone proposed this trade on another website and said the Jazz would than buy out Cook, Barry, obviously it works out for the 2 other teams
Ariza Can't Be there #1 option......he can't get off his own shot , and i will see him nothing from a very good role player, and as a fan of the lakers i let my basketaball knowledge speak over it........Ariza will not perform as great as houston thinks......he will will have better averages but don't even think higher 14 ppg.....if the guy could create his own shot he would probab;y nearing 20.......but right now its brooks basketball, and its up to him what goes on in the game
id say brooks...do they have cap space for next year...im thinking they will be near the middle..below the elite and above average teams but above the bottom teams (grizz,twolves,knicks)
I do not see Stuckey as the point guard of the future. He is not that kind of a player. He is a scorer off the bench to me. Has talent, can play in the league, but a starting point? Dumars is losing it.
I personally am a fan of Stuckey, but yeah unless ur a hardcore pistons fan you wouldn't see him as a pg of the future. And JoeD isn't getting fired, he is very good at his job. I'm sure you'll bring up Darko, but he also got Prince in the late first round of a weak draft, and he signed Billups when no one really coveted him, he made a trade for Rip, who has been an all star, pulled together a trade out of nowhere to land Sheed, and DaJuann Summers is looking really good in SL. He also landed two of the best free agents of the summer with Gordon, and CharlieV, both of whom are young (26 and 24). And if you look at the chauncey-iverson trade as just a trade for the money, then he essentially traded chauncey for Gordon and CharlieV. JoeD is very good, and even if he won't lead the team stuckey will be a solid starting PG, wasn't he one this year? He had like 14 pts, 5 assist, and had to fight with AI for minutes.
I was the one who said he is a good GM. He has been making some bad moves though. I like Gordon,but he overpaid for a inconsistent Charlie V. He did move Billups wich I gave him a pass based on $, but it was not a good deal seeing how he spent it. He has no point. I watched Stuckey all last year and when he played the C's in the playoffs the year before. Even when he hurt us it was never with pointguard play. Sorry he is not a leading pointguard to me he just isn't. The position does not come natural to him at all. He is not a creator he is a scorer. Who is not that great from outside.
Yeah i get what you're saying, he is more of a scorer. Sorry for the snippy remarks, I'm very protective of my pistons, but i hope stuckey can play point good, or else he'll have to compete with rip and Gordon for minutes. But JoeD is a great GM and i will stand by even his most questionable decisions.
I back the Celtics the same way redbaboon
McGrady is going to lead the team in scoring this year. Brooks is going to carry the load while he is out. MARK MY WORDS THE ROCKETS ARE GOING TO MAKE THE PLAYOFFS!!!!
Aaron Brooks will be the primary scorer, but Luis Scola needs to be the main scorer, as the Rockets thrive when their post game is functioning. Scola can score and is very talented offensively and was a key part of the Rockets 21 game win streak a year ago without Yao Ming. Scola and Brooks are two players that could win the most improved player awards. I also want to see Brooks in the 3- point shootout, as he won the same event in college.