First of all, thank you very much Mr. Rahat for continuing and allowing real discussion on the Rockets in your forum.
i have no issues with LeBron joining the Lakers. IMO just makes the "BEAT LA" chants that much louder going forward in Toyota......
I choose to discuss Capela secondly. A special player that started late playing basketball in his youth. I sincerely doubt that was his or his families choice at that time in their lives. Just the way things work out sometimes
Still, since Capela's only impact on offense is setting a pick then rolling to the bucket, well that is not good enough going forward IMO.
Capela had a number of impressive blocks fin the paint these past playoffs. That is great. However, when the opposing team is choosing to avoid the lane, what else can Capela do going forward?
Capela has filled an important role as a Rocket these past couple of years. I honestly do not believe for a second that should result in a max contract.
Losing both Trevor and Moute is very difficult in my opinion in regards to the defensive end this upcoming season.
It seems Moute already saw the writing on the wall re: Carmelo and chose a better contract with a terrible team. NBA players typically only have a very, very, very short horizon in regards to significant earnings so I never blame anyone for deciding family is high, very high on their priority.
Still, it gives me pause. Ariza is gone. Moute could have played for less in Houston this season then proved himself gojng forward and eventually being on the right end of Bird rights after this season here in Houston being on the right end of a meaninful contract and role for 2-3 years going forward.
It s what it is.
Carmelo, I have nothing to say right now other than I believe he would be fine ending up here in Houston and making a difference going forward. I have no doubt CP3 and Harden would be totally fine with that.
Then that would result in the Rockets having to be so much better going forward on Offense to make up for so many more defensive lapses going forward.
By the way, I totally 100% disagree with Rahat that Harden cost us a place in the NBA Finals last year. I was there, it was ugly, how many wide open 3 point shots in a row that both Harden and CP3 created for everyone else that missed the mark?
Edited by rocketrick, 10 July 2018 - 02:19 PM.