Writing in Hardwood Paroxysm, Matt Moore:
I always try and see into the future, as we all do, but through the lens of how different things looked five years ago from where we are now. Seeing Wade tear it up his rookie year, we still didn’t know he’d become this. So we wonder where these guys we now see as “great” but not superstars will end up. Not everyone winds up in the top five players of their generation,but that doesn’t mean they weren’t terrific in their time. Perhaps no team embodied that more than the Rockets, who had one all-timer and then a bunch of guys who you wouldn’t call awesome, but you definitely didn’t want to meet on the floor for 48 minutes.You don’t want to run into Aaron Brooks and Carl Landry for 48 minutes.
It’s always interesting to get an outside perspective because our own can often be clouded by subjective emotion. These past few weeks, with this most unanticipated of transformations taking place before our eyes, I too have begun to wonder what will come of Houston Rockets forward Carl Landry. Will this be remembered as the moment when the unlikeliest of stars was born or will it fizzle as the product of an eager opportunism?