So now Jones playing the same position as LMA/New star would put up 12 pts why said star would only get 10? not very logical is that?
parsons isn't a star player...end of story...don't let the media fool you into that. Might he become one, possibly...but its not guarenteed or even likely. Stars change how teams play defense against teams, they mess with opponents defensive schems, Parsons feast on others creating that opening for him, and in transition, a great player, not a star player imho. If you don't consider paul millsap type player a star, then parsons isn't one as there very similar players stats/production wise.
Im not advocating giving up harden, howard, parsons for the 3rd guy. So your dynastic core is still there. And before you say the 3rd guy rules out parsons, we have his bird rights to re-sign him just fine. And Les has said he'll pay luxury tax to win titles.
And no, they don't become redundant. james harden at 5th in the league shot 17 times a game last season. (Aldridge 17, Howard 10) The rockets took 82 shots. Let's say howard takes 15 at least. So thats 59 shots a game. That still leaves 23 shots for everyone else if they don't even scarfice any shots (and howard adds some) which they will, cause harden won't play as many minutes (won't need to, and both LMA and the beard played on teams that needed them to shoot ALOT, harden can and will play with other scorers look at OKC). Redundant is sticking with Omer and Howard. actually, (which i think isn't a bad thing necessarily cause i love defense) but getting another efficent scorer/change opponents defense scheme player isn't redundant, it's smart. Saying something isn't logical doesn't make it so, saying they 3rd star will only put up 10 points a night is ridiculous and thats illogical (especially without stats/reasoning).
We had 6 guys score (http://espn.go.com/n...houston-rockets) more than 10 points a night last year. Two are gone, Delfino and Patterson/our starting pf (making btwn 18-21 pts). Two would be gone in the trade (Asik and LIn (totalling 23.5)) So LOGICALLY replacing 15-20 points with a new guy shouldn't be too hard and 15-20 points with Howard wouldn't be a big deal, actually you would have extra points laying around to be used by our bench.
And hows does giving up Lin/Asik/one of Jones/DMO and/or Draft Pick affect our depth really? I get the point guard arguement, but we do have brooks, beverly, canaan on the roster as well. At pf we'd have the new guy (or vice versa at pg if we traded for one there) plus still one of DMO/Jones plus greg smith/camby/gracia or parsons (small ball lineups). Again, remember your getting a guy to play 30 plus minutes a night at a need position at a higher level than anyone your giving up while losing a backup (15? min per night in Asik) and a weak-link starter for the most part in lin (aka easier to get replaced minutes). So you net positive would be greater imho.
Edited by Losthief, 27 July 2013 - 06:53 PM.