May 3, 2013; Memphis, TN, USA; Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul (3) brings the ball up court in game six of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the Memphis Grizzlies at FedEx Forum. Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 118-105. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports
A lot has to be said about the Houston Rockets front office and how they handle business. Some say General Manager Darryl Morey is a pioneer and genius, while others point to the Rockets failure to have a meaningful impact in the playoffs under his tenure as an indication of his true worth. This off-season will undoubtedly be the one that shapes his legacy in Houston. While the players will have a break from team ran practices and the fan will have to go into football mode Basketball and the team will definitely still be on the minds of the whole Rockets Staff. One of the biggest questions will be whether or not they should pursue Chris Paul any further after the news of a Doc Rivers-Clippers Agreement has been reached.
The Idea of adding a superstar point guard may sound alluring and might even help get Dwight Howard to come to town but Howard needs to be the first priority and signing Paul third or fourth at best. Don’t condemn me yet, I do believe he would make Houston an instant contender but I think that before you replace an adequate point guard with a superstar the team should address the new whole the bench might have. After waiving Carlos Delfino and Francisco Garcia there are gaping holes at the back up two guard and three spots. The money that the team was going to use to sign Chris Paul could easily be used to sign Monta Ellis and Andre Iguodala. While the three-point shooting would suffer the team defense would be greatly improved and having two hungry athletic players to run the floor with Patrick Beverly and Terrence Jones and Greg Smith would cause opponents nightmares. Besides that the coaching staff in Houston was able to help all of the shooters progress last year and I’m sure they could get Monta Ellis back to his old form.
If Monta Ellis and Andre Iguodala were willing to come to town and be content coming off the bench they could instantly send Houston into a class of super team the league hasn’t seen in a very long time. In reality this is very unlikely to happen but fan’s can be dreamers too right?
Tell me what free agents you would like to see suit up for the Rockets next year.