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Houston Rockets: Space City Scoop Poll of the Day Results

By Tamberlyn Richardson
Dec 20, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives the ball to the basket during the fourth quarter as Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford (15) defends at Toyota Center. The Hawks defeated the Rockets 104-97. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 20, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives the ball to the basket during the fourth quarter as Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford (15) defends at Toyota Center. The Hawks defeated the Rockets 104-97. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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Space City Scoop is eager to hear from the Houston Rockets fan base on which direction the team should focus on this summer.

The results are in for the three  polls SCS ran on our twitter page: @SpaceCity_Scoop on Wednesday.

As a faithful Houston Rockets fan your voice it important. Perhaps Daryl Morey might not be sitting down with you to get your input, but here at Space City Scoop the brain trust is eager to hear your opinion. It will help to point us in a direction of what types of articles you are most interested in or where to invest our research time to investigate the players, free agents or schemes at the top of your list.

To that end, here are the responses to the first 3 poll questions:

Poll 1:

Which Free Agent should the Houston #Rockets place priority emphasis on?

— Space City Scoop (@SpaceCity_Scoop) June 8, 2016

While this is a small sample size, it has to be said this result was a bit of a surprise as pre-poll the anticipation was Jeremy Lin would take the top spot.

That said I threw in Mike Conley as he seems like the perfect type of point guard to work alongside Harden to capitalize on his assets while also getting the most out of the bigs.

The fact Al Horford took more than half the votes does signal the fans see the power forward position as a critical area to upgrade. Moreover, it seems you also feel Dwight Howard is likely leaving and/or the 3 free agents currently positioned at power forward on the roster (Josh Smith, Terrence Jones and Donatas Motiejunas) aren’t players you feel can offer the most at this position.

To those of you who voted “other” please tweet us with who you are specifically pining for.

Poll 2:

Which positional area of the #Rockets roster should Morey & D'Antoni focus on this off season?

— Space City Scoop (@SpaceCity_Scoop) June 8, 2016

Yet another shocker as the anticipated option was presumed to be at the starting point guard. With D’Antoni in house perhaps it’s understandable the point guard took a back seat as many assume he’ll work his offensive sets to continue utilizing Harden as the main ball handler.

Given most saw Al Horford as the priority free agent to target it’s also no wonder power forward was the position most earmarked as the priority position to fill. The fact there are 3 power forward free agents does beg the question on whether D’Antoni sees merit in keeping any of them.

Poll 3:

Who will be the bigger factor in drawing free agents to the #Rockets this summer? #NBA

— Space City Scoop (@SpaceCity_Scoop) June 8, 2016

Color me shocked by this response. Again, it’s a small sample size, but everything I hear league wide is most free agents look at the coach first to see what type of offensive schemes they run. This allows them to determine if they’ll be a factor (i.e. get shots) in the teams’ schemes. They obviously also look at the personnel to determine how they’ll fit and how much talent is in the mix.

This vote could be deciphered in two ways:

  1. players want to join the Rockets to play beside a franchise player in James Harden
  2. or .. players would need confirmation from Harden that he’s willing to take the next step in becoming a team leader and become more of a play maker

Watch the SCS Twitter feed @SpaceCity_Scoop for the next polls which will be up Friday (June 10th).

Also check out the current Space City Scoop series including the rest of our year end player analysis, draft prospects worthy of Rockets picking or trading for, our best of reader/fan posts  and our end of season Rockets Round Table:

Next: Complete list of 2016 -2017 Free Agents

Next: Rockets Fans Speak - the Series

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