Daryl Morey has had a busy offseason trying to improve the Houston Rockets, and some think he may not even be done. The bench looks much better than it has in years past and they truly have the potential to be the best in the league by a wide margin.
After the many offseason acquisitions by the Houston Rockets, the team now has 10 or 11 players that could easily battle for a starting spot on nearly every team in the league. The bench is now pretty stacked.
Let’s assume that the starting five consist of Chris Paul, James Harden, Trevor Ariza, Ryan Anderson, and Clint Capela. This would give the Rockets a bench containing Eric Gordon, Isaiah Taylor, Bobby Brown, P.J. Tucker, Luc Mbah a Moute, Troy Williams, Nene Hilario and Tarik Black.
We’ll start with the guards; Eric Gordon, coming off of a season where he won 6th man of the year, makes this bench elite by himself. Beyond him, there is Taylor and Brown. Neither of them would win many starting jobs on other teams in this league, but they each bring with them a very talented skill set.
Bobby Brown is a lights-out shooter beyond the arc. When he came in late in games last season, it was almost a disappointment if he didn’t knock down a triple or two. Isaiah Taylor has shown some very good ball-handling abilities in the summer league and shows true floor-running characteristics.
Taylor’s game is much similar to that of Chris Paul. With CP3 now in a spot to mentor the young point guard, expect Taylor to take his game to another level in hopes to be the team’s point guard of the future.