Bleacher Report Ranks Best and Worst Offseason Move by Rockets
By Michael Knight
The offseason is almost over, and barring one more big move, the Rockets are just about done.
The Rockets have enjoyed a fantastic offseason so far. The team brought in a Hall of Fame level point guard to help run the offense in Chris Paul. They bolstered the bench and made their reserve team one of the best in the league. Bleacher Report ranked every team’s best and worst offseason move this summer. The best one for the Rockets is pretty obvious, but what did they rank the worst move by Houston?
Bringing together Chris Paul and James Harden was ranked the best move by Bleacher Report. Of course. This one was a pretty obvious choice, but some of the under the radar moves the Rockets made were pretty fantastic, too. BR said that the team could/should have given up fewer assets than they did, but the fact that they got CP3 was crucial.
Other great moves that the Rockets have made include the signings of P.J. Tucker and Luc Mbah a Moute, the re-signing of Nene Hilario and Troy Williams, and bringing back Tarik Black. Re-signing Bobby Brown (Bobby Buckets) was pretty great, too.
Now onto what BR said was the worst move by the Rockets this summer.
First off, Bleacher Report said that the Rockets did not really make too many mistakes this summer. Their nitpick was signing the relatively old (32) P.J. Tucker to a 4-year deal.
While this move is not likely wise for the future, as he will be over-35 by the time the contract expires, it helps the Rockets in the present by giving them shooting and defense. Offering the longer deal is one of the reasons that he chose Houston over Toronto. He turned down $11 million a year in Toronto to take $8 million a year in Houston. Now, he gets to play with his good friend Chris Paul.
Overall, the Rockets still have had a very successful offseason. The team is ready to compete. There is one more name that could be added to the team, but we will have to wait and see on that one. Be sure to check out the full article on Bleacher Report below.
The Rockets had a strong offseason after landing CP3, but the Pacers didn't get enough in return for PG https://t.co/CjvSS2VBEU pic.twitter.com/yB9rzxupGX
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 13, 2017
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