I’ve blasted the Rockets for using numbers instead of using actual talent scouting to figure out who they should draft and sign. So, of course I’m going to question why they picked who they picked at numbers 12, 16, and 18. They took a shooting guard, small forward, and a power forward. On paper, it’s like they’re drafting a brand new team. I mean, you could kinda make that work. Bring them all up together and you have your own big three. It would take some developing, but, it would be worth it.
However, if you believe the rumors that they still want Pau Gasol, and they would do anything to make a move to get him. Then, you might think that some of those guys may never actually put on a Rockets jersey. Not even a practice jersey. Because, they might end up being bait in a trade that would send Gasol to Houston in exchange players the Lakers want and perhaps picks.
If you’re the Lakers, you could choose just about anything and make out well, but, you probably want the power forward. So, are the Rockets really packaging to make a trade or are they actually fielding a whole new team?
Well, I’d field a whole new team, but I would also want Pau Gasol. So, if you can use one guy and a pick to get Gasol and you get to keep the other two, you still just fielded a whole new team. It’s actually a really good idea. I kinda like it. And, I won’t even kill them for it if they aren’t great next season. Give them a year or two to build up to it, and it’ll probably work really well. Will they win any titles? I don’t know, but it sounds like a good plan.