Looks like OKC will let it all hang on the young dudes. Inexperience might just be their undoing and I don't even think anyone can replace the loss of Harden and Martin. We'll see if Lamb really is that good, I saw a couple of game in the Summer League and he was ok. Hit a game winner I think.
This is interesting though:
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No surprise OKC playing well this week in Orlando. Thunder have 5 total 1st-round draft picks on summer league team.
Am I the only one in the world that thinks the Lakers will be better this season than they were last season
I also think that the Howard in Houston thing has a 50/50 chance of working out well or going to shit. Harden is a ball dominator, he does get more assists than I would expect but he requires the ball in his hands on almost every possession and he decides when to distribute or when to go to the rim/take a 3. If Howard actually had the balls/stupidity to expect the Lakers to amnesty Kobe and have the Lakers be his team, what is he expecting in Houston? I have to believe that he expects to be the number 1 option and the number 1 shot taker. he could very well be the 3rd option in that offense after Harden and Parsons, as the Rockettes are a run and gun team. How is he going to handle that? And if the Rockets change their game to accommodate him, what does that do to Chandler and Harden? I would not be surprised to see Houston in the same situation that the Lakers were in this year. Howard could very well retard the growth of all that young talent Houston has.
If its true that he was looking for 3 years at $8mln per, this deal does sound fishy but who knows, maybe there were no real takers at close to that level and he figured he play for a fellow countryman on a potential title contender.