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Old 05-21-2018, 05:52 AM   #1
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Default Could Houston reach Golden State's level by adding LeBron James?

We all know how stacked the Warriors are, even by historical standards, and how perfect their system is for their talent and the current NBA style. There's no team in the NBA right now on their level, even with the Rockets being a 65 win team.

That's with CP3 missing 20+ games this year.

Houston+LeBron seems to be the only team in the near future(Unless Simmons and Embiid turn into Magic and Shaq overnight and LeBron joins them) that could conceivably be on that level.

Do you think they would be? Adding LeBron to a 65 win team?
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Old 05-21-2018, 06:09 AM   #2
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Default Re: Could Houston reach Golden State's level by adding LeBron James?

Bad fit on the Rockets and doesn't address their problems. I favor the chances of a Kawhi/LeBron (or AD/Bron) pairing + solid role players. Philly ain't half bad either.
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Old 05-21-2018, 06:10 AM   #3
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Default Re: Could Houston reach Golden State's level by adding LeBron James?

Just what the rockets need, another choker.

And another guy to hold the ball and freeze out team mates

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Old 05-21-2018, 06:11 AM   #4
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Default Re: Could Houston reach Golden State's level by adding LeBron James?

Who knows. Lebron ball is a bitch.
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Old 05-21-2018, 07:33 AM   #5
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Default Re: Could Houston reach Golden State's level by adding LeBron James?

I dont see Lebron and Harden working well together.

That said, IF Lebron signs in Houston under the condition theyll trade Harden for more compatible surrounding pieces like a Paul George for instance, then I could def see it being a nice spot for the king.
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Old 05-21-2018, 07:37 AM   #6
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Default Re: Could Houston reach Golden State's level by adding LeBron James?

CP3 is washed and will demand a max

they might lose Capela

Bron please no
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Old 05-21-2018, 07:46 AM   #7
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Default Re: Could Houston reach Golden State's level by adding LeBron James?

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I dont see Lebron and Harden working well together.

That said, IF Lebron signs in Houston under the condition theyll trade Harden for more compatible surrounding pieces like a Paul George for instance, then I could def see it being a nice spot for the king.

Lol bron stans
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Old 05-21-2018, 08:00 AM   #8
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Default Re: Could Houston reach Golden State's level by adding LeBron James?

LeBron
George/Kawhi
Embiid


LeBron
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Houston is meh, and Boston is not an option IMO
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Old 05-21-2018, 08:04 AM   #9
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Doncic
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LeBron
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Old 05-21-2018, 08:07 AM   #10
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Default Re: Could Houston reach Golden State's level by adding LeBron James?

I guess they need a counter to Klay: a guy able to play off-ball, scoring well from deep and strong man on man defender

Which player can do it as such a good level?
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Old 05-21-2018, 08:14 AM   #11
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I guess they need a counter to Klay: a guy able to play off-ball, scoring well from deep and strong man on man defender

Which player can do it as such a good level?


Kawhi and Paul George

and Holiday
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Old 05-21-2018, 08:31 AM   #12
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Default Re: Could Houston reach Golden State's level by adding LeBron James?

Honestly. Boston could do it if they added Lebron.

It's proven. The only people that could beat The Golden State Warriors are a combination of Lebron and Kyrie.

If Lebron and Kyrie had the Celtics supporting cast this year along with Brad Stevens instead of the Cleveland supporting cast of 2017 they would be going for a threepeat this year.
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Old 05-21-2018, 09:02 AM   #13
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Default Re: Could Houston reach Golden State's level by adding LeBron James?

I don't see how any team does it tbh. As good as Lebron James has been shooting lately, and as good Harden is and the rockets in general from 3, in Steph, Klay and Durant you have the best shooter of all time period as well as two others who could easily be argued as top 15-30 of all time as well if not higher. Of course you need more than that to allow that to work (draymond that keeps the offense oiled and a decent bench) but look what happens when houston tries to mimic GSW. It works in the regular season but as the defence tightens in the playoffs the 3's don't fall and they end up resorting to hero ball, which again is okay for GSW when you have steph/durant given their scintillating abilities, but when your star player typically relies on the whistle to get his own such a playstyle is going to fall flat.

What is Lebron going to do? Bring his ball dominant game style and try to grind them down with layups and the occasional kick and pass 3 to out of rhythm shooters? Yeah that's not going to work. Well it did work for a greenless GSW without Durant.....wouldn't count on that happening again.
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Old 05-21-2018, 10:15 AM   #14
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Who knows. Lebron ball is a bitch.


If LeBron ball gets me to 7 straight Finals, sign me up.
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