Originally Posted by HTOWNMIKE
Ok.. I Understand We Got Battier.. Who Is Barely Tmac's Size... We Got Novak Who Is More Skinny Than Yao's Rookie Season... Im Just Saying... We Need A Banger... Not Big Guys.. Or Forwards Who Cant Figure Out What Position They Should Stick With... I Mean.. You Sound Like Someone Who Knows The Rockets.. But You Didnt Mention Chuck Hayes??? C'mon.. He Would Be Our Dennis Rodman, If He Progresses.. Then He Would Be The One To Hold The Pf Spot Down.....
Well He Is Str8 Up Trade Bait... And Would Have Put The Rockets In A Tough Spot, Manager Wise In Two Years... Dude Is Str8 Up Trade Bait... Thats All I Have To Say About Him
Ok..first of all..we were talking about power forwards over 6' 7"...Chuck Hayes is great..but he is only 6' 5". Shane is 6' 8" and can defend. And about his size... Your right...T-mac is also 6' 8"..and against teams like Dallas and Phoenix he had to play PF... You know who else is about 6'8"? Stromile Swift, Tyrus Thomas, Kenny Thomas, Elton Brand, Ben Wallace, Sheldon Williams, Carlos Boozer..etc...and all these guys play the power forward position. Juwan Howard is still there and he brings some size. We lack a PF that can block shots..but we dont really need that. Not in this system. Thats why Stromile Swift didn't work out. "Bangers" cause problems because it makes it easy for teams to double team Yao. We need guys (like Novak and Battier) that force defenders away from the inside (like near the 3 point arc). Battier also brings a lot of varsitility (he can play 2,3, or 4), hustle, and defense.
Furthermore..our team is without a doubt better with Mike James. James is a good one on one player. They can't double Yao, T-mac, and James. Thats why our system worked well two years ago when we had him. His age is a concern though. I wouldn't mind having him though...for a little less than he wanted and without the trade penalty cause.