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RocketPowered
08-05-2008, 02:41 AM
I think that with the addition of Ron, that the Rockets will have a great chance of having the best defense in the league.. Who do you think will be runner-ups?

Chronz
08-05-2008, 02:46 AM
Is it a foregone conclusion that Artest will automatically make our defense better? Just sayin has there ever been a team that did worse defensively despite adding a highly regarded defender....

JOSETHEALLSTAR
08-05-2008, 02:47 AM
they will have the best defense and then the celtics

cbs134679
08-05-2008, 03:45 AM
Hey jazz fan here , dude you guys, are the best defensive team hands down, your gonna rock the nba like popcorn, Im hoping on the rockets bandwagon now, GO ROCKETS

Manos
08-05-2008, 07:35 AM
They certainly have the potential to be.

sep11ie
08-05-2008, 11:38 AM
Is it a foregone conclusion that Artest will automatically make our defense better? Just sayin has there ever been a team that did worse defensively despite adding a highly regarded defender....


Ya, kinda like adding K.G. and Ray Allen to the worst team in the NBA.

Tmac to da rack
08-05-2008, 12:19 PM
Rockets look good on paper on Defense, but that doesnt mean they will be the best defensive team in the league. Hire Jeff Van Gundy as the assistant coach and Houston WILL be the best defensive team in the league.

t-mac1nukka
08-05-2008, 12:33 PM
well jvg sacraficed offense to make his teams better at d. it wouldnt be like football where you can have two different coaches for d and o.

Jay22Redd
08-05-2008, 03:29 PM
Absolutely!

richardle9
08-05-2008, 03:54 PM
Hey jazz fan here , dude you guys, are the best defensive team hands down, your gonna rock the nba like popcorn, Im hoping on the rockets bandwagon now, GO ROCKETS

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ii77daman
08-05-2008, 05:42 PM
not best defense,,,but top 3 i say......alot of credit has to b given to boston's and ex rocket coach tom thibedou....however u spell his name.....hes the reason boston has the best D............i would love to see van gundy with a team like this....i bet he will surely make the rockets the team with the best D by far

HouRealCoach
08-05-2008, 08:25 PM
Artest Battier Deke Dorsey Alston can play Defense 2, Dont forget the Defense that Mcgrady put on Dirk and not to mention Hayes along with the chargers(Scola and Landry) and if we sign Mutombo that will add to it and Adelman's teams play Defense

_Sn1P3r_
08-05-2008, 08:50 PM
They really have a good chance.

Chronz
08-05-2008, 11:30 PM
Ya, kinda like adding K.G. and Ray Allen to the worst team in the NBA.

Yea but KG is replacing Al Jefferson on defense a huge gain, Artest is replacing a guy who is arguably a better defensive player than him. We will still have Battier but he wont get as many minutes as he has in the past and if Artest plays the 4 hes not going to be as dominant defensively. It all depends on our lineup but I dont think its a home run that we will be the best defensive team in the league. We have all the pieces to be but it'll take more from Mac and Yao. Hopefully Artest's offensive presence will allow Yao and Mac to focus more on defense.

JordansBulls
08-06-2008, 08:19 AM
Rockets will be right there with the Celtics in defense and record.

Rhyming Rebel
08-06-2008, 06:51 PM
Rockets will be right there with the Celtics in defense and record.

finals will be the 2 best defensive teams. Rockets vs. Celtics payback from 1986 finals

rocketfuel
08-07-2008, 06:10 PM
Actually, Artest is the tougher more physical one on one defender....Battier is the better team defender....and it will mean that we have better defensive players to put on the floor for more of the 48 minutes...because last year, it meant that we would have to have Head out there to back up Tmac....this year, there's just no space. Battier usually guards the shooting guards anyway. They can stagger the times to rotate having 2 of the following 3 at the wing positions at all times: Tmac, Artest and Battier. While Tmac rests, you could have Battier and Artest at the same time...which would be tremendous. I doubt they will have Artest play the 4 against traditional teams with power forwards like Duncan...probably mostly against small ball teams that have small forwards masquerading as power forwards. It might not show up on the stat sheet, but I'm pretty sure it will be tougher because better defensive players will be out there on the floor for more periods of time. So rather than having Head, it will be either Battier or Artest backing up McGrady. Plus, with more depth at the wing positions means that they can stay with their man better and not make their big men like Yao, Mutombo, Scola and Landry pick up fouls for having to come out and defend the slasher who has blown by our wing player....

RocketPowered
08-08-2008, 12:54 AM
The Rockets if any time had to be DEfensive minded 5 will have mac,battier,ron,mutobo,n Yao at the same time.....but that would cause pandamonium....

JMKnick33
08-08-2008, 01:51 AM
no. they'll be good, but not the best.

top 5 maybe

RocketPowered
08-08-2008, 01:54 AM
battier n ron CMON... and they were second in the league last year plus they got ron and his 2 plus steals a game.....compared to the clean bruce bowen(battier) who just annoys gaurds compared to beating them up(RON)....

JMKnick33
08-08-2008, 01:56 AM
but they'll only be able to play together for only 15 total games!

RocketPowered
08-08-2008, 02:02 AM
PLEASE all rockets fans.. PRAY to GOD .. the rockets will not get injury prone this year..- A request from one Rocketeer to all others....

JOSETHEALLSTAR
08-08-2008, 02:17 AM
yes