View Full Version : How do the Rockets do if Mcgrady returns to 2007/08 form?

07-29-2009, 02:42 PM
Let's say Mcgrady does come and starts the season and plays the whole season and is as good as he was in 2007 or 2008

In 2007 he averaged 24.6 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 6.5 apg, 1.3 spg on 43%

In 2008 he averaged 21.6 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 5.9 apg, 1.0 spg on 42%

How well will the Rockets do?

How many wins?

PG Brooks/Lowry
SG Tmac/Taylor/White
SF Ariza/Battier/Buddinger
PF Scola/Landry/Hayes
C Andersen/Dorsey

07-29-2009, 02:43 PM

07-29-2009, 02:45 PM
Possibly playoffs/playoffs push

07-29-2009, 02:48 PM
8th seed maybe. lose in 1st round

07-29-2009, 02:48 PM
They could get into the playoffs if the supporting cast plays well. It would be a first round exit, but at least they would make the playoffs. :shrug:

07-29-2009, 03:01 PM
8th seed at best and 1st round exit like always when T-Mac is on the court.

07-29-2009, 03:03 PM
6th seed but i would rather have eighth so t-mac can shi# all over kobe and ron artest

07-29-2009, 03:06 PM
Why would ariza start of battier?

But none the less the lack of a C kills them. Really, it doesn't matter who they play, at the 5 spot, they'll be overmatched night in and night out. If they go small, with Hayes, which I'm sure they will often enough, they're still playing 4 on 5 on offense.

They're in trouble no matter how well tmac plays.

07-29-2009, 04:32 PM
Id give them playoffs. Between 49 and 53 wins. Their role players are now starters IE aaron brooks and Scuola....Carl Landry is emerging, Battier is gunna be good....Signing Ariza will help, I think Ariza has a break out season....they would be fine. TMAC is a great NBA player. He is more motivated than ever according to him in his recent Jim Rome interview, and I believe this guy. With TMAC in the Line Up last year, they would have won it all. No offense to the Lakers or Magic, both had AMAZING years.

07-29-2009, 04:34 PM
^^^ probelem is that TMAC might not be ready until december or something like that? Maybe tooo much ground to make up???

07-29-2009, 04:44 PM
fairly well, 6th 5th seed

07-29-2009, 05:51 PM
fairly well, 6th 5th seed

So they can win 50+ games?