Eric Bledsoe - MIN Jul 7, 2015 12:37:55 GMT
Post by greatwall on Jul 7, 2015 12:37:55 GMT
While I agree with some of Charles' points, I am not sure I agree with you that Houston will be a better team next year than Minnesota.
Rockets Current Starting 5:
PG: Derrick Rose 85
SG: Bledsoe 84 *if signed*
SF: Antetokounmpo 77
PF: Love 88
C: Cole Aldrich 71
Total Rating: 405
Reserves: TJ Warren 76, Jusuf Nurkic 73, James Young 70
After signing Bledsoe in this hypothetical situation, the Rockets would remain over the cap and possess literally not depth. Furthermore, Rose's history of injuries in conjunction with the Love's inabilities as a basketball player, whether real or perceived, make the potential of this team unclear at best. To be honest with you, I plan to go on an epic crusade to get Love's rating lowered and I think Barber will unite with me. Additionally, I would bet money that Tristian Thompson beats Love out next season and makes him a bench player.
Timberwolves Current Starting 5:
PG: Bledsoe 84 *if signed*
SG: Victor Oladipo 79
SF: DeMarre Carroll 76
PF: Gorgui Dieng 77
C: Derrick Favors 82
Reserves: Okafor ?, Collie-Stein ?, Rubio 80, Shumpert 78, McDaniels 75, Meeks 74, Early 73, Barbosa 74, McCollum 72
The Timberwolves ratings remain hard to determine because obviously we do not know how high Okafor and WCS will be rated. With that said, however, both of them look promising and I think WCS will contribute to a team right away. Additionally, all of this depth remains conducive to trading for a star player.
You might disagree with how I assess the teams and that's fine, but it's not clear whose team will be better next year. In fact, I think the uncertainty around Houston really hurt them in this situation.