The Rockets drafted Sam Dekker and Montrezl Harrell and acquired PG Ty Lawson this summer, but other than that they’ve kept the same that went to the 2015 Western Conference Finals intact. That core includes franchise cornerstones James Harden and Dwight Howard. Houston GM Daryl Morey calls those two players the “top players at two positions” in the NBA (shooting guard and center). Agree or disagree with his statement?
Morey’s quotes, from Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle:
“This is the first time I feel like, without any changes, we’re good enough to win it,” he said.
“If you look historically, championship teams have two or three elite-level players, and they’re usually together for a bit,” Morey said. “I expect this group to be together for a while.
“If this year we don’t make it as far as we want, which is all the way to the LOB (Larry O’Brien trophy), I would expect to bring most of this group back, because the group we assembled is good enough to win. We have to prove that on the court, but I don’t think you look at it and say there are obvious things that need to be changed for us to be a championship team.”
“Let’s be clear: There’s a lot of execution to go from here to there,” Morey said. “We have what we think is the top player at two positions (Harden and Howard), and we have very, very solid pieces to work around them all the way to players eight through 10.
“A lot of teams that look good on paper, like I think we do, don’t finish it. But we have all the components.”