Better Fit in Houston: Dwight Howard, Andrew Bynum or Neither?
The Houston Rockets have been aggressive this offseason. You have to love their effort as they attempt to get out of the NBA purgatory of being on the high end of the NBA draft lottery every year.
Last season Houston had an abundance of point guards; last week they didn't have any. Jeremy Lin now fills that need. He'll be solid, somewhere in between the high of Linsanity at its peak and the low of his first game against the Heat.
Who will Lin be distributing the ball to this upcoming season? The three new draft picks are a nice place to start. Jeremy Lamb, Royce White, and Terrence Jones could be a nice trio to build around.
The prevailing thought is that they were brought in to be used as trade pieces for Dwight Howard or Andrew Bynum.
This clip was very early in his career, but it never gets old. Bynum averaged 18.7 points, grabbed 11.8 rebounds, and 1.9 blocks per game last season while remaining relatively healthy for most of the season.
He showed flashes of what he could be. He had a 30 rebound game as well as a triple-double.
The question is will he ever show this on a consistent basis? The better question is does he even want to? The ability is there and always will be; the work ethic is not.
Bynum also brings the bonehead factor into the equation which ranges from jacking up a three a few seconds into the shot clock against Golden State to nearly decapitating J.J. Barea in the 2011 playoffs. Sometimes he's more trouble than he's worth.
LeBron James' Decision thinks Dwight Howard's indecision is ridiculous. All of the "I want to leave, I want to stay" has been unbelievable. The Brooklyn Nets got tired of waiting on him and the Magic and signed Brook Lopez to a new deal.
Howard averaged 20.6 points, 14.5 rebounds, and 2.2 blocks per game last year. He's also made it clear that he isn't interested in playing in Houston.
So should the Rockets continue to pursue an elite player who doesn't want to be there or try to get it done with lesser players who do?
These are just some of the questions that will somehow be answered sooner or later. Will the Rockets choose apathy or indecision or none of the above?
This is why GM Daryl Morey makes the big bucks