Forget all the injuries, and let's think positive here. Fast forward to next year opening round in the 2010 NBA Playoffs. Your Houston Rockets are the number one seed in the West and our starting lineup for the first game is:
Aaron Brooks - PG
Shane Battier - SG
Tracy McGrady - SF
Ron Artest - PF
Yao Ming - C
I know the probability of this lineup staying in Houston for next year is up in the air. I know the speculation of us being the number one seed in the West is unlikely given the nature of the game. I know that we've had so many injuries to these guys that it's hard to be optimistic that they're all healthy throughout the season, much less going into the playoffs. I don't care.
I like to imagine this exact scenario happening. As much as it may be a pipe dream. I know that if we were fielding that starting 5 with everyone healthy the possibility of a championship in Houston is very likely. For now we'll just have to wait and imagine.