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Can the Rockets win a title with Aaron Brooks?

The reason I ask this question is this: There hasn't been a team that has won the title with a scoring point guard for some time now. Lets take a look at the title holders this decade:

 

2008-09 Los Angeles Lakers
2007-08 Boston Celtics
2006-07 San Antonio Spurs
2005-2006 Miami Heat
2004-2005 San Antonio Spurs
2003-2004 Detroit Pistons
2002-2003 San Antonio Spurs
2001-2002 Los Angeles Lakers
2000-2001 Los Angeles Lakers
1999-2000 Los Angeles Lakers

 

The Spurs and Lakers have dominated this decade. Derek Fisher is not the number 1 or 2 option like Chauncey Billups or Tony parker were in Detroit or San Antonio. But he was not a dominant scoring point guard. He does not rack up assists like Nash or Rondo, but he plays excellent D(as of now he does not), can spot up, and make good passes. Two much better examples are Tony Parker and Rajon Rondo. Parker was the quickest point guard in the paint and could dish it as well as anybody. Right now, Rajon Rondo is the best point guard in the league. He will give you 13-17 points a game, 10+ assists, 2+ steals, and at least 4 or 5 boards a game. Chauncey Billups has been thought of as a scoring point guard throughout his career, he is averaging about 7 assists for his career, which is a stat that does not jump out at you, but is above average for a point guard. Most of you are going to say, "But Aaron Brooks is averaging 6 or 7 assists per game." True, but Chauncey did not dominate the amount of shots taken by the Pistons during their prime years. I know Yao is returning next year and he will be thought of as the number 1 scoring option, but lets face the facts, Yao probably won't ever be the player he used to be. Even if we have Kevin Martin, Brooks will usually get more shots.  

 

Even if we get Chris Bosh, I don't think we have as good of a chance winning a title as say the Thunder do next year. Russell Westbrook has a high PPG average, but he also averages around 8-9 assists per game too. The Thunder have a premier scoring threat in Durant, and a great passing(and if needed, scoring) point guard. With AB, he looks to score, not pass. That is what separates him from the rest of the pack. The Thunder may be a weak example of a team who could do better than us in the playoffs, but they almost took the Lakers to seven with a bunch of young players, and a rookie coach. Even though this will never happen, I would prefer to see Lowry start over Brooks. So Brooks can be that electric spark off the bench along with Bud and whoever else. As most of you have seen in games, Lowry looks to pass first, not score.

I'm not trying to be a debbie-downer, but this thought occurred to me and it made sense to talk about it.

No cursing in title. No pirated material, such as links to online game streams. Do not cut/paste entire sections of content from other websites. Thanks.

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