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Why does everyone act like we suck?

In light of the news that Chris Bosh is probably going to Miami, I initially felt a little down. Then, I realized that to feel anything but optimism for next season is irrational.

Remember the Rockets team that took the eventual-champion Lakers to seven games in the playoffs last year? Think about what we've gained and lost since then:

Lost

Gained

  • Trevor Ariza i.e. a younger, less crazy Artest-level defender who can knock down key shots and is a monster slasher.
  • Kevin Martin i.e. the perimeter threat we always lacked, a ridiculously efficient and creative scorer.
  • The development of Aaron Brooks & Kyle Lowry into one of the best point-guard duos in the NBA. That MIP award speaks for itself.
  • A reconstructed Yao Ming whose knee surgery will hopefully follow precedent (Ilgauskas) and last an entire series this time around.
  • Chase Budinger, Jordan Hill, Patrick Patterson, Jermaine Taylor... you get the idea

Personally, I think if we don't do anything but resign Lowry and Scola this off-season, we'll still be in the mix to go deep into the playoffs and contend for a title.

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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