It seems like 90% of the blog is focused solely on Howard. How good is Howard offensively, what color he likes, is he a boxers or briefs man, where he will live in Houston, etc...
If he comes to Houston great! We all will cheer, maybe then Morey will get manager of the year etc...
But there is a huge chance that he stays in LA, either be resigning with LA or sign and trade with the Clippers....not to mention the possible dark horses of Dallas and Atlanta.
Everyone loves Houston...great....but it a little perspective would be good...and discuss plan B's.
Assuming that DH goes elsewhere as does CP3...which honestly he will stay with the Clippers....now what.
Who do we add to compliment our current roster?....who do we need?
Do will sign any remaining players to a 3 or more year contract?....or just get place holders until next year and roll the dice with Bosh or Lebron?
Here are my thoughts...
1) don't wait until 2014. There is no guarantee that Bosh or Lebron will leave Miami and if they did whether they would choose Houston over others. If we can sign market friendly contracts with some great starters (Iggy, Millsap, etc...) then they can be traded on a sign and trade for Bosh or whoever later. With Houston being such an up and comer...really needing just two maybe three more pieces to fit, players like Iggy or Millsap may sign for less money in Houston to be part of a contender.
2) What we need now: either a superstar like DH, or.....
A strong starting level PF that can rebound, play some D in the lane, have a decent post/half court game
A strong wing defender, like Memphis' Allen or a younger Battier
A wing shooter, with Garcia gone and Delfino having foot problems we need another shooter to keep our spread, run and gun offense going. Beverley could somewhat fill that roll as a decent spot shooter but a Garcia clone is needed.
A backup SG to log half way decent minutes to give Harden a rest.
If you disagree let me know.
But looking at that list I would like to sign:
Millsap, Allen, Garcia, unknown SG.
Just an idea to get the conversation going.