There’s quite a few polls to go over today in this week’s edition of SB Nation Reacts, so let’s get right to it with our Houston Rockets questions to kick things off.
Our first question asked our Houston voters about the future of Victor Oladipo with the team. What would you do with his expiring contract? This one was clear.
Trading him is certainly the right move. I wouldn’t necessarily be opposed to a re-sign in theory, but Oladipo has never been very enthused about being in H-town, so it’s best a deal him to a contender before the deadline. There will likely be a market for a career 17-point per night guy as a hired gun to help someone on a title run.
As usual, we asked for our Rockets fan confidence rating as well, and that actually stayed steady from last week, though with the team in the midst of a 10-game losing streak, there’s no telling how much longer that will hold.
I’m still in favor of the long-term rebuild vision until otherwise proved, so I once again selected yes. I’ll be anxious to see what the Rockets do at the trade deadline with Oladipo, P.J. Tucker, and Eric Gordon.
We also had a group of national questions this week dealing with several types administrative ideas for the league. The first question asked our readers if drawing fouls should be considered a skill. Thankfully, voters were sane on this one.
Our next question asked if voters thought there should be rules changes to limit soft-contact fouls, and this one was a clear landslide.
Our final question deals with the NBA logo. Long thought to be the silhouette of former Los Angeles Lakers great Jerry West, there’s been some recent calls to update the logo with the profile of Kobe Bryant. Again, the majority of voters were sane on this one.
I’m a resounding no on this one. Bryant’s legacy is much too complicated to basically represent the entire sport at a professional level, and if there’s going to be talk about changing the logo, I think there are better options out there.
That’s it for this week. Please join us in weekly SB Nation Reacts voting by signing up here.