The Dream Shake - a Houston Rockets blog: Chad Ford forgot to pay attention

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Chad Ford forgot to pay attention

In his mock draft today, Chad Ford did a pretty decent job. At least he did up until the Rockets pick, saying they would take JJ Hickson out of North Carolina St. If you don't know anything about Hickson, he's actually a really good player. He's also a Power Forward.

I know that for every year that did not include Charles Barkley post the Otis Thorpe era that the Rockets have needed a power forward. This year is not one of those year. While Ford accurately notates that the Rockets have Luis Scola already, he forgets that 1. The Rockets just drafted a rookie in Carl Landry at the PF slot last year, a rookie that worked out very well and 2. The Rockets signed Chuck Hayes to a 4 year contract before last year.

So Mr. Ford, I know it's still early, but that's just a terrible mistake.

Also, let it be known that I believe the Rockets need to draft 1 of 4 players for this draft not to suck: DJ Augustin, Chris Douglas Roberts, Brandon Rush or Roy Hibbert

That's my draft board, DJ is a pipe dream, but one of the other three should be there. They all fit a huge need and I beleive Daryl Morey will find a way to make it happen.


Eric said...

Your draft board looks sound. I like Brandon Rush or CDR. Roy Hibbert if those guys others are off the board.

Amaar said...

I hope we make a trade with the bulls for kirk hinrich.

UofTOrange said...

Same here amaar, same here. I think Dave is working up a post about that right now

Matt said...

Augustin is a homer pick. He is anti-clutch and one of the more overrated players to come out of that program in years.

Hibbert rules.

loren said...
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Loren said...

We also drafted Aaron Brooks in the first round last year despite having 6 or so undersized guards on the team.

Just sayin'.

Robin said...

Brandon Rush would work well for the Rockets. I think he has more potential than people give him credit for.