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Are John Wall and Bradley Beal a better backcourt on which to build than Jeremy Lin and James Harden? A case
certainly can be made. The Rockets, overall, have more assets and obviously are better positioned, cap-wise, to take another big step forward, and Harden has been so good that he makes the Rockets' pair the choice all by himself, but as far as two players fitting together the strengths and weaknesses of Wall and Beal are far more compatible. I'm fascinated by the Rockets now, simply because of how they can bullrush certain quality teams and yet be completely vulnerable to far less imposing ones. They remind me of the Warriors under Don Nelson, Reigns I and II, or the Knicks during the short stretch, pre-Carmelo, when Amare Stoudemire was king. Can they get the personnel to be effective at more than sucking opponents into their up-tempo bombs-away style and, if they do, can the current personnel adjust? Is the Kevin McHale-Daryl Morey tandem the one that gets them there? Of any team in the league right now, the Rockets strike me as the one most capable of rising or falling in dramatic fashion. Those are the kind of teams that make for good stories and if I have a rooting interest for anything or anyone, it's the story.