Scola Who? Why Jordan Hill Should Start For the Houston Rockets

June 16th, 2010 by Patrick Harrel Leave a reply »
In his third year with the Rockets, Luis Scola made a tremendous jump forward in Yao Ming's absence.

He scored better, rebounded more, and played improved defense as the Rockets, despite missing three of their best players from the year before, challenged for a playoff spot.

His possible departure has not even been mentioned this offseason. It has been widely assumed general manager Daryl Morey will match any offer for the stud power forward.

While I support that move, Scola should not be a starter next year.

While he impressed fans and scouts alike with his improved post game and gritty playing style, placing him alongside Yao Ming is a terrible match.

With Yao's already sub-par mobility, limited by his foot—which underwent extremely invasive surgery—the Rockets would be best served by playing an athletic, shot-blocking forward alongside Yao.

Fortunately for the Rockets, they nabbed an athletic forward in the Tracy McGrady/ Kevin Martin trade this season.

Jordan Hill.

With his tremendous leaping ability and feel for the ...

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