Originally Posted by Exascor
You just can't compare NFL to NBA. Not defending Smith at all but saying the Rockets are more forward thinking than the Texans is bogus. NBA players are shuffled around because of their contacts. Players are considered to be "great" commodities if they have expiring contacts. Draft picks aren't valuable past the top 5 or so. You only need 2-3 great players to be considered legit. There isn't a franchise player designation. If there was Miami wouldn't have Lebron and the Rockets probably don't have Howard. The goal in basketball is get those 2-3 star players and fill a roster around them. Other than qb there isn't a player in football that can compare in worth to any one player on a basketball team.
Smith deserves criticism. He may deserve to lose his job. Morey and his crazy player movement has nothing to do with it though.
Nah, the Rockets are easily more forward thinking, while the Texans are okay with the status quo. Just look at how both franchises operate, its obvious. Take things slow, be patient, etc. And draft picks are definitely valuable past the top five. Texans don't take big risks (Sam Montgomery isn't one), or they wait until it is too late (Schaub). If Kubiak coached the Rockets, he would have been fired like jvg was back in 2010.