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Bold prediction: CP3 will be traded by the deadline.

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by jacoby, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. jacoby

    jacoby Member

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    Morey needs to rapidly change directions with this team, and they won't be able to do it with Paul's salary on the books for four years. He will be traded (possibly to New Orleans) in an effort to reset on the fly in hopes to salvage the last few years of Harden's prime.

    Anyone else agree?
     
  2. threepointshot3

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    Lol no team will touch that contract for a player who might not be all star level player anymore
     
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    To Who?

    Rocket River
     
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    If we can, we should. But I don't think we can unless we take on an even worse deal like John Wall.
     
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    A team losing Anthony Davis just might...

    A team with Lebron might...

    In fact, I bet quite a few teams would take a bite.
     
  6. don grahamleone

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    CP3 plus 4 first rounders to Philly for Jimmy Butler, Moses Malone and Doctor J.
     
  7. jacoby

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    Pelicans will never sign a star player and they need to win or else they'll lose Anthony Davis next season. I can see them making a move for Paul.
     
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    Lay out the potential trades please. Who on the Lakers would come close to matching CP3 contract in a trade?
     
  10. Jump Ship

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    Paul for Holiday
    Picks for Love?
     
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    If the Pelicans are crazy enough to do it then great
     
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    Serious question. Would you trade Harden for Giannis?
     
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    Yes. Of course. Not any hesitation.
     
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    The problem is, if he's performing well then he's tradable. If he's not performing well, he's untradable.

    I just think he shouldn't be ISO'ing anywhere near this much anymore and needs to play at a far higher pace.
     
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    Mirotic ($12m)
    S. Hill ($12m)
    Moore ($8m)

    The salaries would match in this case. I'm not saying that would be the trade, but it's possible to center a package around these guys. AAthird team can be added if necessary.
     
  16. Jump Ship

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    What about AD? Simmons?
     
  17. RudyTBag

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    Ball-Rondo-Pope for Paul-Trash...
    I would never condone this, but it’s not impossible. You can’t tell me Lebron wouldn’t pull the trigger.
     
  18. jacoby

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    He certainly wouldn't .
     
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    Lebron would but would the Lakers go for it?

    They have sold their fans for a few years now on the upcoming FA and I think CP3s contract would ruin that.

    I mean they can keep their whole team and add a max contract...it's not a good deal for them at all.
     
  20. RudyTBag

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    I bet he would. :)
     
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