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(Chron) Confident Rockets lining up deals to land Jimmy Butler

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by DaBeard, Jun 27, 2019.

  1. DaBeard

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    Article not as confident as the Iko bomb, hinting that it’s most likely we stand pat and just add a MLE.
     
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    It says we'er still "expecting to be in the mix", but Feigen reporting this is as much as you can hope for... Did say they aren't shopping PJ.
     
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    They're trying to balance the public statements from Morey earlier in the week with the sourced intel here. The article cites "growing confidence" and says the Rockets "feel good" about their chances. Also says Butler and Harden are "particularly close." I wouldn't say it's hinting they most likely stand pat.

    The part about it being "much too soon" to have a sense of how Butler feels... I think we all know better than that. The team has to be guarded in what they say prior to June 30 at 5 p.m. It is what it is.
     
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    Morey starting to sound like Trump...
     
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    Right. I'd say it sounds promising in a coded sort of way. All of this is controlled media leak stuff from the Rockets' FO.
     
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    I'm particularly talking about this section

     
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    Lmao !! FOH
     
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    Why should I FOH breh.
     
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    1.) There's a reason it's at the bottom.

    2.) It's basically trying to reconcile what the recent reporting (and public statements) has been with the new information from today. It's certainly possible, I just wouldn't characterize it as hinting at all. If that were the case, they'd lead with that angle, as they did Monday
     
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    Perhaps, hope so! Good news we're keeping Tucker. I'm hoping for Butler, and Noel with our MLE.

    Paul
    Harden
    Butler
    Tucker
    Noel

    Super stud defensive squad surrounding Harden.
     
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    I'm all for pretending it's not going to happen and being surprised if it does. No buildup or letdown, just calm and assume the status quo.
     
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    Only real news here is Tucker is staying, Capela and Gordon definitely gone.

    And Morey lining up several deals to give Philly options on what they would prefer.

    This is happening folks, Hartenstein better step up! Lol
     
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    Our obsession with Jimmy reeks of The previous obsession with Melo and Bosh. Remember when Lowry wanted to come back but Daryl had a date at America’s with Melo? I have a feeling we are going to regret this endless pursuit. He won’t opt in and get paid later? He doesn’t clearly want to be here then, let him go.
     
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    Don’t matter. He’s gonna choose LA anyway.
     
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    Lol him wanting a 4 year deal means he doesn’t want to be here?
     
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    Exactly. He’s obviously undecided. If getting his money now is his biggest priority that’s completely fine but by not opting in he’s taking away at least one more key rotation player and hard capping the team. If Houston is his choice then He needs better explanation of how little it affects him financially if he opts in and signs a max next year. In fact we could do 1+5 and make sure he’s getting maxed into his 30s.
     
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    I’m so sick of the articles.

    Just keep your mouth shut and talk once you get him (which is still less than 50/50).
     
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