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Chron Sources: Rockets aggressively pursuing Jimmy Butler

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by DaBeard, Jun 19, 2019.

  1. daywalker02

    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة
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    He has to opt in before June 29th otherwise he is UFA, and his agent would have told him to become a free agent just to enjoy teams wooing him with major money, because he does not get to be FA every year.
     
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    I’m sure Jimmy Butler is just dying to be wooed...
     
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    So Brian T reads clutchfans. This guy is a lousy writer/reporter. He doesn’t know a thing.
     
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    Harden’s usage and ISO rate increased drastically because CP0 declined heavily, the team was ravaged by injuries, and we started out the season 11-14...Harden started out the season playing how he did in 17-18, he took 20 or less shot attempts in 15 of our 1st 25 games...then he realized that if things continued like they had been we’d miss the playoffs so he took it upon himself to ensure that didn’t happen

    funny how there were no issues their 1st year together when CP was a top 10 player and the team was winning 65 games...

    U really think Butler would come here and Harden would still continue to have 40% usage and ISO every other possession? Lol, get real...

    Harden would probably rather average 27 and 10 than 36 and 7, but this year’s team would’ve been doomed if he didn’t go MJ mode. That’s the reality of the situation.
     
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    My thoguths exactly. Butler's agent leaked this to the chronic to pressure Philly. Rox are being used and played.
     
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    So we are not only hard capping the Rockets. The team receiving Shumpert would also be hard capped. And Shumpert is not getting 13m per season. That’s his caphold, not what he’s worth.
     
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    CP
    Beard
    Jimmy
    Tuck
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    I don't know if that's true, but you made me laugh.
     
  10. saleem

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    As usual.
     
  11. HoustonCRT

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    To pressure Philly for what? They already plan on offering him the max.
     
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    This doesn't make sense, they would use a team with cap space like the Clippers, Nets, Lakers, not a team without any chance to sign him like the Rockets.
     
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    Exactly. That is old news. GS is also prepared to offer KD and Klay their 5 year deals, but you hear about KD wanting to go and recruit another player to the Knicks.

    NBA free agency is fluid and we try to pick up the signs. We know JB is a different kind of guy and wants to win. We can offer him the 5 year next year and he gets to potentially win championships in a place that he grew up.

    Harden is in his ear and probably Tuck too. There was no smoke last year with Lebron. At least, we're in the mix for now.
     
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    @cyberx what are you hearing about cp3 false allegations and jimmy butler
     
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    Hou in: Jimmy Butler, Al Horford (SnT) and Kris Dunn
    Phil in: Chris Paul and Eric Gordon and 1st from Bos
    Bos in: Clint Capela
    Chi in: Ben Simmions and 2nd Rounders from Rockets and Philly

    Salary wise its close. I think its a win win situation for all teams.
     
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    Thank you lol. A lot of “fans” have been brainwashed by the media.
     
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    If you were playing checkers yea, but Jimmy playing chess. We all know Jimmy is from Tomball and so does Philly. That makes it really real.

    Until they do they haven't and no agent worth their salt is going to make any assumptions.
     
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    Using us as leverage is pointless though because we can't sign him.
     
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    For us Shumpert’s cap hold is 16M but that is irrelevant over the cap. 13M is his max to use in trade without base year compensation limitations to half his salary in trades. We have his Bird rights but to use him in a S+T we are limited.
     
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    As is tradition!
     
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