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[ClutchFans] Podcast: On De’Anthony Melton and the Rockets 2018 Draft, plus LeBron and free agency

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Clutch, Jun 25, 2018.

  1. daywalker02

    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة
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    Dang, Adele!
     
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    murray's draft picks 4-24 from the field. oh my
     
  3. BimaThug

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    TEAR IT DOWN!!!! TEAR IT ALL DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. pippendagimp

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    HYPE EM UP!!!! HYPE THESE SCRUBS UPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    but really though, i assume you were unable to watch. melton is nowhere near breaking an NBA roster, wasn't even close on any of his 3pt attempts and his handles are awful. airballed a couple floaters. but he is still young and rusty from sitting out. while edwards already 22 just doesn't seem to have nba athleticism. let's just say i hope you and morey end up making me eat crow.
     
  5. Deuce

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    LOUD NOISES!
     
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    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmelton
     
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    Did you see the last summer league game? Wow, Melton looked fantastic.
     
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    unfortunately not, was on too late here in europe. but saw his crazy fat lever like stat line. regarding his handles, not sure yet if game one was him just being rusty or him be better guarded, but in any case i like his team mindset always trying to make winning plays on both sides of the ball. i wonder if he still has a chance for mvp, meaning if it goes by only the playoff round games or if his game one statline will end up hurting him
     
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    He's a primary rotation player right now. Forget RGV. Put him in the rotation and let him learn in the job. No sense in fooling around with him. Get him his minutes. He'll be an ace by the time the playoffs are here. He's a stud.
     
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    FYI, Jared Vanderbilt, 41st pick, signed a 3yr 4M deal with the Nuggets.

    Just using that as a comp for Melton at 46.

    cc @BimaThug
     
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    I want to find ways to work both Melton and Qi in over the first 50 games to figure out if they can impact the playoffs next year. It might be the season after but I feel pretty good about Hartenstein as well. Work in the three young guys, run 9-10 man rotation and then trade for vets at the deadline as/where needed

    CC/QI
    Tucker/Melo/Hartenstein
    Melo/Melton/Green
    Harden/Gordon
    Paul/Harden/MCW

    Will win us 60 gmes and we can augment in Feb.
     
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    you might get your wish..... I think the rockets play the long game this year.... lots of rest and some just f$%k it game.....

    CP3 and Eric definitely wont play 70 games this year.... and I doubt if James even plays 80....

    more more regular things to proceed anymore....
     
  13. BimaThug

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    FWIW, a straight-up three-year minimum deal works out to a total of $3.92 million, so either this is just a rounding issue or Vanderbilt got a very small additional bump from the rookie minimum (via DEN's Taxpayer MLE?).
     
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    Straight minimum deals are limited to 2yrs. So it must be an MLE deal, right?

    I guess you just meant what minimum pay looks like for 3yrs, vs suggesting it was an actual minimum exception.
     
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    A question related to the future development of the young players. Is Roy Rogers going to be the coach of the RGV? His NBA experience will be valuable to their growth.

    On the other hand, remaining as an assistant coach with the Rockets might be a better idea with the changes that are taking place.
     
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    does anyone know if Nene's 3rd year is fully guaranteed?
     
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    It is.
     
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    how many 2-way deals are the rockets allowed to give out total?
     
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    Nene’s 3rd year (2019-20) is a player option. If exercised (it will be), it’ll be fully guaranteed.
     
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