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CP3 Told ScreamingA.Smith That He Wants To Stay

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

  1. macan

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    major source

     
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    there we go.

    the man who said he wanted out last week. the one who basically rekindled this.

    Jimmy next.
     
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  3. J.R.

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    Is this alleged drama something or nothing?

    Stephen A.: Nothing. Spoke to Chris Paul yesterday. Categorically denied the report. He wanted to state emphatically he has never ever once demanded a trade. That's a fallacy. ... Did he demand a trade? No he did not. Did he ask to be traded? No he did not. I reported he is looking to be out of Houston. He did not address that so I don't know how he feels about that. This is my situation: when I look at Chris Paul & the Rockets as presently constructed, it does not work. Mike D'Antoni puts every possession through James Harden. Chris Paul departed the Clippers to go to Houston, looking forward to being off the ball sometimes. There's no way in hell he could enjoy being off the ball as much as he was this last season. That's problematic. Something has to change there. The drama that is really unfolding is Fertitta, Morey & D'Antoni. D'Antoni wants an extension. Fertitta offered $5M + $1M for each round you won. That's where the real drama is going on. Harden & Paul have spoken. Did Harden get back to Paul initially? No. Did it take a few weeks to connect? Sure. But they have spoken. This stuffa bout can't stand one another? That's not the real issue.

    Is it how they're being used or the pressure of coming up short?

    My personal opinion, which is something I've shared with Tilman & Daryl, is how they play. Chris Paul is getting paid $38M, $41M, $44M. You say Chris Paul is not that guy anymore. Didn't the Raptors just show you don't need to be that guy as the secondary option? He's not the #1 option.That'll be James Harden. He's #2. The manner in which the way Nick Nurse utilized Kawhi Leonard goes a long way. There are plenty of teams in the NBA who have a star who is ball dominant but not to that degree and have supplementary parts around them who are better than average or all-star caliber like Chris Paul when healthy. You have guys on that team & have had success if you know how to utilize them. D'Antoni's style of coaching where I'm gonna run ragged my superstar, everything through him, that will not beat elite teams in the NBA. We agreed Milwaukee & Toronto would have beaten Houston. When I look at Chris Paul, OK, he's not that superstar but he's still damn good.
     
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    At least Yahoo got those clicks
     
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    This is what CP3 wants you to think.
     
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    " I reported he is looking to be out of Houston. He did not address that so I don't know how he feels about that.

    This is my situation: when I look at Chris Paul & the Rockets as presently constructed, it does not work. Mike D'Antoni puts every possession through James Harden. Chris Paul departed the Clippers to go to Houston, looking forward to being off the ball sometimes. There's no way in hell he could enjoy being off the ball as much as he was this last season."


    He isn't demanding a trade, but he would like to leave
     
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    Wait a minute. Did the Earth just tilt off its axis? Did I find myself largely......agreeing with SCREAMING A SMITH?

    I guess when he takes his medication he's okay.

    I read it more as, We need things to change. We can't have one guy massaging the basketball and the rest of us standing around while he catches his breath.
     
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    I don't think the issue is that Chris Paul wants the ball in his hands more. He just wants more player movement, more sharing of the ball. He sees how the offense can become too predictable and stagnant the way Harden plays -- against the better defensive teams. He probably pointed that out the way he does, and Harden didn't like it. And someone took that and blew it up out of proportion with the media.
     
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    isnt this jackass the one who said cp wants out? lol....
     
  10. ball king23

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    the same person who wrote that CP3 wanted out is now its he did not demand a trade he did not ask to be traded lol i reported he wants out of Houston lol
     
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    Misleading thread title. CP3 didn't say he wanted to stay. He said he didn't request or demand a trade. Smith even said that he didn't know how CP3 felt about that because he didn't address that.

    Why Smith didn't ask Paul if he would like to leave Houston is beyond me. Seems like an obvious thing to ask considering all the news reports.
     
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    Screamin' A makes a lot of sense
    Screamin' A makes a lot of nonsense
    Screamin' A makes a lot of screamin'

    Multiple choices but multiple options of what else to teleview, twitterview, etc etc et alia
     
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    Stephen A caught up in his own lie on national tv. Embarrassing
     
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    All of this fake news, rumors, cryptic Instagram posts ect are just too much for me. I’m too old for this sh*t. I’m tired of playing the fool. Stephen A is no different than the rest of them. Double talking clowns who will say anything for ratings. I don’t trust or believe anyone anymore. I’ll just wait for the results like in the old days.
     
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  15. macan

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    my bad i thought i heard he wanted to stay. don't know how to change the title
     
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    They're all still talking about offense but we lost the series because of defense
     
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    So he's retiring then? Wtf is this
     
  18. 1Deep

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    I question that as well. My guess is he didn't address that specifically because if CP did say he wanted to stay in Houston and never wanted to leave it would directly contradict SAS report earlier in the week.
     
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    These guys are incredible.. they get certified news from the player and gm, move the goalpost over and keep running with the same idea. #shameless
     
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    You should know by now that, for stories that sell, offense is sexy whereas defense is Stephen A Smith's fakeass hair line.
     
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