How thankful are you now that the Melo trade didn't happen?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Loneyroy7, Nov 5, 2017.

  1. Loneyroy7

    Loneyroy7 Member

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    Westbrook and PG's numbers and effectiveness are dropping down the chute. Melo taking 18 shots a game and averaging 1.8 assists.

    You can't teach an old dog new tricks. ISO Melo was never going anywhere.

    Some of the best trades are those you don't make, and the Rockets dodged one of the biggest bullets the NBA has to offer with this one.
     
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    Deuce Contributing Member

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    I am of the belief that with CP here (and MDA's offense) Melo would be playing differently.
     
  3. amaru

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    I’m not thankful. I think a big 4 of Paul, Harden, Melo and Gordon gives us a better chance to beat GSW than what we currently have. Oh well
     
  4. tmacfor35

    tmacfor35 Contributing Member

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    Who knows.

    Chemistry plays a big factor and Melo is a wild card.
     
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  5. Loneyroy7

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    Melo going 3-17 and taking shots away from better players is not helping us beat Golden State.
     
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  6. vlaurelio

    vlaurelio Contributing Member

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    Ny wanted ego not ra

    So question is would you have been happy with

    Harden paul melo ryno cap as starting 5

    And ariza lmm tucker nene off the bench
     
  7. DreamShook

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    I think Melo would have played a lot differently if he was a Rocket. All those long 2s he's shooting as a Thunder would not be happening here.. All those iso post ups would be at a minimum here.
     
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    larsv8 Contributing Member

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    Not thankful.

    He helps our case to land Lebron.
     
  9. Loneyroy7

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    You honestly think LeBron would factor Carmelo freaking Anthony in any way, shape, or form into his decision-making? They may be friends, but LeBron has arguably the highest BBIQ of all-time and hence he sees what Carmelo's game brings you (or doesn't).
     
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    I wanted him, but he'd honestly ruin our offensive flow

    My boyyy Loney!!!

    -SaltyMeatballs from ISH
     
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  11. Loneyroy7

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    Ayyyeeeeeeee
     
  12. amaru

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    True butterfly effect.

    However you could say the same for Melo performing well here
     
  13. amaru

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    No telling what would have happened here
     
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    They wanted Gordon bc Anderson’s terrible contract. But it’s done now
     
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    It's only been 10 games.
     
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  16. amaru

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    Where are we getting the space for LBJ? We are paying Ryno superstar money...
     
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  17. Loneyroy7

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    Yes, the sample size is small, but the fact Melo is currently taking the most shots on a team in which he's the 3rd best payer is already startling. You think he's just gonna all of sudden start deferring more?

    If anything, you would've thought he would shoot less to start his career off with OKC to better ingratiate himself with Russ and PG...but not Melo lmao
     
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  18. amaru

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    CP3 would have reigned that in.
     
  19. vlaurelio

    vlaurelio Contributing Member

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    So would you have traded ego for melo?
     
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    saleem Contributing Member

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    I was semi confident that Melo could help us out, but I didn't want him for a huge cost.
     
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