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If we lose Capela, what should be our next option?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by plutoblue11, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. plutoblue11

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    In the event, we lose Capela. What should the Rockets do to replace him? Or should they stand pat with what they have and wait until next off season?
     
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    Wait for it to actually happen..... next offseason.
     
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    /end thread
     
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    Screwed we are if Capela we lose.
     
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    No matter what happens, we're not losing him THIS off-season. So let's hold off on the replacement talk till next year.
     
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    Even if he signs the qo he would still be here for this coming season, not sure how the Rockets would handle that, if they would still give him major minutes or gave him the Noel treatment.

    If they would give him the Noel treatment i guess they might go after Chandler, Cauley-Stein (assuming he's available and i'm no sure he is) or some other cheap option like Dedmon, RoLo...not sure if Trez or Bebe will be available, i mean, i don't think their teams will rescind the qo.
     
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    [​IMG]

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    Morey finds a way

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    Regardless of what he signs--QO or a 3-4 year deal--it's in his best interest to keep on improving and playing hard next season. He only needs to look up "Nerlens Noel" and "contracts" to see the most recent cautionary tale of a big signing a QO and sh*t going sideways real quick during contract season
     
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  11. Texanasiafan

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    Just a few months away from the second championships of the Astros.

    I am sure you can feel excited about it.
     
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    Hopefully by the time he's become an UFA, we'll have found a replacement. Murray, do your magic.
     
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    I think it's premature to worry about this, but I'll play along.

    in 2014, after losing Chandler Parsons, Harden said this:

    In 2018, I think the same quote still applies with minor updates:

    "Chris (Paul) and I are the cornerstones of the Rockets," said Harden. "The rest of the guys are wing players or pieces that complete our team. We've lost some pieces and added some pieces. I think we'll be fine next season."

    So yeah, don't replace Capela with a big. Have Tucker start at center. Replace every open roster spot with a wing ( vets and young guys), until roster is Harden/Paul and a bunch of interchangeable wings. Finally get Melo! Welcome back Brewer! Hello athletic dude from Europe who know one knows! Collect them all, take this basketball revolution D'antoni and Morey started to its logical conclusion.
     
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    If we lose Capela we need to start wondering why in the hell did we not retain such a key player when we easily could have.
     
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    Capela is not going to play in European League. They are not going to pay him $15 million next season.
     
  16. pippendagimp

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    if morey lets him take the QO it means tilman's decided that paying the lux tax just isn't worth it for a team the league office will never permit to beat GS anyways
     
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    Sign a center.
     
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    They better hope Phx cuts chandler if that happens.
     
  19. J Sizzle

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    Trade Chris Paul, probably. Window will be closed in that case.
     
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    Then why give CP3 $40 million a year?
     
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