1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

Morey needs a plan. Start w/trading Capela for...

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by ballgame, May 21, 2019.

  1. Aruba77

    Aruba77 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 1999
    Messages:
    8,740
    Likes Received:
    2,600
    i agree that we shouldn't get rid of Capela unless we are significantly upgrading the team. As you know, he was our 2nd leading scorer in the regular season last year. He does have limitations to his game, but he's definitely worth his contract. I think Beal, Kawhi and Davis are true pipe dreams. I'm hoping Butler is not because he's exactly what we need. Really hoping we get away from Small ball a little bit. While it has some obvious advantages, i think it makes us vulnerable on the boards and makes it much easier for teams to score on us in the post and in the mid-range. Losing the only real size we have in Capela to double down on small ball strikes me as a very risky strategy.
     
    ApacheWarrior likes this.
  2. J.R.

    J.R. Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    71,205
    Likes Received:
    58,894
    @BigBum's stretch big?
     
    Os Trigonum likes this.
  3. JayZ750

    JayZ750 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2000
    Messages:
    21,112
    Likes Received:
    5,179
    How is he a much better fit?
     
  4. SemisolidSnake

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2013
    Messages:
    3,154
    Likes Received:
    3,059
    Yeah, it's bad enough as a Rockets fan to see your expensive center play like crap. Then it dawns on you that everyone else is also seeing this. Depreciating in value before our very eyes. One can only wonder how much depreciation the Rockets have had to eat over these years.
     
  5. topfive

    topfive CF OG
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2002
    Messages:
    14,217
    Likes Received:
    22,734
    Doesn't this belong in the "Random Roster Overhaul Ideas" thread?
     
  6. rockets1995

    rockets1995 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2011
    Messages:
    2,032
    Likes Received:
    2,389
    Mike Dantoni gets fired in 2020

    MIke didn't play Harrell as a Rookie against the Spurs in the playoffs, I think Montrezl was extra angry at the Rockets this year.

    Montrezl Harrell is a Free Agent Next Offseason in 2020
     
  7. Plowman

    Plowman Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 1999
    Messages:
    8,024
    Likes Received:
    4,663
    KLove
     
    xiki likes this.
  8. ClearLakeTX

    ClearLakeTX Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2015
    Messages:
    743
    Likes Received:
    457
    you dont think turner will help more than capela? Harden and Capela has proven that wont work. We need other options PERIOD
     
    RocketOrg likes this.
  9. BaselineFade

    BaselineFade Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2018
    Messages:
    762
    Likes Received:
    1,457
    I’ve been playing around with Markkanen in the trade machine. I just don’t think Chicago would do it. They Have Wendell Carter Jr, and neither he or Clint can spread the floor.
    He would be a nice get though.
     
  10. treyk3

    treyk3 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Messages:
    4,158
    Likes Received:
    3,342
    Morey doesn't need a plan. He literally is working around the clock on dozens of plans. Trust me. He knows what he needs to do. The issue is if everything lands.
     
  11. solid

    solid Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2001
    Messages:
    16,942
    Likes Received:
    3,114
    I agree with this. After the GS series I would have traded Capela for a bag of chips. However, realistically, he is a project and needs a lot of work. He can improve.
     
  12. ballgame

    ballgame Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2016
    Messages:
    792
    Likes Received:
    536
    On the contrary. Capela is a center, Turner and Sabonis are PF who can play center in a bind (PJ Tucker type)
     
  13. Rocket River

    Rocket River Member

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 1999
    Messages:
    49,388
    Likes Received:
    13,005
    Why do people act like Capela is making
    25 million a year?

    Rocket River
     
    Relativist, Bo6 and deb4rockets like this.
  14. xiki

    xiki Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2002
    Messages:
    15,538
    Likes Received:
    1,113
    Morey doesn't need a plan. He literally is working around the clock on dozens of plans. Trust me. He knows what he needs to do. The issue is if something lands.
     
    D-rock and treyk3 like this.
  15. dream2franchise

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Messages:
    2,266
    Likes Received:
    815
    I don't see Indy making that trade either, but Turner is a player I'd trade Capela for. I'm out on trading Clint for anything other than a big that will improve our team, and he's one of the few. We're small enough as it is. (and I don't see a top 10-15 player getting traded here).

    What we need is a different look to throw at teams when Capela isn't going well because of matchups, and that has to be a stretch 5, or a playmaking 5. I just don't see who that can be that's affordable. As far as playmaking fives, a player like Bam Adebayo would be amazing, but Miami wouldn't part with him for anything.

    Stretch Fives....I don't even know. Vooch will be hella expensive. Wondering what Brook or Marc Gasol will command as FA's.

    I'm hoping Hartenstein is putting up 1000 three's a day over the off season. His shot looks comfy and loose and he can rebound as well. Plus, he has legit size. He's likely our best bet.
     
  16. RoyalGuard

    RoyalGuard Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2017
    Messages:
    674
    Likes Received:
    856
    Sorry can't improve heart, and that's what he lacks against players that are aggressive with him. A la (draymond green, Brooke Lopez).
     
  17. smp

    smp Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2008
    Messages:
    1,109
    Likes Received:
    1,952
    Please not this again. We need to be proactive and get in the mix early in the off season. Quit waiting around for other people to toss out some trash so we can come behind and pick it up.

    Capela, Tucker, and EG is our trade bait. We have to make something out of that trio.
     
  18. jowman

    jowman Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2019
    Messages:
    548
    Likes Received:
    612
    Can’t dunk either when he can’t even catch the ball clean.
     
  19. omgTHEpotential

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2012
    Messages:
    5,767
    Likes Received:
    2,995
    Trade Capela for a top10 pick. Draft Goga Bitadze.
     
  20. JayZ750

    JayZ750 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    May 16, 2000
    Messages:
    21,112
    Likes Received:
    5,179
    Turner has an inch in height and 2 plus on standing reach over Capela.

    He also played center pretty much exclusively all year.

    He’s a center.
     
    D-rock and seeingred like this.
Loading...

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now