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Morey: "We had a fairly large deal (involving picks) but nobody would have focused on that part."

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by jacoby, Jun 22, 2018.

  1. jacoby

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    The full context was posted by Clutch on Twitter.



    In essence, he had a deal that would have netted Houston a few picks that would have been involved in a larger deal down the line. Any inferences on Morey's thought process? I found this quote particularly interesting..
     
  2. Bids9

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    So basically like we would have traded Gordon out for picks, everyone would have lost their **** over Gordon going but the picks would become valuable in the acquisition of you know who ;)
     
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    Feels like he’s referencing an LBJ move (either directly or Ryno type trade) when he says “no one would have focused on that part of the deal”
     
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    That's the way I see it. I can't envision a scenario in which Morey acquires multiple draft picks if Eric Gordon isn't involved in any trade. He's seemily the only touchable player on the roster with value.
     
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    Were in for an exciting week me thinks whether its LeBron or something else.

    <popcorn.gif>
     
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    Love it. I think it's a little presumptuous to name Gordon and LeBron in this scenario. We really have no idea, maybe we're shopping Tucker in part a blockbuster deal for a different allstar level player. All that we can infer here is that Morey is maneuvering with a level of confidence that we can potentially pull off a big deal to improve the team, which is very exciting.
     
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    The trade involved us getting a “consequential player”

    Wasn’t there talk about Jimmy Butler?

     
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    This is obviously fake news. Jimmy Butler grew up in Tomball and doesn’t care about the Rockets:confused:
     
  9. topfive

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    But if I recall, there has been a wee bit of speculation recency in the media regarding those exact two players, one possibly leaving the Rockets and one possibly joining them. Doesn't seem presumptuous to me.
     
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    Jimmy "Tomball" Butler y'all.
     
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    @cyberx I love you bro, I've always had your back
     
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    So Morey makes a deal to get Jimmy Butler.
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    CP3 makes a call to LeBron to inform him about the Butler trade. LeBron says hold up on that.
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    CP3 hangs up and smiles at Morey.
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    Morey tells Thibs nevermind and they both move on with life.
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    Us with LeBron, them with Butler.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    Either or is win-win for Rockets. Lebron is the GOAT but Jimmy is a legit upgrade for a team that took GSW to 7 games.
     
  15. ghettocheeze

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    Between Paul's hamstring and Butler's knee...

    I'd rather have the guy who has played 16 seasons in the NBA without a hitch running on whatever magically super soldier serum he takes.
     
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    Meh, I think
    meh, I think I have read this every draft, “We almost had a nice deal in place”... I think it’s just to keep us fans happy and content. What do we have “asset wise” to have used to trade up?

    Just my opinion
     
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    Chinanu? A Jackson? Zhou Chi? I don’t think EGo would have gotten you anything but a 20-29 pick
     
  18. daywalker02

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    Throwing mud balls at the wall and hope it sticks with this rumor.
     
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    I bet the "big deal" was Morey taking $2 million cash from Ferttita, buying a pair of 2nd round picks, then flipping them for 4 future 2nd rounds picks.

    Meanwhile, Morey trades for LeBron and everyone loses their collective sh*ts and so nobody focuses on the fact that Morey squeezed $2 million from gangster Ferttita.

    Morey is like that. He does things for sh*ts and giggles.
     
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    Me too, but if this is the "best" we can do then I won't complain. Just gotta hope they're healthy when it counts.

    Even though it bit us this year...
     
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