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[NYPost] Rockets could make push for Carmelo (UPDATE: Blog post)

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by ItsMyFault, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. ItsMyFault

    ItsMyFault Contributing Member

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    UPDATE 3/18/2014: Blog post...

    Wojnarowski: Rockets join Bulls atop Carmelo Anthony’s wish list

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    http://nypost.com/2014/03/13/source-rockets-could-make-a-big-push-for-carmelo/
     
  2. Fawkward

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    Our defense would be terrible, but our offense would be like an all-star game.
     
  3. Clutch

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    Yes... I fully believe this actually. It's a longshot, but if Carmelo makes it clear he's leaving, I bet the Rockets make a strong push for a trade.
     
  4. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    Carmelo and Tyson Chandler for Dwight and Lin.....I'm almost to that point now.
     
  5. Carl Herrera

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    Power forward Omer Asik?
     
  6. clutch citizen

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    It's up to Lala
     
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  7. ThaShark316_28

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    Saw this coming a few weeks ago; thought about it today, as well.

    I buy this 100%. Longshot, but that "Dwight Howard is advising Melo" talk opened my eyes to it a bit.
     
  8. tim562

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    Get it done
     
  9. IzakDavid13

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    I honestly believed that we would've got him at the Deadline.
     
  10. Classic

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    So...do you start Melo at the 4?
     
  11. Play07

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    Keep asik we don't need Howard post ups with harden & melo just need asik at center.
     
  12. ThaShark316_28

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    Of course, unless Chandler isn't around somehow.
     
  13. torocan

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    I agree.

    It makes perfect sense to make the play for another All Star caliber player if you can get one, whether you think it's a perfect fit or not.

    Melo is clearly the best player in the trade, and his offensive scoring ability can't really be denied. You take a hit on defense, on the other hand if he integrates into the team you'll pretty much dominate on the offensive end.

    The question of course is the asking price... Asik + Lin would be required, the real question is What else do they want? I could easily see Tjones being part of that package. And after that? Picks? Parsons? Hard to say...
     
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    What'll you do when you get lonely
    And nobody's waiting by your side?
    You've been running and hiding much too long.
    You know it's just your foolish pride.

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    And tell me all my love's in vain.

    Layla, you've got me on my knees.
    Layla, I'm begging, darling please.
    Layla, darling won't you ease my worried mind.
     
  15. ThaShark316_28

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    Melo where he's the 3rd man turns into Olympics/All-Star game Melo.

    THAT Carmelo is scary.
     
  16. Classic

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    I don't believe Melo is a drop off on defense over Parsons or Jones
     
  17. BowlingBaller

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    Seems legit.
     
  18. torocan

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    It is after you lose Asik.
     
  19. bmd

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    I just don't know how it would work on offense with Dwight, Harden, and Carmelo.

    All 3 of them like to iso whether it's Dwight in the post or Harden and Carmelo going one on one.

    In order for all 3 of them to get their touches, the offense would be a lot of iso ball.
     
  20. torocan

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    You would just make Harden the effective PG and have him dump touches into the post for Melo/Dwight. That and occasionally have Melo initiate the play from the elbow and hope he passes out.

    As fit goes, Melo/Harden/Dwight is TONS better than Chandler/Melo/STAT.
     
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