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OK so what was the point of the Iman Shumpert trade again

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Stepback3GOOD, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Stepback3GOOD

    Stepback3GOOD Member

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    Following the OKC loss on saturday, i have still been trying to figure out why we traded for him. What does he bring to the table that we werent already getting with austin rivers

    I still wish we would have added a first rounder and flipped him to the pels for mirotic
     
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    He brings:

    1) luxury tax savings
    2) perimeter defense
     
  3. heads.up

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    If anything he replaces Ennis in the rotation spot, and that is something I am very okay with because honestly - Ennis was trash defensively.
     
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    Lol... we only discussed it for like 100’s of pages in the Shumpert and luxury tax threads.


    Just lazy man.
     
  5. Stepback3GOOD

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    but he is much shorter than ennis. He and rivers are about the same height
     
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    That was just the first game. Relax...
     
  7. ballgame

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    Say what you want but Shumpert has NEVER done anything since he been in the league. He has always been a below average offensive player. Actually, I thought Ennis was coming around before he got traded.
     
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    Hey, you know what's fun? Rehashing something that's been pounded into oblivion in like 4 other threads. You think you're saying something different from what everyone else is saying, but you really aren't.
     
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    Depth

    Btw mirotic is of shaky health i am glad we didnt bring him here
     
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    our offensive strategy is 3s and points in the paint, and we need more depth at the wing who can do that at a high percentage.

    our defensive strategy is versatile small ball lineup who can guard up and down, which means we need wing players who can guard 1, 2, 3, and maybe even 4.

    Shump can give us versatile defense at the wing, guard multiple positions.

    we need more time to integrate him on the offense, so he can shoot the 3s in rhythm. in theory, if he does, he can be what Ariza/Mbah a Moute did for us.
     
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    Thank you. Ludicrous to judge Shumpert on his first game with the squad.
     
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    Seen this several times and every time I'm confused by why Tillman would be holding up a jersey with PJ Tucker's number on it. Weird choice.
     
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    CD = Coaches Discussion
     
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    Another nomination for the worst post of the week.

    *edited weak for week....good lord that was a bad error*
     
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    I swear Shumpert has been getting the Trevor Ariza treatment since we traded for him. The expectations and the way he's talked about you'd think we just acquired Anthony Davis or Steph Curry.

    I'm in the camp of "WTF was all that trading for" obviously. I "Like" Shumpert as a role player as anyone would, but the fans here are really REALLY being played with a bit here.

    ... but Shumpert
    .... but Shumpert
    .... but Shumpert

    .... cannot be the end of every question asked as it relates to the cash grab that was pulled at the trade deadline as much as we all like Shumpert and how desperate this team is for anyone who can play the 3/4 spots with relative competence.

    I'm happy to be wrong here and Shumpert turns out to be godsend, but if Iman Shumpert is all we get out of what we did at the trade deadline, I think we were better off doing nothing, and keeping the first rounder & better 2nd rounders. And if you are doing the deal for Shumpert because you love him so much, there's no reason to just give up potential real NBA players like James Ennis and Nick Stauskas for not a damn thing but cash in Tillmans bank account.
     
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    At the beginning, I thought Morey made mistakes. The reason Morey did not make the trade could be luxury tax next year.
     
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    We got rid of a first round pick. We don't need those.
     
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    ....but Shumpert can't play the 3/4 :p
     
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    Haha... EXACTLY. We traded for a guy to play that role who is .... well... Too short & not long enough to play the role we need him for. It's pretty bad when someone is geting the Ariza treatment who can't even do what Ariza did.
     
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