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!

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. Deuce

    Deuce Context & Nuance
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2001
    Messages:
    25,116
    Likes Received:
    30,241
    Yeah, his defense has been fine. And probably gets better as he practices more and learns the switching defense. But his SHOOTING needs a BIG uptick.
     
  2. Sweet Lou 4 2

    Sweet Lou 4 2 Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2007
    Messages:
    25,615
    Likes Received:
    5,128
    Not sure why people judge trades after two or three games
     
  3. smoothie

    smoothie Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2001
    Messages:
    19,453
    Likes Received:
    4,002
    the trade was a success based on the reasons the team made it.

    1. get under the LT.
    2. add an actual NBA player to the rotation.

    both were accomplished.

    looking into Shumpert's actual effect on the lineup is getting stuck in the weeds. prior to the trade we only had 7 NBA players on the roster. after the trade we're up to 8 with the hopes of landing a buyout player to get a legit 9 man rotation. didn't happen of course.

    tl;dr 8 players is better than 7, and no tax is better than tax.
     
  4. BigBum

    BigBum Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2018
    Messages:
    3,126
    Likes Received:
    1,073
    2 picks for him
     
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