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Report: Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta has griped about Chris Paul’s contract in front of rival execu

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by OddsOn, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. OddsOn

    OddsOn Contributing Member

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    As if this off-season didn't need any more drama...

    https://sports.yahoo.com/report-rockets-owner-tilman-fertitta-163434688.html

    In 2017, Chris Paul opted in to facilitate a trade to the capped-out Rockets. By forgoing free agency and a max salary, Paul sacrificed $10,083,055 that season. With Paul and James Harden, the Rockets became a championship contender and pushed the Warriors in the 2018 Western Conference finals.

    The bill came due last summer.

    Houston re-signed the aging Paul to a four-year max contract worth $159,730,592. That deal always looked like it could age poorly, and Paul – now 34 – is already slowing.

    Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta has noticed.

    Fertitta has grumbled about Paul’s contract, expressing regret to Rockets staffers and even in front of rival executives, according to league sources.

    Fertitta bought the Rockets after they traded for Paul. Though the sale was completed before they re-signed Paul, it seems the contract terms were at least discussed as far back as the opt-in-and-trade.

    So, Fertitta didn’t necessarily sign off on this arrangement.

    Yes, there’s downside to Paul’s deal. Houston is feeling it now. Paul will be difficult, though not impossible, to trade this summer.
     
  2. YOLO

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    all these different threads posting the same news we've heard over and over thats been put out.
     
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  3. Reeko

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    you’re late OP
     
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  4. metalshred

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    All these chaos are not comforting. But hopefully we can find some opportunities to improve within the discomfort and pressure.
     
  5. ROXTXIA

    ROXTXIA Contributing Member

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    These negative news stories breed like bunnies. We won't even be able to trade CP3 to the dumbest, glue-sniffingest GM out there. Where's Isaiah Thomas would you need him?
     
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  6. JumpMan

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    Fertitta made his money in the restaurant business. You can't make it like he has by not squeezing every drop out of every penny his restaurants spent. I think Morey sees thing similarly.

    On court versus off court value has to be commensurate with each other with every player. This is why losing someone like Ariza made sense for both of them.

    Fertitta must look at Chris Paul's contract like a busted zero degree freezer he can't turn off and Morey looks at it like an inefficiency that must be eliminated.

    I'm going to wait and see, but this Fertitta dude is looking like a problem so far.
     
  7. fallenphoenix

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    if we can movie ryno, we can move cp3
     
  8. RocketsFido

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    well no ****, everyone including cp3 probably griped about this contract.
     
  9. dmoneybangbang

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    Tilmon Fertitta seems like Trump.... just no clue when to shut up.

    Both classic Dunning-Kruger effects.
     
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  10. macan

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    come on op you know it's fake news if it's from yahoo sport..
     
  11. J.R.

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    ESPN

    Fertitta has grumbled about Paul's contract, expressing regret to Rockets staffers and even in front of rival executives, according to league sources.

    Yahoo

    Paul then signed a four-year, $160 million deal that owner Tillman Fertitta has complained about ever since, sources said.
     
  12. macan

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    not enough sauce
    i need more sauces
     
  13. Corrosion

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    You know … so many sauces expressing the same sentiments - CP3 wants out …. Are they all liars ?

    Or does he really want out and is just not wanting to air dirty laundry ?
     
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    Les Alexander >>>>>>>>> Tilman Fertitta
     
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    Honestly this kinda feels like someone possibly laying some dirty work similar to the Anthony Davis situation last season. Notice how all the reports are saying he would prefer a trade to LA.
    This whole situation smells like rottenness.
     
  16. Rasheed

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    @tinman plz come get this mans
     
  17. astrosrule

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    We have maybe the worst owner in the nba now, big sad
     
  18. tinman

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    He doesn’t know anything about the Rockets don’t waste your time
     
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  19. BeardNation13

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    Did you read the post above you?

    I agree, we have probably worst owner in the NBA

    When did Les ever do such hideous stuff like bitch about contracts to other execs?
     
  20. tinman

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    Les only signed CP3 to raise the value of the Rockets so he can sell it and take his money and our trophies on a yacht in Florida

    He probably got happy endings at the same place bob craft did too

    @topfive
     
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