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Rockets may be looking to trade into top 20

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Tristan_fiore, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. ball king23

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    I am in for at least trying to get a good pick
     
  2. ROXTXIA

    ROXTXIA Contributing Member

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    I'm sorry if someone has posted this in this thread, but don't we always try for a 1st rounder, and don't other GMs prize them like a sultan prizes the virgins delivered to his harem? "Mine!"

    Now, if Morey should finally succeed, wake me up from the summer doldrums.
     
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    You hit the nail on the head. It's best to look for a trade instead.
     
  4. studogg

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    I could see them giving the Lowry treatment to Gordon and flipping him for a top 20 - contingent on that pick being sent right back out with additional baggage (Cp3 or Capela) to target a trade with the 76ers for butler.
     
  5. pippendagimp

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    we'll need that pick to flip later on. to dump a bad contract and get under the tax
     
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    who could we even get in return from the celtics to match capela's salary? forget horford, tatum, brown, or smart since the Cs are adding a pick to get capela. Hayward is the only one left. We'd have to add a filler to match hayward... tucker isn't enough to match... the vet min squad isn't enough to match... would have to be gordon. That seems like too much to take on haywards contract and give up capela and ego just for #14. I would want a young big or two like williams, yabusele, ojeleye, or #20 included.

    i can see something like capela/ego for hayward/#14/sweetener. we aren't going to win any trade with ainge so don't expect a thrilling return. I guess the gamble would be if hayward can get back to pre-injury form like PG did.

    taking on that contract though makes me wonder if there really is a CP3 trade lined up after this. i can't imagine adding hayward while keeping CP3. neither will earn their salary next season. that's just not a moreyball way to build a team.
     
  7. deshen

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    developing draft pick(s) with Harden in the team? Highly doubtful.
     
  8. JD88

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    Tyler Herro would come in and instantly be a contributor.

    Hes Chandler Parsons without the ego, and a much, much better shooter.
     
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    I mean I’d really like to have mook right now lol
     
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  10. blackistan

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    Cool story
     
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    we have yet to draft w/ a top 5 much less top 10 pick since the Morey Era began in 2007/2008ish? food for thought.
     
  12. Corrosion

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    He hasn't done all that well with the first rounders he did use.

    Nick Batum traded for what ?!
    PatPat was decent if unspectacular
    Marcus Morris over Kawhi ?! You had to be kidding me then …. and I still cant believe it now.
    Jeremy Lamb - Yawn
    Royce White - stuck on the short bus
    T.Jones …. Kelvin Kato??.
    Steven Adams … oh wait , traded that pick.
    Capela
    Sam Dekker - is that the dude that plays kickball with his face ?!

    At that rate , he may as well trade them rather than use them.

    (and I'm a Morey supporter but he hasn't drafted well)
     
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    So they can trade him for Joey Dorsey , a stale half eaten bag of Cheetos and a warm bottle of piss ?
     
  14. daywalker02

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    It has been a while since we drafted in the Top 18.
     
  15. Rasheed

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    Lol that’s and odd comparison considering they’re two completely different players..
     
  17. Baqui99

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    A boat's a boat, but the mystery box could be anything!
     
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  18. ball king23

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    I am in for a late 1st round pick
     
  19. Zboy

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    From Second best in the Western Conference to Top 20 in the league.

    [​IMG]
     
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  20. EddieWasSnubbed

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    My sources say the Rockets are all on Zion in Free Agency 2023.
     
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