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Rockets sign Michael Carter-Williams to one-year deal

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by bilaal14, Jul 3, 2018.

  1. rockets1995

    rockets1995 Member

    Jun 28, 2011
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    Michael Carter Williams over Trevon Duval roster spot is in jeopardy, and it could be this years
    Francisco Garcia in keeping him over Robert Covington. Daryl, MCW has been a bust with no deep range shot and turnover prone. Sign Trevon Duval already
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  2. Deuce

    Deuce Context & Nuance
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    Aug 1, 2001
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    I love that they included "1 year deal" in that promo image. Just to let people know....."yeah just a marginal addition."
  3. justtxyank

    justtxyank We are all Kosh
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  4. jakedasnake

    jakedasnake Member

    Aug 31, 2002
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    As mentioned, let's hope this signing doesn't keep us from keeping a potential up and coming player. I know we have ways to keep Duval, etc. but if there is a decision between keeping MCW and a young up and coming player, we need to stick it out and keep the younger player with upside. MCW is what he is. Onuaku to me needs to be on the chopping block if it comes down to it. I haven't watched him in Summer League but I just don't think he will be a contributor so he may be the odd man out if we have to keep a player with potential.

    On a side note, we need trade assets that can potentially contribute. Donte Green was once traded for Ron Artest after an unbelievable Summer League performance. At the very least, having guys that can at least be sweeteners in potential trades like Dekker and Harrell were will be important.
  5. J.R.

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  6. Bobsputin

    Bobsputin Member

    Jun 26, 2015
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    "The theme of all of our signings is guys who can outplay the contract we're signing them to." This is the goal of every GM. It is probably more true for teams up against the salary cap. Keep your key pieces, and fill in the rest with over-achievers.

    Ariza wanted more money, so he left. Was he a key piece? chemistry wise, for sure. Defense, absolutely. Offense, eh.

    Luc - Not sure why the team didn't up the offer by 1.5M, unless they thought the can find someone >= cheap. It FEELS like a lose, but is it? Given his shoulder, and did not play in the POs (much, and not effectively). He could have contributed if he was healthy. Extra man you trusted in the rotation would have helped. Key piece? no, but nice piece to have.

    Capela - We spent all year saying he was one of our key 3 players. Part of the big 3 on a championship contender. Great for his confidence. Now that he wants to get payed like part of the big 3, team is like "eh, not so fast". Is there someone to take his place? Not this year. Still wresting with this one. 4/80M maybe? If he can create his own offense, it is a no brainer. Haven't seen that piece yet.
  7. Vivi

    Vivi Member

    Feb 3, 2016
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    Yeah, tbf, he was bad, but he also played in bad teams, i won't be shocked if he has a decent season here, better than what people thinks anyway.
  8. baller4life315

    baller4life315 Contributing Member

    Sep 2, 2003
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    Total speculation on my end, but I'm getting the vibe we might experiment with MCW at the 2/3 given what we've heard and know about his defense and ball-handling.

    Evan Turner 2.0?

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