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RUMOR: Rockets had a trade to get James Harden, Russell Westbrook help fall through this week

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by jaychi, Oct 23, 2019.

  1. jaychi

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    https://clutchpoints.com/rockets-news-houston-had-a-trade-fall-through-this-week/

    There was a potential trade this week that ultimately fell through involving the Houston Rockets and an unknown team, according to Kelly Iko of The Athletic.

    Iko reports Houston didn’t initiate the trade talks:

    In other words, Houston isn’t being aggressive on that front, at least before the season starts. From conversations with the front office, The Athletic learned that there was a potential trade this week that ultimately fell through, but the Rockets didn’t initiate the move. Rather, it was a team interested in dumping a player’s contract in Houston and attaching an asset to do so. The Rockets might have done it, even though it wasn’t for a rotational piece, but the opposing team eventually pulled back on its approach.

    Houston opens its season on Thursday at home against Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks. The game will feature the last three MVP winners: Russell Westbrook, James Harden and Antetokounmpo.

    The Rockets are expected to start Westbrook, Harden, Eric Gordon, PJ Tucker and Clint Capela. Houston is the only team in the NBA with two MVPs on the roster.
     
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    Did the President of China tell the 31 other teams not to deal with Morey?
     
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    damn. we could have had DMo. we coulda been a contender
     
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    psych

    Some GM was messing with Morey.
     
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    It was probably Joe Ingles lmfao
     
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    A non rotational player
     
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    30 NBA teams + 2 CBA teams?
     
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    Rockets were relegated to NFL those are the rules
     
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    I thought House is starting?
     
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    My guess is Hayward.

    Now that the Celtics got reamed on the Brown deal, they are probably looking to dump money.
     
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    The title of this thread doesn't make sense to me.
     
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    Starting off early I see. We have about 2 or 3 of these "fell-through" deals a year now. So fun!
     
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    um....only 29 other teams. Other teams: Shanghi Sharks, Pekins Ducks? LOL.
     
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    Dion Waiters. - Heat would like to get out of that deal and would likely think about adding a 2nd to facilitate

    this is speculation on my part but the pieces fit.
     
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    I thought the same at first but:

    - the only way that could work is if the Rockets give back to Boston Capela, Tucker and other salary
    - why would Boston pull back on that? They would be all over that i think
    - the piece also says it's wasn't about a rotational player, and Hayward is a rotational player

    I mean, it would make sense for Boston to dump Hayward, i was just looking at their roster and they have like 30/35M on him, Kemba, Brown...Tatum will get the same soon...but i don't think the piece is referring to them.
     
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    Time to expand

    The Sugarland Hunnies

    And

    The Tumball Tomboy
     
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    Title says this move was to get Harden and Westbrook help, but the article says it was a salary dump for a non rotational player?

    Someone is just writing **** saying anything.

    Doesn't make sense on multiple levels.
     
  20. tycoonchip

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    Yep blah blah blah... believe it when i see it from cyberx or cod
     
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