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Sources: Rockets have eyes on Jimmy B

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by cyberx, Sep 18, 2018.

  1. hakeem94

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    because the 2 teams are well conncected and that 15 mil contract was kind of bonus payment for ariza services here just like they signed bobby brown and waived him several times because he is a a good buddy of harden
     
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    yeah we are all already kinda fed up with butler drama but nba is more fun with it
     
  3. Deckard

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    Thanks to @Dr of Dunk, masterful staff member who helps keep this place going for @Clutch, and you, I think we've got the title to the thread, and the Front Page, proclaiming that we've got Butler (as unlikely as that likely is).
    It's gotta be:

    Jimmy's Down!

    Then another 300 pages of members carrying on for, against, and in total indifference to the deal, all in 3rd person.
     
  4. J.R.

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    https://wccoradio.radio.com/media/audio-channel/mike-max-jimmy-butler-did-not-travel-team-milwaukee

    (1:08) "I'm told he did not get on the plane at 3 o'clock"

    http://www.startribune.com/jimmy-butler-is-not-with-the-timberwolves-in-milwaukee/497211781/

    Butler was not with the Timberwolves in Milwaukee as they prepared for their final preseason game, head coach Tom Thibodeau confirmed Friday morning at shootaround.

    The official reason given by Thibodeau is that Butler stayed in Minneapolis to "work on his conditioning."
     
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    Hahaha. Ridiculous. Don’t say things as if you’re in the know. Umm, we paid Bobby Brown. Phoenix is paying the 15M to Ariza. That contract was not “kind of bonus payment for Ariza services”. It was a contract to play for Phoenix. Foolish
     
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    Yeah and that’s what makes it even more strange. It’s one reason I wanted to post it. Refuted yesterday, but Shams still posts this this morning. WTH is going on in Minnesota?!
     
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    LMAOOOOOOOOOO I literally choked on my water. I want to ignore this guy so bad but this **** is so funny.
     
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    That tweet you posted was from yesterday (per timestamp). Did he do a new one?
     
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    He won’t drink until rockets win that chip
     
  10. mikol13

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    Ah man! I woke up to that on my phone. I should have taken a closer look.
     
  11. Zoplicone

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    Since Thibs is coaching in Milwaukee I would assume it’s very unlikely a deal goes down today.

    My god what a disaster.
     
  12. topfive

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    I agree that it's just wishful thinking on the part of Ariza fans. Phoenix isn't going to buy him out unless it saves them money tax-wise. However, the Suns will have a new GM and it wouldn't surprise me at all to see Trevor traded at the deadline to a contender who needs that little extra push. The Suns won't be sniffing the playoffs, so they could use an extra pick since Trevor's too old to be in their long-term plans.
     
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    This is not true at all and extremely foolish to believe. SMH...
     
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    Jimmy's conditioning was evidently good enough when Team Scrub thumped Team KATWig the other day.
     
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    Ariza isnt primarly on-court addition, he is locker room adition. Young players need veteran mentors nad Ariza is one of the better leaders. Of course their top talents need him to build culture
     
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    That’s why GM and Coach should be separate.
     
  17. topfive

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    I would agree that's probably the reason they brought him in. Trevor officially has 4 months* to earn his $15M by building culture.

    After that, Ryno will have to be their cultural bodhisattva, since he's pretty much untradeable.

    * Trade deadline is Feb 7.
     
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    Wow. Thibs looks like his dog just died. I almost feel sorry for him.
     
  20. Deuce

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    Of all of your declarations, this is by far the most preposterous of them. And when you juxtapose that with where Capela is as a player, it makes me shake my head even more.

    And I am not even down on Zhou. He has good instincts and good BB IQ, but I would be very surprised if he ends up being anything more than a "limited bench rotation" guy. I don't even see him as a main bench rotation guy, much less starter, much less pseudo-all star, much less all star, much less NBA Defensive Player of the Year potential.

    If you can find me ONE smart NBA talent evaluator on NBA Twitter that agrees with you, I would be shocked. I invite you to find out. To start, your best bet probably would be Kevin Pelton as he has the highest support for Zhou that I have seen. But that support doesn't come close to extending to what your assessment of his potential is.

    If you can find more people to support your position, I am willing to re-consider, however. Always willing to re-consider when new information is provided.

    But as it stands now. I find that conclusion preposterous.
     
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