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Stephen A Smith: Rockets not willing to GUT team for LeBron James

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Captain Hook, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. Captain Hook

    Captain Hook Member

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    Just said such on First Take. Says that Houston's #1 priority is resigning CP3 and not messing with chemistry.

    It makes sense. I am guessing that it will have to be on some sort of a discount if he wants to come here (which I would say its unlikely, due to him saying he will never play for anything less then the max).
     
  2. count_dough-ku

    count_dough-ku Contributing Member

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    I just saw that. No surprise there. You don't gut a 65-17 team in an attempt to sign anyone, even LeBron. I do think they need to try to dump Anderson's contract and replace him with a couple of rotation guys who will actually contribute on a regular basis. But it's risky trading away or cutting half the roster in order to fit LeBron's salary.
     
  3. BigMaloe

    BigMaloe Contributing Member

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    Is trading Ryan and Gordon for lebron gutting the team?
     
  4. J Sizzle

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    Ryno's spacing > Lebron's spacing

    Do not want

    Don't @ me
     
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    Haha
     
  6. count_dough-ku

    count_dough-ku Contributing Member

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    We'd probably also have to let Ariza go. And I'm not sure if we'd be able to resign Luc.
     
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  7. FTW Rockets FTW

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    CP3 needs to take a discount. Not sure it's the best idea giving him a max given his age and injuries

    come on Cp3. Create a dynasty by taking a pay cut
     
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    Maybe the organization don't want the players looking over their shoulder during the playoffs.
     
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  9. DreamShook

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    Lebron torpedoes franchises.when he gets annoyed.

    I hope he stays in the east.
     
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  10. jevjnd

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    The guy is clearly one of the greats, but this team is really on some kind of role this year. Last night's effort wasn't quite what we hoped for, but all things considered, nothing could have gone for us and we still got the W. The team is getting older, but I'd like to ride with these guys till they just can't anymore. Morey has always shown that he absolutely knows what he's doing and it's great to see him reaffirm the position that many of us already had. It's been a great year.
     
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    Shedding crocodile tears at the moment...:cool:
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  12. apollo33

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    I don't like CP3 taking a huge contract. He's honestly just too old at this point especially with the injury history
     
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    Offeseason

    Priority 1 - Resign Clint Capella
    Priority 2 - Resign CPaul
    Priority 3 - Ditch Anderson
     
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  14. Bobsputin

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    ones with weak GMs
     
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  15. sergio

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    First or second round exit. Do what needs to be done to get the best player to Houston. Finals appearance, then we should keep the same team and give it another shot next season. If we win championship it would be stupid to gut the team.
     
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  16. pippendagimp

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    i'm not sure lebron is willing to play 2nd fiddle to harden anyways
     
  17. J.R.

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    If they win a championship? Maybe. (And then he'd be out of play because he's not Kevin Durant)

    But if they lose the Finals or WCF and LeBron says I want to join, I'm supposed to believe Daryl is gonna pass & say no? "Sorry 'Bron, gonna run it back one more time with this group." I don't believe that.

    In my worthless opinion, if he leaves, he'll go to Filthadelphia.

    Leandro Barbosa ------ Matt Barnes
    Harrison Barnes ------ Kevin Durant
    Andrew Bogut --------- JaVale McGee
    Ian Clark ------------ Ian Clark
    Stephen Curry -------- Stephen Curry
    Festus Ezeli --------- Damian Jones
    Draymond Green ------- Draymond Green
    Andre Iguodala ------- Andre Iguodala
    Shaun Livingston ----- Shaun Livingston
    Kevon Looney --------- Kevon Looney
    James Michael McAdoo - James Michael McAdoo
    Brandon Rush --------- Patrick McCaw
    Marreese Speights ---- Zaza Pachulia
    Jason Thompson ------- David West
    Klay Thompson --------- Klay Thompson
    Anderson Varejao ------ Anderson Varejao

    Lost Harrison Barnes, Andrew Bogut, Festus Ezeli, Brandon Rush, Mo Speights, Jason Thompson

    Added Kevin Durant, Matt Barnes, Damian Jones, Patrick McCaw, JaVale McGee, Zaza Pachulia, Briante Weber, David West
     
  18. J Sizzle

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    3rd fiddle behind Gerald Green, actually.
     
  19. Pandaemonaeon

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    I have no interest in gutting and reimagining the Rockets just to be Lebron's 4th pitstop. For what, a shot at titles that he'll probably get all the credit for anyway?
     
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  20. Reeko

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    Lebron is a Team USA member tho

    if the Rockets win the title or look like they’re close to GS while losing to them in a tough 7 game series in the WCF then I’ll believe this
     
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