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Title chances of this team next season

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by HROZ, May 28, 2020.

  1. HROZ

    HROZ Member

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    Ibaka Hartenstein Cabuclo
    Tucker Green Sefolosha
    Covington House
    Harden McLemore Green
    Westbrook Neto Clemons

    How far do you think this team could go if we can trade Gordon & Assets for Ibaka?

    This is the team I'd love to see next season. I honestly believe they are serious title contenders.
     
  2. daywalker02

    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة
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    Full circle. OKC kept Ibaka over Harden.
     
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    Ibaka is old. Rather have Gordan and pick up a younger center. With MDA coaching we would struggle to make playoffs with that lineup.
     
  5. Reeko

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    Lmao, struggle to make the playoffs? Why are u drinking this morning?

    a shooting C that can also roll to the rim is MDA’s wet dream...Ibaka can also defend

    he is perfect here

    Gordon sucks...if we can get rid of his contract, then we should thank God for the blessing
     
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    Ask him where Lester Nygaard is...
     
  7. smoothie_king

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    Chances of winning it all improve with hartenstein getting more and more minutes.

    McLemore might contribute a three pointer from time to time.
     
  8. xiki

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    Fuhgeddabouddit. If this year’s squat doesn’t do squat, I.e. Finals AT LEAST, I suspect we’ll see a whole new team, top to bottom, at TheToyShop come opening tip in Dec or Jan, whenever.
     
  9. DM'sVP

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    EG does not suck. He’s been recovering from a knee injury this season. I think he will show up big in whatever playoffs we end up seeing.

    However, from a salary cap allocation standpoint, I do think that EG needs to be moved. Preferably for young front court player who is good but still has a ton of upside. With Gordon on the roster, the Rockets have too much money locked up in the Guard position. The Rockets have almost their entire salary cap dedicated to three Guards. Westbrook (38.5m), Harden (41.2n) and Gordon (18.2m) make almost $100m of the $109m salary cap. IMO Gordon’s 18.2 needs to be allocated to a front court starter. It is simply too much money for a bench player who is behind two all stars on the team.

    I think the Rockets should look to trade Gordon for a younger player than Ibaka. While I think Ibaka would be a great fit on the team, I think the Rockets should go Look to the future a bit more with an EG trade. Obviously Aaron Gordon is the ideal player to target in an EG trade but it would be a very difficult deal to put together. Two players other than Aaron Gordon who the the Rockets could target in an EG trade are Myles Turner or Larry Nance Jr.

    Indiana could be intrigued with the Idea of adding more shooting and opening up the court. Oladipo, Brogdon, Gordon, Warren and Sabonis are a good starting 5 that could make some noise in the East. But, I think Indiana would be able to get more then EG and the 2022 frp for Turner.

    Honestly, idk why the Cavs would trade Nance for EG. But, the Cavs have had head scratching moves recently so I feel like they could do anything. Nance would be a great fit for the Rockets. He’s 27 so he is just now entering his prime, he’s a superb athlete who would be a major lob threat, he’s steadily improved his 3 point shot over his career and is a good rebounder. I have not seen him play enough to tell you how his defense is but he does have the ability to block shots.
     
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  10. CK Johnson

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    0%. Golden State will be back fully healthy and Rockets can't beat them in the playoffs.
     
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    GSW is done. This is the Rockets time to shine with Lebron getting old and Rockets with 2 superstars MVP in prime years

    Draymond can't play anymore and the team just full of old superstars and bunch of new G League players on the bench
     
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    If we get Ibaka, this team has a VERY good chance to win it all next season.
     
  13. YOLO

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    GS will be right back in the top of the playoff mix next year. Not sure how you’re gonna call GS old, when the rockets are even older
     
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    Eric Gordon has negative trade value.

    I doubt many GMs will be lining up to pay a 31 yo, injury prone, mediocre player an average of 19 mil/yr for the next 3 seasons...especially in this current financial climate...him being traded for a good young player is pretty much out of the question IMO

    Serge Ibaka will be a free agent, so the only way we can get him is via S&T if he wants to come here and the Raptors agree, but it will be hard to convince them to take EG...his contract is very bad

    maybe a team will place heavy value on a 2022 1st round pick if it’s unprotected or has very light protection (1-4 protected for example)

    Ibaka would be an excellent addition...I’d prefer him over someone like Larry Nance
     
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    God speed nba, Houston, Minnesota, worldwide.

    Don't really like chances of ibaka trade because I feel Toronto would match and beat any offer from a free agent market. Nick nurse surely supports ibaka since Nick nurse would only have been in toronto for three seasons.
     
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    I'm all for pushing some of that guard payroll into the front court...
     
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    Would not be enough, still 4th to 6th seed

    Sign and trade Rivers and picks for Luke Kenard.

    MLE to sign Marc Gasol

    Unlikely
    acquire John Collins, Christian Wood, Jarrett Allen
     
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    40+40 million sure thing.
     
  19. smoothie_king

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    Rivers does not even earn 2 million in salary this season, and the Eric Gordon extension uncertainty most likely means rivers gonna end up like Carmelo anthony.

    Austin Rivers sports agent wouldn't even make a decent commission from a rockets deal for rivers.


    Marc gasol is not gonna settle for a Mle deal from Houston after winning 2019 championship with Toronto.

    Right now gasol is top 3 center in the east so that type of rating is not mle worthy considering Durant and Blake griffin still out of action in east.

    God speed Houston worldwide.
     
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  20. larsv8

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    This team has basically no chance.

    Tilman is going to gut everything for savings. We will be worse than we already are.
     
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