[Watkins] Rockets GM says getting into this draft's first round 'will be pretty easy'

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  1. cdrive

    cdrive Contributing Member

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    http://espn.go.com/blog/houston-roc...kets-gm-says-trading-into-first-round-is-easy


    Well I didn't see that coming honestly. We're going to trade up?

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Deep draft-we R still talking about ~50 players w/legit chance 2make impact in NBA-highest since I joined HOU-reminds me of deep 2005 draft</p>&mdash; Daryl Morey (@dmorey) <a href="https://twitter.com/dmorey/status/744005405710290944">June 18, 2016</a></blockquote>
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    Looks like we're 48 hours away from some interesting developments...
     
  2. Snow Villiers

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    Morey Wants Thon Maker
     
  3. HTOWNTAKEOVER

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    shouldn't have made the playoffs in the first place. would have had a lottery pick. :rolleyes:
     
  4. OTMax

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    Lol we never keep our picks long enough so it doesn't matter anyway
     
  5. J.R.

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    Tells us how easy it will be to move into the first
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    Doesn't move into the first.

    :grin:
     
  6. jimmyv281

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    Morey is blowing smoke.
     
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    This Morey quote is entirely contradictory. Either they misquote him or misunderstood him or both.

    How can it be easy to trade into the first if none of 4 teams with all the picks wants to use their picks to trade?
     
  8. johnnydeezy1

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    you probably have addressed this but are you an "insider" as well? If so, do you know the prospects morey really likes in this draft?
     
  9. Haymitch

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    INB4 DD says this is Morey self promoting
     
  10. topfive

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    No, YOU want Thon Maker. Don't project your emotions.
     
  11. Snow Villiers

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    I don't care for Thon Maker. I want Demetrius Jackson.
     
  12. napalm_black

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    Would have changed NBA history.

    Rockets lose 1-2 more games ----> Warriors face Jazz in first round ----> maybe no Curry knee injuries ----> maybe less Green technicals ---> Golden State Championship ----> No GOAT discussion for Lebron ----> Rockets first round pick -----> totally different trade assets and summer positioning ----> different 2017 season ----> and so forth.

    Life is just ripples on a pond... :cool:
     
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  13. SirIvyLeague

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    Murray devaluing other first rounders by saying it's "easy" to get in. Nice.
     
  14. cheke64

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    He speaks like Trump. Morey steaks, Morey university, Morey philosophy and Morey picks.
     
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  15. albuster

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    It is typical Morey. The Rockets biggest asset is Morey's big mouth.
     
  16. smoothie

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    probably can buy a late first with cash. teams have multiple picks, and others trying to maximize cap space...

    this year its very important to get more than one decent rookie on this roster. first, because the entire league will get stuck with a bunch of high priced contracts in free agency, making the rookie contract even more valuable as a trade asset. secondly, because we need more players who are improving rather than regressing if we want to sustain any success during james' career.
     
  17. Aruba77

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    This is actually a stupid thing for Morey to say; makes any GM who trades sound desperate. Could actually backfire. I use to think Morey's candid talk was great, now I think he's growing more unwise.

    I've started that long hard slide from ardent supporter to doubter on Morey. Still hope he surprises me though; I've turned.
     
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    Why not Thon Maker? The perfect project.

    1. Still super raw, but you get all that length and height on defense off the bat.
    2. Can also shoot from longer distances then your average 5 can.
    3. Good kid and not a head case.

    Don't get me wrong, he has negatives
    1. Has blinders on when he gets the ball. Needs to learn to not force a shot when things brake down.
    2. Needs to improve his Defensive awareness

    There are plenty more negatives, but I think Thon's realistic NBA potential is a role player. A guy who can be used in many different ways to create mis matches. I don't see a star when I watch him, but I see a guy who could dominate in a small ball lineup (if he adds weight and what not). Can't teach that length.
     
  19. Sanity2disChaos

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    This is really true. Who has been the longest??
     
  20. Sanity2disChaos

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    A slap in the face it is. It's a deep draft to any foolish team of my choice will give me a 1rst. In a deep draft I might add. Foot in mouth.
     
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