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What are some minimum wage free agents that can help us beat the Warriors next year?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Carl Herrera, May 15, 2019.

  1. smoothie_king

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    Agreed.
    Do you mean Tyreke Evans? If so don't know how harden feels but Evans is not a third option but probably second option on good team.
     
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    I just hope Morey can land guys who fit our system. We need length that can switch, rebound and make 3's. J Green fits and I like the idea of Aminu. Carrol would also be a nice for added depth on the wing.

    I would take Thomas Bryant, Looney or Dedmond, preferably as back up depth at the center spot if they can be had for cheap.

    As far as another shooter Ellington should be a top low cost priority. I believe he led the league in 3's made by a bench player in 2018.

    Morey reportedly tried for Green and Ellington at the trade deadline, so I believe he knows what the team needs.

    Moves like these could have put us over the top this year. Im not counting on getting a star. I certainly hope we can get JB. If not I hope we can still least fill out our roster with above average role players.

    Since it can't get any worst than Melo/MCW/Ennis I am actually optimistic about what Morey may add this year in terms of cheap quality depth.
     
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  4. basketballholic

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    Aminu is Ennis II. Dude is a dumb lunkhead. He'd drive Harden and Paul nuts. Not a fit.
     
  5. BaselineFade

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    His IQ seems like it fell off recently. I agree with that. But his length, rebounding and shooting would be nice to have coming off of our bench. Maybe he could use a change of scenery.
     
  6. basketballholic

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    Didn't fall off recently. That's his downfall and has always been. 98% percentile in athleticism. 5% percentile in brains.
     
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    We went the route of signing YMCA players for vet minimums, then discarded them all for potential late-second rounders in the 2040 draft.
     
  8. basketballholic

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    Adding to the minimum salary list we'r ought to consider Anthony Bennett. His stroke is looking very clean Ann's he's looking serviceable defensively as a 5 in small ball.
     
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    Tough F4 elimination game by Llull. He's been really harmful for Madrid. Hope the Rockets watched the game and hope they keep an eye on the ACB playoffs.
    In 2019, after his last injuries, Rivers >> Llull.
     
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    I would definitely be happy with Aminu.
     
  11. mastan

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    Since you're picking an improbable lineup why not pick Giannis/ KD/ Anthony Davis/ Lebron also?
     
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  12. basketballholic

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    Another possible minimum salary signing:

    Aaron Craft

    Point guard - defensive demon

    One of the next on ball point defenders over ever seen. His weakness wasd he couldn't shoot. He's played overseas for a while. And the jumper has significantly improved. He can catch and shoot adequately. The rest of his games in terms of the NBA

    Defense - A+
    Handle - B+
    Court vision -A
    Passing - A- (not fancy but very good)
    Intangibles - A

    If we lose Austin Rivers I like Craft at the minimum. We need that on ball defense that Rivers gives us. Gotta replace that. Craft simply terrific at it.
     
  13. BigBum

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    Grade too high.
    He can't shoot from three. He is not a good shooter beyond 15 feet, not a good fit to Harden.
    He is small guy Livingston.
     
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    Good point, i feel kinda sad about this cause i've always been a fan of Llull, but at this point i don't think it's worth it unless he comes for the minimum.
     
  15. RocketOrg

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    I guess we can scratch T Evans off the list.
    He was just banned from the NBA for two years after violating the substance use/abuse rule.

    I agree with whoever said we should target guys like Randle that fit the system better in exchange for Capela. Randle is a perfect fit for this system. Capela is a good pick n role guy, and overall good rebounder and shot blocker but he hasn’t shown any ability to step out on the perimeter to shoot the mid range jumper to keep the defense honest. Randle Is the same age as Capela but shot the 3 ball at 34% and scored 21 ppg while averaging almost 9 rebounds. He’s also much stronger than Capela so he can hold his own against bigger PF’s and centers. If the Rockets could swing a deal with NO then Randle could get the pay raise pay raise he’s looking for and we shore up the our center/PF position. Hell, perhaps they could do a two player swap with Gordon and Miller or Moore.
     
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    What are some minimum wage defensive coordinators we can hire? @Carl Herrera
     
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    We need guys with a history of fighting, or technical fouls. We need players who will hurt the Warriors. Since we can't out smart, out play and out hit them. We need get to be the bad boys.
     
  18. Smacktle

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    The Rockets "pie in the sky" if wishes were horses continue year after year. Which player X is going to save us next year!

    The whole scenario has become so old

    THANK GODS I LOVES ME SOME JAMES HARDEN!
     
  19. Rocket River

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    We still interested in DeAndre Jordan

    Rocket River
     
  20. basketballholic

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    You should have watched him more over last couple years. He's an acceptable shooter. Much better defender than Livingston. Does NOT have a post game which is Livingston's calling card. And is probably better from 3 than Livingston.
     
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