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[Chad Ford Insider] Hou working on 4 team deal [Update: Done Deal - Ariza for C Lee]

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Convictedstupid, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. Tornadoofsoul6

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    I really, really liked Courtney Lee in the 08 draft. The only part I dislike is that this is partly a salary dump.
     
  2. RV6

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    i dont believe the argument that he was mistake or doesnt fit. I think it has more to do with his role shrinking in a big way and he'd be left defending and mostly spotting up....basically something that's perfect for shane/bud to take care of. I think this was basically an unlikely situation they couldnt have predicted as it happened because several good things lined up for this team, like acquiring martin, hill, miller and drafting PP. That's a lot of good depth they probably couldnt have predicted. If we end up getting less for tmac and flunk out int he draft and FA, then there's no reason to trade Ariza.
     
  3. HeyDude

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    How's Lee's defense? Even with yao coming back, any lineup with Scola, Lee, Martin, and Brooks will make for an inviting target to the lane for opposing teams :(
     
  4. abcd1234

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    Well said, thats the only positive I see from this, right now
     
  5. DaDakota

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    See, now that is some smart alternative thinking.

    Well played BMoney, well played.

    DD
     
  6. jump shooter

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    Introducing the most athletic front line in all of basketball Yao, Scola and Battier. At least the two speedsters we have in Scola and Battier can make up for Yao's lack of mobility. :grin:
     
  7. Moahst

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    I don't like this trade, I felt Ariza really found his niche once we acquired Kevin Martin, but from a business perspective it makes complete sense.

    Martin has a history of getting injured. Courtney Lee is a more capable starter than Jermaine and a better player. It also shows this team's growing faith in Chase Budinger and a business savvy desire to save money.

    I think it's going down and I'm hoping Morey can coerce some 2nd round picks as well.
     
  8. SuperBeeKay

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    Lee actually made the playoffs as a rookie, not to mention he isn't a ****ing sloth when it comes to dribbling.

    We gave up defense, but we have Battier for that reason and Jeffries if Battier is maybe in foult rouble. Lee is finally a legit backup SG that can come in, do similar things that Martin can do like drain the midrange, slash, or shoot the 3.

    He is ONLY 24, now going to be in his 3rd season.
    He's a good FT shooter 85% ish, he has a pretty good FG % the past two years ( 44.2%), and he averages 1.1 STLs a game. He is really cheap too, and honestly knowing we are paying like 6+ million more Ariza, this deal would be great for us, financially and roster wise.

    Just wait, you'll see that Lee is a good pick up.
     
  9. rhino17

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    He is not a negative on the defensive end. He was the starting SG on an NBA finals team, its not like he is a slouch.
     
  10. desi tmac91

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    Staying under the tax is nice and all but you don't make your team worse to do it especially when you're trying to compete for a ring.
     
  11. htownrox1

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    That dude from Yahoo sports just tweeted that the trade is done!!! I seriously don't know if its a good deal...

    Link coming..
     
  12. Tornadoofsoul6

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    He's a solid to good defender.
     
  13. Ramathorn006

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    My Ariza jersey :(
     
  14. tierre_brown

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    Is Lee really a good contrast to Martin, though? From what I recall of Lee's game, it's similar to Martin's: not much of a playmaker, more of a finisher. Good shooter, better defender than Martin, but at 6'5" a little short to guard SF (if Battier is guarding the premier SG).
     
  15. moestavern19

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    Well ****. That came out of nowhere.
     
  16. NIKEstrad

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    With Lee, Brooks, Budinger, Hill, and Patterson, that's a lot of really good talent on rookie contracts.

    If a big name like Paul or Melo does become available, this just positions us even better.
     
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    It always does....and SHOCKER...it was not broken by the Houston press.

    AGAIN !

    DD
     
  19. LongTimeFan

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    If the trade is done as reported, I am very disappointed.

    We downgraded in talent in order to balance out our roster. To me, that's the same as drafting for need instead of talent. I'd rather give Adelman a team full of talent and tell him to figure it out then give him a lesser talented team that may fit a little better.

    The salary dump side of the trade -- who cares? I want the best team possible out on the court -- and now you're telling me we've downgraded in talent so our owner can not pay as much money?

    I think it might be time to start cutting down the Morey statue.
     
  20. larsv8

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    Rockets just got better, younger, more balanced and paid less for it.

    and LOL Battier the starter again :grin:

    Peace Trevor. Maybe CP3 can find a way to make you effecient.
     

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