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Chris Paul would have come to Houston (Simmons)

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by rocketpower2, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. Cstyle42

    Cstyle42 Member

    Aug 2, 2008
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    Chris Paul doesn't really care about winning a championship. Changing coaches will not change Deandre or Blake's game.
  2. The Cat

    The Cat Member

    Jan 24, 2000
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    Absolutely, I agree that's what this mostly was. I think there may have been a brief period (Simmons said 36 hours) where, out of frustration, he started to seriously consider leaving. But for the most part, I think what happened was Paul analyzed his potential non-LA options, saw Houston with Dwight as the most intimidating "threat" to the Clippers, and knew he'd need to leverage that to make certain things happen.

    But in the aftermath, he'll smile and play the team unity card, acting like it was smooth sailing all along. Same way he acted like he had nothing to do with Del Negro's dismissal, even though the Clippers themselves insinuated that he did. He finds plausible deniability and wisely uses it to keep his actions under the radar.

    (Really, that's been the biggest difference between CP3 and Dwight the last two years... they've actually been in remarkably similar situations and used similar tactics. But CP3 has had a quieter "inner circle", and that combined with his insistence on plausible deniability kept the media off his case. It's funny, because in the end, Howard is the one that made the basketball decision while Paul went the money/Hollywood fame route.)
  3. okierock

    okierock Member

    Oct 3, 2001
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    I like Paul but PG is not a good place to tie up a max contract IMO.
  4. nolimitnp

    nolimitnp Member

    Dec 21, 2007
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    Why wouldn't he have wanted to play with Howard and Harden. I'll go out a limb here and say 90% of the NBA would like to play here now given the chance. I hope we keep Asik and Lin though.
  5. TXRoxBBall

    TXRoxBBall Member

    Feb 16, 2008
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    Pretty sure he was just using that as leverage.
  6. bluffkin

    bluffkin Member

    Jun 20, 2009
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    It is if you have Chris Paul

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