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[chron] Rockets Not Tanking! Please Believe Us*

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by SamFisher, Mar 6, 2021.

  1. SamFisher

    SamFisher Virtuous
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    *Note: Rockets lottery odds are already almost as high as they can be

    No need to do anything more. Oh but if you want to up your offer for PJ, go ahead
     
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    Feigen also said he didn’t believe Harden would be traded mid-season. He said deadline at the earliest and more likely next off-season. This new FO isn’t using him as a go to guy anymore which sucks because I like him. MacMahon says fire sale. I’m leaning fire sale.
     
  3. Clutch

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    The way to get the best deal is to create the appearance that you're just fine making no deal at all.
     
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    tycoonchip Tilman has Aids!
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    Well if we aren't tanking then Stone sure as heck doesn't know his Talent.
     
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    If the Rockets were to make some good moves before deadline they could still make the playoffs. We have a good group of youngsters in the G-league (KPJ, KMJ, Lamb, Brooks, Reaves)that play well together. They are about to win the G-league championship.
    Make the necessary trades. Get rid of House, Tucker, McLemore, Exum, Oladipo and maybe even Gordon. Try to get the a good PF, like Collins to pair with Wood. Try to get a player like MPJ also.
    They have the ability to do a lot of things in the upcoming weeks. This season can still be saved.
     
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    This is the correct reading of this article.
     
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    Personally I never saw us (Rockets) as tanking......just gentlemen sweeping ourselves over a greater stretch of time during the season.
     
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    TF wants to keep us as a low playoff team forever by using the minimum required by the league rules. If he can achieve this by retaining Oladipo, he might do it.
     
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    Can someone post the full article?
     
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    let's hope there is some sort of epidemic of mass delusion that sweeps across NBA GMs where logic no longer applies.
     
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    Our slogan for this year....

    Trying to create a little more leverage doesn't hurt.

    Plausible deniability?
    Riiiiiiight! : )
     
  12. riko

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    Tillman is broke and the Rockets are his last source of income.
     
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    Wait.........are you trying to say Morey wouldn't have been bent over in the prison laundry room if Fertitta and Harden hadn't been so obvious (and public) in their chase of Russell Westbrook to shed the also-onerous-contract-but-better-player-CP3? That we might not have to worry about all these lost picks and swaps?!?!

    teeth eyeballs <<H E A D>> skull
    brains
    <<<E X P L O D E S>>> teeth
     
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    Oladipo made it clear to small market Indiana that he wanted the Max money elsewhere.

    Probably not taking the Max money in OKC......or Orlando......or Houston for that matter.

    Now if you feel Miami is a small market, at least Dipo likes the city of Miami. Playing next to hard working Jimmy Butler. Giving them a strong
    SG/SF tandem. At least in his eyes.

    I think Miami wants Bradley Beal instead of Dipo, IMO. Don't be surprised if Miami trades for Beal. Where I think they would not trade "My Precious" for Oladipo, I do think that they would trade him for Beal.

    Where I felt Knicks would pass on Dipo because they obtained D-Rose, they have plenty of money to spend on a Dipo rental.......that probably ends up the prime destination for Oladipo when his ego gets crushed when Miami gives him the cold shoulder as they pursue Beal.
     
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  16. riko

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    It’s called posturing. They did the same with Harden . They are trying to portray that we won’t give up our vets for nothing. No other GM is buying this
     
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    Err...the veterans just brought us a 12 games losing streak. Giving some playing time to KPJ and KMJ might get us even bigger chance of winning.
     
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    Heck no ..... cash it in
     
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    Yeah right
     
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    this!!!
     

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