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Disgusted By JLin Trade

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by cincymmb, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. AvgJoe

    AvgJoe Contributing Member

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    Everyone knew Lin was traded so we could sign Bosh, the point is why do you trade Lin before you get a commitment from Bosh?

    Did Lakers really give us a deadline? I didn't read any real reports regarding that. Sounds to me Morey was just trying to woo Bosh as in we are all in on you, determined you should sign with us.

    There are many ways to get rid of Lin, Lakers would still do it even after we sign Bosh. Deadline stuff didn't make sense since Lakers were scrambling themselves to solve Gasol contract issues.
     
  2. BleedRocketsRed

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    Its cool guys, we got ISH SMITHHH
     
  3. AvgJoe

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    Same can be said to the gizillian Parsons' threads. I don't see them being moved.
     
  4. tinman

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    Im disgusted Morey didn't get some in and out burgers in return for Lin or a guns and roses shirt
     
  5. tinman

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    Morey should have traded Lin for Lana del Rey
     
  6. LabMouse

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    Morey said: "Bosh never committed to the rockets. The Lakers offer was the best offer." Never heard a deadline report from the Lakers. The rockets could make a trade with the Phil if the Bosh trade went though, but Bosh just used the rockets for a bid, he does not want be a 3rd man in Houston.

     
  7. Phillyrocket

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    The scrub had negative trade value. We had to pay for someone to take him off our hands it's not like there was some high demand for him.

    When you have poor players like Royce White or Lin that's the way it is. You have to pay someone to haul away the garbage.
     
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    They did give a deadline from what I read. Too much focus on our FA, but other teams have things to do as well. Lakers have been making moves too. They aren't just there laying out, waiting to be abused by Morey, whenever Morey decides to call.

    I don't think you're understanding what the deadline is for. The Lakers would be taking in a huge contract in Lin. How do you expect them to do the math on what they can or can't spend, if they don't set a deadline? They risk losing out on their own FA. If you're LA, you can't just ignore such a large figure and think you can plug it in easily later on. There were only a limited amount of teams that could/would take Lin back to begin with.


    It was reported they didn't have a trade with philly after all. Probably just a rumor or a leak used as leverage.
     
  9. dookiester

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    The best analogy to this situation is when Lebron James' agent told the Cavaliers to clear enough cap space to sign him. In that situation, it was a virtual certainty that Lebron was going to go back to Cleveland. Cleveland would never have made those moves without such a guarantee.

    Here though, Morey was not told to clear enough cap space to sign Bosh. He wasn't given any guarantees. Even in his interviews he admitted that Bosh was never fully committed. So he gambled, and lost big. It's fine if you want to support Morey's gambling, but we have to suck it up and admit it's a loss when he loses. Arguments like "oh he didn't really risk that much" are delusional. The entire league and their fan bases are laughing at us now, we can't be blind to the reality that it was a huge loss.

    The issue here is not that "Jeremy Lin sucks!" or "He cost us a game in the playoffs!" or "Yay he's gone!" The issue is that because we failed to get Bosh, we now have an overabundance of cap space without a marquee free agent, while having to sacrifice assets that are so precious to Morey that would allow us to trade for one.
     
  10. Thefabman

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    Im surprised it didnt take more than the picks to get rid of him.
     
  11. tadahito

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    Late first round picks have been sold for $3 million(max allowed under the rules). The Clippers 2nd round pick was next to worthless. So you can argue that the Lakers valued Jeremy Lin at $12 million.
    For comparison, the Hornets essentially paid $10+ million for Detroit Pistons' late lottery pick in the Ben Gordon for Corey Maggette swap.

    My guess is that the other teams with cap space to absorb Lin(76ers, Bucks) wanted our good 2nd round picks(New York or the ones we got from Portland in the Thomas Robinson trade??) instead of the Clippers one. Since Morey loves his 2nd round picks so much, he was willing to gamble on Bosh and to squeeze an extra 2nd round pick out of the deal.

    On his radio interview, Morey stated that he was fairly confident that Bosh was going to sign when he traded away Lin.
     
  12. AvgJoe

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    I take you don't know what 8mil expiring contract is worth at the trade deadline?
     
  13. KlutchQT

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    They should be.
     
  14. wekko368

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    Absolutely wrong. His market value in 2012 was 8.3mm/year. His market value right now is considerably lower.
     
  15. AvgJoe

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    Source please. All your claim bases on the deadline, and the speculation we have no other teams to trade with besides LA
     
  16. KlutchQT

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    Morey said from his own mouth that LA was pressing him to make a move immediately.
     
  17. AvgJoe

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    We talking about contracts or player value now?
     
  18. AvgJoe

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    And he also said he traded Lin with no association to signing Bosh. :rolleyes:
     
  19. real_egal

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    For 5 million a year, there would have been a lot of takers for Lin. It's been clear since day one. That 15 million price tag was the poison pill all about - Knicks couldn't match. Morey had never intended to pay that money. Getting Lin's service at reasonable or cheap price for 2 years, and then sending him away in the 3rd year, was obviously the plan. Of course, you would have to give up something like draft picks to find any sane GM to take your poison pill.

    It's just normal business.

    No matter how "redundant" Lin was after Harden's signing in year 1, or how much Lin "sucked" in year 2 after PB emerged, or how "annoying" LOFs were for the first 2 years, especially the second, Morey didn't try that hard to unload Lin.

    All the talk about role, playoffs, playing style, shortcomings, direction, need, or "fans" etc heated up, but none of them mattered for 5 million, and everything becomes major reason or "THE" reason for 15.

    It's just business. Please move on.
     
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  20. wekko368

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    I've been talking about his current market value.

    For future reference, before you start arguing with people, you should be aware of the topic at hand.
     

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