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[ESPN] Rockets not trading Dwight, planning all-out Durant pursuit this summer

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by The Cat, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. YOLO

    YOLO Member

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    this approach makes the most sense.
     
  2. Phreak3

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    It all depends on how we do in the playoffs right?? (And how the Warriors do as well.)

    If we're rolling at that time, we could get in, sweep the Spurs in 4 games, destroy the Thunder in 5 games, and take the Warriors to 7 games... in that scenario, I'd REALLY like our chances for getting Durant.

    If we do well in the playoffs, I'm sure we'll be the favorites to get him.

    On the flip side, if we do poorly (i.e., get swept by the Spurs in 4 games).. well then...
     
  3. Bobbythegreat

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    To be clear though, the Rockets will likely be one of the better landing spots for Durant so it isn't as far fetched as some are making it sound. The only problem is that there there could be a better landing spot out there.
     
  4. Nook

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    I tend to agree with you unless Harden knows something we don't know.... wouldn't be shocked to see Morey bend over and let KD and JH pick the coach and have huge say in roster moves....... perhaps KD wants the type of control LBJ has.
     
  5. DonKnock

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    1. Better taxes in Houston

    2. Bigger market in Houston

    3. Better women in Houston
     
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    When Durant comes here, I don't want all of you hopping back on. ;)

    lol jk.

    I can dream though right?:cool:
     
  7. Rockets_12

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    I'd be really, really curious to see what Morey does if we lose out on Durant and Dwight walks..
     
  8. Caesar

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    let Dwight walk.

    Durant, Harden, Horford.
     
  9. thedude077

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    I hate Morey now. This news is so depression to read.
     
  10. ROXTXIA

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    To be fair, Nick, part of the reason we're "much worse" than OKC is because they have Durant. Remember: we beat them already this season, and we might've beaten them last week if the refs hadn't covered the spread.

    I'm not quite buying into all that click-bait b.s. of Durant to the Warriors.

    Some guys don't necessarily want to be in a gigantic market.

    Houston is a pretty good organization. I assume we'll have a different coach by the start of next season anyway.

    Now, do I think we'll get Durant? I won't hold my breath. We have a chance. I wouldn't put all my eggs in that basket, to be sure. Even if KD whispered sweet nothings into Harden's ear, the Thunder might just sneak into the WC Finals...at which point, all bets are off as far as leaving OKC.
     
  11. malakas

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    Good post repped.
    Possibly an effort to raise the leverage. Because right now our leverage is minuscule.
     
  12. jordnnnn

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    I like our odds of landing Durant over the odds I give us getting through the Warriors in the next year or two without landing a Durant caliber piece.

    They are that good.
     
  13. YOLO

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    doesn't matter how they do in the playoffs. The plan will be to go after KD regardless of what happens for the Rockets. Now if you're saying this through KD's pov then yes it may or may not have an affect on this but at the end of the day Morey is going to pursue KD when he gets the chance. Thats been his goal for a long time.
     
  14. clos4life

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    This is why you swing for the fences. You'll strikeout alot (Melo, Bosh, etc.) but if you land the homer you win!
     
  15. J.R.

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    Ha, sounds about right.
     
  16. malakas

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    1. Team coming from a historical season with likely b2b championship
    2. Three all stars in their prime
    3. Amazing coach
     
  17. Caesar

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    Horford and Noah

    or Big Al, Ryan Anderson and Rondo
     
  18. malakas

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    Rondo and Rhyno will get 20+ we can't afford them LOL
     
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Rockets have engaged teams about Dwight Howard, per league sources, but the asking price has been steep. HOU not just looking to dump him.</p>&mdash; Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixYS) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChrisMannixYS/status/695014643429961729">February 3, 2016</a></blockquote>
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  20. DaDakota

    DaDakota If you want to know, just ask!

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    Durant is not coming here.

    DD
     

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