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[ESPN Stein Line] Summer Scoop: Now what for Rockets?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Zergling, May 3, 2014.

  1. Zergling

    Zergling Member

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    Nice read from Mark Stein on what's next for the Rockets.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/marc-stein/post/_/id/2251/summer-scoop-now-what-for-rockets

    What stands out to me in particular:

    McHale's job status
    Kevin Love - Morey's dream target, not Melo
     
  2. Carl Herrera

    Carl Herrera Contributing Member

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    Yes! Harden for Love and Brewer!
     
  3. tmacfor35

    tmacfor35 Contributing Member

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    I mean I would do it,

    You would then need to ship off Asik, Lin, Parsons for Rondo.

    Rondo, Love, Howard, Daniels, Brewer

    Oh my.

    I would actually do this trade.
     
  4. benchmoochie

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    What does the bench look like?
     
  5. N/A

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    lol. Too bad Mchale's not the GM anymore to make that dumb trade. Harden isn't even worth Love by himself.
     
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  6. Carl Herrera

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    Same as it ever looks, a row of chairs.
     
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  7. Carl Herrera

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    The difference is Harden is under contract for many more years while Love is a FA in 2015. This matters to a hell hole like Minnesota.
     
  8. JayGoogle

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    Why?

    Love has never been to the playoffs and his defense is about as suspect as Harden's.
     
  9. Amel

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    Lol Harden isnt going anywhere. So you can scrarch that right of the bat
     
  10. rhino17

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    I'd rather have a guy that struggles in the playoffs than someone who has never even been
     
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  11. Rocket River

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    hhmmmmmm

    Rocket River
     
  12. waytookrzy079

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    One player... Damion Lillard
     
  13. jbasket

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    Oh man, this is gold.
     
  14. Rox23

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    I actually think a Love for Harden (+ Brewer) trade would make the Rockets a better, and complete, team. Lin could be finally what he is--a PG. Love and Howard would work like "Magic" with their inside out game, and then get a defensive-minded SG. Probably won't happen though.
     
  15. rox4lyf

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    I think what is even more telling is Stein alluding to dissent growing in the locker room throughout the series.

    When Kevin Ding wrote that biased, scathing article about locker room issues, we dismissed it given that he is a Lakers beat writer and notorious Dwight basher. Now, Stein is reporting it also. Maybe more will come to the surface in the offseason?

    I'm taking a hunch and going to pin the issue on James Harden's lack of defensive effort. I'm sure everyone in the locker room realizes what a sieve he is and A) they are too afraid to say it to his face or B) they are upset that the coaching staff coddles him and doesn't hold him accountable on defense.
     
  16. Rox23

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    Harden for Love, Brewer, Budinger :cool:
     
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  17. RV6

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    That tidbit about McHale has already been reported and posted, nothing new there.
     
  18. finsraider

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    I would agree that Love is indeed the perfect fit next to Howard. My concern is Parsons. He's just not the elite defender you need between Harden and Love.

    Is there any offer we could make the Spurs for Leonard? Maybe Parsons, TJones and a 1st.
     
  19. arabrocket

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    Damian lillard is a 2nd year player. Love is the 3rd best player on a championsip team. He is a slightly better Chris bosh
     

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