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Hawks' version of cyberx says this about Rockets trade rumor

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Outlier, Sep 29, 2020.

  1. BigggReddd

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    Well that too LOL

    He'd rather have the legacy of a Euroleage legend than an NBA bum, and that's completely respectable.
     
  2. francis 4 prez

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    house takes a final step forward and becomes a 15-17 ppg kind of scorer.
    eric gordon bounces back from an awful season to a more mediocre season.
    westbrook play like february before the injury.
    westbrook gets traded for a terrible contract, but for a player who fits better and can hit shots
    we use our MLE on a veteran player who makes a big difference
    a disgruntled superstar suddenly becomes available and doesn't just want to team up in LA and decides harden is a good option

    obviously gordon and westbrook (and even tucker) could decline more with age, no one could become available, etc., but those are the kinds of things that can happen that aren't even out of left field. if in 2016, you had said we would win 65 games in 2017-18, it would have seemed absurd, but we improved chemistry by losing dwight, eric gordon came on board, and cp3 suddenly became available and we traded some role players for him.
     
  3. Derp McFlopsky

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    I mean...that’s a no on wb/cp3 retrade AND a no on Harden(and Tucker) for KAT and a pick!

    And while it looks like Morey lost his mind, making other team’s sweetheart deals as he destroys his own team...I believe the insider when he says the price for harden is much, much higher.
     
  4. Sooner423

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    Getting a guy like Anthony Edwards, with floor spreaders all around, including KAT at the 5... CP and Gordon as mentors.. I don't know, sounds pretty exciting to me. Shooting and strong defense at every position, assuming you can keep Tucker.

    CP
    Edwards/Gordon
    Roco
    Tucker
    KAT

    I just have no confidence in running it back with Harden and Russ with a new coach. This team doesn't win a chip, but it provides some hope of a future.
     
  5. JayZ750

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    If this is the best you can do you wait.

    as others have said KAT is on a tier that is hard to build around as your number one guy because of his lack of defense and passion.

    Probably decent #2 guy, but bear in mind Lebron's #2 guy as AD, who is just as good offensively and one of the best in the league defensively.

    In other words, what would be the end goal of this trade?

    Admittedly i didn't watch a lot of Anthony Edwards last year... but he doesn't appear to be a great shooter... which in today's NBA isn't good. Maybe he can get better with practice though...
     
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  6. arubato

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    AD wants to leave NO, Harden wants to retire as a Rocket. Big difference.
     
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  7. Cstyle42

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    Add more future first round picks or picks in general. Then you think about it.
     
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  8. Sanctity

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    These types of threads make me wanna puke. Just a bunch sleazy speculation.. The pandemic ending would help reduce or eliminate such talk. I feel nauseated.
     
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  9. steddinotayto

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    Sorry to break it to you but trade rumors existed before the pandemic and will continue on after the pandemic. In all honesty outside of the actual game itself the NBA lives on trade rumors and speculations.
     
  10. Sanctity

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    More like there's panic because of the guaranteed salary yet there's less of a return. The pandemic ending would help greatly.
     
  11. BHannes2BHonest

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    Hah. For all the DL Harden haters on CF....

    imagine how much you would hate KAT when we are picking number 14 every year again.
     
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  12. Caesar

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    Our best bet is sticking with Harden/Russ and hope we can grab a good stretch 4 to play our 5, probably packaging Thicc :( and Gordon. Hope a guy like Lou Will can be brought back for cheap to be the new 6th man and find some athletic and long defenders on the cheap.

    The only other situation i like is that rumor that Kawhi and Playoff Paul been trying to recruit Russ to join them in LA. I'll take a package of their solid guys to fill out our roster to back up Harden, but i still really grew to like Russ post December. It fell apart hard in the playoffs, but i'm not convinced he was 100% Maybe it was the lingering COVID symptoms that can last a while including shortness of breath and brain fog and fatigue. Maybe it was his lingering injury. Maybe it was something personal like depression without his family. Maybe he caved and cheated on his wife and hated himself for it. Maybe it was a combination of a lot of things. Who tf knows, but he was worse than he's ever been. After being in MVP form post December and dominating. Doubt he repeats those kind of performances. I also think he'll put in the work to improve in the areas he needs to now that he's had time with Harden to see he's really #2 and not 1B.
     
  13. Sen89

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    I like this if we we can turn KAT to Embiid. KAT is younger and fits our 3-ball philosophy but Embiid is more of a 2-way leader to build around as CP3 hands him the keys. But that's all conjecture.

    I also think we lose either Tucker/EG if we did pull off something this big.
     
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  14. Lawlruschang

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    yeah you didn’t even watch the rockets for all of this year, be quiet know-nothing
     
  15. xtruroyaltyx

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    Agreed.

    I hope this is true. Would like to squeeze out a little more, but its time to move on.
     
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  16. FLASH21

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    So you're telling me, after deciding to re-trade for a guy that we let go for nothing... we're now going to re-trade for a guy we traded everything to give away?

    *INSERT UNCONTROLLABLE HYSTERICAL LAUGH HERE*

    Wow, you guys really are nuts to believe this garbage.
     
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  17. Sooner423

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    Morey wouldn't fall for the sunk cost fallacy. Those picks are gone. He needs to make the best choice for today.
     
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  18. banzai

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    Bro, I think you drank too much Soju. You got that Bill O’Brien mindset - trading away badass players for trash... cause all those people you just mentioned you’d rather have are franchise players that basically are the faces of the franchise. Harden is 31 not 35. He’s got prolly a 2 year window. His game is NOT built on athleticism so he’s got a lot left in the tank. He’s still the scoring champ and let the league in steals. Where’s KD at? Lebron is hanging out with Team USA in LA. Where’s Leonard with his own super team? James is literally all by himself with a bunch of scrubs and a hurt Westbrook. Who do you think is gonna come here and win us a championship? Let’s hear your thoughts?
     
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  19. banzai

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    I bet he’s proving to get Capela back cause he’ll be plantar facitis-free by next season.
     
  20. Xerobull

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    Good response.
     
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