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Is this Stone's plan?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Landry's Tooth, Mar 26, 2021.

  1. Landry's Tooth

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    You're ignoring my point. The Sixers got rid of everyone and the rockets aren't. They can draft their Embiid or Simmons and they would already have the supporting cast around them while the Sixers went scrambling in free agency...

    If Porter and Wood are both relatively efficient 20 pt scorers next season and you can get a top 4 pick, it won't be hard to get a guy via trade willing to come here (unlike Aaron Gordon) or sign as a free agent...

    Think the Celtics with Tatum, Smart, and Brown... except they blew their wad on Horford and Hayward... something i wouldn't have done...

    We're not Minnesota or Charlotte here... we can get guys if we have a couple to start with....
     
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  2. PhiSlammaJamma

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    Reaching into his shepherd’s bag and taking out a Stone, he hurled it with his sling and hit the Philistine in the forehead. The Stone sank in, and Goliath stumbled and fell face down on the ground.

    God wants us on the court.
     
  3. glimmertwins

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    I think this is the correct take. Passing on Lavert was a screw up but I can also see why they thought that taking a flyer on Oladipo was a stronger strategy since we are only looking for floor raisers or assets to get floor raisers(picks or cap space) and Lavert is probably a decent role player/ceiling raiser at best. At one point Oladipo was an All NBA talent - I think Stone was hoping he could find that guy again but given what we got trading for Oladipo(basically nothing), it kind of blew up in his face. Seems like Lavert would have managed to get more than that back.

    The problem was everyone else in the league was evaluating Oladipo while we were and pretty much everyone had moved on but the Heat leaving Houston with little leverage. The only real question is whether Oladipo's expiring was worth more to us than a few extra spots in the draft + whatever is left on Olynyk/Bradley's contracts but maybe Stone is considering their cap hold as expendable salary cap filler if we trade for a star using our picks. I'm assuming Stone's strategy here is either draft a star or trade for one with picks+a collection of nice young guys/salary filler. When stars have been traded, that has typically been the currency....
     
  4. R94

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    WTF does this have to do with Trump? Still living in your head rent free.
     
  5. topfive

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    Wood
    Tate
    Cunningham/Green
    KPJ
    Fox

    add a year or two of seasoning and a decent bench, and... mayyyyyyyyyybe. Crossing my fingers.
     
  6. Landry's Tooth

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    Looks good but they would also have a max free agent slot... those 5 are roughly 50 million leaving another 60 to spend...
     
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