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Is this the year Stone finally trades up in the draft?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by OremLK, Jun 18, 2023.

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Will the Rockets trade up?

  1. Yes, to get Scoot Henderson.

    12 vote(s)
    15.4%
  2. Yes, to lock up their preference between Brandon Miller/Amen Thompson.

    3 vote(s)
    3.8%
  3. No, they'll stay put at #4.

    48 vote(s)
    61.5%
  4. No, they'll trade back or trade the #4 pick away for a player.

    15 vote(s)
    19.2%
  1. OremLK

    OremLK Member

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    There's been buzz about Stone trying to trade up every year, but he hasn't pulled it off yet. It's been suspiciously quiet so far with trade-up rumors this year, and they've been very vocal about liking their options at #4--almost too vocal. But maybe they're just being realistic for a change and trying to set fan expectations.

    Four days to go--get your predictions in now.
     
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    While it would be awesome to trade up to get Scoot, I think the price is more than we have in the bank. And because of that, I think we trade down.
     
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    Do you count Sengun? I guess he wasn’t a trade “up,” but that was a pretty big move to trade into the first using future firsts.
     
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    I meant from our own top pick, but yes, you're right :D
     
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    They need to but nope
     
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    Besides Wenby I don’t see anyone worth to trade up 1 or 2 spots for and have to give up the farm for because I’m sure Hornets and Blazers would want One of our young core past lottery FRP” s (Green, Bari, or Sengun) plus 2-3 more future FRP”s and maybe even swaps so no!

    Remember we still owe OKC picks and swaps so to me it’s a hard pass to trade up 1 or 2 spots because unfortunately our team is not a playoff team just yet so any future FRP”s we may give up may very well be future lottery picks other team will inherit especially if unprotected.
     
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    Besides Wenby I don’t see anyone worth to trade up 1 or 2 spots for and have to give up the farm for because I’m sure Hornets and Blazers would want One of our young core past lottery FRP” s (Green, Bari, or Sengun) plus 2-3 more future FRP”s and maybe even swaps so no!

    Remember we still owe OKC picks and swaps so to me it’s a hard pass to trade up 1 or 2 spots because unfortunately our team is not a playoff team just yet so any future FRP”s we may give up may very well be future lottery picks other team will inherit especially if unprotected.
     
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    This draft is simple. This is the stand pat draft. There is no one in this draft outside Wembley to go above and beyond for and he is simply not available.

    You would only trade up for Scot if the offer was like 4, 20, and FR swap in like 2026 unprotected or a swap in 2024 top 5 protected. Nothing more than that.

    Since that will not happen you take what is there at 4 and 20 or package those picks in a solid vet deal.
     
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    Scoot is the only logical guy to move up for. More likely to trade back I suspect.
     
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    Idk what people see in Scoot. His highlights looks good, but I’m not impressed when watching full games. I think he’s gonna be a disappointment
     
  13. OremLK

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    Wembley & Scott

    Sounds like a British law firm

    Or that gun company
     
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    I need to see a trade where we ship out some guys. Hopefully the draft is a catalyst for that, but there’s no evidence that Stone can make a deal to improve the roster and create more minutes for our developing core alongside veterans that know how to play basketball. This can’t all just get done through free agency or the draft. We badly need a consolidation trade. I want to see a trade before or on draft night, and certainly way before free agency. I’d love to trade up from 20 and add another piece because it’s a good draft through 16, but not without sending out several players.
     
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    Almost all draft picks are speculation about who they can become, not what they already are. Scoot has an NBA ready body, very good court vision and is very adept at getting to the rim. He needs to improve his shot. Every other player in this draft, including Wemby will struggle in their rookie year. I’ll leave it to the FO to determine who to get at 4. I would only trade up if the price was not to onerous.
     
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    Why not trade our pick this year for a first rounder next year (since we don’t have one)?
     
  17. OremLK

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    Next year's draft is very weak (and we also already have Brooklyn's pick which may be in the lottery)
     
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    No, they'll stay put. If anything, I want them to trade out of the draft with #20. I wanted that last year as well with our late picks and was disappointed it didn't happen.
     
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    I want to pair 20 and a player or even 2 to move up in the draft or for a reasonably good and affordable vet.
     
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