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Josh Smith?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Jayzers_100, Jul 11, 2014.

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  1. mockster

    mockster Member

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    This would be a great pickup. He's a very good player outside of his shooting.
     
  2. Progs

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    I'd sign him just to get Joey off the team.
     
  3. Scolalist

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    We have two players at SF better than Smith..Ariza & Brewer plus an emerging young player.

    NO. Lock this garbage up
     
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    Anyone know how much Cap Room we have right now? I'd use this years cap up to sign the guy to two year deal.
     
  5. awc713

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    does anyone have statistics showing his decline in defense?

    cant find anything. thanks in advance
     
  6. mockster

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    Heck yes he's by miles. Have you seen his stats and highlights?. Couple years ago on hawks he was scarey.
     
  7. tmac2therack

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    He is a 4 and would most likely back up D-Mo. You have a chance at having J Smoove playing over Dorsey or Black you take it.
     
  8. RedRedemption

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    I'd rather have Terrence Jones when he comes back.
    J Smoove is like Lin.

    He can be a net negative at times. We don't want that on the team. Dorsey and Black, at least they don't go out there and chuck 10 threes a game.
     
  9. BleedRocketsRed

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    Imagine that shotblocking alongside Dwight
     
  10. platypus

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    You sign him in a heartbeat. Jones is out for perhaps the whole season and you need a rebounder/finisher in the worst way.

    After he clears waivers i expect morey to pursue him immediately, talent like that just doesn't become available so early into the season.
     
  11. tmac2therack

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    He would actually be able to finish a layup/dunk unlike Dorsey and Black.
     
  12. Harden2Dwight

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    Package Jones or D-mo with others to get Dragic.

    Dragic/Beverley
    Harden/Terry
    Ariza/Brewer
    Smith
    Dwight/D-Mo
     
  13. platypus

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    He's not gonna chuck threes here as he will be the 4th or fifth option. Let him do what he does best, run the floor, and rebound.
     
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    A line up of Bev/Harden/Ariza/J Smooth/Dwight gives you 4 elite defenders on the court at once.
     
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    Say what you want about Josh Smith the player on the contract he's on now, but Josh Smith on a BAE veteran contract is an ASSET both now and in the future.

    The Rockets can offer more than 2 mill this year with the BAE. Thats more than most contending teams can offer, and the fact is, Josh Smith is still the clear cut starter. As much as I like Jones and D-Mo, Smith with all his flaws is going to beat them out most days.

    Not sure if there are any other contending teams that can offer him a chance to be a starter and a chance to still put up huge numbers if he can still play at a high level. Can anyone else think of one he's actually going to be a starter, and potentially 3rd best player for?

    Waive Dorsey of course (take a small cap hit this Summer), sign Smith the BAE, and use your expiring contracts (two of Shved, Terry, Papa, Brewer) to make a deal at the deadline.
     
  16. Rashmon

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    How long until we know whether he is picked up or clears waivers?
     
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    T jones coming back?? Who told you this... Certainly haven't heard much progress on his nerve injury...
     
  18. RedRedemption

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    From what we've seen in Detroit and Atlanta I doubt he complies with what the team wants, but if by chance Dwight molds this guy into a serviceable and unselfish player I'd be down for it.

    I'm all for being able to replace Jones or D-Mo, so that we can have another expendable trade piece in the pursuit of Dragic. Scared of J Smoove though.
     
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    Dallas will probably sign him
     
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>ESPN sources say both Kings and Mavericks have interest in signing Josh Smith as a free agent if (when) he clears waivers Wednesday</p>&mdash; Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPNSteinLine/status/547083282798481408">December 22, 2014</a></blockquote>
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