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Oladipo traded to Houston

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Rudy, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. MrButtocks

    MrButtocks Contributing Member

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    Oladipo is a great human being and still a talented player but he is cooked. His decrease in mobility after his injury reminds of the decrease in DMo's after the back injury. Oladipo's never going to get that speed and explosiveness back. I'm fine with him on the team but I wonder why Indiana still went through with the trade knowing the status of Levert's kidney. Victor must be truly damaged goods.
     
  2. banzai

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    We need to find our next James Harden... is this the guy? All offense-no defense.
     
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    Indy offered him a 2 year/50 million dollar deal but he turned it down so they decided to move on.

    Indy wanted Oladipo long term but he probably wasn't gonna re-sign with them so they didn't wanna lose him for nothing. Levert is a risk for them but I guess they were willing to take that risk.
     
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    PJ seems sad
     
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    Rockets defense is already poor, MPJ will only exacerbate this.

    But THIS Porter is cheaper and more obtainable.

     
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    damn EG dont talk to nobody so PJ think he's alone? wow. lol that is really depressing joke.
     
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    Then trade Wood.

    Because Rockets cannot afford TWO starting bigs that are all offense, barely any defense.

    Rockets need to keep adding talent for sure but complementary talent would be better IMO.

    If Rockets are not tanking for 4th or higher then they must improve their defense.
     
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    People will shy away for his off court antics but I think we should take a flyer on him. We’ve got veteran presence for now on the team to help him with his demons. Guys that are respected like Boogie, Wall, Dipo, and Tucker. Players like Wood who can serve as a reminder of what he has to lose. A coach in Lucas who sounds like a great life coach.

    Reminder that guys like Josh Jackson found their way in the NBA. We should offer a second or use the MLE on him when he’s cut.

    As a plus I think I’ve read he tries to model his game after Harden
     
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    This didn’t age well - lmaooo
     
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    Wood is a decent defender sucks to have him playing with small guys and tell him to do more than just guard the paint. Makes him look worse than he actually is
     
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