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Once our FA's have signed, someone Morey might be interested in ...

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by edward nigma, Jul 6, 2015.

  1. edward nigma

    edward nigma Member

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    https://youtu.be/ED7JC0myojQ

    Dorell Wright: There is a theme running with a lot of these bargain free agent options being able to hit the 3-point shot, and that's where Dorell Wright fits in as well. Back in the 2010-11 season, Wright led the NBA in 3-point attempts and makes as a member of the Golden State Warriors. It's been two years since he hit 100 3's in a season, but he's a versatile wing option who is still an above average 3-point shooter.
     
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    Brother of Delon Wright, correct? Nice find. But has he improved his D?
     
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    D. Wright would fit here.

    I think a guy to add to this list is Alonzo Gee. He's not as great a shooter. But Gee is another Corey Brewer in transition but almost Ariza good defensively. Definitely worth a minimum salary signing.
     
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    I like the idea of adding a shooter like Wright, but where is that guy going to get minutes if Houston keeps McDaniels? You've got Harden, Ariza, Brewer and McDaniels, and you have to think Dekker will see the court at some point this season.
     
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    I'm surprised he hasn't been picked up. Maybe because he's a specialist. Shot 38% from 3 in 2015. Has length 6'9".

    I like the idea of players that are 6'9" SF. They can be "stretch 4s".
     
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    Dorell Wright defense suck
    still he can get some spot min like James Jones
    i wonder if he is willing to accept minimum contract

    we can only re-sign McDaniels using MLE
    my guess part of MLE will be spend on re-signing him
    and some will be use to sign Harell (Morey always sign 2nd rounder to 1st rounder contract with MLE)
    if McDaniels someone develop a 3pts shot i guess we don't need Wright
     
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    This is what boggles my mind. It seems like the Rockets have options for FA's that would fit the system McHale is running; yet, Morey continues to pass on guys that could make the team better. Mills is another guy that can knock down 3's at a high percentage rate. In order for this team to take it to another level they need shooters. Smith, while a good defender, is a poor 3-pt shooter as is Brewer. Wright can not only hit the 3 but he has the length to rebound and defend. Mills is a sharp shooter... something this team is lacking.
     
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    FYI Smith shot an insane 38% from the 3pt line in the playoffs while taking over 4 attempts a game. Hard to beat that from any position.
     
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    Aaron Brooks and Eric Gordon also are available as UFAs. Gordon has been expensive and poor value for the Pelicans but could be available on a more reasonable contract. Brooks, although D is weak, is a good option as a back up PG allowing Terry to play the 2 for the 2nd unit. We already have Ariza, Brewer and Dekker at the 3. Wright would be a solid pick up offensively but we do not need him on this squad right now with the logjam at SF and PF.
     
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    I think Gordon opted back in for his last year so he's going back to New Orleans. Otherwise he would have been signed already.
     
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    IIRC, rumor was Gerald Green got caught smoking weed in the locker room during his time in Houston. I don't see the team bringing him back, value or not.
     
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    Thanks, steddinotayto. Just saw it confirmed.
     
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    Darrell Arthur or Chuck Hayes and Luis Scola.
     
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    he will be our best outside shooter
    just shows how we suck at outside shooting
    when we lead the league in 3's attempted
     
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    You know we traded Gee not long ago, right?
     
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    Players with height and multiple positions is what Morey is all about. He really is trying to create a team of gritty hard nosee Forwards because they are the most versatile and wreak havoc on traditional lineups. He also likes lefties because of the way they play vs right handed players which throws off defenders. What makes the below list even better is that many of these guys especially the left handed players are above average to great passers and very crafty.

    James Harden -----------(6-5) - Lefty - PG/SG
    Corey Brewer -------------(6-9) - SG/SF
    Trevor Ariza ---------------(6-8) - SF defend from 1 - 4
    Kostas Papanikolaou (6-8) - Lefty - SG/SF
    Terrence Jones ---------(6-9) - Lefty - SF/PF
    Josh Smith ----------------(6-9) - Lefty - SF/PF
    Sam Dekker ---------------(6-9) - SF/PF
    Montrezl Harrell --------(6-8) - PF working on range
    Donatas Motiejunas --(7-0) - PF/C

    Capela and Howard are more traditional Centers

    I love these types of players. They are big, agile, imposing and typically difficult to defend on old school lineups.
     
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    Fixed Motiejunas. He's a Lefty too.
     
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    He was on that Portland team in '13-14. Hmm, He also partied with Lin right after the elimination game.
     
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    Last summer. We traded for him as a non-guaranteed salary and then traded him out as a non-guaranteed salary.
     

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