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Random Houston Rocket Trade Ideas 2020-2021

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Tristan_fiore, Nov 3, 2020.

  1. DrNuegebauer

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    It's pretty crazy to give up 2 first round picks in order to keep Ego and sign Collins... yuck.

    We can generate max FA salary just by dumping EGO. Possibly that would cost less than 2 firsts?
     
  2. Rocket River

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  3. Landry's Tooth

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    I'm aware but was having trouble finding enough expiring deals...

    Keep in mind there is value in players like Zubac...

    Not my favorite idea....
     
  4. Landry's Tooth

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    I think I've done it... I think this is the one to end all discussion...

    To Clippers:
    John Wall
    David Nwaba

    To Nuggets:
    PJ Tucker
    Marcus Morris
    Avery Bradley
    #1 Pick from Miami

    To Heat:
    Victor Oladipo

    To Rockets:
    Michael Porter Jr
    Bol Bol
    Pat Beverley
    Gary Harris
    Kendrick Nunn
    Moe Harkless (release/buyout)
    Terance Mann (release/buyout)
    Lou Williams (flip for pick)
    Kelly Olynyk (release/buyout)
    Luke Kennard (flip for pick)

    The Rockets take nothing back going beyond next season... might need to throw in a #1 pick to Clippers to take Wall's large contract... likely would recoup that pick from Kennard/Williams who have positive trade value on expiring deals.

    Result:

    PG Beverley / Porter Jr / Exum
    SG Gordon / Nunn / Harris / Brown
    SF Tate / House / McLemore
    PF Porter Jr / Martin Jr
    C Wood / Bol Bol

    Ultimately leading to:
    PG Kevin Porter Jr
    SG Kendrick Nunn
    SF Kenyon Martin Jr
    PF Michael Porter Jr
    C Christian Wood

    6th Man: Eric Gordon

    I'd like to also point out in 2022-2023 season this Rockets team would have 2 max contract slots assuming Nunn doesn't cost much... Porter would be a free agent but his cap hold wouldn't be much.

    This would put them a year away from a super team... possible free agents that season:

    James Harden (player option)
    Kevin Durant (player option)
    Bradley Beal (player option)
    Jimmy Butler (player option)
    Kawhi Leonard
    Julius Randle
    Zach LaVine
    Aaron Gordon
    Luka Doncic (RFA)
    Deandre Ayton (RFA)
    Jaren Jackson (RFA)
    Collin Sexton (RFA)
    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (RFA)

    And the Rockets would have most of their picks they acquired... could see Harden bring Durant here if Brooklyn turns south with Kyrie:

    PG Kevin Porter Jr
    SG James Harden
    SF Kevin Durant
    PF Michael Porter Jr
    C Christian Wood

    Not likely, but you put yourself in position for the possibility... maybe Kawhi and Butler? Who knows...
     
  5. Grizzlyshark

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    I was stupidly talked out of wanting Simmons in the Harden trade.

    I feel like a freaking tool.

    I'm on the boat of understanding not keeping JA though. Just wish we got something else from the Cavs instead of the Bucks pick.

    All hindsight though. We could draft a Brandon Clark with the Bucks pick next year.. who knows.
     
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  6. D-rock

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    Kiss those MPJ trade dreams goodbye. That kid is going nowhere, Nuggets love him again. For good reason.

    May as well target Bol Bol instead.

     
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  7. D-rock

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    Is JC trade more likely now?

     
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  8. D-rock

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    Love the passion in here, and while your right in saying it's not super likely. It isn't a bad end game at all.

    More picks. Future focus team, with Max slots available.

    Well done.
     
  10. BHannes2BHonest

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    I want this for you so bad breh
     
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  11. Grizzlyshark

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    Would you swap out Wall for Kemba if there's say a 2022 or 2023 first attached to Kemba?
     
  12. treyk3

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    I'd need 2 FRP and a swap or 1 FRP, a swap and Nesmith.
     
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  13. treyk3

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    :)

     
  14. ROXTXIA

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    And so many people still trashing the guy.

    He's been better this year without having to defer to Harden. Well, he's been better because without Harden the other Rockets suck hard, and EGO stands out; but he's still showed improvement.
     
  15. treyk3

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    He should have been the starting 2 next to Harden his whole tenure and the Rockets should have focused hard on getting a superstar Three or Four. Imagine if they drafted Kawhi instead of Morris.
     
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  16. ROXTXIA

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    Don't even start on the Kawhi s**t. That was Morey's biggest blunder, when the analytics blinded him to the obvious.

    Morey's hot targets for which he would have given up the farm in the drafts? Rubio. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. Marcus Smart. Any guy 6'8" or 6'9" who can be taught to shoot from the 3 point line. Etcetera.
     
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  17. Grizzlyshark

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    BLOW IT UP!!

    https://tradenba.com/trades/p3AIYI6MG

    (This is obviously a joke buuutttt after playing around i wasn't too mad at what I came up with haha)

    Rockets get young guys, take on a bad contract in Kemba (who may actually be a bit better for a rebuilding Rockets team than Wall), get a guy in Collins that they can pay with all the money coming off the books. Thybulle who would be a monster off the bench, along with Dunn and Johnson. Wont get in the way of a current rebuild.

    Kemba/Dunn

    KPJ/Thybulle

    Tate/KJ Martin

    Collins/Johnson

    Wood/Bradley

    6ers get a bunch of shooters who can hold their own in defense, may be enough to get them past the Nets? Also all 3 are Morey guys

    Simmons/Seth/Maxey

    Gordon/Shake

    House/Ferg

    Tobi/Tucker

    Embiid/Dwight

    Celtics have a Kemba problem. Wall can control the tempo, pass isolate and more importantly, defend. Has more per yes, but one year less than Kemba.

    Wall/Prichard

    Smart/Langford

    Brown/G.Williams?

    Tatum/Timelord

    Thompsom/Theis

    The Dipo to Hawks thing has been done to death. They get a bit of compensation in Nesmith too.

    Trae/Rondo

    Dipo/Huerter/Bogdanovic

    Hunter/Nesmith

    Gallo/Reddish

    Clint/Okongwu

    Mavs swap out need. This is a part that could totally be left off. I just like the idea of Johnson on the Rockets haha

    Luka/Burke

    THJ/Richardson

    Danny Green/Josh Green

    Kristaps/Kleber

    Powell/WCS
     
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  18. D-rock

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    Tried that but the double team killed that idea real fast.

    Was whole reason Harden wanted CP3.
     
  19. Boston84

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    I’m just not as down as most are on kemba.he’s been playing really good the last 10 games or so and even when his shooting was off his body was moving well and he looked to have burst and that’s something he did not have in the bubble at all.

    not saying I don’t think we should move on but I’d wait until the offseason because any return right now wouldn’t be worth his value to the team if he stays healthy and continues to play at or close to this level. I’d also suspect if he stays healthy he’ll be easier to move in the offseason when teams have cap space and have struck out in free agents.

    Definitely not all roses with him but it’s not as dire as many make it out to be imo. At worst we have him for 1 more year and then he’s a 33m expiring contract which can always be a trade chip. Def not dire enough to attach 2 Firsts to move him and if he continues to play like he has the last 10 games or so not worried about him at all really as he’ll be moveable in the summer
     
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  20. Grizzlyshark

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    I'm by no means a Kemba expert. But he doesn't seem to be the iso player Wall is.. mainly letting Brown and Tatum do their thing. Would he be better in this "rebuild" than Wall?
     

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