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Rockets Full MLE Targets

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Matt78777, Nov 18, 2020 at 8:39 PM.

  1. Matt78777

    Matt78777 Contributing Member

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    I'm trying to be an optimist here. According to the Rockets, they made the trades to get rid of RoCo and then Ariza in order to open up room to use the full MLE that starts at about $9.3 Million. Taking them as face value (and for the sake of this thread, assume they somehow convince Russ and Harden to stay), who should Houston Target?



    Top Free Agents that are roughly in Houston's price range according to ESPN:

    Point Guards
    Mike Conley (technically listed at 10-12 million a year so this is a stretch)
    Kris Dunn
    Rajon Rondo
    Jeff Teague
    DJ Augustin
    Langston Galloway
    Austin Rivers

    Shooting Guards
    Jordan Clarkson
    Avery Bradley
    Etwaun Moore
    Alec Burks
    Kent Bazemore
    DeAnthony Melton
    Justin Holiday
    Garrett Temple
    Wesley Matthews
    Bryn Forbes

    Small Forwards
    Mo Harkless
    Rodney Hood
    Derrick Jones
    Tony Snell
    Josh Jackson
    Glenn Robinson III
    Torrey Craig
    Solomon Hill

    Power Forwards
    Jae Crowder
    Dario Saric
    Paul Millsap
    JaMychal Green
    Carmelo Anthony
    Kelly Olynyk
    Markief Morris
    Harris Giles
    Chris Boucher
    Wilson Chandler
    Noah Vonleh

    Centers
    Serge Ibaka (technically starts at 10-12M)
    Montrezl Harrell (technically starts at 10-12M)
    Christian Wood (technically starts at 10-12M)
    Tristan Thompson
    Jakob Poetl
    Hasson Whiteside
    Derrick Favors
    Aaron Baynes'
    Mason Plumlee
    Meyers Leonard
    Nerlens Noel
    Dwight Howard
    Bismack Biyombo
    John Henson
    Robin Lopez

    Personally I can't get very inspired by that list. A PJ Tucker steal just isn't there. I guess you make offers to Christian Wood and Serge Ibaka and hope they for some reason accept, otherwise I'd get a cheap big man and then offer the rest of the money to best player available, regardless of position.

    My Prediction: Rockets go into season not using MLE so that they have money to target players who get bought out...but then don't get any anyway, lol, and magically save more money.
     
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    riko Member

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    Where is luxury tax savings? Tillman will sign him. Go get it big stones.
     
  4. ThatBoyNick

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    If we keep Westbrick Baynes or Marc Gasol should be the first calls.

    I bet Ibaka and Wood get 15mill plus per.


    Holiday or Crowder for wings.

    If we trade WB, our options open up at C, I like Plumlee, Noel, Favors
     
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    Sources tell me Patrick Fertitta just bought a new mansion in Houston. The total price was $9.3 million
     
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    I want Trez back.
     
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    Christian Wood sign and trade for $40 million over four years into the Exception.
     
  9. YOLO

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    LTS is the entire mle money. /discussion

    doesn’t complain about minutes. 0 locker room issues
     
  10. tycoonchip

    tycoonchip Tilman has Aids!
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    Ibaka and trade for aaron gordon
     
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    Wood

    Giles

    Dunn
    Melton
     
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    LT Savings saw Trump's $750 tax bill and was jealous. He's ok playing for Tillman, per Bucher
     
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    Full MLE.... for nobody

    Tillman’s plan
     
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    Why would anyone sign here knowing we have Tilman?
     
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    LosPollosHermanos PAT 4 LYFE
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    Lol you think we’re gonna use it? Remember last time...while it was a contender he could have been using it for??
     
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  19. JoeBarelyCares

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    Maybe having the full $9.3 million exception is leverage to get the other team to do a sign and trade for the full TPE. Plus we throw in the Detroit pick.
     
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    I would argue that LTS does cause locker room issues...big ones
     

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