1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

Rockets Full MLE Targets

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

  1. snowconeman22

    snowconeman22 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2008
    Messages:
    11,067
    Likes Received:
    12,156
    was just about to come and post this .

    idk if he’s washed , but if he’s got anything left it’s worth it to bring him in . Potentially a playmaker in the front court . Any athleticism left on D is a plus . I’m pretty sure he can shoot .
     
  2. zeeshan2

    zeeshan2 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2013
    Messages:
    34,711
    Likes Received:
    24,539
  3. D-rock

    D-rock Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2006
    Messages:
    18,526
    Likes Received:
    24,254
  4. CK Johnson

    CK Johnson Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2013
    Messages:
    5,363
    Likes Received:
    2,568
     
    pippendagimp and D-rock like this.
  5. D-rock

    D-rock Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2006
    Messages:
    18,526
    Likes Received:
    24,254
    Rockets can only offer vet min until more cap space cleared.

    Stone does not seem capable of multi-tasking. Does not play 3-D chess like Morey.
     
    linvetb6 likes this.
  6. snowconeman22

    snowconeman22 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2008
    Messages:
    11,067
    Likes Received:
    12,156
    I’m not sure batum gets more than the minimum . He definitely will pass through waivers .
     
    D-rock and Spooner like this.
  7. ElPigto

    ElPigto Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2006
    Messages:
    8,414
    Likes Received:
    9,356
    Definitely sucks losing Uncle Jeff. He was a great fit here. I am sure the uncertainty of this team doesn't help.
     
    Y2JT, D-rock, saleem and 2 others like this.
  8. ElPigto

    ElPigto Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2006
    Messages:
    8,414
    Likes Received:
    9,356
    How do you know this? Seems like an assumption on your end? He's been doing alright thus far.
     
    Patience likes this.
  9. TEXNIFICENT

    TEXNIFICENT Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Messages:
    4,908
    Likes Received:
    2,152
    Yet Morey has no rings.
     
    Patience and CK Johnson like this.
  10. Rudyc281

    Rudyc281 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2011
    Messages:
    6,769
    Likes Received:
    3,151
  11. saleem

    saleem Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2001
    Messages:
    24,966
    Likes Received:
    7,305
    I'm unhappy. I think the uncertainty in Houston had something to do with his decision. They probably offered more money too.
     
    Corrosion, D-rock and Rudyc281 like this.
  12. treyk3

    treyk3 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Messages:
    6,240
    Likes Received:
    8,702
    Hopefully they offered more money and it's not on a minimum.
     
    don grahamleone, D-rock and saleem like this.
  13. Rudyc281

    Rudyc281 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2011
    Messages:
    6,769
    Likes Received:
    3,151
    Silas coached Batum in Charlotte FWIW
     
    D-rock, treyk3 and snowconeman22 like this.
  14. ThrillaNManilla

    ThrillaNManilla Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2002
    Messages:
    259
    Likes Received:
    225
    Yes. This can not be understated. He was an amazing fit here especially at the vet minimum. I am not sure how much BKN could offer Jeff, but I hope we did not low-ball him. In my opinion, he was one of the most consistent players on our team last year, and offered a skillset that will be impossible to replace bearing he didn't get a bag from BKN. There is no one else on the market that we can sign around his price range, that will replace what he offered the Rockets. I really enjoyed watching the reverse PnRs with Harden and his ability to start a fast break, finish at the rim, and be a versatile offensive weapon. It is strange to me because before he joined the Rockets, he was constantly being cut or not retained by his previous team(s). The Rockets were a perfect fit for his game. However, with all the uncertainty (like you mentioned) revolving around the Rockets, and not being championship contenders, it makes sense he may have gone to BKN for the same salary. This is a big loss, in my opinion especially when we have to fill six roster spots with minimum contract guys. damn shame.
     
    D-rock and saleem like this.
  15. snowconeman22

    snowconeman22 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2008
    Messages:
    11,067
    Likes Received:
    12,156
    prolly not a good thing lol . If he coached him in Portland he’d probably have a better impression of him
     
    D-rock likes this.
  16. treyk3

    treyk3 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Messages:
    6,240
    Likes Received:
    8,702
    Batum at a minimum deal would be incredible. We definitely have a glaring hole at the 3/4 bench spot right now.

    What Green got paid (if it's minimum) and where Ibaka ends up (if it's BKN) will tell us a lot of what is to come. If Green and Ibaka are in Brooklyn I think we are going to see a full OKC reunion there.
     
  17. Rudyc281

    Rudyc281 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2011
    Messages:
    6,769
    Likes Received:
    3,151
    Brooklyn don’t have enough for a deal period
     
    Patience and D-rock like this.
  18. ksny15

    ksny15 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2013
    Messages:
    12,734
    Likes Received:
    4,425
    He’s worth more than the min.
     
    D-rock likes this.
  19. treyk3

    treyk3 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Messages:
    6,240
    Likes Received:
    8,702
    Kyrie + LeVert + PJ to Philly.
    Harden + Russ to BKN.
    Simmons + Thybulle + Allen + Prince + Dinwiddie + Picks to Houston.

    Best player we can reasonably expect is Simmons. Brooklyn and Philly improve

    Trade Eric + picks for Bogdan in Sacramento.

    Dinwiddie
    Bogdan /McLeMore
    Thybulle / House
    Simmons/Prince
    Wood/Allen

    that doesn't look like an awful team to field in a year where we don't have our own picks.

    I'd prefer to keep Harden but if he won't sign the extension, trade him for Simmons now (whether through this method or a two team deal) and move on. Signing the extension quiets the noise for the year and allows the team to have more leverage in a trade next year with a 3+1 vs. a 1+1
     
    #299 treyk3, Nov 21, 2020 at 2:15 PM
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2020 at 2:27 PM
  20. D-rock

    D-rock Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2006
    Messages:
    18,526
    Likes Received:
    24,254
    Every team has made multiple moves, added multiple players, Stone has essentially made ONE move.

    Overly complicated move but it is the equivalent of a single transaction.
     

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now