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Rockets look like they are going tank mode for a top 4 2021 pick

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by robbie380, Jan 14, 2021.

  1. robbie380

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    People keep asking why we didn’t keep Allen or LeVert or get any decent everyday players. To me it seems clear they are gambling on being terrible and to avoid the swap with the 2021 pick.

    2021 is a strong draft by most estimations and we should be 50/50 to be in the top 4 and keep the pick. If we do then there are no further obligations. If we don’t then we swap with OKC who isn’t stellar this year so it would likely drop from a mid lotto to low lotto pick.

    http://www.tankathon.com/

    https://basketball.realgm.com/nba/draft/future_drafts/detailed

    2021 first round draft pick from Oklahoma City, Miami or Brooklyn (swap, Houston, Oklahoma City or Miami outgoing to Brooklyn)
    Oklahoma City will receive the two most favorable of its 2021 1st round pick, Miami's 2021 1st round pick and Houston's 2021 1st round pick protected for selections 1-4 and Houston will receive the more favorable of (i) the least favorable of the three and (ii) Brooklyn's 2021 1st round pick; if the Houston pick falls within its protected range and is therefore not conveyable, then Houston's obligation to Oklahoma City will be extinguished and Oklahoma City will instead receive its pick and the Miami pick and Houston will instead receive the more favorable of its pick and the Brooklyn pick
     
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    Give me Mobley or Cunningham and I would be ecstatic.
     
  3. Verbal Christ

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    We are due some good luck in this city. How awesome would it be to win the draft lotto the same year we trade Harden and replace him with Cade Cunningham?
     
  4. Trader_Jorge

    Trader_Jorge King of the D&D, The Legend, #1 Ranking

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    The real game changer is in the 2022 NBA draft. CHET HOLMGREN

    Many people are saying he's the next Kevin Durant.

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  5. lakersuck2

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    Real next Kevin Durant is Emoni Bates. Holmgren is his good but not as good rival. Bates is a sure thing.
     
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    I think we will still likely be (slightly) too good to nab a top 4 pick. It’s still way too early...and we’re just 3-6. Unless there is literally a directive to lose games, I just don’t see us being that bad. Maybe I’m wrong, though. I think Tillman may want to fight for a playoff spot in hopes of swindling top tier FAs here, though everyone and their mom knows Tillman isn’t attracting any legit star.
     
  7. Verbal Christ

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    that kid looks like he's one hard elbow away from the afterlife.
     
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    One elbow away from this
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  9. HTown_TMac

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    We keep starting PJ, and we might not be fighting.
     
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  10. Reeko

    Reeko tanking is a joke, and a stain on the NBA
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    Bates is the truth
     
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    Holmgren dominated Bates earlier this season.
     
  12. J Sizzle

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    Rockets will land the 5th spot in the lottery. Watch.
     
  13. Verbal Christ

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  14. Sooner423

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    Why trade for Oladipo then?
     
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    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة

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  16. treyk3

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    it's going to be 5-10, I'm almost certain.

    It's going to be a higher pick than any of the picks we just got from Brooklyn.

    Anyone who liked the Russell Westbrook trade when it happened has no right to share their opinions here ever again.
     
  17. Verbal Christ

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    Are they related! Tyler Downer!
     
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  19. TheRealist137

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    According to that website, we would get the Miami pick not OKC...
     
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    Os Trigonum Trust the process
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    that dude is sturdy
     

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