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Rockets sign Trevor Ariza to 4-year, $32 million deal

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by J.R., Jul 12, 2014.

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Do you like the signing of Trevor Ariza?

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  1. Aruba77

    Aruba77 Contributing Member

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    Ariza for 8 > bosh for 20

    I like the idea of having 3 long players on the floor together who can all shoot the 3 at a high level. I see Ariza as a 6-man of the year candidate. Curious to see what Morey's next move is. PG, C, PF?
     
  2. HI Mana

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    Really good value on this contract, I think; $8M per is quite good considering the prices for 3-D wings, and also slots in very nicely to the trade exception generated by the Jeremy Lin trade if Washington is willing to S&T (and I can't see why they wouldn't, in order to generate a sizeable trade exception on a capped out team), so the Rockets can likely match Parsons and operate over the salary cap after Sunday. At this point, makes more sense to retain an $8.4M trade exception for Asik, and still have the mid-level exception to sign Troy Daniels to a long term deal, sign Nick Johnson to a 3-year deal, and perhaps bring over Papanikolau or sign a backup center.

    Can't say I was a fan of Trevor Ariza the first time he was here, thought he rode a hot-shooting playoffs to an overpaid contract (wait a minute...), and personally loved the trade for Courtney Lee. But this time, it really does seem like the improvement in his shooting is real; over the last 3 years he's noticeably improved his free throw percentage, which correlates well to sustainable gains in long distance accuracy. I don't expect him to ever repeat his 59 TS% contract year masterpiece of last year, but 42/37/77 would basically be Carlos Delfino with defense and rim finishing capability, and that's a very fine addition.

    As a replacement to Chandler, I can't get on board with that. As an addition, seems like a very good move.
     
  3. RedRedemption

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  4. chandlerbang21

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    to people asking about Parsons do you really think the Rockets are going to pay ariza 8 million to sit on the bench?
     
  5. s.b713

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    Stephenson is more of a 2, if they slide him to SF and Monta at the 2? that lineup too small
     
  6. Rox>Mavs

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    Can ariza defend 4's? Hopefully better than parsons. If they plan to use cp at the 4 I'd think they use ariza to defend the pf spot
     
  7. instantno0o0dle

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    Random free agent though: why dont we go after ed davis? don't we need an athletic four?
     
  8. howardsucks

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    exactly, morey was thinking, "what if we combine both, i want the 10 3s also" .... and behold. he did. :)
     
  9. OremLK

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    We should re-sign Parsons and start him at the 3. Bring Ariza off the bench, and use Parsons as a stretch 4 sometimes but mostly just let Ariza play a 6th man role where he backs up both the 2 and the 3.
     
  10. Karolik

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    ariza is starting with Parsons. How can you not see that?
     
  11. haydenfisher342

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    we could, if Mchale learns what zone defense is.
     
  12. bingsha10

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    They paid Lin that much to sit on the bench.
     
  13. photojoe

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    I'm ok with this deal. Let's be honest, it's not a huge splash and it doesn't immediately push us into being one of the top favorites in the West like I think Bosh would have, but I still think it's a solid deal for a player that should fit our lineup pretty well.

    When we had Ariza before, we were asking him to be one of the primary ballhandlers/scorers, which has never been his strength. Not, with Harden and Howard, he will be able to focus on what he does best- good perimeter defense (one of our weaknesses), pretty good outside shooting, and using his athleticism to get out in the open court on some fast breaks.

    TBH- if Parsons and Ariza were the same price, I would prefer Parsons easily. But 4/32 is so much better value than 3/46, and I could see how Ariza would be a great fit for our team. I think Ariza is a better defender than Parsons.

    I could see the advantages of both sides of matching Parsons or letting him walk. It will be interesting to see what we do.
     
  14. icecreamman

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    Why did we sign ariza? is he suppose to come off the bench? Does this mean they are not going to re sign parsons? I would have preferred them to go after greg monroe
     
  15. s.b713

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    We paid Lin and Asik 8 each to do that last year ..................
     
  16. dharocks

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    DOES HE STILL HANDLE LIKE A d******d
     
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  17. Progs

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    This is both dumb and ridiculous.
     
  18. rolyat93

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    We're not asking to be a star. We're paying him 8 mil to be a great 3&D guy which he can do.
     
  19. haydenfisher342

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    we are going to pay parsons 16 too
     
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