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Rockets trade Aaron Brooks for Jordan Hamilton

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by ItsMyFault, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. allaroundplayer

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    uh oh, i bet to get isaiah thomas the rockets will have to trade D-Mo too.
     
  2. dobro1229

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    I think it says more about the potential they see in Canaan, and how they want to get him in the rotation. Its only risky if they are wrong about his potential given PT. I guess we will just have to wait and see.
     
  3. Aruba77

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    i strongly agree. i actually thought that part of the usefulness of having AB on the roster is that he would provide critical veteran leadership during our playoff stretch. i'm a tad disappointed, i liked having AB on the roster.
     
  4. Tfor3

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    not really risky with AB hasnt even been playing
     
  6. Rip Van Rocket

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    Hamilton can shoot the ball. Brewer plays defense.
     
  7. GotGame15

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    Don't like this trade. What's the point? We had a luxury 3rd PG...who is our best 3-point shooter percentage-wise this season. He has playoff experience and has performed well when the limelight was on him. We are trading him for Hamilton? This trade makes no sense unless it saves cap room for next year or if it is part of a larger trade. Sad to see Brooks go.
     
  8. batkins

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    Almost anyone in the league would be a huge offensive upgrade over Brewer.
     
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    I think it's a low risk possibly high rate return. low risk in that Canaan has progressed enough to pick up the slack if needed. and Garcia I think will return to last year form given that he's not injured anymore.
     
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    He did
     
  12. DrNuegebauer

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    Doesn't have to be part of a larger trade (in fact it isn't if it is stand alone)

    But it might mean that we're losing SF depth and making sure we're covered before doing so (ie Parsons/Rondo OR Garcia/Casspi or Brewer --> someplace)
     
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    How strange... I picked up Beverly in NBA2K11, and Hamilton in NBA2K13 as backups for our team... I never playerd 2k12 or 2k14.
     
  14. count_dough-ku

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    Because AB wouldn't get off the bench as long as Bev and Lin are healthy unless it's garbage time(like last night). He's a luxury, absolutely. But the Rockets need depth at the 2-3 spot. Hamilton gives them that.
     
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    gets depth at the wing. like it or not brooks was expendable..its probably more of being a fan favorite than anything for people in Houston to not like the trade. what brooks was doing here is not irreplaceable
     
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    You obviously haven't been watching him this year. The Celtics made him their starting point guard before they traded him because of his excellent passing and good decision making.
     
  17. Tfor3

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    Brooks cannot play defense. He is relegated to occasionally slapping the ball away for a turnover and that is it.
     
  18. RocketsJumer

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    I like this trade. Sad to see Aaron go but if Lin and Bev are healthy, there isn't a need for him. Even if one of them are out, Aaron was more of a place holder while Harden too over the PG position.

    This deadline, all we needed was a wing who could shoot, or defender, or a little of both. Hamilton fits the later very well. He shoots well and is long enough to be effective on defense. If this takes Garcia out of the rotation, I'm all for it.
     
  19. benchmoochie

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    does Hamilton have Landry hops and can hit 3?
     
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    I've seen some say he's good at defense, but from what I've seen he's actually terrible at it. Hope I'm wrong.
     

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