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 trade Jordan Hill to Lakers for Derek Fisher, 1st round pick

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by thino, Mar 15, 2012.

?

Do you like the Jordan Hill for Derek Fisher+first rounder trade?

  1. YES

    359 vote(s)
    55.9%
  2. NO

    283 vote(s)
    44.1%
  1. topfive

    topfive CF OG

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2002
    Messages:
    18,802
    Likes Received:
    36,772
    Ha! Too perfect.

    And Solid, who cares if the 1st round pick was expensive? It doesn't count against next year's cap AND it's Les A's money, not ours.
     
    #581 topfive, Mar 19, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2012
  2. topfive

    topfive CF OG

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2002
    Messages:
    18,802
    Likes Received:
    36,772
    As someone pointed out in another thread: Morey paid less to Fisher for the rest of this season than he would've paid to Hill for the rest of this season. And we owe Fisher nothing for next year. Morey basically got cash and a first-round pick in return for Jordan Hill, who would've been gone before next year anyway.

    How the hell do you see that as "expensive"? Seriously, the only thing we lose is Hill's minutes for the rest of this year, and with Camby on board, that doesn't matter.
     
  3. Carl Herrera

    Carl Herrera Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2007
    Messages:
    45,153
    Likes Received:
    21,570
    Really? Fisher makes $3.4 mil a year, Hill $2.85 mil? How can Hill get paid more for the rest of the season than Fisher?
     
  4. topfive

    topfive CF OG

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2002
    Messages:
    18,802
    Likes Received:
    36,772
    In that case, the person who posted that in the other thread was WRONG. :grin:

    Still, with the season about 2/3 over that means DM paid roughly $350k for a late 1st-round pick. That is a bargain.
     
  5. jopatmc

    jopatmc Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2002
    Messages:
    15,368
    Likes Received:
    387
    Actually less than $150,000.
     
  6. tigernet

    tigernet Contributing Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2003
    Messages:
    712
    Likes Received:
    11
    If we consider sending out 1st-round to NJ for almost nothing, it is a make up.
     
  7. Fullcourt

    Fullcourt Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2007
    Messages:
    7,306
    Likes Received:
    2,681
    Hush. You and your logic.... :mad:
     
  8. hongxingli

    hongxingli Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2004
    Messages:
    707
    Likes Received:
    517
    it's not for nothing, we take a flyer on TWill, it just didn't pan out. I remembered that more than half fans on this board approved the move.
     
  9. hongxingli

    hongxingli Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2004
    Messages:
    707
    Likes Received:
    517
    As of now, this may not be the largest deal or the best deal of the season, but this definitely is the best calculated move, we need to give Morey some credit for his homework on this one.
     
    1 person likes this.
  10. roslolian

    roslolian Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2008
    Messages:
    23,658
    Likes Received:
    13,713
    Yeah, not sure if this is skill or luck. OldManRock posted in the other thread where he thinks DM basically jedi-mind tricked Fish into forgoing 3.5M$ in salary. I dunno if DM was playing 3d Chess while Fish was playing checkers, or maybe DM was actually sincere in getting Fish to come play pg with us.

    Nevertheless, Fish opting out of his deal makes this move an A+ trade, albeit a minor one. If he had opted in, this would have been a D-F, as that 3.5M would have hampered flexibility and could have been the deciding amount between keeping Lee or Dragic.

    With this I'm quite happy with both trades, but at the end of the day I think DM should have done more, like trading KM for other pieces so we can keep both lee and dragic on the team, or trading for Bogut, or trading for Gortat (Dalembert+Morris seems like a good deal for both teams) or some other middle-to-major deals.
     
  11. REA

    REA Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2003
    Messages:
    62
    Likes Received:
    1
    We actually paid him nothing. Quoting from ESPN article from this morning:

    "Fisher was officially placed on waivers at 6 p.m. ET Monday, giving teams under the salary cap 48 hours to claim him. He was owed a little less than $1 million for the rest of this season and had a player option worth $3.4 million for next season, but the Houston Chronicle reported earlier Monday that Fisher surrendered his entire 2012-13 salary to secure his buyout from the Rockets."

    Scratch that didn't read correctly without my coffee :(
     
  12. MadMax

    MadMax Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 1999
    Messages:
    72,544
    Likes Received:
    17,823
    This is the 2011/12 season. We paid him what was left to be paid under that deal.
     
  13. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Messages:
    46,703
    Likes Received:
    18,305
  14. joesr

    joesr Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    6,772
    Likes Received:
    115
    Where do you get those numbers at?

    3.4 mil a year in a 5 month play time?

    Seems more close to 750,000 ish and ESPN even reported a little under 1mil.
     

Share This Page