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Russell Westbrook wants out of Houston

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by treyk3, Nov 11, 2020.

  1. ksny15

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    I don’t believe that at all but that would be extremely good value
     
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    can we get Pat in that deal?

    Paul george sucks too
     
  3. SoupTent3

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    I strongly agree. Harden can go to. I feel as if Harden in his mind, thinks he's above everyone else and the team. The front office to the ownership, don't have to consult him on a damn thing. They don't play for him, he plays for them.
     
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  4. tycoonchip

    tycoonchip Tilman has Aids!
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    Pls send to portland so they can send us lillard then.
     
  5. daywalker02

    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة

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    I believe that's in the past and he has like 1 or 2 years. Might get injured again.

    We said the same things about CP3 I know yet I think CP3 is the better teammate.

    The East seems to be weak but a lot of those middle of the pack teams have similar records.
     
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  6. Vivi

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    Who wouldn't? Seriously, George is and always has been the perfect fit next to Harden if we're talking about stars, that's because he doesn't need the ball in his hands but he can create when he has it, great shooter, he can make big shots, great defender on 4 positions, i mean...perfect.

    I was really sad when we couldn't get him once he was asking out of Indiana and OKC got him, we tried but Oladipo was just more interesting then Gordon unfortunately.
     
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    Aside from this sounding way too good to ever be true, where would this 1st round pick be coming from? The Clippers don’t have control of their pick until 2027.

    I give ScoopB a F- for this one
     
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    We just have to wait and see what the new GM is made of.
     
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    Future (and former) Rocket Nicolas Batum ;)

     
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  10. treyk3

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    I mean Batum/ Miles Bridges / pick #3 is about as good of a haul as we could imagine if Russ is actually traded.
     
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    We'd be lucky to get Bridges. We're not getting a lottery pick for Westbrook.
     
  12. treyk3

    treyk3 Contributing Member

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    Then we should not trade him. It’s that simple. Sometimes the best move is no move. There’s an obsession with doing something just to do it. Make Russ take a breather and give it another go.
     
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  13. icewill36

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    i still dont believe russ for PG. PG must have seriously rubbed people the wrong way for that to happen. i dont think kawhi would want westbrook but i feel like they wouldnt do it without him somewhat signing off on it.
     
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  14. Caprah

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    His playoffs performance has rubbed everyone the wrong way
     
  15. icewill36

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    he didnt play well honestly Doc probably lost them the series by playing montrell so much and he was getting destroyed. zubac was having his way when he was in. PG is no doubt the better fit and it seems much smarter to just run it back, especially since they have a new coach that has coached a team to a title.

    but then again that coach was on the staff and maybe he knows more than we do about that locker room and feels it needs someone like russ there.
     
  16. Caprah

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    No PG pls now that Harden wants out. We need picks
     
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    No thanks to Batum.

    Give me Rozier, Bridges and #3.
     
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    https://www.theringer.com/nba/2020/...ts-may-need-to-trade-james-harden-but-why-now

    However, multiple league sources say interest in Westbrook is minimal. Last week, I reported that the Clippers and Knicks are interested in trading for him. But interest doesn’t mean anything more than just that. Most teams don’t need a starting point guard. And every team is scared off by Westbrook’s bloated contract (worth $44.2 million annually for the next three seasons), injury history, and polarizing playing style. At his best, he’s a fantastic playmaker who pushes pace in ways that few players can. But there isn’t a long line of teams scurrying to trade for an expensive, ball-dominant 32-year-old.

    Since it was reported that Westbrook wants out, the Hornets have emerged as the most likely team to land him. Front office sources tell me Michael Jordan wants the 2016-17 MVP, which is unsurprising and understandable. Westbrook would put eyes on televisions and fans in the seats (once they’re able to safely return). Charlotte would win more games, too. But those same sources add that the Hornets won’t put the no. 3 pick in Wednesday’s draft on the table for Westbrook, so the organization is clearly not overly zealous to make a deal.

    But not including the no. 3 pick isn’t necessarily a dealbreaker. The Hornets have plenty of options to tempt the Rockets. They also have the 32nd pick in Wednesday’s draft—which is loaded with role players, not top talent—as well as all of their future first-round picks, which hold value if the Hornets don’t win as many games as they hope. They also have some young players who could appeal to the Rockets, such as P.J. Washington (a big who can pass, shoot, and switch screens), Miles Bridges (a versatile, athletic wing with untapped offensive potential), and Devonte’ Graham (an energetic guard who plays tough defense, makes smart passes, and could see his scoring efficiency leap playing next to Harden). Charlotte would need to give up about $25 million in salary to land Westbrook, which would mean including the expiring contracts of Nicolas Batum or Cody Zeller, or Terry Rozier, who has two years remaining. Regardless of the package, Houston would get some ready-made talent in return, with the potential for the young players to grow.
     
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    It would be funny if we traded #16 + Blazers 21 first to move up to #8-10 or something, and then packaged that pick with Russ for #3 + Batum. MJ pulls a Tilman forces the deal. Rockets turn it into a 3 way deal with Gordon traded for Horford.

    We then package #3, Rockets 2022 1st + Batum for Beal


    Harden signs 2 year max extension out of utter joy, Tilman sells the team back to Les, Rockets hire Hinkie and JVG as an assistant coach.

    Beal
    Harden / Mac
    House / Ariza
    Tucker / Green
    Horford

    + MLE and BAE

    Have faith @HP3 and @D-rock all is going as planned.
     
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