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[Russillo] 76ers waiting on Rockets for Simmons / Harden deal; also PJ Tucker wants out

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Rudy, Dec 9, 2020.

  1. Derp McFlopsky

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    Harden for Ben Simmons sounds like a deal. Sounds like a deal that sucks donkey butts, that is.
     
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    Need a 3rd team involved to take Simmons for some more picks.

    We need to activate tank mode and not try to build around Ben Simmons.
     
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  3. bmelo

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    You can't trade for Simmons while having Wall. It will never work because both excel at the same thing. All you can do in this scenario is 3 team trade.

    I'd much rather get PG+Sweet Lou+something from Clippers. Ballmer probably wants to get rid of Pandemic P too. He could hide behind Walls leadership here too just doing his thing as the main scoring option
     
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  4. Omihall23

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    All I know for sure is that the media REALLY wants Harden out of Houston. Possibly more than the man himself. Never seen so many talking heads interested in the Rockets and they don’t seem to care if the team gets peanuts back in return. The ideal scenario for me is Harden stays and Wall and Cousins ball out so the Rockets shut the media up and make them look foolish. Slim chance, but it would be glorious.
     
  5. Imanimal

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    It is the most likely outcome. If only Simmons could shoot.....
     
  6. True Rocket

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    Paul George for James Harden would be horrible. You saw him in the playoffs right? Why would you want a guy who 3 ball hits the side of the backboard?
     
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    Harden is doing everything he can to make the media think that he wants out of Houston.
     
  8. Derp McFlopsky

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    You literally couldn't have imagined a worse scenario for me, personally. I cannot stand Paul George.
     
  9. Mkieke

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    it’s incredibly unlikely that tanking nabs Houston a player as good as Simmons, especially given the Westbrook trade. I wouldn’t do a straight up swap, and I’d rather see what we have first, but this idea that we shouldn’t want Simmons is a little ridiculous.
     
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  10. CertifiedTroll

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    I don’t see what others see in Simmons. Can we get Michael Porter, Bol Bol, and Murray instead?
     
  11. vlaurelio

    vlaurelio Contributing Member

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    there's a counter strategy for that too
     
  12. Dacamel

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    That would be great for houston, but I don't think Denver has any desire to do that trade. Not sure how well the Joker and the Beard would work together.
     
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    Wall can't play in the post.....but Simmons can
     
  15. JamalP.

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    Facts
     
  16. hajkov

    hajkov Consummate Member

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    To me, sounded like a spoiled kid who got the candy stolen and wants to show the World he is mad.

    "oh, but he deserves to get paid"
    "oh, he has done a lot, he needs an extension"
    "oh, see? Tillman fault"
    "oh, ... oh..."

    This player-whining-**** is getting way out of hand.
     
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    MPJ maybe but definitely not Murray or Bol
    Bol
     
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    It makes more sense to keep him than to move him. You're unlikely to get a player of his caliber for any pick you get for him in a deal. Also, the team isn't bad enough with Simmons to go into full tank mode, and they don't have their own first next season anyway.

    If you make a deal with Philly, Ben Simmons damn sure better be a Rocket at the end of it. And I'm by no means a huge Simmons fan. It's a matter of value.
     
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    Just ask yourself would you say that a year-two ago.. Time to flip the coin and buy low. If I was Stone I would approach Clippers like "Allright you want to retain Kawhi and have real superstar? James would extend his contract in LA. He don't want to play with us. We can do this. Obviously PG has been **** so you would have to give me PG+picks+role players+ cash considerations for Tilly to make it work somehow". We could get Lou/Zubac... They got some interesting players. And PG will bounce back I am sure of it don't let hatred get too much into your heads he is stil premier wing, can defend, can shoot the ball and can play within system. He played his best alongside Russ and Wall is miles better in playmaking.

    edit: im just being realist. no one will give us Booker/Murray/Trae/Doncić etc... MPJ is injury waiting to happen he is too tall to have back problems and not get injured. We can realistically get Simmons/Whatever Boston has to offer... Not too much of a market tbh and it aint changing quick. I think if Clippers give us really good package around PG we can really make noise as a "Redemption team". A lot of chips on their shoulders and team-oriented players

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    "Death" lineup of:
    Boogie
    Wood
    PG
    EG
    Wall

    Lou/Zubac, PJ, Green, House on the bench. Nwaba when healthy. I'm ****ing hard with this roster.
     
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    Jumping off of the right foot looks so awkward.
     

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