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Stephen A Smith - “Chris Paul wants out”

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by TheSource, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. DaonlyLA

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    If he didn't know Harden's style of play before he got here that's on him!! Chris had a problem with everybody even on the Clippers!
     
  2. mastan

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    Harden also has his fair share of problems with others...
     
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  3. rocketchamp

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    Idk how idiots say stuff like this. When have we ever seen how we play without Harden to make a judgement? We know Harden will give us legendary regular season moments, that's not enough.
     
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    I don't believe that. Only he has said that. From his staggering rate of looking like a total liar, I would say it's true a handful of times per year.
     
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    Isn't all this speculation. Paul is not an easy personality, but he goes on Redick's podcast and they sound like BFFs, him and DJ are close, Matt Barnes put him in his all time top 5 teammates last year, him and Jamal Crawford are close. So it seems like it was just Griffin and then maybe some friction with Austin and the role papa Rivers was giving him?
     
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  7. ThunderStruck

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    I don't think the salary cap allowed for the Rockets to add a really good player no matter what kind of cut he took. The only benefit would be more room before luxury tax, and maybe full MLE instead of TaxMLE, maybe, though full MLE usage caps you at the apron too.
     
  8. daywalker02

    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة

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    They still find an acorn if they get lucky?

    It is a huge acorn though, one of the greatest super friend teams.
     
  9. MD_in_Training

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    Of course he’s tradeable. I never said he isn’t tradeable. But he’s out of his mind if he thinks Morey will give up assets or take on worse contracts to move him to the destination of his choosing.
    If he gets moved, it will be to a bad situation with a terrible contract in exchange for his terrible contract.
     
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    Trade him to LA, involve a 3rd team and get Kuzma and another PG.

    Gave us his last two good years, anyone that thinks CP3 has much more left in the tank is fooling themselves.
     
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    Well, they may figure that Kuzma is their biggest trade chip left now to get another star player. Why give the farm up if you don't have to for AD. Pels got a solid haul as is.

    Might be possible if we replenish some of those picks they just gave the Pels though. You know LeBron would be all over this move and would make the Lakers the clear favorite to win the title next season with that big 3.
     
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  12. snowconeman22

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    Yeah , I'll just say ... if CP3 wants out .... I would definitely accommodate that if it made basketball sense .

    But also , **** that guy

    We gave you a max when you were coming off injury and 33 years old (or was it 32) .

    We kept our word and now that you've failed to deliver twice in a row you want out ?

    **** that
     
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  13. daoshi

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    Too bad no one wants him.
     
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    The AD trade could open up some possibilities of CP3 going back to New Orleans and ending his career there, depends how hot Pellicans are on Lonzo
     
  15. TEXNIFICENT

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    A change in scenery might be good for Harden & the Rockets.
     
  16. SandboxRocket

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    Pure speculation on Stephen A's part. Also, this really seems to be part of some sort of destabilization plot by LA teams, agents and media to make Houston look unattractive for free agents, imo. Thanks to the injuries to Klay & KD, the market for FA assets has gotten smaller and the two LA teams plus others who have been saving up now have to spend include the available FA pool the Rockets are in i.e looking for shooters, wings, etc. they wouldn't have considered prior to the GSW injuries. And before we forget, when we had everyone healthy and together this season we beat the West up pretty good.
     
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    Aaron Gordon & DJ Augustine for CP3 is a deal that could make sense for both Houston and Orlando.
     
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  18. IBTL

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    Is a buyout even possible? What does that look like?
     
  19. RudyTBag

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    32-7-7 in the playoffs ain’t enough either...
     
  20. Vivi

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    Gordon is23 and the best player on the Magic, his contract is pretty great considering he's going to get less money per season every year for the next three, why would they trade him for CP3? For me it makes zero sense. Maybe Bamba if they plan to resign Vuc, or Isaac if they want to resign Ross and start him, these are some names i can see them moving, but Gordon for CP3...hell no.
     

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