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The Rocket's timeline....

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by hlmbasketball, Oct 27, 2021.

  1. tinman

    tinman Contributing Member
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    We got three already
    They just need to improve and build chemistry

    I’m not worried about the future
     
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    talking about trading Wood, and brought up Shaq and Duncan….

    sorry, not convinced…not convinced at all

    if these are the arguments the Christian Wood defense is bringing to the court room, the prosecution rests…no further arguments even needed your honor
     
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  3. HP3

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    Rockets should be focusing on getting white Durant.
     
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  4. hlmbasketball

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    Maybe Wood, Porter or Green become that Top 5 player for the Rockets. We don't know yet. But the final analysis is they're in the timeline where they can win big.
     
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    Won't work.....too many contracts due at one time.
     
  6. Haymitch

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    The analogy only holds if Wood, now 26, was already MVP caliber, as TD and Shaq were at 26.

    Still, while I think your analogy is off base, I also am not overly interested in trading Wood. He plays hard and is a good basketball player; I think having all young and/or bad players would be a bad idea, even in a season where we are secretly tanking (as we are this year and will be next year).
     
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    I think if they added the right piece this yr or next, it speeds the timeline up
     
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    Sure, Wood is not at those players levels as of yet but we must remember, this is first yr playing full time as a starter. Before last yr, he was getting getting spot mins and he only played one yr of college.....let the team grow
     
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    why? they didnt win anything
     
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    I feel they would have if only they'd kept the band together. Where the Thunder screwed themselves was when they signed Kendrick Perkins to a $36 million extension before he'd even arrived in OKC. They threw money at him before seeing what a poor fit he actually was and probably cost themselves a dynasty in the process.
     
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    But... we already have Daniel Theis. Don't need to trade for him
     
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    To me that is the point....YOU CAN'T KEEP A BAND TOGETHER IF THEY ARE ALL THE SAME AGE AND NEED TO BE PAID AT THE SAME TIME. KD, Russ, Harden, and Ibaka. Somebody was going to be left out.

    I'm watching NBA Countdown and they are saying the Hawks CAN NOT afford to pay Cam Reddish, they are looking to trade him.

    That's why tanking for 3-4 yrs does not work
     
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    This is the current timeline, which is dictated by the OKC trade. At the very least, we will be a bottom 5 team this season as I think we hit bedrock this year after the deadline.
     
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    Being unable to pay all of your guys is a good problem to have.
     
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    I can’t wait to witness this team in three years

    God willing of course
     
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    It wasn't a good problem for OKC and it won't be for the ATL either. You lose out because if you trade a young promising player, you get a lesser player and a draft pick(s) in return....Remember the Harden trade?
     
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    Agree to disagree. I think being in the position to have multiple guys is a better position that not having multiple guys. OKC just picked wrong, had they not picked wrong....
     
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    For me it's not a timeline thing
    It's a 'core piece' thing with Wood

    I keep going back to Vucevic
    He was great on a rebuilding Magic team as a near- AllStar making ~$13M per in his mid-20s

    When it came time to make a major investment in him going into his 30s, they decided to let CHI pay him all that money to be their 3rd/4th best player as the Bulls went 'all-in' on winning

    In return, ORL happily excepted 2 lotto picks ( Carter + Wagner ) to add around their own young core of Suggs, Isaac, Anthony, Bamba

    We should sit and wait until somebody pushes all their chips in on NOW at the deadline or next summer to cash Wood in

    Maybe Dubs get desperate if Wiseman doesn't develop much ..?
    I'd take Wiseman + Moody for Wood + House in a heartbeat

    Check my post #156 from a month ago:
    https://bbs.clutchfans.net/threads/...s-the-consistency.311245/page-8#post-13723428
     
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  20. hlmbasketball

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    That's my point as well. Even if they had of picked better, whomever the picked would have been a rookie at the time, he would have had to gain experience to FIT with the other players.

    That's why I say, it doesn't pay to tank. Just find players who can play and add pieces around them.
     
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