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Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Carl Herrera, Oct 16, 2017.
Makes sense. Got save room for Morey's favorite player, Cap Flexibility.
Smart move. Let the market determine his worth
Plus we all know Joe Chee is our next great center. In Zhou Qi we trust
Clint has to prove himself among bigs...he still has a hard time sealing his man, and being able to rebound in traffic. Much of that is with experience... before the Rockets commit to Capela, I really expect Capela to step up as a defensive 5 first, something that he has really been poor at.
agree smart move. bring back DMo
More like they want to re-sign a bunch of other players first, starting with CP3, before dealing with Capela since it is all but certain he will be receiving offers as a RFA.
The only player Morey has ever offered an extension to is James Harden.
Tilman eh? Only Carl.....
Have to have that cap ready for the banana boat players
He did extend Coach McHale, though, who got fired about a dozen games after the extension.
We've got to preserve money for Team Banana Boat
@Jimmy Chitwood what are your sauces telling you on this matter
Yup, good move. So he didn't fail at anything, misleading title.
Thread title made me lol.
Couldn't even get Melo or Wade, the Lesser Bananas, here. The money is preserved for Patrick Fertitta's inheritance.
Smart move assuming they have plans for free agency next Summer.
I love Capela and think he's essential to what they do, but we'd be kidding ourselves if we thought he was somehow not replaceable. If you can get him back at a good deal in RFA... great. If he opts to become a UFA in 19/20 great.. you just got 4 years of a quality starting center at a bargain rate. If he gets overpaid next Summer with a high RFA deal, and we have to let him walk.... cool, we still got 3 starting center years at a bargain rate.
Best case scenario... the Rockets do their business this Summer in FA first, and then either resign him or match a solid offer that is market value or less.
Worst case scenario... the Rockets strike out in FA this Summer across the board, overpay Capela, and his performance declines
Alternate scenario.... the Rockets do their business in FA this Summer at the expense of Capela, BUT the Rockets have done their due diligence to ensure that there is comparable options at the C spot ready to step in if the Rockets have to let Capela go and enjoy the fact that they got 3 years of starter center performance at a bargain rate.
Either way the Rockets are in really good shape with Capela as long as they plan for a scenario where they might have to allow Capela to walk in FA and appreciate several years of good performance at a bargain rate. I think the evidence is there that the Rockets front office might have already been planning for this the past year. I doubt Zhou is viewed as "the answer if..." but I think you'll see them look at and invest alot of time in players like him this next year or so. I wouldn't be surprised if we see a trade or two for a young big that looks like a small deal at first but is future planning in mind. Any scenario we can think of with Capela, the front office has already thought about it 10X as much as we have I'm sure. I'm not concerned either way.
No just chooses not to pay for mediocrity.
Or we can match him after we re-sign/sign other players and go over the cap.
Titman failed to extend? Maybe Capella is an assman.
Good move the last thing we need is another unmovable overpaid asset like Rhino.