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Trade Targets for a KPJ Trade

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Jags, Sep 13, 2023.

  1. daywalker02

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    As grotesque as that might sound I also think Primo would be someone a franchise like the Rockets would consider.

    They know no shame in my opinion. Until Primo hits them in the face and they dump him.

    Until Primo pulls his pants down on the Rockets....
     
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  2. Easy

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    It just comes back to the question: If KPJ's contract has value, why didn't they trade him BEFORE the scandal?
     
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  3. SamFisher

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    I don't get it - there's a poster or 2 here who think that NBA fans are not "emotional" but instead 4 million parameter vector optimizers and are absolutely fine with acquriing Porter fresh out of Rikers because it... lowers Joe Lacobs repeater tax

    I mean, sure i don't doubt there are GM brainiax who think this but - there's still a few ounces of shame left in normal society that make this nontenable.
     
  4. SamFisher

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    Because now you get "salary dump" and draft assets as well as a permanent PR stain that will make media day great again.

    Not sure what teams are clearing up cap room after the FA period is actually over but - Process Brain never sleeps
     
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    I don't want to be that guy, but it's spelled GOOD LAWD. Don't forget the swag.
     
  6. Williamson

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    Saving 16 million dollars and gaining a couple picks isn't a reason? Seems like several reasons to me.
     
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  7. Williamson

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    I read somewhere that if he is waived before the season begins, he's only guaranteed 3 million. That's incorrect?
     
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  8. daywalker02

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    https://www.spotrac.com/nba/houston-rockets/kevin-porter-jr-31589/

    According to this, next year is partially guaranteed. Yeah, we have to check because we got the year mixed up.

    I am not sure how this is structured for this year.
     
  9. Houston77

    Houston77 COOKIES AND CAKE, MY TEAM BAKED!
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    Some of these posts make my head hurt.

    Y'all, KPJ has no value. But we have draft picks, and his contract can be used in a trade. If we cut him, it's not like we gain any space to replace him. Whatever team is trading for him will cut him. It's exactly what the Heat did with Meyers Leonard and a SRP for Trevor Ariza. He could also be used to help facilitate a three-team trade.

    Seriously, this is not complicated.
     
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  10. Houston77

    Houston77 COOKIES AND CAKE, MY TEAM BAKED!
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    From my understanding, his contract is guaranteed this season, and next season it is not at all guaranteed unless he is on the team at certain points.

    • 2024-25: non-guaranteed, $1 million guaranteed on 7/1/23, $3 million guaranteed on Opening Night, $6 million guaranteed 5 days after 2024 trade deadline (est. 2/28/24), fully guaranteed on 6/30/24
     
  11. aelliott

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    I think the reference you were quoting is referring to the start of the NBA season, not the first game of the season.The new season starts July 1st. So, on Jult 1 2023, the 2023-24 season officially started. Porter's 2023-24 salary is $15.8m.

    $3m sounds about right for his contract last season, but unless there was an option in his contract for '23-'24 then they would still owe this year's full salary regardless of when they released him. I've always seen that the only guarenteed money on the new deal was the '23-24 season which is $15.8m.
     
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    No one is trading anything for that piece of trash, but his b**** ass will be trading in his freedom to get pounded in the ass in prison hopefully soon
     
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    He's surely going to be terminated for cause at some point and get nothing in any event. Even in the bizarre-o universe where teams willlingly line up to trade for an inmate "because contract" and it's "no pr hit" - my guess is that the League or NBPA or CBA wouldn't allow you to trade for a contract that you already knew you weren't going to honor and terminate for cause before you acquired it. Haven't bothered to look it up, so maybe this is a gray area that gets arbitrated or something.
     
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    I'm absolutely confident that Stone will take this already bad situation and somehow make it worse. Teams should be lining up to take advantage of him at this point...
     
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    It is a timing thing. The Rockets want a star that isn't too old. KPJ's $15.8M combines easily with other contracts to match $30-$50M contracts pretty easily. When the other team wants (feels forced) to trade the star is the key deciding factor on timing.

    I think Brooks is a BYC player for 6 months. Until then, I think he's difficult to trade, and the Rockets are unable to match big salaries without giving up someone they want to keep.
     
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    okc doesn't have cap issues and clearly no need for picks when they already have a bag full of them for a long time. yeah none of those reasons apply to okc. sounds good as a cliche but doesn't actually matter to okc. couple all that with associating their organization with a woman beater in okc of all places. yeah no chance
     
  17. daywalker02

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    Trade market is still slowed/stagnant awaiting Lillard/Harden move......
     
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    Fertits is the kind of guy who looks between his legs everyday and wonders whether he should flush it or plate and serve it at Landry’s.
     
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    Some of yall delusional as **** disguised as wanna be GM geniuses..
     
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    underrated post. Dude definitely had range if not always accuracy or court savvy.
     

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