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Trading 3 for 5 + 7

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Spacemoth, May 18, 2022.

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Would you take picks 5 and 7 for #3 overall?

  1. Yes

    66 vote(s)
    34.6%
  2. No, let's take Banchero

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    65.4%
  1. Spacemoth

    Spacemoth Contributing Member

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    Apologies in advance, I know it's a IDIOT category post, but...

    - If Chet and Jabari go 1 and 2, and
    - If Detroit really wants Banchero (or Ivey, who knows) and believe like the rest of the world that this is a 3 (or four) person draft, and
    - If Portland is willing to trade #7 for Jerami Grant, plus or minus spare change on either end, then

    Would you accept a 5 + 7 pick package from Detroit for the #3 overall pick?

    We've seen Stone say we're open to trading down. We saw how thrilled (not) he was to get the #3 pick last night. Another way you could think about it is that the Rockets have an opportunity to basically get the #5 pick, which they had a 48% chance to do yesterday, and also receive the #7 pick for free. This could be two of Shaeden Sharpe, AJ Griffin, Jalen Duren, Benedict Mathurin, Keegan Murray etc.

    It's tempting to me to say the least, especially if the front office really believes in Sengun and really does not want Banchero to interfere with Sengun's maximum potential. Let it be known that I am not a Sengun truther where I feel like he's more valuable than Banchero or the other top 3 guys this year. But still, two shots (maybe) are better than one.

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  2. Verbal Christ

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    Somewhat of a false dichotomy here no? I chose the "Banchero" button, but realistically that pick could also be Jabari or even Chet dependent on how the first two picks shake out.

    I wont trade 3 because I think those guys are just far and away better than the other prospects ranked behind them. Buying two whoppers does not replace a filet mignon.
     
  3. krosfyah

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    So we tank and have the worst record in the league so we can trade down? That would be disappointing.
     
  4. Joe Joe

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    Assuming Chet and Jabari (the 1st tier) are gone as OP states, trade makes the most sense to me since I don't see much difference in 3-6 and the player I would pick 3rd has a 50-50 shot of being there 5th.
     
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  5. ClutchCityReturns

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    Wouldn't happen, but I would do it in a heartbeat (unless Chet is there at 3). I have Murray and Mathurin 4 and 5 on my board (they flip from day to day) so if we could get both those guys I would lose my damn mind.
     
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  6. ThatBoyNick

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    Who's available at 5?

    If Ivey is, I'd say yes.
     
  7. Houston77

    Houston77 COOKIES AND CAKE, MY TEAM BAKED!
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    Probably not, but I'd be tempted. Adding a couple of solid forward prospects like Murray and Sochan would go a long way towards fixing our D.
     
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  8. peleincubus

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    Toooooo many rookies not enough minutes
     
  9. Caesar

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    Ivey prob gone at 4 so keegan Murray + sharpe or mathurin combo
     
  10. ThatBoyNick

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    Imagine how disappointed those Celtics fans were after trading the #1 overall pick

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  11. TriumVirate

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    Don't overthink it. BPA. Worry about fit later
     
  12. Rockets4Life13

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    They wanted Tatum and they knew they were going to get him at #3. If we want Sharpe for example and would get him at #5 of course that's better than taking him at 3.

    We don't know who they want
     
  13. Houston77

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    How about this, just to add a wrinkle since we're chatting.

    Wood, Nwaba, #3, and #17, for

    Grant, #5, and #7
     
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  14. Sweet Lou 4 2

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    I was thinking about this and the only way you do this if you believe you'd rather have Sharpe and someone like Duren instead of Banchero.

    You'd have to be really high on Sharpe and not so high on Banchero.
     
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  15. xaos

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    So many variables at play to answer this but if Sharpe is picked top 2 or they want us to pick Sharpe and trade his rights to them then I would. It essentially gets us one of Smith/Banchero/Chet/Ivey and an additional high pick.
     
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    Sunshine was such a great movie that was almost ruined by a weird third act....

    I wouldn't be opposed to trading back into the 5-10 range.
     
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  17. xiki

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    Reasonable question.
     
  18. raining threes

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    Tell me I can get Sharpe and Murray and the answer is yes. I'm also trading 17 and Wood to move up to get the best big that I can find. Shot blockers are badly needed.


    No
     
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  19. steddinotayto

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    I would take 5th and 7th if it guarantees me a Sharpe Murray combo. Working in the OP's hypothetical, the biggest deterrent in getting Sharpe/Murray would be Indiana at #6 who would most likely take Murray.
     
  20. Houston77

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    AJ Griffin or Eason are not bad alternatives to Murray in this scenario.
     

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