1. Welcome! Please take a few seconds to create your free account to post threads, make some friends, remove a few ads while surfing and much more. ClutchFans has been bringing fans together to talk Houston Sports since 1996. Join us!

Trading Aaron Brooks

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Rileydog, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. Rileydog

    Rileydog Contributing Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2002
    Messages:
    5,130
    Likes Received:
    5,429
    AB is an emerging player, but suffers from being a SG in a PG's body. I have serious doubts as to whether his scoring is enough to offset his defensive liabilities, particularly given the type of contract he might command later.

    If I'm shaping a team based on our current assets, I would have Lowry be our starting PG at 30+ mpg. He is a better passer, dictator of tempo, defender and does everything better except shoot, but that's damn important. We'd need to pair him with a SG that could score from distance.

    What is fair value for AB based on his performance to date?

    - Tmac/AB for Kevin Martin/Kenny Thomas' expiring and Sacto's 2011 first round pick

    - AB for Anthony Randolph straight up? (stirring up some debate there!!)

    - AB for Nicolas Batum (prolly not enough value there)

    - Tmac/AB for Luol Deng and John Salmons. AB and Rose would be dynamic and we'd have a very good player at a reasonable price.

    I'm tossing up some stuff against the wall here but I think I may be undervaluing AB. I'd like to hear some ideas.
     
    1 person likes this.
  2. Depressio

    Depressio Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2009
    Messages:
    6,416
    Likes Received:
    366
    With Yao we need shooters, such as AB. Lowry works a ton better with Landry/Budinger.
     
  3. tmoney1101

    tmoney1101 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2009
    Messages:
    17,473
    Likes Received:
    21,823
    I really don't think AB is going anywhere, but we will know in about a week. Out of your options, I guess I would take the K-mart trade, but none of these scenarios would really interest me.
     
  4. LifeisButaDream

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2010
    Messages:
    1,271
    Likes Received:
    17
    I think AB will be used with are pick on draft day to move up.
     
  5. IamKhan

    IamKhan Rookie

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2007
    Messages:
    769
    Likes Received:
    20
    if ab goes, Ariza has to go with him. You cannot start two bad shooters of Lowry and Ariza
     
  6. saleem

    saleem Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2001
    Messages:
    29,410
    Likes Received:
    13,521
    That is a possibility. Good point.
     
  7. Shaud

    Shaud Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2008
    Messages:
    18,350
    Likes Received:
    451
    Anthony Randolph could miss the rest of the season with an ankle injury, so why in the world we trade him straight up for Anthony Randolph?

    With Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry why would they want to make that trade?
     
  8. tmoney1101

    tmoney1101 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2009
    Messages:
    17,473
    Likes Received:
    21,823
    No offense, but I really wish you would proof-read before you post. This isn't a race, and it makes you look slightly more intelligent. :)
     
  9. DaDakota

    DaDakota If you want to know, just ask!

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 1999
    Messages:
    124,294
    Likes Received:
    33,178
    Anyone else tired of the Lowry should start brigade?

    It is lunacy!

    AB is growing into an all star player, enjoy the danged ride.

    In the meantime Lowry can keep improving his shot from the bench.

    It is like the backup QB argument in football.

    Lowry is a backup for a reason.

    DD
     
    2 people like this.
  10. Rockets9495

    Rockets9495 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2005
    Messages:
    332
    Likes Received:
    11
    Had a deal in place last year for bosh - brooks/artest.

    Got nixed at the very top.
     
  11. Ziggy

    Ziggy QUEEN ANON

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 1999
    Messages:
    36,836
    Likes Received:
    13,225
    Find a way to turn Brooks and McGrady into Jefferson and Rubio (not that I like or care about Rubio) and that just might work.
     
  12. tmoney1101

    tmoney1101 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2009
    Messages:
    17,473
    Likes Received:
    21,823
    We wouldn't. They wouldn't. All this speculation is hurting my head. :eek:
     
  13. T_Man

    T_Man Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2000
    Messages:
    6,537
    Likes Received:
    2,423

    THANK YOU!!!!!

    Man some of the post on this board just more and more outrageous...
     
  14. T FOR 3!!!

    T FOR 3!!! Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Messages:
    2,041
    Likes Received:
    988
    Horrible idea. last time i checked our management is the best at finding diamonds in the rough. give up a late first rounder (chase and landry were both 2nd rounders) and brooks for a higher pick. A.B. is one of the top pg's in the league averaging 19.5ppg and 5 assist(actually getting some notice as a possible all-star), and as of now hes the only pg on our payroll next season. You are way undervaluing A.B.
     
  15. tmoney1101

    tmoney1101 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2009
    Messages:
    17,473
    Likes Received:
    21,823
    Lowry is turnig into the Sage Rosenfels of the Houston Rockets.

    ...I know, it's dated.
     
  16. Hakeemtheking

    Hakeemtheking Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2009
    Messages:
    9,193
    Likes Received:
    6,059

    Agreed. Trade just about the only player who can create his own shot. :eek:
     
  17. RedRowdy111

    RedRowdy111 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2006
    Messages:
    3,890
    Likes Received:
    94
    AB is so much better than all of those scrubs you named. Get real. The guy is on the brink of being an All-Star, and you throw names out there of guys that cant even get a starting job on a bad team. C'mon.

    Keep AB. He is a special player!
     
  18. treyk3

    treyk3 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Messages:
    8,716
    Likes Received:
    16,052
    Aaron is the future of this team no point in moving him in my opinion but I'd like to see the organization bring in a 6-4 or 6-5 PG in and move Aaron to SG. If we could some how wind up with John Wall or Ricky Rubio we would be more than set.
     
  19. Salvy

    Salvy Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2009
    Messages:
    19,121
    Likes Received:
    29,622
    Is it just me or does anyone else think that Brooks is the only reason (other than Landry) that we have done good this season... The Brooks and Lowry duo is almost perfect..... Lets just be patient and wait for Yao to get back... For now, Brooks and Lowry continue to get better....
     
  20. rockets934life

    rockets934life Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2007
    Messages:
    15,312
    Likes Received:
    249
    No one is off limits for the right price but the closest players to that on this squad would be Yao and Brooks.

    Strictly my opinion but I believe he will be an all-star sooner then later.
     

Share This Page

  • About ClutchFans

    Since 1996, ClutchFans has been loud and proud covering the Houston Rockets, helping set an industry standard for team fan sites. The forums have been a home for Houston sports fans as well as basketball fanatics around the globe.

  • Support ClutchFans!

    If you find that ClutchFans is a valuable resource for you, please consider becoming a Supporting Member. Supporting Members can upload photos and attachments directly to their posts, customize their user title and more. Gold Supporters see zero ads!


    Upgrade Now