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Trading both Harden AND Westbrook in one deal

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by iNoseBleedRed, Sep 15, 2020.

  1. iNoseBleedRed

    iNoseBleedRed Member

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    Nobody has brought this up. This trade could allow us to get rid of westbrook and get picks by leveraging harden. We could get a young player with potential, picks, and an expiring contract and harden would go to a team that is in win now mode. It would require a third team most likely to make salaries work.

    Can anyone think of a situation in which this works for all parties?

    Cap space gurus can help here.

    For those of you that say we can win with Harden, we can't. We don't have picks and Westbrook takes up our ability to sign quality players and play with a viable strategy. He will especially affect our ability to win when he's injured. Let's leverage with harden while we still can. Think ahead.
     
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  2. Reeko

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    a few people have brought it up, and it sounds extremely ridiculous to me

    1. u depress Harden’s value by attaching such an albatross to him

    2. u severely restrict the number of teams to trade with because that’s 80 mil in salary you’re trying to give them

    so in short, I think it’s kinda foolish to try that
     
  3. Ramo$e

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    It's going to be looooooooooong off season. Please lock this one up. There's like 20 of these.
     
  4. Ramo$e

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    P.S. Harden and Westbrook are not getting traded. LOL
     
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  5. xiki

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    One shot only. If the Knixies were interested. Randle, Portis, a couple others + multiple unprotected first.
     
  6. Reeko

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    That’s for both Harden and Westbrook?
     
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    When I saw the thread title I clicked on it thinking there were proposals on how it could be done...something entertaining to read. Then I read it and was severely underwhelmed.

    You are not going to find any team that is willing to take on ~$75 million in salaries between two players without getting a bag of crap back. Need examples?

    Harden/Westbrook for

    1. Blake Griffin, Tony Snell, Jon Henson and Derrick Rose

    2. Julius Randle, Bobby Portis, Taj Gibson, Elfrid Payton, and Wayne Ellington

    3. Kevin Love, Andre Drummond and Larry Nance Jr.

    4. Nic Batum, Cody Zeller, Terry Rozier, and Biyombo

    and these are just trades that should work salary wise, not even looking at team building or how it can make this team better.
     
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  8. Pat

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    For that sort of money, it would have to start with a John Wall type contract.
     
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  9. Jontro

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    whatever it takes to get luka
     
  10. daywalker02

    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة
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    At your own fapping peril.
     
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  11. coachbadlee

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    Trade Westbrook for Lowry
     
  12. topfive

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    It would have to be a 5-team trade, with 1/2 of Harden or Westbrook going to each of the other 4 teams.
     
  13. xiki

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    Nopers, JH13. Salary probably works AIK with JR & BP, leaving a nice TE.
     

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