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Ty Lawson traded to the Rockets!

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by mikol13, Jul 19, 2015.

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Do you like the Ty Lawson trade for the Rockets?

  1. YES

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  2. NO

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  1. Phillyrocket

    Phillyrocket Member

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    This is the chess aspect of Morey. Everyone scratched their heads about giving papa the MLE but the second year was non guaranteed. And then everyone was WTF about the Prigs trade when we needed pg help last deadline. But again non guaranteed.

    Being able to combine them and move them for Lawson is what Denver wanted. They weren't looking for a talent back they were looking to get out of this contract and Morey saved them a boatload of money with deals from last year.

    This is the asset collecting that so many seem to despise but Morey was finally able to capitalize.

    Make no mistake folks this is a huge huge huge move for the Rockets. Better than adding Smith and Brewer last year. Lawson would be an all star if it wasn't for the glut of PG talent in the west. Almost 10 assists a game with little to no help last year talent wise.
     
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  2. dobro1229

    dobro1229 Contributing Member

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    I'll donate 100 bucks to the tip jar if Hollic spills what is about to come out of this trade and he turns out to be right. Hell i'll give him the money or donate to charity if he wants that instead.
     
  3. Mattician

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    Awesome!

    I'm going to miss Kostas Papanikolaou, though.
     
  4. utgrad97

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    So now the Rockets have Durant's BFF from the NBA and High School. Should we try to get Connor Atchley back to make it a perfect 3 for 3?
     
  5. Zboy

    Zboy Contributing Member

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    You should have also dug up

    http://bbs.clutchfans.net/showthread.php?t=228749

    an offer I made him after he lose the bet so that he could save his face.

    bballtrollic got his ass kicked.

    He lost the bet.

    Came back on a different moniker.

    Never even donated $20 to charity at the minimum.

    What a douchebag!

    Still waiting on the $20 donation to a charity of my choice!

    [​IMG]
     
  6. JHL85

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    Lawson is a much much better distributor than Lowry or Dragic but worse defender.
     
  7. Spacemoth

    Spacemoth Contributing Member

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    You mean Morey does not go all-in on a bluff. He folds all the time, when the probabilities don't add up in his favor. He never lets ego get involved, and will walk away from any deal no matter how tempting it is (see Dragic at the trade deadline last year) if he doesn't think it's in our best longterm interest.

    If Morey goes all-in, it will be because he is 99% sure he has the winning hand. Today, he didn't even have to go all-in. This was his version of stealing the blinds.
     
  8. Trackball

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    You're going to hate me for this.

    I'm the third guy to vote no.

    Why?

    Because I highly doubt he'll recover.

    Good player? Oh heck yeah. Highway robbery of a trade? Most circumstances, I'd agree.

    But alcoholism is not something that's fixed quickly. Just ask my favorite stand-up comedian, Craig Ferguson--a recovering alcoholic himself.

    Please watch the whole thing.

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/7ZVWIELHQQY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
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  9. steddinotayto

    steddinotayto Contributing Member

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    Oh trust me I read that thread too.

    The name might have changed but the delusional arrogance stayed.
     
  10. J.R.

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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Houston: “Here’s all of our crap, two guys who might be good, and a protected first.”

    Denver: “DONE. THAT’S HOW BAD THE SITUATION IS”</p>&mdash; Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) <a href="https://twitter.com/HPbasketball/status/622940421195452416">July 20, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Also if Ty gets his head on straight, and there’s a very good chance he will, the Rockets are absolutely significantly better.</p>&mdash; Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) <a href="https://twitter.com/HPbasketball/status/622940600149614592">July 20, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">LOL and Morey got a 2nd rounder. Of course he did.</p>&mdash; Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) <a href="https://twitter.com/HPbasketball/status/622941591645356037">July 20, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Also Lawson-Harden-TJones fast breaks will be murder.</p>&mdash; Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) <a href="https://twitter.com/HPbasketball/status/622942268312408064">July 20, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Beyond the DUI stuff Lawson has infuriated every coach he’s had with unwillingness to lead. He’s also great offensively.</p>&mdash; Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) <a href="https://twitter.com/HPbasketball/status/622944555663523840">July 20, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Houston fans: Lawson will make some downright incredible plays. He’ll also infuriate you with times he disappears. But then, you have Harden</p>&mdash; Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) <a href="https://twitter.com/HPbasketball/status/622944834203070465">July 20, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">My column from on how good Lawson is despite his issues, before the latest DUI if you want to get excited, Houston: <a href="http://t.co/IvNeeWO5zG">http://t.co/IvNeeWO5zG</a></p>&mdash; Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) <a href="https://twitter.com/HPbasketball/status/622945114499981312">July 20, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Specifically, if you want a sense of what Lawson can do, from that column: <a href="http://t.co/rBhxifOOmR">pic.twitter.com/rBhxifOOmR</a></p>&mdash; Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) <a href="https://twitter.com/HPbasketball/status/622945818732036096">July 20, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Lawson’s problems are enough to sink him, it’s up to him. Hope he gets there.</p>&mdash; Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) <a href="https://twitter.com/HPbasketball/status/622947214348943360">July 20, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A Radicevic-Papanikolaou-Gallo-Jokic-Nurkic rotation lineup is on the table. The dream is within reach for Denver.</p>&mdash; Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) <a href="https://twitter.com/HPbasketball/status/622953090367508480">July 20, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Lawson-Beverley-Harden-TJones-Howard would be a killer closing lineup.</p>&mdash; Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) <a href="https://twitter.com/HPbasketball/status/622953759178649600">July 20, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Another concern with Lawson, last volumn: <a href="http://t.co/nqmBcc9C3J">pic.twitter.com/nqmBcc9C3J</a></p>&mdash; Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) <a href="https://twitter.com/HPbasketball/status/622954974671147012">July 20, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">No, he just fits better with that group.DMO works AWESOME as a small ball 5, better than Dwight. <a href="https://t.co/2OJyp6OguK">https://t.co/2OJyp6OguK</a></p>&mdash; Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) <a href="https://twitter.com/HPbasketball/status/622955239684055041">July 20, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Houston’s offense has a lot of options to it. This is what Lawson can do with options. <a href="https://t.co/aq1TzyHlvy">https://t.co/aq1TzyHlvy</a></p>&mdash; Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) <a href="https://twitter.com/HPbasketball/status/622960758012407809">July 20, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I asked Ty Lawson if a team needs an alpha dog in January, and he said someone has to have that attitude, but it can be shared</p>&mdash; Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) <a href="https://twitter.com/HPbasketball/status/622972456555425792">July 20, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I also asked Ty if he could take on that mentality, and he said yeah. I asked teammates about that idea. “uhhhhh”</p>&mdash; Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) <a href="https://twitter.com/HPbasketball/status/622972554467221504">July 20, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">OH, and JUST TO SEE ROCKETS TWITTER GO BERSERK: Guess who Ty Lawson played high school ball with and was close to?</p>&mdash; Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) <a href="https://twitter.com/HPbasketball/status/622972693680365568">July 20, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The Rockets now have two of Kevin Durant’s good friends and former teammates on roster. LET’S GO HYPE MACHINE.</p>&mdash; Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) <a href="https://twitter.com/HPbasketball/status/622972924958515201">July 20, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I asked Ty Lawson if he believed in the Based God Curse on KD and he said no. I asked if he would try to remove it if he had it. “oh yeah.&quot;</p>&mdash; Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) <a href="https://twitter.com/HPbasketball/status/622973180198690816">July 20, 2015</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">WHO’S A FREE AGENT NEXT YEAR AS WELL. SEE? IT ALL WORKS <a href="https://t.co/JWhhMY5CP5">https://t.co/JWhhMY5CP5</a></p>&mdash; Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) <a href="https://twitter.com/HPbasketball/status/622973276470513664">July 20, 2015</a></blockquote>
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  11. MystikArkitect

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    So now we can have a combination of Lawson running the offense with Dwight/Harden cutting or Harden running it with Lawson/Dwight cutting.

    Bring me the Warriors and let's try this again.
     
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    One more thing...


    They wanted two firsts for him after the Mozgof deal! :D

    http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports....-round-picks-for-ty-lawson-at-trade-deadline/

    http://basketball.realgm.com/wireta...-Two-First-Rounders-For-Ty-Lawson-At-Deadline
     
  14. datboidavid

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    Cleared 4 roster spots, get a top tier PG, win win win
     
  15. steddinotayto

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    I understand your logic but the poll was asking if you like the trade with the underline being from a basketball standpoint.

    At worst, if Lawson does not recover then we just lost a protect 1st Rounder. God help him if he doesn't recover but that's outside of basketball.

    There are 28 other GMs right now saying "Holy ****. Morey got Lawson for WHAT??"

    There is 1 GM saying "Hell yes, I got rid of him and got a 1st Rounder to boot....that will be a late pick....that will probably be only a few spots higher than the 2nd Rounder I gave away......?!?!"

    There is 1 GM saying "At worst, this will be like a Royce White situation. At best, I just made a trade for the NBA championship"
     
  16. thedude077

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    It's embarrassing seeing Lamarcus Aldridge dominating Terrence Jones, putting up 40+ points against the Rockets......................
     
  17. colt45nyc

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    I lIke having Ty but we gave up too much! Why a #1 too.
     
  18. MONON

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    WOW!! Christmas in July! I'm a Morey fan, but this exceeds all expectations!!
     
  19. J.R.

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    HAHA:grin:HAHA:grin:HAHA:grin:HAHA:grin:HAHA:grin:HAHA:grin:HAHA:grin:HAHA:grin:HAHA:grin:HAHA:grin:
     
  20. RocketsFido

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    #KDtoHOU2016 confirmed
     

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