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Wall's expiring + picks for what young star

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Plowman, Apr 11, 2022.

  1. Plowman

    Plowman Contributing Member

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    I know many folks want a buyout, to let him expire, or to even deal him for Westbrook. Screw all that noise.

    The Rockets didn't go this far with Johnny Boy to not deal him as an expiring IF the right situation unfolds.

    That expiring contract is a valuable facilitating piece....and we have the ammo to attach to it.

    So, what young stud should we go after at the deadline?
     
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    Good luck getting any traction on this. People here do not want to compete, they’d rather fantasize about prospects for eternity.
     
  3. Mathloom

    Mathloom Consumption is a waste of time.
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    It’s not all that much value. Once you are trading away a superstar, you would even rather take back bad contracts for tanking AND you can demand better picks. So it’s all about the picks, that’s why people find themselves constantly disappointed in what’s possible with large expiring contracts.
     
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  4. chenjy9

    chenjy9 Numbers Don't Lie
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    Who is going to give up a young star for Wall + picks?
     
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    I don’t think it’s enough value .

    bkn picks don’t look great . Do you want to wager more of ours ?

    this roster isn’t good enough to warrant going after a 40 million dollar player. Green and sengun and our first this year still a couple of years away . Kpj and Tate ok but have inconsistencies. Wood ? You like him ? Gordon ?

    Anyways ... if we have to go that route gimme Brandon Ingram
     
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    The jazz ?
     
  7. Houston77

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    I think it’s far more likely that we can combine Gordon and Wood with picks for a player than Wall and picks, if the Rockets go that route.
     
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    chenjy9 Numbers Don't Lie
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    Is this sarcasm?
     
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  9. xiki

    xiki Contributing Member

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    Look at the Mass/Wiz deal before shutting your eyes to everything else.
     
  10. CriscoKidd

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    If there is a candidate team to deal with, it would be much easier to get done during the summer when the roster restrictions for trades aren't as onerous.

    If it doesn't happen in the summer, buyout more than likely.
     
  11. Haymitch

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    Which teams would want a $47 or whatever million expiring contract? I can't think of any. The Jazz? Maybe? But I doubt it; cap space does them no good as they are never an FA destination.
     
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    chenjy9 Numbers Don't Lie
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    Let's put this into perspective. The type of team that would be interested in this sort of trade would have to fit in the following criteria:
    • Have a young star that doesn't want to be there or has really disappointed (can we still call that a star?)
    • Banking on the following season to lure in a FA and want to have the available cap space
      • This is hard to do without a young star, so we will probably have to assume it's a team that is in a FA destination location
    Then we have to consider the picks situation. What kind of picks are we wanting to leverage? I am assuming it's our first round (probably top 4) and BK (low end 1st round), so now we are looking for a team willing to give a sure fire young star for a chance to get a young star that also believes it can lure in a superstar during FA.
     
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    I'm thinking Gobert as a target with Sengun as backup 4/5.

    He and Mitchell are rumored to be on the outs. We need rim protection... dead last defense we have...

    I would blow out any players/picks needed for Gobert, Jabari Smith, Kpj, Green, Sengun, and a classic 3/d player at sf...

    Think that has the right defense/offense balance...
     
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    This situation is ending in 1 of only 2 possible ways.

    He sits out another entire year.

    He gets bought out.
     
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    chenjy9 Numbers Don't Lie
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    It's called being realistic. You know what IS fantasizing? Trading a huge EC+picks for a young star.
     
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    I don’t think anyone is trading for him unless the hornets actually want Westbrook & it’s a 3 team trade

    I’m actually hoping he comes off the bench next season. Give him a chance to showcase for his next contract. Especially if he could help get these kids to a play in game.

    The best thing he could do is still show his value on a team. The rockets would be perfect to still show he can contribute in a winning fashion. Cut him after the deadline if nobody shows interest
     
  18. mac_got_this

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    I’d do Wood and wall for Gobert
     
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    Can he play next to Christopher is the question? I wouldn’t mind him off the bench because he can be score first like he wants. Let Christopher start with koj and green
     
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    They'd be happy to get rid of Gobert, but would we be happy to receive him? It's a pass for me unless we are merely the middle man in a 3 team trade.
     
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