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Walt Williams for Chris Mills?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by sir scarvajal, Jan 26, 2000.

  1. sir scarvajal

    sir scarvajal Member

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    I was thinking about this too. But I would rather trade for say Marshall for Walt + Drew or an optional first rounder (say we get to pick the worst one of either our own or that we have acquired over the next 3 years). My thinking in Marshall is younger and less redudent for us (more of a 3/4 than a 2/3-- and we have a better 2/3 in SA) than Mills.

    Even better would be Jamesion. I would trade Walt and (I hate to say this because I really like him) Mobley for him. Of course GS would have to put in another player to make the salary work, say Starks or Mookie or V. Cummings. Jamesion is never going to be "the man", which is why he gets a bad rap, but he does a lot of good things on the court because of his height and quickness, I think could be a very good complimentary player. He would really be a good finisher for Stevie for years to come.
     
  2. dream_team

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    actually, jamison has been the man for golden state lately. averaging more than 20ppg & 10rpg probably the past month, not to mention his monster games last night. something like more than 30ptn and 18 rebounds. i think he's unattainable, unless we include francis in the deal, which is a for sure NO!

    the walt for mills deal is a toss up... we'd be sacraficing offense for more defense.
     
  3. Pole

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    I might trade TMass for Chris Mills, after all, they're both on the IL.
     
  4. RocketsPimp

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    Normally, I'd think that would be a decent trade...not earthshattering, but decent.

    Didn't Mills just recently have surgery? I know he's been injured for a few weeks now. The last thing the Rockets need is someone that is injured.

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  5. DaDakota

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    I would do it if Mills contract is up before Walts.

    I want to free up some cap space for next year.

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  6. sir scarvajal

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    Jamison has been putting up good numbers. But remember Golden State is the capital of boneheaded trades, I also believe no player is untouchable on them. They are really, really desperate and still are not that happy with Jamison. They also have tied a lot of their $ in Damp and Caffey.

    Granted they might want more than Walt and Mobley for Jamison. But I would check into it. If we can't get him, Marshall or Caffey are the only other guys I might consider because they are a little younger. But I don't like Caffey game much and he has a terrible contract (atleast Walt's similarly overpriced contract ends like 4 years sooner).
     
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    I'd do that deal. Chris is almost as good as Walt offensively. Walt has a slightly better shot but Chris is a good shooter too. And Mills is much better than Walt defensively, where he gets 6 boards a game. I think it'd be a good deal for us, but only if Mills is soon to be healthy. If he is, I'd pull the trigger.
     
  8. Mango

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    Mills makes comparable money to Walt, but Walt's contract ends in 2002 and Mills's runs until 2003. That is something to think about.

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    I wouldn't do that at all. At this stage, I don't make any one-for-one, backup-for-backup trades. Walt is playing much better and his stock is rising. I would much rather wait and package him in a multiple player deal with say Mobley or Drew, and get a much bigger prize.
     
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    The Rockets don't want Marshall. His contract has been the albatross that has stymied the Warriors from abtaining any decent free agents since Don Nelson left his deathmark on that team so many years ago. (Oh yeah, that and the continuing ineptitude of the Warriors office, the lack of fan support here in the Bay Area, the revolving door at head coach and the absence of any other premier player in a Warriors uniform). Donyell is has a decent game, and has a pretty good outside shot, but his contract is a bomb.

    Jamison's not going anywhere. He's viewed as the next coming in Oakland (whether he is or not). I think he'd put up much bigger numbers on a better team. He's kinda like Joe Smith, though...a tweener. He doesn't fit in 100% at any given position. That might be a good thing on some teams, but on a Warriors team lacking any defined roles, it hurts his chances.
     
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    This is not a rumor. I have no idea if there is truth to this at all. But I was reading at NBAtalk.com that the Rockets are "taking a long look" at Chris Mills. And as we all know Vescey's column on the possible dealing of W.Williams.

    So this is my question to you. Would you trade Chris Mills for Walt Williams straight up?

    I believe they make the same wage. But what we get by this is a player who is a great defensive stop wiht a decent offensive game but not the same shooting capability the Wizard has shown of late.

    Would you do it?
     
  12. Mango

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    Clutch,

    I agree that Mills doesn't fit the blueprint that we think the Rockets have for redoing the team.

    To induce another team to take Walt and his contract, the Rockets will have to put some extra juice ( player or draft choice) in the deal to get another team to take him.
    I don't think another team would take Walt off their hands for just equal value.

    What is it worth to the Rockets to move Walt?

    Mango
     
  13. Clutch

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    Mango -- you're right on the contract numbers, but I can't see the Rockets "unloading" Walt for more of a load if you know what I mean. Mills doesn't need the ball and can play defense, but that contract is pretty heavy and I don't see why the Rocks would take it on.

    I would think if the Rockets do deal Walt they will try their damndest to get a player in the last year of a deal to free cap space (you know, the type of players Orlando is stockpiling) or somehow get someone who fits into their future plans. I can't see that being Mills personally.
     

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