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!

  2. LIVE WATCH EVENT
    REED SHEPPARD DEBUT -- come join Clutch and the gang as we're watching live the Rockets open up Summer League in Vegas Friday night at 6:30pm CT. It will be Reed Sheppard's debut as he, Cam Whitmore, Aj Griffin and others take on Bronny James and the Lakers.

    Rockets vs Lakers LIVE!

What are the Rockets up to?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by justtxyank, Jul 2, 2018.

?

What are the rockets doing?

Poll closed Jul 4, 2018.
  1. They are limited by the owner's concerns over luxury tax and will make only minor additions

    21.6%
  2. They are working on a move for an established veteran that will improve the team

    40.4%
  3. They will add minor pieces and keep powder dry for later but not because of luxury tax

    23.5%
  4. I abstain. Courteously.

    14.6%
  1. justtxyank

    justtxyank Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2005
    Messages:
    42,803
    Likes Received:
    39,561
    I want to gauge the general sense before we get a definitive answer on this.

    Do you think the Rockets are working on a way to improve the roster OR do you think the team is basically handicapped by the owner not wanting to go crazy in the luxury tax and we will make only under the radar type additions?
     
    RasaqBoi likes this.
  2. James&PaulAttornysAtBall

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2018
    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    140
    Inner me: ah Morey is called the Wizard for a reason. Relax and trust his decisions

    Actually me: were so screwed and have no moves to make. West got better and we didn’t
     
  3. HTown_TMac

    HTown_TMac Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2006
    Messages:
    4,530
    Likes Received:
    1,518
    Chilling. I think the plan is to bring back the same roster. With a few tweaks obviously. (I don’t think we trade Anderson). We don’t have the assets to make a splash.
     
  4. No Chill Rocket

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2015
    Messages:
    701
    Likes Received:
    1,272
    We need to do our due diligence and eat at a Landry’s restaurant. We don’t want him to end up like ol’ uncle Les :rolleyes:.
     
  5. Fullcourt

    Fullcourt Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2007
    Messages:
    7,313
    Likes Received:
    2,695
    I’d imagine we will have a significant trade sometime hopefully soon. Morey and Tilman know how close we are to a championship, they aren’t just going to run it back without Ariza
     
  6. Rockets FTW

    Rockets FTW Member

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2010
    Messages:
    4,596
    Likes Received:
    2,024
    I disagree. Read up on the Rockets taking a 100 million dollar cap hit. Ryno is gone in my eyes.

    For what, I really don't know.
     
  7. justtxyank

    justtxyank Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2005
    Messages:
    42,803
    Likes Received:
    39,561
    Well we definitely aren't bringing back the same roster. We've let Ariza go.
     
  8. James&PaulAttornysAtBall

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2018
    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    140
    I want Jimmy Buckets so bad but correct me if I’m wrong.. Codman said that wasn’t a realistic possibility.
     
    whiskeyred likes this.
  9. Merla08

    Merla08 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2009
    Messages:
    457
    Likes Received:
    101
    We'll wait for Carmelo Anthony to get bought out by OKC. It'll come down to either Houston or LA for him.

    Other cheap options would be Vince Carter or Beasley
     
    jb86 likes this.
  10. cml750

    cml750 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2002
    Messages:
    6,144
    Likes Received:
    4,111
    It is either option 2 or 3. I do not see Tillman too worried about the luxury tax. We are too close right now.
     
    dmoneybangbang and justtxyank like this.
  11. justtxyank

    justtxyank Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2005
    Messages:
    42,803
    Likes Received:
    39,561
    You don't need a deciphered list of 100 different possibilities to figure out that Jimmy Butler isn't realistic.
     
    Reeko, onreego and cml750 like this.
  12. FLASH21

    FLASH21 Heart O' Champs

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2008
    Messages:
    13,588
    Likes Received:
    5,549
    But did it?

    Paul George returned to the Thunder (okay)
    Lebron signed with the Lakers (cool)
    Chris Paul returned to the Rockets (yay)
    Everyone else has focused on resigning their own non-star FA (big whoop)

    I'm not worried this is only the first weekend of free agency and the biggest fish has landed. Now everyone else will make corresponding moves from here up until the trade deadline in February. I know we won't be finished making moves but it may take some time for them to materialize than most.
     
    Hakeemtheking likes this.
  13. StevieCrossover

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2007
    Messages:
    900
    Likes Received:
    253
    With cp3 and Harden signed to the max.

    Ryno, dead weight on the roster.

    I dont see Rockets resigning Capela if someone offers max contract.

    I predict minor minimum salary pick ups and nothing big but who knows.
     
    lw17 likes this.
  14. DM'sVP

    DM'sVP Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2013
    Messages:
    1,318
    Likes Received:
    1,376
    They must get the best possible player they can for Anderson. Bazemore, Schroeder, W. Chandler... anyone who can contribute. Personally, I would most definitely trade Anderson for Melo if that is the best they can do. 1 less year and Melo sure as hell isnt scared to shoot.
     
  15. macan

    macan Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2017
    Messages:
    6,878
    Likes Received:
    10,487
    fashion week, world cup and backyard bbq
     
    hakeem94 likes this.
  16. James&PaulAttornysAtBall

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2018
    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    140
    Yes, the west got better in the sense it’s deeper from a competitive aspect. Lakers will be a good team, Nuggets will continue to get better, Mavs and Suns will actually be competitive and not easy wins. OKC will compete too; So yes.. the west got better. Are we still the 2nd best team? Sure
     
    hakeem94 and bigbodymoe like this.
  17. RasaqBoi

    RasaqBoi Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2007
    Messages:
    17,079
    Likes Received:
    20,704
    Where does Cousins go?
     
  18. esketit

    esketit Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2018
    Messages:
    530
    Likes Received:
    363
    need a starting 3
     
  19. Bryant2108

    Bryant2108 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2014
    Messages:
    1,019
    Likes Received:
    1,047
    We had the series with GS (and the title), with a healthy CP3 for games 6 and 7... but regardless, I don’t see how we can just head into next year without any other moves. We may be able to beat them with CP3 healthy, but you can’t assume anything.. especially when talking about the health of aging players.. also, now the western conference is becoming more and more stacked.. Feel like we need a medium/big move to feel better, heading into the season..
     
  20. The Cat

    The Cat Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2000
    Messages:
    20,802
    Likes Received:
    5,255
    Not picking on you, because I've seen this sentiment lots of places... and I genuinely do not understand it.

    If the Rockets were to let Capela go, on top of Ariza, without any additional financial avenues to replace either... then re-signing Chris Paul was a massive mistake. The Rockets with CP3/Harden and no Capela would be perpetually on the upper-middle-class treadmill — 50-55 wins every season, but zero chance at actual contention (especially in the Golden State era). That's the antithesis of everything Daryl Morey is about.

    The only way it makes any sense at all to pay Chris Paul $40M/year through age 37 is if you think you can actually win a title in those years. Let Capela walk, and essentially, CP's contract gives you all of the downside (keeping you from cap room) without any of the upside (chance to win a title). When the Rockets re-signed CP, they became all-in on this core. Yes, they'll try to get the best deal they can on Capela. If they can get him well below the max, great. But after re-signing CP, there's no dollar figure where it makes any sense whatsoever to let Capela go.
     

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