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!

What were your thoughts when this tweet was made?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Mr. Space City, Oct 27, 2020.

  1. durvasa

    durvasa Contributing Member
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2006
    Messages:
    33,781
    Likes Received:
    9,960
  2. jayydela

    jayydela Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2012
    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    69
    Right before this trade the homies and I were talking about how beastly
    of a trio KD, Westbrook and Harden was on OKC.

    Then we got Harden.
     
    Ramo$e likes this.
  3. HTown_TMac

    HTown_TMac Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2006
    Messages:
    4,370
    Likes Received:
    1,126
    I was heading to a Halloween party. I will never forget I was at my cousins house and we ended up a lot more lit than we originally planned on.
     
    BHannes2BHonest and Ramo$e like this.
  4. DreamShook

    DreamShook Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Messages:
    49,075
    Likes Received:
    60,063
    I remember being unmoved. I thought James Harden was good but not franchise player good, lol.
     
    Ramo$e and hakeem94 like this.
  5. Juxtaposed Jolt

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2010
    Messages:
    16,606
    Likes Received:
    8,784
    Yeah, I thought if Harden could become something resembling Demar Derozan, that would be good enough to entice other (better) superstars to play alongside him.

    I doubt anyone would have seen Harden become so good, at the time of the trade.
     
    Ramo$e and DreamShook like this.
  6. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2008
    Messages:
    43,902
    Likes Received:
    12,709
    Was at a Halloween party and it got even more fun
     
    Ramo$e likes this.
  7. bulkatron

    bulkatron Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2014
    Messages:
    3,338
    Likes Received:
    1,956
    I was excited, without a real clue as to whether Harden would be a star (like what Eric Gordon was touted to be at the time), or if he would be another Ariza-style bust where we tried to shoehorn a role player into a starring role.

    Took me one game to make up my mind.
     
    Ramo$e likes this.
  8. Deckard

    Deckard Blade Runner
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2002
    Messages:
    49,570
    Likes Received:
    21,229
    Ditto.
     
    alethios and Ramo$e like this.
  9. Rashmon

    Rashmon Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2000
    Messages:
    16,405
    Likes Received:
    8,707
    Hard to believe it's been eight years...
     
    Ramo$e likes this.
  10. Deckard

    Deckard Blade Runner
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2002
    Messages:
    49,570
    Likes Received:
    21,229
    Yeah. Heck, I was out and about that day taking some relatives around Austin, and didn't post until page 40. How strange that seems now, actually having something approaching a normal day. Almost as unreal today as the trade (I'm mostly kidding). Daryl Morey's greatest trade, without any doubt whatsoever. Many called him a genius back then and how I miss the guy. I suspect that Harden misses him as well.
     
    #30 Deckard, Oct 27, 2020
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2020
    Ramo$e likes this.
  11. tochiee22

    tochiee22 Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2013
    Messages:
    1,759
    Likes Received:
    1,379
    We were getting ready to go out to party for Halloween I believe.. got wasted at the bars. Forgot about the trade. Then woke up to
    The news again and celebrated all
    Over again lol
     
  12. pmac

    pmac Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2007
    Messages:
    6,639
    Likes Received:
    501
    I was mainly happy because we were trading Martin but Harden was a player I liked. I think it was viewed as a steal from the start. But, after his first couple games it really made Morey look like a genius. Harden was the embodiment of Moreyball.

    Morey's biggest flaw was not keeping things closer to the vest. Now that the rest of the nba has people like him in their front offices, you could argue the only real advantage he had was having control of roster decisions while analytics folks are mostly managers right now. Maybe he realized that and stepped down when Tillman took away his biggest advantage.
     
  13. donkeypunch

    donkeypunch Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2013
    Messages:
    15,929
    Likes Received:
    16,062
    I really hope Morey goes to the Knicks and has full control, just to show the world he can win a chip with a dumbass owner, just one that is willing to spend.
     
  14. RocketRed84

    RocketRed84 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2013
    Messages:
    145
    Likes Received:
    117
    I leapt out of the couch at my friend's house and screamed!
     
  15. tycoonchip

    tycoonchip Tilman has Aids!
    Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 1999
    Messages:
    5,724
    Likes Received:
    3,402
    I thought Presti was going to tweet "#metoo" after that. We gave Lamb and Martin for a Hall of Famer? Didn't know he was going to be as amazing as he has been but after game 1 I knew we stole the best player from OKC!
     
  16. riko

    riko Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2014
    Messages:
    5,944
    Likes Received:
    9,828
    Morey was trying this guy for atleast 12 months prior but given the Thunder were coming off the Finals appearance and Harden tore the Spurs hearts out in the conference finals no one thought they would not re-sign James.
     
  17. oakdogg

    oakdogg Contributing Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 1999
    Messages:
    3,111
    Likes Received:
    252
    I remember getting a text immediately from tinman - he was really worried about Harden taking touches away from Jeremy......
     
  18. ApacheWarrior

    ApacheWarrior Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2017
    Messages:
    3,497
    Likes Received:
    4,470
    A lot for a possible rental.

    That’s when I figured every team tampers with other teams......and get away with it, Harden then signed an extension within the week before the season started.
     
  19. s3ts

    s3ts Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2007
    Messages:
    2,411
    Likes Received:
    2,064
    "I can't believe OKC did this. There's no way this is a fair trade."

    "I can't believe we got Harden, this guy is gonna kill."

    "I don't know if Harden can be like a top-5 player in the league."

    Obviously, on that last thought, I was humbled.
     
  20. Landsdale

    Landsdale Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2018
    Messages:
    533
    Likes Received:
    786
    I was stoked...still am
     

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