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Why did Morey ever trade Patrick Patterson?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by bmd, Jul 4, 2014.

  1. bmd

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    It almost seems like he did it for no good reason.
     
  2. alin86

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    For clear cap space to pursue Dwight Howard
     
  3. TheRealist137

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    His biggest mistake along with replacing Dragic/Lowry with Lin.
     
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    Carl faints.
     
  5. bmd

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    Was it necessary? He wasn't making much...
     
  6. DAROckets

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    Didn't rebound is enough reason for me
     
  7. SPBR

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    Patterson deserved to be paid and Morey wasn't going to pay for complementary pieces until he had his stars.

    /thread
     
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  8. bmd

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    Is that you guessing of did Morey ever give a reason?
     
  9. Mr. Clutch

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    One of the worst decisions in human history.
     
  10. J Sizzle

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    Fire Murray now!
     
  11. SPBR

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    Yea. He said some nice things about him in a video, possibly when he traded Patterson, about how PPat was a great player but someone who was going to fall short of a top player or all-star. I don't remember the word he used.
     
  12. DAROckets

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    Yea ranks right up there with hitler invading russia :rolleyes:
     
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    At the time, it seemed to me like Morey wanted to create room for one of Morris, Jones, and DMo to step up there game.
     
  14. TheRealAllpro

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    because he isn't worth 6 million a season
     
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    Couldn't set a pick. To our surprise it was Mchale telling him to do that. Now dwight does it too
     
  16. bmd

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    Well I agree that he would never be an all-star... but why trade him when they did? What was the point?

    Why not trade him at a time when you can upgrade for something better?
     
  17. alin86

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    it is necessary to trade all of Patrick Patterson, Marcus Morris, Royce White.

    We could either trade them for space, or trade for a asset which has more trade value.

    a newly 5# Thomas Robinson is easier to trade for space and picks than 4th year PPT
     
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    Is OP Carl's brother Zarl Herrera?
     
  19. BimaThug

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    Yes, it was. He made over $3.1M last season. Big difference-maker in opening up cap room for Dwight.

    Meanwhile, Morey was able to flip the guy for whom they traded him (T-Rob) in exchange for FOUR second rounders. (Go look at other NBA trades over the past year and see how many good NBA players netted a team more than two second rounders.). No way they get that haul for PPatt.

    I loved Patterson. He was a favorite of mine (and LilBimaThug's).

    But he had to go.
     
  20. SPBR

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    IIRC, PPat's contract was up. Which meant that we had to pay him a decent contract to keep him when the season ended, unlikely to happen at the time because we didn't have Howard yet, or trade him for assets/picks and clear the roster spot so our other PFs could get some burn. Assets don't increase in value sitting on the bench. Took care of 3 problems.
     

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