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With Jones/DMo playing well, do you still want a stretch 4 for Asik?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by meh, Nov 19, 2013.

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  1. verysimplejason

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    Asik and Lin for Rondo and Wallace. The "crash" still got it. I don't know if this is feasible given the salaries but Wallace would be a great perimeter defender for the Rockets.
     
  2. peleincubus

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    We need the wolves to start losing and Kevin love to want out
     
  3. meh

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    Actually, I'm quite sure Morey's not ruling out any possibility, besides maybe a decent true backup center. One that can spot-start should Howard get injured. A Camby/Deke type of player would suffice IMO. Everything else he probably goes with BPA.

    But our biggest weaknesses are clear. One is perimeter defense. The other is defense in general if neither Howard nor Asik is on the floor. Neither is going to improve except with better players.
     
  4. Carl Herrera

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    Makes sense, but I think Morey will try to make sure that these "roleplayers" are also be attractive trade assets in terms of their contracts so that if a great player does become available, the Rockets are in a position to pursue him.
     
  5. fonzie_004

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    problem is Mchale wants Harden and parsons out there 35+ mins a night that perimeter defender would struggle to get any minutes.
     
  6. DM'sVP

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    Small sample...
     
  7. Carl Herrera

    Carl Herrera Contributing Member

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    If this team had Andre Iguodala, do you honestly think that he would struggle to get minutes?
     
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    I agree with the last part you put there, which is why if the Millsap trade happens, I hope we could snag Gustavo Ayon. Seems solid enough, and prob would welcome playing here with his Mexican roots
     
  9. Benchwarmer

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    Wolves and Blazers are playing better than Rockets so far. No chance we can snag Love or Aldridge this season.
     
  10. flamingdts

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    I think we should just keep Asik at this stage, if anything to allow our PFs to grow.

    T-Jones is only 21, and D-Mo only 23. Those two have a ton of room to grow, and they could be our answer to PF. It would be a shame if we traded Asik for decent-but-kind-of-disappointing players like Jeff Green, and we end up not only losing our most valuable trade piece but also burying our PFs back in the bench again.

    I feel like this is the time to be patient and wait. We have Asik for 2 years, and so we aren't desperate to trade him. Let's see how whether T-Jones and D-Mo could be our answer, and then decide.

    Who knows, maybe this is a blessing in disguise. Everyone knows what Asik is capable of, but not everyone knows what T-Jones and D-Mo could do. If we could raise their value, that might allow us to package them and Asik together for an All-Star.
     
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    Asik already burned bridges a little. Jones and Dmo may stay longer.
     
  12. larsv8

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    I don't really know what we need since there are so many unknowns still at this point.

    I have confidence that Morey will make the best move though.
     
  13. liljojo

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    I wouldn't mind picking up Courtney Lee again.
     
  14. prs325

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    I was gonna say Courtney Lee also
     
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    Let's not jump the gun here. 4 good starts is a start.
     
  16. dharocks

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    I'm in favor of getting the best asset available. You can always trade said asset for an upgrade at PF at a later date.

    Just because we want to win now doesn't mean we should start making short-sighted moves. That kind of thinking is what sunk Orlando and Cleveland.
     
  17. Billionzz

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    I think you're right, at least keep him until the trading deadline. That will give the Rockets time to play Jones and DMo to see what they have. I don't see any need to be in a hurry, and I would only play Asik at center when Howard is out unless it's a special matchup.
     
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    If Jones continues to play this way, I'd love to deal Asik for an unprotected pick, or something that's guaranteed lottery, like we did with Lowry.
     
  19. K-Low_4_Prez

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    Never thought a stretch 4 was a good idea... Whoever we get better play defense!
     
  20. sufiankassam

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    Rondo would make Howard so much better as well. If you think about, DH has never played with a great pass-first pg (steve nash aside)
     

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