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[Woj]Covington traded for Ariza

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by zeeshan2, Nov 16, 2020.

  1. daywalker02

    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة

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    Flip it for a Top 5, I'd be okay. Even Top 10 in a shallow draft.
     
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    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة

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    I hope they are not half assing it.

    Communicating to Harden that they can still compete for a ship while they ship out only some of the key role players.

    That's the worst thing to do.
     
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  3. Amel

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    This is a good start to whats coming

    Lets make some moves!
     
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    Thanks. So, the rebuild has officially started.
     
  5. foggy94

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    It’s guaranteed. They have to guarantee it to make the trade
     
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  6. latebloomer19

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    Loved Roco, Love Ariza, Love 2 1st round picks.

    Whats not to love, Kevin Love?
     
  7. JayZ750

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    I was willing to give everyone the benefit of the doubt.... but wtf is this?

    lol

    maybe if you told me unprotected pick next year. Not sure that would matter though. Absent injuries, Blazers could be real solid next year.

    should have gotten Collins out of this.
     
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    Aleksej Pokusevski has been mocked to around 16, would love that pick
     
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    Couple questions.

    1. Do we know the protections on the 2021 pick yet?

    2. Given that he's a waiving candidate, any chance of sending Ariza as salary relief to a 3rd team in exchange for another pick?
     
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  10. saleem

    saleem Contributing Member

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    I would choose Kira Lewis Jr with the 16th pick, if Houston is planning to retain it. My preference would be to package WB and the 16th for Ben Simmons ( if he is fit) and Al Horford. It's gonna be hard to pull that off, I admit.
     
  11. Pizza_Da_Hut

    Pizza_Da_Hut I put on pants for this?

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  12. Haymitch

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    Thank you Hut and Bima
     
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    Im glad Tillman didn't make the Bucks moves. They traded an insane amount for a borderline all star. Giannis is still bouncing next year.
     
  14. BallaDoc

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    It’s a fantastic trade if one of two options is in the table.

    1) Using Arizas expiring contract to get someone like IBaka or Wood on a higher multi year deal. The valid threat of leaving will force Detroit and Toronto’s hand and they’d rather take on an expiring contract (can’t imagine raptors want to take on salary when they want 2021 FA) and second round options than nothing. This is a path to contention

    2) Using Arizas contract for a continued rebuild. We can offload the expiring for another bad contract from a middling team for extra draft picks. Something like Joseph and compensation from the Kings. This is a path to rebuild.

    We currently have two late first round picks in a loaded draft next year. If we rebuild tank and get lucky can have some awesome 5 star prospects with next years class.

    Some guys to keep an eye out in this years range of the draft include Jalen Green (Legit defender lob threat and 3 point shot) or Aleksej (potentially the next unicorn)

    This trade is a loss if

    1) Ariza is meant to placate Harden. Not sure if Arizas game and on ball defense is better than RoCos rim protector status. Trade is a wash

    2) Tillman makes stone cut Arizas salary for cost savings. Trade is a loss
     
  15. Fulgore

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    2 first round picks for Covington? OB landed a job in Portland
     
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    Totally agree. He was an elite help defender but his on ball defense was trash.
     
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    Can someone explain how the Blazers can trade two first round picks in a row? Is it cus this is gonna be a draft day trade?
     
  18. sheb

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    I think we package
    1st rounder + Westbrook for bev and Paul George

    1st rounder + Eric Gordon + pj for Blake Griffen

    Bev
    Harden
    Ariza
    George
    Griffen
     
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  19. DonnyMost

    DonnyMost not wrong

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    The teardown is underway. Not a bad trade, but I don't think this is the end of small ball. It's just the beginning of slightly bigger ball.
     
  20. Baqui99

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    Good move, now dump Gordon
     
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