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Woj: HOU trading Ariza + 16th to Detroit for Space + 2021 second rounder

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Rudy, Nov 18, 2020.

  1. thekad

    thekad Member

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    Traded Robert Covington for Luxury Tax Savings. Are you surprised?
     
  2. jerryclark

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    delusional fans fall for it every time too
     
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  3. couple of d's

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    LOL. Amateur hour. Did Bill O'Brien take over the gm job?
     
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  4. PeterKingX

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    Protect picks?

    Lol
     
  5. EddieWasSnubbed

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    Pure speculation on my part, but...

    This allows us to trade russ without taking on a bad contract. It also allows us to sign ibaka to appease harden.

    Speculative move.



    Could mean russ moves for picks tonight?
     
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  6. SC1211

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    Yeah I have a long history of defending Tilman:


    I'm skeptical of Tilman and I think he's arguably one of the worst 3 owners in the league. That doesn't mean that all moves are therefore automatically bad.
     
  7. JayZ750

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    Wtf is this crap.

    I get the full MLE yada yada crap.

    but still. F this.
     
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  8. jim1961

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    Hard to be optimistic right now as a Rockets fan man. I'm right there with you. :(
     
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  10. MaxRider

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    When is the last time the Rockets actually use their trade exception?
     
  11. lnchan

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    And we even gave up Cash Considerations...
     
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  12. ROXTXIA

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    Same old bulls""".
     
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  13. Vivi

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    Rockets probably called and asked "how about Westbrook for Wall and a 1st round plus Brown or Bryant?"...Wizards response "how about Westbrook for Wall and two 2nd rounders?"...Stone "mmmh i see, we'll let you know"
     
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  14. BigggReddd

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    Sounds like you're trying to be the contrarian of the bunch. This move reeks like sh**
     
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  15. withmustard

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    How many times have we given Tilman the benefit of the doubt and assumed there was a deal on the horizon that would justify all the head scratching moves the team had made? It never happens. I've been waiting for 3 years for Tilman to make a move and it never happens. I have no faith that Tilman is going to go "All In" now, after years of cost cutting, window closing decisions.

    It's like the husband that treats his wife like trash. She keeps making excuses for him because she wants to believe in the future, but it never happens. Then the guy finally does something nice like buys her a car or adopts a kitten, but its too late, the damage is done. He wouldn't have to her win her back if he just would have won her over.

    Also does a washed up Serge Ibaka really move the needle. Is a washed up Serge Ibaka worth more than the 5 or 6 picks we've used over the last couple years to make the cap room for him?
     
  16. HTown_TMac

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    I was actually excited for the draft. I figured we wouldn't keep it, but I thought the trade would be more exciting.

    Ugh.
     
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  17. Ankich

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    I bet the Rockets called every prospect in the top 30-40 and asked them if they'd take 80% scale instead of 120% scale, they all said no because of the obvious shitshow, so they're burning the pick for cash
     
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  18. BigggReddd

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    When Les was owner:rolleyes:
     
  19. latebloomer19

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    There goes kira lewis and jalen smith. I am laughing my ass right now. I dont know if were still gonna compete or are we gonna rebuild.
     
  20. Vivi

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    Even if they use the full MLE, they won't get a player as good as Covington, like others already said, they traded who is possibly the best 3&D in the game, even if they get Ibaka, that would still be a downgrade.
     

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