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Woj: Rockets want to trade Harden "sooner rather than later"

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

  1. justtxyank

    justtxyank Contributing Member

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    Just now on TV. No link yet.

    Exploring 3 team trades to get the player they are targeting.

    Update:
     
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    Stone is playing the leverage game perfectly. He's going to squeeze everything he can from this.
     
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  3. daywalker02

    daywalker02 Easter Egg Hunter - Tell me why? نحن عائلة

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    Did Ramona chime in?
     
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    pippendagimp Member

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    if this crap is true, then i wonder which player they are targeting
     
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  5. cmoak1982

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    Same
     
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  6. Patience

    Patience Contributing Member

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    I don't know if I believe Woj anymore, but I hope this is BS. Stone should at least give Harden-Wood 20 games to see if there's something there. It looked really promising last night.
     
  7. pippendagimp

    pippendagimp Member

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    yeah harden's trade value can only go higher right now since the stripclub tour and media hit pieces. 20 games of turning wood into an allstar is only going to strengthen stone's position
     
  8. rockbox

    rockbox Around before clutchcity.com

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    How much you want to bet, we will get well under the LT with any trade. LTS for the win. Tillman is broke AF.
     
  9. YOLO

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    I believe it. as long as harden doesn't want to be here it's a distraction and news circus whether you like it or not. He can say all the right things and show up for games etc but the intention of being moved at the end of the day is ultimately the only thing that matters. if you're not on the inside or somehow linked directly to this, your view is easily skewed as just wait as long as possible
     
  10. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    It doesn't matter if they look good if Harden won't buy in. We need to think about the chemistry of this team and Silas. We don't need a divided locker room with split loyalties. If there is a deal that can successfully jumpstart a rebuild then we have a duty to Silas to pull the trigger. If Harden is truly working with the FO to get traded he's not buying in.
     
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  11. ashleyem

    ashleyem Team Green

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    I bet Stone doesn’t like Simmons either and try to send him to a third team.
     
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  12. justtxyank

    justtxyank Contributing Member

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    It's almost impossible for us to NOT get under the LTS in a trade that sends out James Harden whether Tilman wants to or not.
     
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    Why would any owner want to pay Luxury Tax if their team is not a contender?
     
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    Hell no get him gone asap.
    He can destroy this teams chemistry
     
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    I believe it. The uptick in leaks the past few days are an indication of growing negotiations
     
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  17. justtxyank

    justtxyank Contributing Member

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    Give them 20 games for what? Stone isn't looking to see if the team is good, he knows the team can be good. There's nothing to see.

    Harden wants out. He's made it clear. He's not going to buy in. The team has a big leverage spot right now. It's either now or offseason I think.
     
  18. YOLO

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    yeah and why would you want to pay the LT when the team was a actual contender with your best player in his absolute prime years as an mvp. oh wait he didn't. Now he's 31 and wants out, so when exactly do you pay #tilmanlogic
     
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    Moot point bro.
     
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    No matter how well he plays, Harden sure took a dump on John Wall's arrival in Houston.
     

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