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Would you rather have Roco, #16/Ariza, or the NTMLE?

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

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Which direction would have been best?

  1. Roco

  2. #16

  3. NTMLE

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  1. ApacheWarrior

    ApacheWarrior Member

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    Possibly.....I guess there is always that chance. Chance the league forces him to sell to an owner(s) that have
    to keep the Rockets in Space City.
     
  2. ApacheWarrior

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    I think you are under selling Ibaka.....but he probably ends up with Lakers.

    You have been so high on Baynes.....now we have a better chance of getting him. Baynes for $9M and Trey Burke
    to replace Rivers is an improvement.

    I don’t think much of Tate, but I like Nwaba.

    I have a sneaky suspicion Knick’s are gathering picks for trade for Westbrook. Just a hunch. Plus players.
    Team gets better if they do that.

    Just a side note: Looked at draft board.....at number 41 and Diakite is still available. Knicks might be drafting guys
    we want. Was one Toppin?
     
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  3. saleem

    saleem Contributing Member

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    Let's hope for the best. I do like Baynes and even Trey Burke, but losing Ro-Co hurts quite a bit, despite his less than satisfactory perimeter defense. Nwaba would have been nice, if he wasn't injured. I feel no one wants Russ. I don't think much of Tate either.
     
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  4. DrNuegebauer

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    Correct me if I am wrong, but Is it NTMLE PLUS a future first from Detroit? (I view buying the LAL 2nd rounder as irrelevant - just a way to pay some of Ariza's salary in the deal)
     
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  5. thekad

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    Covington has all-star or near all-star impact; we also saw this season that his value translates to the playoffs. I don’t mind blowing it up, but you should probably get guaranteed assets if you do.

    This was obviously a salary dump. The “two firsts” which have a good chance to be nothing better than second round picks are a small consolation to sell the fans that it’s worth it to save a billionaire money.

    Anyone who thinks the TPE or NT-MLE are gonna be used is legitimately a moron.
     
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  6. D-rock

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    Only if you're a Fertitta.
     
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  7. D-rock

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    He is more like the codpiece.
     
  8. bloodwings19

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    I rather forget 2020
     
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  9. ApacheWarrior

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    If Jrue Holiday can get 3 firsts, I think Westbrook can get two at least. Sure Rockets want more.....Toppin would be
    good to decrease our asking price. Quickly can shoot.
     
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  10. D-rock

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    Yep, Knicks took Toppin.

    He is a stud.

    But only on offense.

    And I hope to high heaven that we can steal Diakite in UFA.
     
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  11. Corrosion

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    The real problem with this trade scenario was the protections on the pick from the Pistons. It has to be 17 or worse for it to convey in the next 4 years when they could have had the 16th pick right now.

    They could have dumped Ariza's salary some other way .... It is an expiring , someone would have taken it at the deadline.


    This was a salary dump at the expense of assets.

    I'm expecting them to take a poo platter for both Harden & Westbrook just to dump the salary ....


    Right now I wouldn't piss on Tilman if he were on fire , I'd let him burn.
     
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  12. D-rock

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    I'd piss on him.

    After he burned.
     
  13. Phillyrocket

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    We won’t use the MLE anyway so what the hell is the point?
     
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  14. gucci888

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    Yes and a future first from Portland.
     
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    At this point I would have rather we offered EG with Ariza and the pick for Griffin and called it an offseason.

    Just a straight up sh*tshow
     
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  16. DrNuegebauer

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    Yes, true also.

    If we're trying to contend this year, Roco is obviously the best asset.
    Since it seems fairly obvious we are blowing it up, getting 2 firsts for a role player (even if he is one of the best) is a pretty decent haul IMHO.


    I get that we hate stingy BrokeFerns, but it actually makes sense to prune salary as much as possible to facilitate accumulation of assets via taking on yuck salaries from other teams. See OKC for the way to do this.
    I think, unlike OKC, eventually you need to cash in the assets and actually try and do something. Imagine losing Harden for the sake of a million bucks. Ouch.
     
  17. harold bingo

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    Why are y’all so convinced we are going to add a player with the ntmle?
     
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  18. ApacheWarrior

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    Yes, Knicks drafted Toppin and Daniel Okuru.......while having Michell Robinson, Julius Randall, Bobby Portis, and Taj.

    I guess they could release Taj.........or is it in anticipation for a trade?
     
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  19. riko

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    Got out of Covingtons salary so Scrooge can save a few more bucks
     
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  20. D-rock

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    Knicks should keep Taj IMO, need a vet to mentor the underperforming kids.

    But too many PG and bigs on their roster now.

    Gotta be a trade, Knicks just have too many young inexperienced players.
     
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