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@  slick shoes : (22 September 2017 - 12:26 AM) I'm on the fence about Melo coming to Houston, but I would much rather have him here than the Blazers. Hoping we can get something worked out there sooner than later.
@  thejohnnygold : (14 September 2017 - 06:12 PM) Thanks. That was good.
@  slick shoes : (14 September 2017 - 03:18 PM) latest podcast with morey.
@  slick shoes : (14 September 2017 - 03:18 PM) http://bleacherrepor...anking-and-more
@  thejohnnygold : (13 September 2017 - 03:07 PM) Hey, everyone who wants to play fantasy basketball needs to go to the forum below and let us know. The draft will be coming up soon.
@  Losthief : (05 September 2017 - 09:29 PM) Tilman Fertitta....I think I am okay with that.
@  Mario Peña : (30 August 2017 - 04:20 AM) I second that. I hope you Red94 guys in Houston are okay.
@  Losthief : (26 August 2017 - 12:06 AM) Hope everyone stays safe and dry!
@  slick shoes : (23 August 2017 - 12:30 PM) Mostly I'm glad that none of them moved to a West team.
@  redfaithful : (23 August 2017 - 11:39 AM) Basketball reasons aside, it would have been very difficult for the Celtics to sign IT next summer with their cap situation, while Kyrie has 2 years left
@  DenverRocket : (23 August 2017 - 12:33 AM) Kyrie to Celtics for IT, Crowder & Zizic plus a first round pick. Why would the Celtics do this? I'm flabbergasted!
@  DenverRocket : (23 August 2017 - 12:31 AM) Also enjoyed that, thx!
@  thejohnnygold : (20 August 2017 - 06:31 PM) Morey is awesome to listen to.
@  slick shoes : (17 August 2017 - 05:10 PM) https://art19.com/sh...1a-430fee77bdc3
@  slick shoes : (17 August 2017 - 05:10 PM) nice interview with morey by woj
@  slick shoes : (11 August 2017 - 08:54 PM) https://youtu.be/Wcz_kDCBTBk
@  thejohnnygold : (11 August 2017 - 05:39 PM) That's true. Besides, we can beat them...maybe...
@  slick shoes : (11 August 2017 - 05:22 PM) Although, watching the reigning champs get their rings might be just the right motivation for the season.
@  slick shoes : (11 August 2017 - 11:29 AM) HATE that we're opening the season against the Warriors AGAIN.
@  thejohnnygold : (07 August 2017 - 01:08 PM) Everyone still seems to think it's going to happen...last rumor I saw said it will likely wait until training camp.

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#1 Stephen

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 02:35 AM

Could the Rockets really get Gordon Hayward and Chris Paul? 

Yes,but it won't leave much.

(BTW,I believe the CP3 rumors of him leaving are to put pressure on Clips to get Carmelo.)

 

Get Hayward first as a Free Agent,requires @ $30mil of Cap Space.

As roster stands,they have @ $5.7mil in Cap.

1) trade Montrezl for Sac's #34 and part of their Trade Exception.

2) renounce rights,decline contracts for B Brown,K Wiljer,T Williams,I Taylor

3) between July 1 and July 7 trade Anderson to team w/Cap Space w/2018 First as price to pay for a Second Rd pick.(Hint,Philly needs shooters and has a ton of space.)

With Nene's Cap Hold and the 1 roster Cap Hold,this gives the Rockets a hair over $30mil,the amount needed to sign Hayward.

Sign Hayward

 

For Chris Paul,a sign-n-trade is required. Since he can sign for $35mil,the Rockets need to come w/in $5mil of that.

Ariza,Bev,Gordon,Lou Williams.

Clips get a SG who's younger and cheaper than Reddick,their first pro grade SF in ages and let Bev and Rivers fight it out for starting,back-up PG. Lou is easily tradeable.

 

What's left?

Paul,Harden,Hayward,Capella

Dekker,Nene(maybe),Onuaku

Capped out w/only the Seconds,minimums and Vet mins to fill out roster.

Note that while Harden,Capella,Dekker,Onuaku,Paul and Hayward comes out to @ $98.7mil in salaries and the Cap is @ $102mil,the NBA charges Roster Cap holds of @ $562,000 if the roster doesn't have some combo of 10 players under contracts,First Rd picks or player Cap Hold. Renouncing Nene's cap hold would allow the Rockets to keep Taylor and Williams-or Wiljer,but w/2 Cap Holds at @ $1.1mil,the Rockets would be over Cap.

Renouncing Nene along w/the 4 young'uns would still leave the Rockets at @ $101mil.

 

Conclusion,doable but not realistic. 1 yes,not both.


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