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@  thejohnnygold : (17 July 2017 - 09:22 PM) Anyone got about $2.5B lying around... ^_^
@  slick shoes : (17 July 2017 - 07:39 PM) Les is selling the team?!?! After all this talk about wanting to play a certain way??? Yikes...
@  slick shoes : (07 July 2017 - 06:57 PM) We've got some cuts to make today before all of these "trade-able contracts" become guaranteed.
@  thejohnnygold : (05 July 2017 - 05:41 PM) Well, this is just glorious. It's a look at the Eastern Conference vs. the Western Conference :)
@  08huangj : (01 July 2017 - 03:56 AM) YEA! We resigned Nene for less than 4 million a year.
@  DenverRocket : (01 July 2017 - 03:44 AM) Wow, the West is getting crazy good. PG13 to OKC now!
@  slick shoes : (29 June 2017 - 07:55 PM) We just gained another trade piece from Dallas.
@  thejohnnygold : (28 June 2017 - 10:52 PM) Yup. Better not get attached to anyone not named Harden...
@  rocketrick : (28 June 2017 - 09:16 PM) Summer League will be more important than ever for the Rockets now that they have to replace like half their roster!
@  rocketrick : (28 June 2017 - 04:23 PM) Let's Welcome Chris Paul to H-town!!
@  slick shoes : (21 June 2017 - 04:28 PM) Morey is locked in for four more years. Glad to have some stability at the helm after everything we've seen the last couple of weeks.
@  slick shoes : (16 June 2017 - 04:31 PM) It's a shame we don't have a first rounder this year. I did notice that the W's and the Cavs have 0 picks this year (not that they need them).
@  thejohnnygold : (16 June 2017 - 03:57 PM) Whoever picks him is going to be a happy camper
@  slick shoes : (16 June 2017 - 02:00 PM) De'Aaron Fox giving Bev a shout at the end of this piece
@  slick shoes : (22 May 2017 - 05:25 PM) I can't decide if I want them to draft Ball or not.
@  thejohnnygold : (21 May 2017 - 02:50 PM) Don't worry...they'll find a way to screw it up.
@  slick shoes : (17 May 2017 - 03:52 PM) Is anyone else annoyed that the league reached out and helped the Lakers secure a top 3 pick to keep them from long term ruin?
@  Mario Peña : (13 May 2017 - 11:56 AM) It would appear James will take games off next year which is probably a good thing. Perhaps we will see some evolution from emphasis on regular season to being playoff ready both from a physical as well as a strategy standpoint.
@  rocketrick : (12 May 2017 - 05:26 AM) I personally will be rooting for the Spurs in their next matchup with Golden State in the Western Conference Finals
@  rocketrick : (12 May 2017 - 05:26 AM) Congratulations to the Spurs and Coach Pop. They completely destroyed the Rockets last night (understatement of the year)


Thought exercise-CP3 and Hayward

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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?



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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