Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:34 PM
What trades do you think we will pull off this deadline. Theres lots of chat about big name signings, but what about smaller things. Maybe another backup guard? Another veteran shooter? try and pick up draft picks for the future?
Will morey go all in at this deadline to try and win this year? or will he be happy with the 4-7th seed in the playoffs, and build through growth? I think delfino might be a trade target for a lot of other contending teams. While he is a great fit for us, I think we would rather have a late first round pick to help facilitate a trade for another all-star.
and his trade value is at an all time high after some incredible three point shooting performances. Do miami want another shooter? Memphis almost certainly could use him, the warriors might want him.
who else will we trade for, or give up?
Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:42 PM
I didn't understood this particular signing when it happened, but I came to accept it and right now it's paying off big time, so right now I wouldn't like to see him leave to improve someone else's chance to contend while priving us from one very handy weapon. But then again, Morey is looking way far ahead than us.
By accident or not, following a line of events, drafting Landry eventually turned into getting Harden, so....no one knows. My opinion is to play this season as it is, with this crew or minor tweaks (like signing Beverley or Anderson cutting Machado and Cook) and next year we'll see. Right now, I'd keep Delfino, pick up that team option (if I'm correct, it's only 3M) if he produces consistently for us the entire season and talk about this again on January 2014.
I wouldn't mind, although, bringing a guard who plays above average individual defense to play for the second unit. I've said it already in another thread. Houston's team defense is not that bad. Sure, we allow a lot of points, but that's mainly second chance points and points off turnovers. We get a lot of steals, but would be great to have a guard who can complement what Asik brings to the first unit, someone like Tony Allen (not sure about his contractual situation).
Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:10 PM
Why so Serious?
Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:22 PM
Why so Serious?
Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:36 PM
If we were to rent out our cap space for any longer than this season, morey will want a lot in return, because then he won't be able to make a run at any free agents this summer. (then again, unless dwight or CP3 leave their teams, i dont think there are any free agents we could sign to put this team over the edge - Im not too high on smith or jefferson or milsap) Maybe take a 2 year (one and a half left) contract from someone in return for a mid first rounder. like the 16th or so.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:58 PM
What about derrick favours? Any chance we could pry him away? he is a good defender, and projects to be a force in the league. Although i think the jazz want to build around him and Kanter and haywood and burks.
No chance. They have so many expiring contracts in Jefferson and Millsap that they will NEVER give him away unless they get someone like Harden. Which won't happen. But Millsap or Jefferson is a possibility.
Why so Serious?
Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:16 PM
If the team thinks at least one is ready for the rotation then I see either Pat or Morris moved for a First.
And I can definitely see the Rockets taking on an expiring contract and a First to make someone else's trade work.
As to the salary dump,perhaps Hamilton of Chicago. Only $1mil guaranteed for next yr,nice salary dump for someone at draft,and Chicago has a Charlotte First-lottery protected for a few yrs then completely unprotected in 2016.
Remotely,Atlanta and either Morrow or Korver(Morrow more likely) for the Rockets 2013 pick back. Straight salary dump for 1 yr.
Cleveland sending Walton,Miami First for Aldrich.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:29 PM
Atl-their own and Houston's
Charlotte-likely their own(top 12 Lottery protected),Portland,Detroit
Chicago-own and Charlotte
Miami-traded own First,Philly
Teams without a 2013 First or cannot trade it because 2014 has been traded:
Denver(traded 2014,have 2014 NY)
Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:30 PM
Also, now that Varajao is most likely too injured to be traded, that makes the market much better for sellers of big men. I don't know how that affects us because i don't know the plan, but it does mean PPat, Aldrich, Morris and Greg smith have more value. (i dont want to trade greg smith, just saying that he has more value now)
Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:35 PM
Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:17 PM
Should the Rockets consider any of these 7 and what are your reasons why they should?
The only one that somewhat interests me is Derrick Williams because of his athleticism and his ability to hit the outside shot. Perhaps a change of scenery to Houston and more playing time would aid in Derrick's development as an elite NBA player.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:48 PM
I agree Derrick Wiliams is the only person of any interest. None of the other players seem to be much of an upgrade, and while williams wouldn't necessarily be better than what we have, i think he has more potential than any mentioned so far, including our bigs.
Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:32 PM
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