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#41 rocketrick

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    Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:12 AM

    I actually meant to say "the Rockets are in perfect position to be able to POUNCE on the unexpected."


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      Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:16 AM

      I agree they don't have to rush, but they will resolve the issue one way or another. LMA may change his mind if they win early if not they will move to trade him, but they will not allow this season to pass because they lose some of their bargaining power. which mean they will resolve it by the trade deadline at the very latest

      However, in the history of the NBA, there are very, very few situations where a star player was traded 1 1/2 years before he became an unrestricted free agent and thus leaving his team with nada ala D12 and the Lakers. I do believe Aldridge joining the Rockets makes a lot of sense for both Aldridge and the Rockets. I just don't see that happening this upcoming season.


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        Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:17 AM

        who....WHO? can offer something better than us and at the same time willing to give it up? you keep saying that put some other teams out there and what they can and will offer in trade lets see if their offer is better

        My best bet Hawks, Bulls, and maybe the clippers. You just have to understand they have trade chips far more valuable to Portland than houston does.


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        Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:20 AM

        However, in the history of the NBA, there are very, very few situations where a star player was traded 1 1/2 years before he became an unrestricted free agent and thus leaving his team with nada ala D12 and the Lakers. I do believe Aldridge joining the Rockets makes a lot of sense for both Aldridge and the Rockets. I just don't see that happening this upcoming season.

        you think Portland will wait until this season is over making their possible trading chip just a rental, which might drive down their offers?


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          Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:23 AM

          you think Portland will wait until this season is over making their possible trading chip just a rental, which might drive down their offers?

          LA only said he wants a trade if the team doesn't improve. Portland has definitely upgraded their roster and I predict a playoff berth which means Ripcity's chances of re-signing aldrige might be higher than most expect. 


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          Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:28 AM

          My best bet Hawks, Bulls, and maybe the clippers. You just have to understand they have trade chips far more valuable to Portland than houston does.

          now that's fantasy........the bulls already told Portland no. the Hawks don't have anyone but Horford and you dang sure ain't about to get him and who do the clippers have........you're not getting Blake or Paul and I don't think Portland would be to excited about the rest. I think you just don't want the Rockets involved and that fact has rendered you unable to see it objectively. sure the NBA landscape can always change, but right now no one can match our offer with something their willing to give up


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          Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:31 AM

          LA only said he wants a trade if the team doesn't improve. Portland has definitely upgraded their roster and I predict a playoff berth which means Ripcity's chances of re-signing aldrige might be higher than most expect. 

          true Portland has beefed up their bench, but the west is a lot tougher than last year. they may still be below being a playoff lock. the level of improvement is what LMA will be interested in


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            Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:33 AM

            you think Portland will wait until this season is over making their possible trading chip just a rental, which might drive down their offers?

            Portland should listen to and seriously consider trade offers that benefit them and I'm pretty sure they know how the trade game is played in the NBA. But really, just exactly how many top players were traded 1 1/2 - 2 years before they became an unrestricted free agent? I remember Deron Williams being surprisingly traded by the Jazz to the Nets but can't remember for sure if that was early in his last season with Utah or not. Then Sloan quit as Head Coach. Utah hasn't been the same since Williams and Sloan departed.

             

            Carmelo got excellent return for the Nuggets right at the trade deadline in his last season with Denver. Aldridge is a hot commodity in the NBA and I just don't see his trade value slipping were Portland to play their cards close to the vest for another season.


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              Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:40 AM

              I thought I had Morey figured out for once. I was wrong... again. The man is always making moves. I believe Asik will be traded now http://houstonbias.b...-deal-with.html

              It would be a hard trade to make a trade to get aldrige, but Ryan Anderson doesn't make sense when we already have 3 stretch 4s in Jones, Demo, and Parsons.


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                Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:41 AM

                true Portland has beefed up their bench, but the west is a lot tougher than last year. they may still be below being a playoff lock. the level of improvement is what LMA will be interested in

                For sure Portland is going to have a really tough time getting to the playoffs this season. They definitely have some nice players though to go with Aldridge including Lillard, McCollum, Matthews, & Batum. Their main question marks appear to me to be whether if Dorrell Wright come back from his injury and how effective Robin Lopez, Meyers Leonard and Thomas Robinson will be on their frontline. Portland looks really weak to me with their frontcourt players other than Aldridge. Certainly a great situation for Thomas Robinson to sink or swim this season. 


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                Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:41 AM

                Portland should listen to and seriously consider trade offers that benefit them and I'm pretty sure they know how the trade game is played in the NBA. But really, just exactly how many top players were traded 1 1/2 - 2 years before they became an unrestricted free agent? I remember Deron Williams being surprisingly traded by the Jazz to the Nets but can't remember for sure if that was early in his last season with Utah or not. Then Sloan quit as Head Coach. Utah hasn't been the same since Williams and Sloan departed.

                 

                Carmelo got excellent return for the Nuggets right at the trade deadline in his last season with Denver. Aldridge is a hot commodity in the NBA and I just don't see his trade value slipping were Portland to play their cards close to the vest for another season.

                I think you have a point. I think a lot of teams have learned a lesson from some of the recent movement. the mood now is to be proactive rather than reactive


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                Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:53 AM

                I thought I had Morey figured out for once. I was wrong... again. The man is always making moves. I believe Asik will be traded now http://houstonbias.b...-deal-with.html

                WELCOME to the forum.......I like your avatar and I agree with your point


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                  Posted 30 July 2013 - 08:19 AM

                   
                      Re: Detroit, that might make sense, but I figure they want a PG more than a PF at this point. Smith is really more 4 than 3. But Brandon Knight really not done much in his 2 years so far. he score a little but been pretty terrible at everything else (well other than being on the wrong end of posters ) .  he's more of a 3rd guard than a starting PG at this point.
                   
                      The deeper problem though is that Detroit don't have a pick to trade this year, they haven next year's pick I guess. but having both Aldridge and Smith on big money deal seem to be ..... not optimal. but this is Detroit, they're one of the most random team in the NBA, constantly having a couple of great thing in between a bunch of horrible.
                   
                      I think for them, trading Monroe for Rondo might be the more logical path. granted, having Rondo and Smith is kinda hilarious too (two super athletic guys that do everything well except that they can't shoot to save their lives.).
                   
                      Purely in terms of Det to Por trade though, on paper the deal that wold actually make sense if they want to rebuild may actually be Lillard + Batum for Drummond + filler (probably Charlie V.). This would assume that they can convince LMA to stay and CJ McCollum look as good as promised. well hell even if LMA leave if they can get Drummond they probably should, I'd figure Lillard's trade value will never be higher.
                   
                      I have a strange feeling that LMA will end up in Texas... but not on the Rockets... the Spurs... if they really want to pull a trade, have some serious possibilities .( I figure Danny Green is so overrated at this point he's a huge trade asset.)

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                  Posted 30 July 2013 - 08:31 AM

                   
                      Re: Detroit, that might make sense, but I figure they want a PG more than a PF at this point. Smith is really more 4 than 3. But Brandon Knight really not done much in his 2 years so far. he score a little but been pretty terrible at everything else (well other than being on the wrong end of posters ) .  he's more of a 3rd guard than a starting PG at this point.
                   
                      The deeper problem though is that Detroit don't have a pick to trade this year, they haven next year's pick I guess. but having both Aldridge and Smith on big money deal seem to be ..... not optimal. but this is Detroit, they're one of the most random team in the NBA, constantly having a couple of great thing in between a bunch of horrible.
                   
                      I think for them, trading Monroe for Rondo might be the more logical path. granted, having Rondo and Smith is kinda hilarious too (two super athletic guys that do everything well except that they can't shoot to save their lives.).
                   
                      Purely in terms of Det to Por trade though, on paper the deal that wold actually make sense if they want to rebuild may actually be Lillard + Batum for Drummond + filler (probably Charlie V.). This would assume that they can convince LMA to stay and CJ McCollum look as good as promised. well hell even if LMA leave if they can get Drummond they probably should, I'd figure Lillard's trade value will never be higher.
                   
                      I have a strange feeling that LMA will end up in Texas... but not on the Rockets... the Spurs... if they really want to pull a trade, have some serious possibilities .( I figure Danny Green is so overrated at this point he's a huge trade asset.)

                  I agree Detroit needs a PG. which is why a trade with Portland is unlikely


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                    Posted 30 July 2013 - 08:44 AM

                    Re: Detroit, that might make sense, but I figure they want a PG more than a PF at this point. Smith is really more 4 than 3. But Brandon Knight really not done much in his 2 years so far. he score a little but been pretty terrible at everything else (well other than being on the wrong end of posters ) .  he's more of a 3rd guard than a starting PG at this point.
                     
                        The deeper problem though is that Detroit don't have a pick to trade this year, they haven next year's pick I guess. but having both Aldridge and Smith on big money deal seem to be ..... not optimal. but this is Detroit, they're one of the most random team in the NBA, constantly having a couple of great thing in between a bunch of horrible.
                     
                        I think for them, trading Monroe for Rondo might be the more logical path. granted, having Rondo and Smith is kinda hilarious too (two super athletic guys that do everything well except that they can't shoot to save their lives.).
                     
                        Purely in terms of Det to Por trade though, on paper the deal that wold actually make sense if they want to rebuild may actually be Lillard + Batum for Drummond + filler (probably Charlie V.). This would assume that they can convince LMA to stay and CJ McCollum look as good as promised. well hell even if LMA leave if they can get Drummond they probably should, I'd figure Lillard's trade value will never be higher.
                     
                        I have a strange feeling that LMA will end up in Texas... but not on the Rockets... the Spurs... if they really want to pull a trade, have some serious possibilities .( I figure Danny Green is so overrated at this point he's a huge trade asset.)

                    I just don't see Detroit acquiring another PG right now. They just signed Chauncey Billups and Will Bynum earlier this month. I don't think Detroit is quite ready to give up on Brandon Knight, his salary slot is too valuable for his talent level. However, if Knight starts off the season the same as he played last season, they might trade away a Knight for another PG. I just don't see Knight being more valuable as a Rocket than Lin. Also, Detroit drafted Peyton Siva and they also have Rodney Stuckey. They have like 5 point guards right now!

                    Other than Chauncey Billups, I don't see any of the Detroit PG's as a replacement were they to accept Lin. For sure Detroit will have to move a couple of their PG's were they to agree to taking Lin.

                    Lastly, I don't see Billups going anywhere. He's about done, and this could very well be his swan song year in the NBA.
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                      Posted 30 July 2013 - 09:13 AM

                      I just don't see Detroit acquiring another PG right now. They just signed Chauncey Billups and Will Bynum earlier this month. I don't think Detroit is quite ready to give up on Brandon Knight, his salary slot is too valuable for his talent level. However, if Knight starts off the season the same as he played last season, they might trade away a Knight for another PG. I just don't see Knight being more valuable as a Rocket than Lin. Also, Detroit drafted Peyton Siva and they also have Rodney Stuckey. They have like 5 point guards right now!

                      Other than Chauncey Billups, I don't see any of the Detroit PG's as a replacement were they to accept Lin. For sure Detroit will have to move a couple of their PG's were they to agree to taking Lin.

                      Lastly, I don't see Billups going anywhere. He's about done, and this could very well be his swan song year in the NBA.

                      I want to see a brandon knight, greg monroe, picks for rondo trade. Probably be a three team trade but imagine a new super power in the east with smith, Drummond, and rondo.


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                        Posted 30 July 2013 - 09:30 AM

                        Who would score on that team?


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                          Posted 30 July 2013 - 09:42 AM

                          Who would score on that team?

                          Rondo and smith need to work on jumpers, but they can both score and when Drummond learns a post game, he will become an animal. But they might be unstoppable on defense. 


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                            Posted 30 July 2013 - 09:57 AM

                            teams would put 5 people in the paint and dare them to shoot


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                            Posted 30 July 2013 - 10:40 AM

                            However, in the history of the NBA, there are very, very few situations where a star player was traded 1 1/2 years before he became an unrestricted free agent and thus leaving his team with nada ala D12 and the Lakers. I do believe Aldridge joining the Rockets makes a lot of sense for both Aldridge and the Rockets. I just don't see that happening this upcoming season.

                             

                            Well, I can think of at least one...remember Deron Williams a few years ago? The Jazz got a HUGE haul for him, IIRC.

                             

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