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*Updated 7/10*[ESPN/Yahoo] Continued Dwight Howard Talks?


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#41 Lyfestyle

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    Posted 03 July 2012 - 03:45 PM

    Avery Johnson definitely would not worry about depth if he is starting Williams, Johnson, Wallace, Howard and some other guy.

    Moving on from that there are rumours that Orlando made the most recent Nets offer public to get other teams to up their offers.


    Which makes a lot of sense. I'm really liking this Hennigan guy.
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    #42 Johnny Rocket

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      Posted 03 July 2012 - 05:00 PM

      I don't see how that Net's offer really works for Orlando. Lopez is a poor rebounding, defensively limited center--not the future of the franchise. And Nets cannot take back all the bad contracts that Orlando needs to jettison to start over. The Rockets offer a better mix of young talent and expiring contracts--plus the ability to take on multiple bad contracts. Orlando would be foolish to trade with the Nets (which, of course, doesn't mean they won't).
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      #43 Lyfestyle

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        Posted 03 July 2012 - 05:06 PM

        Orlando would be foolish to trade with the Nets


        Which is exactly why you'd leak a deal like this to the press to get Houston or the Lakers to offer more.
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          Posted 03 July 2012 - 05:18 PM

          Why would Orlando suddenly make a deal that is worse than what the Nets had been offering? You assume Brooks and Lopez were in any deal before. No cap relief. and their 3 first rounders are now 25+ as opposed to what they were before they acquired Joe Johnson. Seems like if the Magic wanted Lopez and Brooks they would already have Lopez and Brooks.
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            Posted 03 July 2012 - 05:31 PM

            Why would Orlando suddenly make a deal that is worse than what the Nets had been offering? You assume Brooks and Lopez were in any deal before. No cap relief. and their 3 first rounders are now 25+ as opposed to what they were before they acquired Joe Johnson. Seems like if the Magic wanted Lopez and Brooks they would already have Lopez and Brooks.

            The difference now is Dwight has said he is leaving before they thought they could resign him, they will have to take less than they could have gotten earlier from other teams as well as Brooklyn.
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            #46 Ostrow

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              Posted 03 July 2012 - 05:33 PM

              He said he was leaving last year too.
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              Posted 03 July 2012 - 05:34 PM

              The difference now is Dwight has said he is leaving before they thought they could resign him, they will have to take less than they could have gotten earlier from other teams as well as Brooklyn.

              Makes sense, but Dwight Howard insisted he wasn't gonna resign with Houston and Golden State last year, I think his recent comment about resigning with only one team only affects the Lakers who will not give up Bynum without a guarantee.
              However if the Nets succeed in trading for Johnson, resigning Wallace, DWill and Lopez, then no matter how much Howard wants to sign with them, they wont be able to sign him unless he takes vet minimum. So Orlando can or his new team can be sure to use this fact as an attitude changer
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                Posted 04 July 2012 - 12:57 PM

                Does houston still have phoenix's lottery protected pick from the brooks/dragic trade? If so, can we package that with all of our other assets in a trade for dwight? i know we cant give away our first round picks in consecutive future years, but can we trade other peoples? that means we can offer our next year pick, plus both the mavs and phoenix's lottery protected picks and/or 6 rookies and/or martin/lowry for dwight and bad contracts.

                Also is there a limit on how many picks can be involved in a trade? could a team just offer their next 5 available firsts? (EG 2013 2015 2017...)

                It seems these are the only better-than-houston options for ORL:
                LA offers bynum (with an extension) or bynum w/o extension plus gasol.
                ^^this doesnt seem likely to happen, especially as they think they might be able to sign steve nash?
                ATL offers Horford, and some expirings (everyone on their roster except their rookie and horford), and jenkins(just drafted rookie)
                ^^ is howard, smith, and harris really a good enough big three? smith wouldn't play well with howard since he cannot spread the floor
                GSW offers Barnes, Ezeli, Thompson, and Bogut and firsts, but cant take back any contracts w/o giving up their own(which are even worse)
                ^^if they offer curry, everything changes, but don't think they will be a very good team if they give up all of that, as their role players suck

                NJ(Brooklyn) after signing the foreign guy seem to be waaaaaaay too far over the cap, so i don't think they could take dwight's contract, let alone put together a decent offer.

                I think that is everyone that has been linked to dwight. as far as i can see, houston makes the most sense, but rarely does the sensible thing happen in the NBA...
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                #49 pharmag

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                  Posted 04 July 2012 - 01:28 PM

                  If I am correct, we cannot trade next year's pick because it belongs to Brooklyn from Terrence Williams trade since they did not get it this year due to us finishing in the lottery. Also, Dallas' pick is top 20 protected (which is why we didn't get it this year). And we already used the pick from Phoenix last year as we either got their pick if they made the playoffs or Orlando's pick if they didn't. We got Orlando's which is how we drafted Motie. So we can't really offer much of value in the picks dept. We have to win the trade with young draft picks on our squad and expiring contracts.
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                  #50 Mario Peña

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                  Posted 08 July 2012 - 07:17 PM

                  From Matt Maloney's Ghost on the Ray Allen thread:

                  "I can't believe nobody is talking about this, but if the Rockets swing a trade for Kevin Martin for more 1st rounders from BOS, ORL has to consider this package for D HOWARD. The Rockets are just stacking up first round picks for ORL."

                  Right now Courtney Lee and Marcus Camby are being pursued by the C's and Knicks respectively and the Rockets may be involved in a sign and trade situation with them both. Scola is also being shopped for either a pick or an expiring contract I assume. Lowry was an asset that was geared towards a specific stage of a team and Morey parlayed that into a universally coveted asset so that was a good trade considering the stage Orlando is at. We should have around 2 first round picks next year (our lottery pick, Toronto's lottery pick) and may end up with a couple more in 2013 or 2014 by the time it's all over.

                  I would say the Dwight Howard are still on. It's really on for Morey and his staff. Perhaps Orlando is guiding Morey as to what they would like to receive (draft picks) and even if Orlando sits back or even goes with a different team then I like all the picks we will have. Seems like a win win situation.
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                    Posted 08 July 2012 - 08:03 PM

                    The Memphis pick was used to trade up 3 spots get d-mo/ flynn for miller trade if I'm not mistaken.
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                    #52 Mario Peña

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                    Posted 08 July 2012 - 08:12 PM

                    thanks, you are right Steven (I just double checked on prosportstransactions.com), I will switch that, let me know if I missed something else, the idea behind my post remains the same though...
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                    #53 Mario Peña

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                    Posted 08 July 2012 - 08:34 PM

                    Looks like it might be a three man race between the Nets, Lakers and the Rockets.

                    http://www.cbssports...r-dwight-howard
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                    Posted 10 July 2012 - 03:11 AM

                    I honestly do not know why the Rockets are still trying to get dwight Howard.
                    Dwight Howard's adidas contract has a clause that will reportedly pay him over 100 million dollars in bonus if he is in a big market like LA or New York. Kobe has reportedly told him in a phone convo that he will be the 3rd option in LA. Which is why Brooklyn is his top choice and Lakers a distant second.
                    If we gut our roster and picks to get him, we will be good enough for a first round exit, another terrible draft pick, and a repeat of this off season all over again. Cos he will leave the extra 25-30 mil on the table to sign with a big market team cos he can make it back on his adidas contract.

                    Just when i thought the Morey has finally picked a direction, and will go young and try to start a youth movement to discover a star, he comes back with this clueless move again. WOW Morey, wow
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                    Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:45 PM

                    I will never understand why we are going balls deep in Howard for a year rental. It is widely known that we are desperate for a big man, but why not go after someone who actually expressed interest in coming to Houston (Bynum)? Granted, Bynum needs a serious attitude adjustment, but he would at least be willing to stay for more than one season if traded. We wouldn't be gutting our entire squad for a rental, making trades to build around said rental, and then getting stuck with our proverbial dicks in our hands once he does his time. I can't help but wonder though, if a leader like Kobe cant change Bynum's tune, who could?
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                    #56 Lyfestyle

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                      Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:47 PM

                      It is widely known that we are desperate for a big man, but why not go after someone who actually expressed interest in coming to Houston (Bynum)? Granted, Bynum needs a serious attitude adjustment, but he would at least be willing to stay for more than one season if traded.


                      I'm just curious who you think we could trade to the Lakers for Bynum. Please lay that out for me.
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                      #57 slick shoes

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                      Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:50 PM

                      I'm just curious who you think we could trade to the Lakers for Bynum. Please lay that out for me.


                      Who do we really have to offer the Magic? I think the Lakers could/would use the draft picks to begin the "post Kobe" era. I am not saying we should go for Bynum. I AM saying that if we are going to go all in and pursue a player, it should at least be one that has no qualms playing here.
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                      #58 Lyfestyle

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                        Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:57 PM

                        Who do we really have to offer the Magic? I think the Lakers could/would use the draft picks to begin the "post Kobe" era. I am not saying we should go for Bynum. I AM saying that if we are going to go all in and pursue a player, it should at least be one that has no qualms playing here.


                        Yes, but with Nash and company, the Lakers intend on contending for a title the next 2-3 years. They wouldn't short-circuit that to start rebuilding prematurely. They'd likely only trade Bynum for Howard.
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                        #59 slick shoes

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                        Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:05 PM

                        Yes, but with Nash and company, the Lakers intend on contending for a title the next 2-3 years. They wouldn't short-circuit that to start rebuilding prematurely. They'd likely only trade Bynum for Howard.


                        I agree completely. My point is simply that if we are going to go after a bigger name through trade/FA, we should probably pick one that has interest in wearing Rockets Red. I am not sure that adding Nash makes them the best in the West (maybe I just favor the Thunder too much), but they are definitely in better shape now than they were this time last year.
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                          Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:21 PM

                          http://mobile.housto...-rockets-lakers

                          Rockets may be facilitating Howard trade?
                          Bomani jones video at the bottom made a good point about how everyone overpays for mediocrity in free agency
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