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#1 Ring Chaser

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Posted July 14, 2014 - 09:08 AM

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The Houston Rockets planned on matching Chandler Parsons' offer sheet with the Dallas Mavericks if they were to sign Chris Bosh, but he decided to stay with the Miami Heat.

The Rockets instead turned to Trevor Ariza as a cheaper alternative in order to maintain their flexibility.

The Rockets will look to the trade market, targeting Rajon Rondo and Kevin Love.


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Posted July 14, 2014 - 09:31 AM

So im assuming Harden is on the block?  Because who else would they deal?


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Posted July 14, 2014 - 09:55 AM

So im assuming Harden is on the block?  Because who else would they deal?

I think they're gonna try their hand at picks (whatever picks they have) and Asik.



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Posted July 14, 2014 - 10:21 AM

Not really sure how they're going to make a run at Kevin Love and/or Rondo without giving up Harden and i'm not sure if they're willing to do that. 



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Posted July 14, 2014 - 10:34 AM

I think they're gonna try their hand at picks (whatever picks they have) and Asik.

I thought they traded Asik to Pelicans already?

 

Pelicans get Omer Asik, Omri Casspi and cash. Rockets get Trevor Ariza, Alzono Gree and 2015 1st round pick, Wiz get Melvin Ely.


Edited by Lakersfan1211, July 14, 2014 - 10:35 AM.


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Posted July 14, 2014 - 11:21 AM

And also Rondo or Love would be a one year rental as they aren't gonna have the money to pay them after this season with Ariza getting 8 million a year over the next 4. 


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Posted July 14, 2014 - 11:24 AM

And also Rondo or Love would be a one year rental as they aren't gonna have the money to pay them after this season with Ariza getting 8 million a year over the next 4. 

Bird rights, they can offer the max



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Posted July 14, 2014 - 11:42 AM

Bird rights, they can offer the max


if it was that simple teams wouldn't be so apprehensive about signing Love unless he guaranteed extending with them, max or not.  He'd fit in Houston though, my question is who do they have left to give up right now? =P 

Also because Love would likely prefer his rights renounced and getting a max deal for what he's actually worth as his max would start at 17 far as I know. 

That's what LeBron says he's planning to do with Cleveland. 

And at the moment the Rockets have about 11 million left in cap space.  So they'd have to unload Alonzo Gee and Terrance Jones.  And I doubt Minni takes them for Kevin Love when they have turned down much better offers. 


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Posted July 14, 2014 - 12:02 PM


if it was that simple teams wouldn't be so apprehensive about signing Love unless he guaranteed extending with them, max or not.  He'd fit in Houston though, my question is who do they have left to give up right now? =P 

Also because Love would likely prefer his rights renounced and getting a max deal for what he's actually worth as his max would start at 17 far as I know. 

That's what LeBron says he's planning to do with Cleveland. 

And at the moment the Rockets have about 11 million left in cap space.  So they'd have to unload Alonzo Gee and Terrance Jones.  And I doubt Minni takes them for Kevin Love when they have turned down much better offers. 

Yeah, I'm not sure how they could get Love or Rondo in either situation since they have no attractive assets to give up other than Dwight and Harden. My point was they'd be able to bring him back for the max if they actually landed him.

 

Bennet, Thompson and picks looks a lot better than Jones and Gee at this point



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Posted July 14, 2014 - 12:21 PM

Love makes sense, not Rondo unless you're somehow moving Harden, Can't have a dominant SG and PG together. Not sour grapes, but that team would've really benefitted from Bosh and his particular skillset much more than Love.



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Posted July 14, 2014 - 12:30 PM

they're trying so hard to form a super team, while their best role players are gone LOL


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Posted July 14, 2014 - 01:01 PM


if it was that simple teams wouldn't be so apprehensive about signing Love unless he guaranteed extending with them, max or not.  He'd fit in Houston though, my question is who do they have left to give up right now? =P 

Also because Love would likely prefer his rights renounced and getting a max deal for what he's actually worth as his max would start at 17 far as I know. 

That's what LeBron says he's planning to do with Cleveland. 

And at the moment the Rockets have about 11 million left in cap space.  So they'd have to unload Alonzo Gee and Terrance Jones.  And I doubt Minni takes them for Kevin Love when they have turned down much better offers. 

That's not how it works, dude. If Houston trades for Kevin Love or Rondo, they'll have their bird rights and can go over the cap to re-sign them. Rondo is a FA next summer and would be eligible for a 5yr max w/ 7.5% raises and if Love is on the team he'd have to opt out first and then be able to sign the same deal - using bird rights.

 

The problem is that there isn't necessarily any guarantees that the players are actually going to re-sign with that team, which is why some teams are reluctant to make those type of deals unless they get some kind of an insurance from the player that they'd be willing to re-sign there.

 

But the cap isn't a problem. 



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Posted July 14, 2014 - 01:09 PM

LeBron apparently assumes that he'll get a bigger contract after his year with the Cavs and is opting out to sign under what he feels would be the 'new CBA' that's upcoming and thus netting him the more worthy 'max' offer he feels he's worth.  So I'd assume other NBA players are feeling the same way.  I don't think it's just LeBron unless he was lying to have a bailout plan if Cleveland sucks. 


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Posted July 14, 2014 - 02:12 PM

LeBron apparently assumes that he'll get a bigger contract after his year with the Cavs and is opting out to sign under what he feels would be the 'new CBA' that's upcoming and thus netting him the more worthy 'max' offer he feels he's worth.  So I'd assume other NBA players are feeling the same way.  I don't think it's just LeBron unless he was lying to have a bailout plan if Cleveland sucks. 

I think Kevin Love will get traded and if he lands at a destination where he wishes to stay, he doesn't opt out, but becomes a FA in 2016 and then signs a 5yr max, using bird rights. Rondo is different as he isn't necessarily worth quite as much, but he'll be re-signed using Bird rights, if he wants to. 



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Posted July 14, 2014 - 05:20 PM

@basketballtalk: Rockets GM Morey on Parsons: “We are in a better [place] to win a championship by not matching it”




This guy really does not know how to talk to the media.

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Posted July 14, 2014 - 06:16 PM

@basketballtalk: Rockets GM Morey on Parsons: “We are in a better [place] to win a championship by not matching it”




This guy really does not know how to talk to the media.

I heard him saying something like he didn't believe Parsons could be the 3rd best player on a championship team. The dude is a good general manager, hes gotten two superstars out of spare parts and has rebounded yet quite well since his other 2 superstars broke down (Yao and T-Mac). Hes gotten a lot of flak for this ooffseason but I cant hate on a guy swinging for the fences. All that said I deff do agree, his media relations skills is sorely lacking, he should take lessons from the zen master

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Posted July 14, 2014 - 07:25 PM

New Maverick Chandler Parsons takes offense to how Rockets treated him during free agency

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Posted July 14, 2014 - 07:35 PM

New Maverick Chandler Parsons takes offense to how Rockets treated him during free agency
http://sports.yahoo....-030411610.html

And this is the same guy that helped them get Dwight

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Posted July 14, 2014 - 07:45 PM

Can never root for Rockets

 

harden and his annoying game

Howard and his act

 

 

Morey and his mouth

 

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Posted July 14, 2014 - 07:50 PM

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