Woj - Westbrook traded to Houston for Chris Paul, 2024 & 2026 1st round picks, 2021/2025 pick swaps

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Re: Woj - Westbrook traded to Houston for Chris Paul, 2024 & 2026 1st round picks, 2021/2025 pick swaps 

Post#641 » by Ballerhogger » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:16 am

If I’m okc thunder owner I fire presti mid season once they start lossing . Terrible money
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Post#642 » by CelticsFTW » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:18 am

So was Harrells "lmao" about that Trade after all?

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Post#643 » by Sulico » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:25 am

What is Houston doing? They traded away better player and picks to get worse player. What a disaster of a trade!
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Post#644 » by queridiculo » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:29 am

baldur wrote:In hindsight, OKC didn't let Miami improve so the values of their Miami picks will decrease.

Sam presti is a genius.


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Post#645 » by baldur » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:31 am

queridiculo wrote:
baldur wrote:In hindsight, OKC didn't let Miami improve so the values of their Miami picks will decrease.

Sam presti is a genius.


Increase?

Sorry yeah I meant that.
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Re: Woj - Westbrook traded to Houston for Chris Paul, 2024 & 2026 1st round picks, 2021/2025 pick swaps 

Post#646 » by NBAFan93 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:37 am

Sulico wrote:What is Houston doing? They traded away better player and picks to get worse player. What a disaster of a trade!


Even if you feel that way, you could look at this trade as two franchises doing what it takes to make their franchise superstar happy.

There are reports that Westbrook and Harden were on the phone as soon as the PG trade went down discussing how they could make this happen. Maybe OKC initially wanted CP3 to go to a third team and gave in on that to get the deal done before the start of the season so Russ would be happy. Maybe Houston gave one more future pick than they wanted so it would get done too.
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Post#647 » by BallSacBounce » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:42 am

TRKO wrote:I may be in the minority’s, but i think it was a good trade for OKC.

Me too. They lose a contract with one extra massive pay year and "gain" a declining 4 years older player. Meaning they will start the rebuild process that much earlier which was necessary but close to impossible with the younger, longer term contract of Westbrook. Plus the two picks and two pick swaps.
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Post#648 » by Sulico » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:47 am

NBAFan93 wrote:
Sulico wrote:What is Houston doing? They traded away better player and picks to get worse player. What a disaster of a trade!


Even if you feel that way, you could look at this trade as two franchises doing what it takes to make their franchise superstar happy.

There are reports that Westbrook and Harden were on the phone as soon as the PG trade went down discussing how they could make this happen. Maybe OKC initially wanted CP3 to go to a third team and gave in on that to get the deal done before the start of the season so Russ would be happy. Maybe Houston gave one more future pick than they wanted so it would get done too.


I guess it makes a little bit sense to make your franchise player happy. But Houston was a contender for last two years, they were REALLY close to win it all, and now they trade for player that universally known as player that will never win a championship. If I were Houston fan I would be sad as hell as my dreams of winning it all just died with this trade.
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Post#649 » by KingFox » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:48 am

this trade doesn't even work on 2K unless you adjust the sliders and override the computer :lol:
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Post#650 » by KingFox » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:51 am

bwgood77 wrote:
TMU wrote:What are the Rockets doing? This trade is awful.


Yeah, I can't see either playing off ball. Harden certainly won't want to, even though he could, but Westbrook would not be good off ball. Need to make sure to stagger them to the greatest extent possible.

which is so bizarre to me. Harden could be even more dangerous if he cared about moving without the ball
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Post#651 » by MikeM » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:52 am

Damn Presti is the GOAT GM. Takes one shrewd mastermind to get an anchor contract and two protected 1sts for a recent MVP. Not to mention the HAUL he got for the other 2 MVPs he had.

He should definitely consider keeping CP3 around though. I could definitely see him hitting it off immediately with an Xs and Os god like Billy Donovan. Another truly INSPIRED coaching hire by Presti, I might add.
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Post#652 » by Krazykiwi » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:53 am

Sulico wrote:What is Houston doing? They traded away better player and picks to get worse player. What a disaster of a trade!



Is it just me or do the Curry / Warriors fanboys have some of the worst takes / analysis on the real GM? Most of them have no clues about NBA, all they know is fanatically defend whenever someone posts anything not pro Curry/ Warriors. And yet they constantly put down the other teams / players with no regard to truth. And did I mention most of them are absolutely terrible terrible discussing about Basketball?
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Post#654 » by Krazykiwi » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:57 am

Sulico wrote:
NBAFan93 wrote:
Sulico wrote:What is Houston doing? They traded away better player and picks to get worse player. What a disaster of a trade!


Even if you feel that way, you could look at this trade as two franchises doing what it takes to make their franchise superstar happy.

There are reports that Westbrook and Harden were on the phone as soon as the PG trade went down discussing how they could make this happen. Maybe OKC initially wanted CP3 to go to a third team and gave in on that to get the deal done before the start of the season so Russ would be happy. Maybe Houston gave one more future pick than they wanted so it would get done too.


I guess it makes a little bit sense to make your franchise player happy. But Houston was a contender for last two years, they were REALLY close to win it all, and now they trade for player that universally known as player that will never win a championship. If I were Houston fan I would be sad as hell as my dreams of winning it all just died with this trade.


Just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse...
Yeah you are so smart , Morey is the idiot who gave up 2-4 first round picks just to swap for a worse player . Rockets should really hire you replacing Morey.
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Post#655 » by BallSacBounce » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:59 am

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NBAFan93 wrote:
Ballerhogger wrote:PAUL TANK COMMANDER!


They got to plan on moving him soon, at the deadline at the latest...
hes getting boughten out and joining his fellown nba player board member Lebron

LMAO if Paul is going to be on the Lakers you are going to be paying him not Presti. You'll be trading contracts and maybe picks if they're not good contracts.
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Post#657 » by TheWhiteMamba » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:03 am

Nonsense move for the rockets. Albatross per albatross, 2+2picks smart for dumb player.
I guess harden and cp3 hate each other...
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Post#658 » by clyde21 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:05 am

Krazykiwi wrote:
Sulico wrote:
NBAFan93 wrote:
Even if you feel that way, you could look at this trade as two franchises doing what it takes to make their franchise superstar happy.

There are reports that Westbrook and Harden were on the phone as soon as the PG trade went down discussing how they could make this happen. Maybe OKC initially wanted CP3 to go to a third team and gave in on that to get the deal done before the start of the season so Russ would be happy. Maybe Houston gave one more future pick than they wanted so it would get done too.


I guess it makes a little bit sense to make your franchise player happy. But Houston was a contender for last two years, they were REALLY close to win it all, and now they trade for player that universally known as player that will never win a championship. If I were Houston fan I would be sad as hell as my dreams of winning it all just died with this trade.


Just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse...
Yeah you are so smart , Morey is the idiot who gave up 2-4 first round picks just to swap for a worse player . Rockets should really hire you replacing Morey.


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Post#659 » by Sulico » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:18 am

Krazykiwi wrote:
Sulico wrote:
NBAFan93 wrote:
Even if you feel that way, you could look at this trade as two franchises doing what it takes to make their franchise superstar happy.

There are reports that Westbrook and Harden were on the phone as soon as the PG trade went down discussing how they could make this happen. Maybe OKC initially wanted CP3 to go to a third team and gave in on that to get the deal done before the start of the season so Russ would be happy. Maybe Houston gave one more future pick than they wanted so it would get done too.


I guess it makes a little bit sense to make your franchise player happy. But Houston was a contender for last two years, they were REALLY close to win it all, and now they trade for player that universally known as player that will never win a championship. If I were Houston fan I would be sad as hell as my dreams of winning it all just died with this trade.


Just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse...
Yeah you are so smart , Morey is the idiot who gave up 2-4 first round picks just to swap for a worse player . Rockets should really hire you replacing Morey.


What are you fishing here for? You and me can't argue as I use metrics and analytics to back up my every opinion and you are known as a man who gets all of your NBA knowledge straight out of your ass. Your single attempt to post 3 sipmle numbers failed miserably.
If I would try to engage you in an argument, I will post some numbers to back up my claims, you will shout something ridiculous in return, then I will ask you to prove your point with numbers an we will never hear from you again.
So how about we skip to the last part and never hear from you again?
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Post#660 » by freethedevil » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:27 am

teke184 wrote:
Best2EverDoIt wrote:
Ballerhogger wrote:all usless picks
How are they useless?


Houston’s picks are likely to remain in the late 20s barring both Westbrook and Harden dropping off by 2024.

Those swaps are likely just so Presti feels nice because OKC will not finish with a better record than Houston anytime soon.

late 20 picks aren't "useless" lol. Good drafting can reap out useful complimentary pieces. And who cares about record? The thunder weren't in a position to win a ring so they commited to a rebuild.

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