klemen4 wrote:Terrible, terrible return for Houston:
- all 4, first round picks will be in 25-30. Range
- pick swaps will not happen because BRK will be a better team in next 6 years
- Oladipo probably bolts to Miami or Dallas in summer.
Once again terrible deal for Houston imo.
- great move by Pacers and Cleveland.
And BRK goes to finals, impossible to stop such offensive firepower of durant/harden/kyrie + harris
I've thought about it. Houston was boxed in, but I'm with you. What is the centerpiece asset here? 2 of those picks are almost guaranteed to suck (Nets and Bucks 2022). The first pick swap already super unlikely (Nets 2021). Rockets are set to be terrible for a while, and would be lucky to even get one of the other three swaps. And the 3 other Nets FRPs are Houston betting against two MVPs plus Kyrie, on a team willing to eat lux tax pain.
With Harden taking a flamethrower to his own trade value, I think you do it anyway, due to the at-bats theory where enough trips to the plate eventually result in a home run, but it is entirely possible that Houston doesn't even get a top 25 pick out of this.
Yep. Even if they somehow get a top 3 pick, the chances they hit even to Jays level is low, imo. They could as easily end up with Okafor type instead. More likely, you traded Harden for Nesmith, Pritchard, Langford, Grant Williams, Robert Williams , Yabusele, Zizic and Rozier.
Flipping to get Dipo instead of LeVert was slick, though. He at least has potential to be a top tier guy if fully recovered to his one-season as a good player form.