reviewed: Locked On Rockets - Daily Podcast On The Houston Rockets
Trade idea rationale
Hey Jackson, its Ram, I appreciate you highlighting my voice message on the podcast! I just wanted to provide the rationale behind my trade scenarios.For the clippers I understand that a star player requires a large haul; however I read multiple reports of poor locker room chemistry by prominent players with paul george, and I was also taking into account his track record of falling short in big moments. I believe he isn’t optimized unless playing with a star playmaker, as he’s forced to create his own shot more and he also doesn’t excel in creating for others. I think he’s a perfect tertiary star like a Chris Bosh or Kevin Love.To address your run it back point; I’m not sure this will be the case as evidenced by the firing of Doc Rivers. I believe that Ballmer is furious with having traded and put so much assets and cash into building up this team just for a 2nd round exit. I think Eric gordon gives the clippers a consistent slasher and shooter at the guard position; something they don’t really have with pat bev and reggie jackson. Lou williams is a bucket, but he proved to be a massive defensive liability. Do you think it would move the needle if they threw in PJ Tucker as opposed to RoCo?For the Bucks trade its a bit more iffy, but I believe that Giannis is optimized as a small ball center, given his lack of shooting ability. I believe Eric Gordon is as perfect a fit next to a large wing player like Giannis as you can get. He would also fit well next to Lebron, but I’m not interested in Kuzma if I’m the rockets. Giannis has been exposed the last few years in the playoffs, but I think he would be impossible to guard at center due to his superior speed and lateral quickness.
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