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bLACKpANTHER

Rockets shopping Anderson for wing defenders - would take on long term $$

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http://www.espn.com/nba/tradeMachine?tradeId=ybs43xne
Anderson + Onuaku = MKG + Zeller

The Money:
Anderson is $20.4m cap hit this year and $21m next year -and- 
Onuaku is a throw away $1.5m expiring.

MKG is $13m cap hit this year and a player-option for $13m next year that he will surely opt into -and-
Zeller is $13.5m this year, $14.5m next year and $15.5m the year after (oooff)

$26.5m – $21m = $5.5m opened up for cap space next year

Why it makes sense:
Hornets get rid of MKG/Zeller who will struggle to find minutes in Borrego's system because Batum moving to the 3 and Frank possibly moving to the 5 -and- 
Anderson get's the hell outta Houston and instantly makes us a better 3pt shooting team.
Houston gets one of the best wing-defenders in the league and a great pick and roll center for CP3/Harden.
 

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Not a fan of Anderson but a more likely player to pair with MKG would be Frank since its somewhat likely he is gone after this season anyway. And Zellers, by far, the best C on the roster. No need to dump him for an overpaid role player who isn't even guaranteed to play ahead of Marvin. 

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I'd rather not give them Batum - even if it is to rid us of his contract. We would not be better off after making that trade IF we are about winning This Year.

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42 minutes ago, bLACKpANTHER said:

I'd rather not give them Batum - even if it is to rid us of his contract. We would not be better off after making that trade IF we are about winning This Year.

I agree we would be a worse team this season but getting rid of that contract may be worth it, especially if they can do something without giving up anything else. Gives a ton of flexibility after this Season as well. 

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I'm all for shipping Batum out but damn...Anderson makes WAY too much money as well.  I'd probably pass on both.

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Batum just had his worse year since his last season in Portland - which got him shipped out of town for Hendo/Vonleh.. we should not make the same mistake..

"Never make a important decision when the tide is out" 

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anderson is completely unplayable these days, the only way i would do this if they will take Batum. 

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Wouldn't this allow us a better chance at keeping Kemba though if we free up that money when Anderson expires?   

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19 minutes ago, Zaximus said:

Wouldn't this allow us a better chance at keeping Kemba though if we free up that money when Anderson expires?   

yes - only about $5.5m per my OP.. but we would be a crappier team IMO.. Kemba wants to win and make the playoffs every year..

we are so hamstrung with 5 terrible contracts (MKG, Batum, Marvin, Zeller and BIZ).. Biz, Marvin and MKG become expirings next year - so maybe they turn to 'assets' and we could flip them for better contracts/players.. next year's FA class is BONKERS and we are chained down to the floor.. ughhhhhh

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6 minutes ago, bLACKpANTHER said:

yes - only about $5.5m per my OP.. but we would be a crappier team IMO.. Kemba wants to win and make the playoffs every year..

we are so hamstrung with 5 terrible contracts (MKG, Batum, Marvin, Zeller and BIZ).. Biz, Marvin and MKG become expirings next year - so maybe they turn to 'assets' and we could flip them for better contracts/players.. next year's FA class is BONKERS and we are chained down to the floor.. ughhhhhh

I thought Anderson had one year left, so screw that.    I don't want him for two.    I could handle one.

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I only take on Anderson's god awful contract if we get a pick out of it and they take Batum. Otherwise no way. 

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I'm prolly in the minority but I feel like we need to hang onto Batum.. WAH!!!!!!
yeah, i kno.. his contract is horrid but he still has value to our team - and we would never be able to re-coup the value he brings because of the terrible year he had last season.. I think it is an outlier and he will bouce back "bigly" this year..

I'd be more than happy to get rid of MKG, Zeller or Biz's contracts.. Marvin provides a decent 3pt shot and vet leadership.. 

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