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Old 07-07-2013, 06:09 PM   #1
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What do you guys think of pitching a trade for him? He makes $5 million this season then $15 million next season. He averaged 10ppg and 12rpg on 54% shooting this past season. He reportedly asked for a trade after the Howard signing but the Rockets don't plan on honoring his request.

Would he be a good addition to our squad? Keep in mind he is still relatively young just turning 27 years old 3 days ago.

If we can trade Camby, Novak, Richardson, Gray, Kleiza or Amir with one of NYK 2nd round picks I think it would be a good trade in our favor. Thoughts?

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Old 07-07-2013, 07:04 PM   #2
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I personally wouldn't do it just for the fact I want Val to get as many minutes as possible this year. However getting 15 million + 20 million (from Gay's contract) off the books for 2015 offseason is sweet.
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:31 PM   #3
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i'd love to have Asik but we can't and most likely won't do this trade. Val needs the most of the playing time at the 5 and picking up talent doesn't seem to be the motive of the FO. Clearly we are preparing for a salary dump, and potentially a (proper) rebuild. Acquiring Asik would hurt our chances at accomplishing both.
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:40 PM   #4
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i'd love to have Asik but we can't and most likely won't do this trade. Val needs the most of the playing time at the 5 and picking up talent doesn't seem to be the motive of the FO. Clearly we are preparing for a salary dump, and potentially a (proper) rebuild. Acquiring Asik would hurt our chances at accomplishing both.

But as SESSEL said, Asik's $15 million come off the books after next season, same as Gay's large contract. That leaves us with a ton of cap space for the 2015 off season..
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But as SESSEL said, Asik's $15 million come off the books after next season, same as Gay's large contract. That leaves us with a ton of cap space for the 2015 off season..

the money isn't really the problem, it's convincing the Rockets that anyone other than Valanciunas is worth trading for Asik. Further, the Raptors are most likely preparing themselves for a firesale at the deadline. It would be much easier to do so with smaller contracts under the new CBA, than with a contract like Asik's. Getting rid of Rudy AND Asik at the deadline is much more difficult than doing so with Rudy, Kleiza, Gray, Novak and co.

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No just not the right time.
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Houston is desperately trying to deal Lin. I would assume that we would have to take on Lin and his contract as well if Houston was willing to deal Asik. No thanks.
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