NBA Trade Rumors: Eric Bledsoe To Houston Rockets In Three-Way Trade With Suns And Celtics Proposed; D12 Also Involved
Malcolm Hyde | Dec 12, 2015 07:36 AM EST
The Houston Rockets, Phoenix Suns and Boston Celtics, just like every team has its problems and target players-except perhaps the Golden State Warriors.
The fanbases of all three teams want changes in their rosters. At the start of the season, the Houston Rockets projected themselves as contenders and with good reason-they are bringing back a roster that reached the Western Conference Finals.
However, they have been disappointed with a disastrous start which led them to fire coach Kevin McHale, and everyone knows that's not the remedy to their problem.
The Suns are also disappointed with their team, and the fans at Bright Side of the Sun point towards Tyson Chandler. Among other things, Chandler does not seem to move the needle for the team to take the next step.
It should be noted that Chandler's acquisition was a step towards acquiring LaMarcus Aldridge but that plan did not work-hence, the team seems incomplete.
A three-way blockbuster trade proposed in Real GM explores the Suns blowing it up and engaging in a three way trade with the Houston Rockets and Boston Celtics that would fulfill all three teams wishes.
The original design of the trade was between the Celtics (acquiring Dwight Howard) and the Rockets but a third team was necessary because the Celtics could not offer "win-now" players to convince the Rockets to part with their franchis e big man. If the Suns were the one who pressed "reset" though:
Celtics get Dwight Howard and PJ Tucker: addressing their need for a franchise big man and a swingman.
Houston Rockets get Eric Bledsoe, Tyson Chandler and Markieff Morris. They get their quality point guard, replaced their defensive
Phoenix Suns get: David Lee, Ty Lawson, Jared Sullinger, James Young, 2016 first round picks of Dallas Mavericks (top 7 protected) and Boston Celtics own 2016 draft pick. Also, they get the Brooklyn Nets 2018 unprotected draft pick. They get to start again with some quality pieces and cap space, with draft picks that can allow them to draft a franchise player.
Between the three teams, the Suns are the ones who would be patient enough to rebuild. The Celtics are the best team among the three right now, so they are in the best position. The Rockets still have a franchise player in James Harden and yet they're the one sending out the best player in the trade, so they could still command assets in return.
There is a possibility that a trade like this could happen. Suns GM Ryan McDonough was Celtics president Danny Ainge's assistant so they have a connection, and Rockets GM Daryl Morey is a willing trade partner as long as Howard is not sent to a Western Rival.
With the way the Suns are playing, they should start the change from management then the coaching staff then the players. I'd be surprised if they even get 30 wins this season.
Ano ba yan injured pa si bledsoe tapos pabebe pa rin si markieff, mukahng matagal tagal makakabalik ng playoffs ang suns.
Sana after this season ayusin nila lahat ng issues nila. Sana may makuha silang worthy this trade deadline. Spurs muna ako this season.
Next game vs Dallas, sana manalo.
Phoenix Suns fired Jeff Hornacek.
The only bright spot for the Suns this season is Devin Booker.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4lYH30koNQ If Devin Booker turns out to be the next Klay Thompson. Namali yung draft scouts nung ibang teams. Karl Towns by the way is the best rookie this season followed by Okafor, and Porzingis. He's averaging 10 ppg on 47 FG%. Not Bad for a 18/19 yrs.old Rookie. He just get some playing time after Bledsoe got injured. He might join Karl Malone, and Kobe Bryant as the most successful players to be drafted with the 13th overall pick.
Goodbye Jeff. As much as we respect you, with how the way this season came about, this was inevitable.
Baka pwede kunin si Blatt?
or si Tom Thibodeau?
Need na ng Suns ng bagong system.
Sayang nga at inextend pa yung contract nung coach ng sixers. Hindi tayo manalo-nalo dun.
Well, The Suns just got rid literally their best shooter, oops
I don't think this was Hornacek's fault. I think it's the fault of the management and how they trade and acquire players. Nagsimula siguro to nung kinuha nila si Isaiah Thomas and nag iba laro ni Dragic. Nawala pa si Frye, pati si Green. Daming shooters nawala sa suns.
well bawi na lang next season.
Wow. Just wow. What team would want a guy like him? Bayaran na lang yan at pakawalan sa himpapawid. Management would be so stupid if they keep him.
^gusto ata kunin ni Masai yan
Suns trade Markieff for Kris Humphries and Dejuan Blair and 1st round draft pick. I don't know but I think they will miss Markieff's versatility.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A week after scuffling with a teammate, forward Markieff Morris was traded Thursday by the free-falling Phoenix Suns to the Washington Wizards, a team hoping to boost its chances of making the playoffs.
Phoenix received a first-round draft pick and forwards Kris Humphries and DeJuan Blair in exchange for the 6-foot-10, 245-pound Morris, said a person familiar with the deal, The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deadline trade had not been announced.
Speaking to reporters while riding a hoverboard on his way out of the Suns' arena Thursday, Morris expressed his thanks to that team and said: "I'm just ready to move on."
The move ends a tumultuous tenure in Phoenix for Morris, who was suspended for two games in December after throwing a towel at since-fired coach Jeff Hornacek during a game. And then, during a first-quarter timeout in the Suns' most recent game, a 112-104 home loss to the league-leading Golden State Warriors last week, Morris got into a physical confrontation with Archie Goodwin on the sideline, exchanging shoves.
"Sometimes little brothers and big brothers get into it," Morris said that night. "That's what happened - wrong place, wrong time."
In his fifth NBA season, all with Phoenix, Morris is third on the Suns in scoring at 11.6 points per game and he also is averaging 5.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists.
Last season was his best in the league, averaging 15.3 points and 6.2 rebounds. He also tied with Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook for the most technical fouls in the NBA at 15.
Morris' contract is worth $8 million per year.
The 26-year-old Morris offers frontcourt versatility and athleticism for the Wizards, who entered their first game after the All-Star break - at home against the Utah Jazz on Thursday night - with only a 23-28 record and in 10th place in the Eastern Conference, two spots out of a playoff berth.
Led by All-Star point guard John Wall, Washington made the postseason each of the past two years, but has struggled at the defensive end as it has tried to become more of a small-ball team. The Wizards won only three of their last 10 games heading into the break.
The Suns, meanwhile, are in far worse shape.
They've lost nine games in a row, and 24 of their last 26, and fired Hornacek on Feb. 1, replacing him with Earl Watson on an interim basis. Only two teams have fewer victories than Phoenix's 14.
Morris never seemed to get over being upset about the Suns trading his twin brother Marcus to the Detroit Pistons in the offseason, making clear that he wanted to leave Phoenix, too.
The Morris brothers still face two felony aggravated assault counts in a 2015 case connected to a fight outside a Phoenix health club.
Humphries, best known for briefly being married to reality TV star Kim Kardashian, missed 18 of Washington's last 19 games because of a sore right knee. He recently turned 31 and is in his 12th NBA season.
Blair is averaging only 2.1 points in limited action in his seventh year in the league.
Remembered using earl watson in NBA live 2005, tagal na pa lang coach sa Phoenix,
Naka 2 sunod na panalo na ang Suns! Heto na! Nagising na! Magcha-champion na tayo!
Partida pa yan at matagal ng wala si Bledsoe.
Mukhang talo pa sa Kings. Hindi na natin kaya habulin ang Lakers. Locked in na tayo sa 2nd spot sa West!
Galingan na lang natin sa playoffs....................... ng lottery.
I think Dragan Bender is a very good pick, hope he will learn more from Tyson Chandler.
Entering the offseason, the Suns had needs in the talent and power forward departments.
They checked off both boxes less than a half-hour into the 2016 NBA Draft.
Phoenix selected Dragan Bender, a 7-1 forward out of Croatia, fourth overall on Thursday night. He was widely billed as the best international prospect available in this year's draft class, highly valued for his ability to shoot the ball as a big man as well as his overall untapped potential. He also fills an immediate need for the Suns, who do not currently have a power forward under contract.
"I can definitely spread the offense on the floor," Bender said. "[On] defense, I definitely think I can defend multiple positions, being able to stay in front of little guys and defend the rim."
“I can definitely spread the offense on the floor. Defense, I definitely think I can defend multiple positions, being able to stay in front of little guys and defend the rim.”
— Dragan Bender
The Suns, who have scouted Bender heavily since he played in the U-18 European Championships in 2014, feel that versatility can pay off in multiple ways. General Manager Ryan McDonough believes he will be able to play any and all of the frontcourt positions -- small forward, power forward and center -- thanks to his diverse skill set.
"Dragan has the size and the length and the passing ability and the ability to move his feet on the perimeter that is rare and unique," McDonough said.
Bender most recently played for EuroLeague powerhouse Maccabi Tel Aviv of Israel. His lack of playing time there and his age -- Bender is the youngest player in this year's draft -- led to him being one of the more unknown and intriguing prospects of this year's draft. Phoenix, however, had seen his potential flash from time to time even before playing in EuroLeague.
"If you watched him at the Croatian junior level," McDonough said, "you saw some of that passing, some of that magic feel he had with the ball. He’s a special player."
As for Bender, his workout visit to Phoenix turned out to be special in his own right. He left the valley with a particularly strong impression of the team's interest in his potenital -- and helping him reach it.
"How they pay attention to the smaller details," Bender mentioned as what impressed him. "They're trying to help the young guys to become NBA players at the highest level."
As the fourth overall pick, Bender becomes the Suns' highest-selected rookie since Armen Gilliam was taken second overall in 1987. He joins a roster that includes 2015-16 All-Rookie First Team guard Devin Booker, 2013 top-five pick Alex Len, and veterans Eric Bledsoe, Brandon Knight and Tyson Chandler.
"I think it’s a great team for the Phoenix organization," Bender said, "just to have young guys on the team combined with older guys that can help us adjust ourselves to the NBA as quickly as possible."
wow ..... this triple PG lineup team has evolved into one of the dirtiest NBA teams.