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    Houston making moves today...Shawn was just traded to the Rockets, will join Chris Paul and James Harden...


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunJack55 View Post
    Houston making moves today...Shawn was just traded to the Rockets, will join Chris Paul and James Harden...
    For a second round and cash .. wow

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun_lannister View Post
    For a second round and cash .. wow
    Wow.... Don't keep up with NBA but not hard to figure out they wanted him bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajun90 View Post
    Wow.... Don't keep up with NBA but not hard to figure out they wanted him bad.
    Giving up a 2nd rounder in the NBA doesn't show that at all. Second round picks rarely even make NBA rosters.

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    Well Shawn was clearly targeted by the rockets. This isn't just a player dump.

    It's going to be hard rooting for the rockets though. I can't stand "clutch city"


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hudsheen#winnin View Post
    Well Shawn was clearly targeted by the rockets. This isn't just a player dump.

    It's going to be hard rooting for the rockets though. I can't stand "clutch city"
    Philly has a lot of draft capital invested in young bigs. I'm sure they were glad to find a deal that gave them something in return.

    In that same regard, this is good for Shawn as he now wont be blocked by the bonus babies in front of him, some who are deserving and some who may be there simply because of the investment the team made in them.

    Win-win

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    Actually did some more digging. Houston has traded for five other players like Shawn today. He may actually be included in the clippers trade


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    Yeah, NBA trade requirements are insane. Many times, three teams (or more) are involved. Either way, getting out of Philly may be a blessing for Shawn.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sportsfanatic21 View Post
    Giving up a 2nd rounder in the NBA doesn't show that at all. Second round picks rarely even make NBA rosters.
    I get it but I'm still impressed that Shawn got that type of attention. To me it says he has staying power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajun90 View Post
    I get it but I'm still impressed that Shawn got that type of attention. To me it says he has staying power.
    Yep, and his numbers back up your statement as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MelRock View Post

    Welcome to Houston, Shawn!

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    He will still have to battle just like he would have in Philly. He's not on a guaranteed contract and costs very little to waive. A trade like this may have just been to get the numbers to work, but we'll see. I'm not a CBA expert


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    Smart move by Houston. Shawn will back up Ryan Anderson. They're playing Styles mirror each other. Shawn can stretch the floor just like Anderson. Houston is preparing for a deep run in the playoffs against a team like Golden State. Guys like Sean are big guys who can shoot and match up with the, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Dirk Nowtiziki of the basketball word.

    Good job Houston


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    Quote Originally Posted by Geaux View Post
    Smart move by Houston. Shawn will back up Ryan Anderson. They're playing Styles mirror each other. Shawn can stretch the floor just like Anderson. Houston is preparing for a deep run in the playoffs against a team like Golden State. Guys like Sean are big guys who can shoot and match up with the, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green and Dirk Nowtiziki of the basketball word.

    Good job Houston
    Doesn't look good...

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    Hopefully it works out for him in Houston...good luck Shawn!


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    Default Re: Shawn Long to Houston Rockets

    If it doesn't, maybe Orlando?


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    Houston needs physical big forwards. Chris Paul doesn't fix this, but Long can fill a need.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragincajun07 View Post
    Hopefully it works out for him in Houston...good luck Shawn!
    Shawn is actually the only one of the fringe players the Rockets acquired that had a draft choice associated with the deal. Actually 2nd rounders are more likely to make teams in the future. That is to balance the books in order to account for the huge salaries the top line guys are getting. If he does stick, he will be in a situation where his family can watch him more often. As far as backing up Anderson goes, the Rockets do not feel his performance warrants the 19 million cap hit they will take next year from his salary and would trade him if they could. He struggles defensively and his shot was more inconsistent this past year than when he was a Pelican.

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