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Houston looking to flip picks for a blockbuster

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08:17 AM ET 06.07 | One thing the Rockets have is youth -- perhaps too much youth. [If they draft two more high-end players with their picks at Nos. 14 and 16], they would have at least five players with either one season or no NBA experience. ... Fill the roster with that many rookies and several important young prospects don't play at all. Fill the rotation with that many rookies and your team loses. The Rockets would love to use the picks to help facilitate their long-sought blockbuster deal. They would like to use the picks to move up in this season's draft. They would even like, if all else fails, to use the pick to have a pick in 2013, instead of two this season.

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June 7, 2012  08:21 AM ET

Hello Gasoft?

June 7, 2012  08:23 AM ET

Houston to me has no direction....

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June 7, 2012  09:00 AM ET
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They are ALWAYS looking for a blockbuster.Amare for martin?

Amare for anything, even if it for just a second round pick. Houston please call the Knicks and get the experience you so desparately need. Stat will give you stats and unhandcuff the Knicks. Boy I'm I for this move!

June 7, 2012  09:13 AM ET

Take Joe Johnson for your picks and a year's supply of Jalapeno chips.
JJ way better than Amare.

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June 7, 2012  10:02 AM ET

Trade Up, Bro.

June 7, 2012  10:13 AM ET

I agree with the post above...should the Heat lose, there won't be a "Big 2 and a Half" next year. Someone is leaving, either through their own volition or the team's.

June 7, 2012  10:14 AM ET
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Amare for anything, even if it for just a second round pick. Houston please call the Knicks and get the experience you so desparately need. Stat will give you stats and unhandcuff the Knicks. Boy I'm I for this move!

I wouldn't Trade for Amar'e Stoudemire and I'm a Knicks Fan.

June 7, 2012  11:04 AM ET
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I wouldn't Trade for Amar'e Stoudemire and I'm a Knicks Fan.

So that means you'd trade him though.

June 7, 2012  11:39 AM ET

Amar'e was injured most of the year (dealing with back problems from last summer)...wasn't in full shape, had no training camp, and had to adjust all year to new pieces. He played very well against Miami in the playoffs. Give him a training camp and I bet you next year he gets back to averaging 20/8. With that, the Rockets do need to make a move or they're going to be forever stuck in the "barely missing playoffs yet getting crappy draft position" slot.

June 7, 2012  12:16 PM ET
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Houston to me has no direction....

I second that..where is their key rebuilding piece? Who is their "core"? They've been lost since Yao left

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June 7, 2012  01:06 PM ET
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I second that..where is their key rebuilding piece? Who is their "core"? They've been lost since Yao left

Agreed, but I think there biggest problem is that they have too many good but not great rotation types that keeps them decent every year to just add more of those types in the draft. They need to either bottom out, or as reported above make the move of quantity for a better quality guy

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