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  • Okay, You've got some really interesting thoughts to bring in a guy that's never been a head coach to coach this particular team with this particular salary structure at this particular time.

  • So Silas is a good coach.

  • I've known of him for a while.

  • Spent time with Rick Carlisle.

  • Luca Don.

  • She really likes him.

  • Uh, spent time with Steve Clifford, obviously the son of Paul Silas.

  • The interesting play here, though, is Was this a choice that was made due to his ability to connect to James Harden and Russell Westbrook?

  • I really do believe that this is a rebuilding mode that the Houston Rockets air in.

  • Um, and when you're rebuilding mode, the question is, when you have $80 million of your salary tied up into two individuals, how much room does that really give you to move and to make things happen?

  • It seems like the Rockets Onley tradable.

  • Asset is Russell Westbrook is Russell Westbrook because of what he can probably get you in return.

  • Eric Gordon.

  • He's been banged up with injuries.

  • Robert Covington.

  • He's old 36 million or the next two years or so.

  • He's talented, but it's not the same piece as Russell Westbrook.

  • So I guess the question comes key.

  • It's not even the question is more of a statement.

  • I do not believe we're going to see James Harden win a world championship in Houston.

  • I just do not.

  • I mean, they're not gonna be You're not gonna have them over the Lakers next year.

  • You're not gonna have them over the Clippers next year.

  • You're not gonna have them over Golden State next year.

  • I think Denver will be a better team next year because they're built more for the playoffs unless they make some crazy moves and get the right pieces.

  • But I don't know how you get the right pieces unless you use Russell Westbrook.

  • As it s the field is obviously stacked in the West.

  • There's no question about it.

  • I mean, you you failed to mention I failed, but you didn't mention Dallas, right?

  • You didn't s.

  • So when you when you Portland, Utah.

  • When you start to look at where they're at as an organization and as a team in the makeup of the team, Yes, you can move, Westbrook, or you could move.

  • James Harden, Whoever you wanna move, what are you getting back in return?

  • In order to win a championship, you gotta have stars.

  • You gotta have some snap, crackle pop in some star power.

  • You could trade one of your stars in Westbrook.

  • Let's use him as an example.

  • But what are you getting back in return?

  • Right.

  • We've seen James Harden by himself.

  • Is the long Ranger hasn't worked out?

  • You add something to him other than a Westbrook, for instance, who is that gonna be like, What big piece are you going to get?

  • That's going to get them pass a LeBron James and a D or Kawhi Leonard in the PG or the makeup of Golden State that we see yet we haven't seen everything with them.

  • We see what they have, but they got the number two pick in the draft.

  • They may be making moves behind closed doors.

  • All of a sudden, that number to pick turns into something else.

  • They get stronger.

  • So when you start to look at it, what's the best fit?

  • Let's just moving.

  • What's the best foot fit for Westbrook?

  • Where does he fit?

  • Who would want to acquire that?

  • There's a team here in most of L A here in New York, like the Knicks that needs some some snap crackle pop needs somewhat of a leader, a guy that potentially could do some things and energize a franchise.

  • And maybe you could grab a few pieces and put him around him.

  • But does he fit in what Tibbs wants to do as a basketball player?

  • Because he's not sure.

  • Uh, Rose.

  • That tip had in Chicago, where he was basically the you know, he was the field general.

  • He was the floor.

  • He was the point guard.

  • Westbrook doesn't fit in that traditional guard mode.

  • He's more of a scoring to guard.

  • Well, Rusk, I mean, look, I I think Russ will fit in New York City.

  • He's a triple double machine, the city.

  • But what about the city?

  • But what about what Tibbs wants to do on the floor?

  • I actually think Russ and tips will work well together.

  • Russ seems like he's built DNA wise, similar to Jimmy Butler and Jimmy Butler.

  • That kind of rough, that tough in your face, relentless attitude.

  • 24 7.

  • That's how rust plays.

  • Now I hear what your question is, if your your Knicks, what are you willing to give up.

  • I mean, you're willing to give up a lot of stuff you're willing to give Alfa Peyton, Bobby Portis throw.

  • Kevin knocks in there.

  • Throw a second round pick through a first round pick in 2022.

  • You're willing to make moves in order to wheel and deal.

  • And then if you're Houston, if you're using that in some of those pieces, come off the books.

  • You know who are what other big time free agent could you target?

  • Could you go after?

  • I don't know what the answers are right now, but it still seems like there's so many moving parts, right?

  • Like it felt like Tyler, who was supposed to be the guy to go to Houston that didn't work out really happy for Coach Silas.

  • First head coaching opportunity, right?

  • He's been assistant coach in the league for 20 years.

  • Incredible pedigree, but the same time you're you're having two guys who people expect to win yesterday.

  • The whole narrative on James Harden is he's a guy that can do it for you throughout the regular season but can't do it to you in the playoffs.

  • So if you're James Hardie you get to that point, you know, how much longer do I give time here in Houston to a rebuilding process before I start thinking about if the goal is to win a championship?

  • If you don't feel confident in leadership in Houston, where do I go?

  • What do I partner with to actually help me achieve my goal?

  • Let me ask you this.

  • So if if I'm James Harden now, we moved on from Westbrook.

  • Now I'm James Harden and I'm not.

  • I still don't even see it working next year with with Russell Westbrook there.

  • No, no, I'm saying.

  • I'm saying I'm James Harden said.

  • We've moved on from the conversation of Westbrook.

  • Now let's have a conversation about James Harden if I'm James Harden, and I feel that this isn't working out in Houston, but I'm bald dominant.

  • I'm a scoring machine.

  • Where do I go?

  • Who's willing to absorb that cost?

  • It couldn't be a Milwaukee Milwaukee say, you know, wow, him and Yannis together with Johannes Package.

  • Um, Yanis likes the ball in transition, likes the ball in isolated situations.

  • James and him together.

  • Wow, you can't stop that.

  • It was just great.

  • I will get out.

  • I would get out of the West.

  • I would get.

  • I mean, Steph and Clay ain't going nowhere, right?

  • The Clippers are gonna be there for a while.

  • It seems like Braun got another 234 years in him with a d.

  • They're able to retain a D.

  • Denver is only getting better with your kitchen.

  • Jamal Murray.

  • Utah is getting good.

  • Donovan, Mitchell, Rudy Gobert and company looking.

  • The Mavs clothe West is loaded.

  • Man, I I sit there.

  • Look at the East.

  • Okay.

  • Miami, Boston, Milwaukee really is trying to make changes, but it seems more open your right.

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Okay, You've got some really interesting thoughts to bring in a guy that's never been a head coach to coach this particular team with this particular salary structure at this particular time.

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