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    Monta Ellis is more of a volume shooter....id rather have a volume shooter in a sixth man role.....J.R. Smith, Jamal Crawford...etc.

    Hawks need to keep Teague....hope they do.

    Monta had a down year shooting wise last year...imo he needs to play in a up tempo style.

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    Might could possibly work...if Ellis can give the bigs a chance to score early in the shot clock on set plays..when the gane slows down.
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    Houston says they're not trading him. It's not like he's going to get any more money by going somewhere else, so he should just suck it up and make the best of a pretty good situation.
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    Yeah, he's getting paid well, still going to get plenty of minutes, and it's always more fun playing for a winning team. Besides, he could get traded to the Bobcats or Cleveland... :laugh:
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    Houston is saying all the right things (best 1-2 punch at center, can play both together), but they should get a good return on Asik. He is probably one of 5-8 best defensive bigs in the league, he is effective running the pick and roll, and he is only 23, and is very affordable this season. Miami would leap at him, provided Houston takes more back in salary, especially given the struggles the Heat had with Noah, Hibbert, and Duncan last year. More teams would ante up in their conference, but I don't think they want to see him on OKC, San Antonio, or Golden State.
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    Would be great in Miami
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    What would Miami be willing to give up that the Rockets would want?
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    Bosh for Asik, Terrance Jones/Montejuanes (sp) and maybe Lin?
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    asik for bosh almost makes too much sense. the discrepancies in salary maybe too hard to overcome however
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    Miami is not going to trade Bosh. Don't know how that still gets traction. In terms of a deal, Houston would take Battier in a heartbeat. He would give them the perimeter defense and floor spacing they need at their 3/4 spots. But they would probably also have to take back Anthony's salary. The problem for Miami is that the "poison pill" kicks in for Asik next year and they would be forced to pay tax out the wazoo, especially if their big three opt out for raises.
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    I know Miami isnt going to trade Bosh, but from a basketball/financial standpoint I think it's a least worth discussing. Miami gets the rim protector they've lacked, some young versatile athletes, and the poison pill is still less than bosh's contract so the luxury tax isn't as budrensome.

    Bosh would get to go back home and I think fit in nicely next to Howard where he could prance around on the perimeter not worrying about banging in the paint or rebounding.

    What if houston threw in Chandler, miami would have to at least think about it right? Lebron plays the 4 with Parsons' spacing and facilitating at the 3?
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    I don't think Houston would do Battier. He's 34 and all the banging he did this year definitely took a toll on him. He's at the age where defensive specialists tend to lose their value especially if his shooting stays off.

    Plus Asik is only 26. He'd be great for Miami or OKC as you said, but neither has anything to give up for him. Ilyasova from Milwauke would be good, but the Bucks already have a lot of bigs floating around. Batum from Portland maybe, but doubt they'd make that swap.
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    It is clear that Houston is building a young team designed to compete for titles over the next 4 years in a stacked Western Conference. They are not trading any of their key young players for old guys like Bosh or Battier. They can add veteran pieces in time and t much cheaper prices.

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    Battier might be considered old by NBA standards, but Bosh is only 29. He will be playing for quite some time barring some fluke injury. That said, he isn't leaving Miami any time soon.

    Just heard the "Birdman" signed up with Miami for another year.
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    Yes. Not sure how Bosh got to be old all of a sudden.

    But Bosh is essential to what Miami does on offense because of his ability to consistently hit the 16-18 ft. jumper. He spaces the floor and thus provides lanes for Wade and James to get to the rim.
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    Bosh didn't look like a 29 year old in the playoffs. He looked old, beat up and was very inconsistent offensively. Fluke or sign of thing to come?

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    He was beat up. Wouldn't you be if you had just run that gauntlet that he had?

    The Heat do need to pick up a player like Oden that can help Bosh when they get to the playoffs. But that is it.

    The Big 3 will be broken up in 2014, not this year.

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