Originally Posted by Juxtaposed Jolt
Next to Parsons and Martin, Lowry is our most tradeable player. And the FO isn't looking to dump like he's nothing: it's not as if we're dealing Lowry for a bag of chips and a half-eaten candy bar.
If you trade him for a draft pick in the teens, you are. Kyle is worth more than that, especially around the league.
Your proved my point though: We're dealing him without a great reason. What if Goran doesn't stay? What's our insurance policy?
Even if Kyle is unhappy with McHale, he will still put his all on the court. He plays with energy every time. I do like Goran's game, but he doesn't posess that same instinct when things start going downhill.
I'm a Rockets fan regardlesss, but to me, when you treat your high-paid investments like a tradechip for a POTENTIAL talent, it scares playes away from your team.
Players want security, especially when they've earned it. Kyle has earned his money and should be in Houston's long-term plans.
If he hadn't had his medical illness, this wouldn't be an issue.
There isn't a single constant on our team outside of Luis Scola.
Hell, we got rid of Chuck Hayes and look what he did for the team. The fact is, you keep some of your core, regardless of the next big thing. That's how your build up. You bring in new talent with the vets, create team and personnel chemistry and make your franchise inviting.
I will say that I am on board to trade K-mart. He is not playing with the same drive anymore, so a change for both parties would be fair.