Dam, wheelchairs are almost never good. It maybe Patrick Patterson time!
“We were all told by the league he was a tradeable player, and now they’re saying that Dell doesn’t have the authority to make the trade?” said an NBA executive who had periodic talks with New Orleans throughout the process. “Now they’re saying that Dell is an idiot, that he can’t do his job. [Expletive] this whole thing. David’s drunk on power, and he doesn’t give a [expletive] about the players, and he doesn’t give a [expletive] about the hundreds of hours the teams put in to make that deal"
First this is bad news for the Rockets and Hayes. He is the backbone and example of heart on this team. If he is seriously injured I pray for his speedy recovery. That said, I would never wish anything bad on any Rocket Player. ANd I will probably get flamed for this but injuries happen and opportunities open up for other players because of them.
This is a major opportunity for Patrick Patterson and to a lesser extent Hill. Even williams will have afew more minutes at the 4 because of it. I have said before that I thought this team would be better if Patterson could take the role of Landry and be our 4th quarter finisher. He will eventually be a much better defender than Scola or even Hill. SO while I hope Hayes' injury is nothing, if we had to lose 1 player on the roster temporarily for future development of our young guys than this might be the best situation.
We're talking about a dude who pops his dislocated shoulder back into socket in the middle of games like he is Martin Riggs. He will heal from whatever this is by next week if not by the time I hit submit on this post.