Originally Posted by DaDakota
Yeah but is the overall roster better by giving up Scola and Martin for Gasol?
I mean if you are trying to win now, wouldn't it be better to give up younger pieces and try to keep your starters to play WITH Pau?
Rockets aren't tanking, but they aren't going to go Astros either. Budinger can slide to the 2 to improve defense and rebounding. His offense should be better at the 2 than the 3 with more of a height advantage. Morris, Parsons, and TWill fight for the three spot. Gasol has the flexibility to play the 5 as a backup. Get a good 5 (Nene), and the Rockets are a solid playoff team.
The Rockets are still probably one big break from being contenders. If it comes, the Rockets actually have the cap space and young talent to capitalize.