Originally posted by The Cat
Please. Odom was harder to get than Van Exel or Jackson. The Rockets couldn't get Jackson because of league rules. The Rockets couldn't get Lafrentz because they would've had to take Van Exel with him, who we didn't need and really couldn't afford. Can you feasibly think of a way that the Rockets could afford both Van Exel's and Wahad's contracts? And I seriously doubt the Nuggets trade for Mo Taylor and Glen Rice when both are injured.
Uh, why is M Jackson/Van Exel/Lafrentz/Rose/Joe Johnson/Ron Artest/B.Miller easier to get than Odom? explain to me please.
Odom is injured for 6 weeks don't forget its easier to trade damaged goods then if they were healthy.
This was our only chance of getting him.... now when he gets back to being healthy in the off-season he'll be untouchable.
Also, if the Rockets wanted to they could've afforded both Van Exel/Wahad/Lafrentz/AJ contracts w/o trading G.Rice/MoT.
Houston receives: C Raef LaFrentz (14.9 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 1.2 apg in 32.7 minutes)
PG Nick Van Exel (21.4 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 8.1 apg in 38.6 minutes)
SG Tariq Abdul-Wahad (6.8 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 1.1 apg in 20.9 minutes)
PG Avery Johnson (9.4 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 5.1 apg in 23.5 minutes)
Denver receives: C Kelvin Cato (6.7 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 0.4 apg in 49 games)
SF Walt Williams (8.7 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.3 apg in 35 games)
PG Moochie Norris (9.3 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 5.2 apg in 53 games)
C Kevin Willis (6.1 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 0.3 apg in 43 games)
PF Jason Collier (2.2 ppg, 1.2 rpg, 0.4 apg in 5 games)
PF Kenny Thomas (14.4 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 1.9 apg in 43 games)
Change in team outlook: -5.1 ppg, +11.3 rpg, and -6.0 apg.
add a 2002 2nd round pick or torontos 1st and u got a done deal.
new line up
PG- Francis/Van Exel/Johnson
C- Lafrentz/This years pick(Amare Stoudamire)
tell me u wouldn't rather have this lineup then our current line up?