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Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Rockets R' Us, Jan 17, 2001.

  1. Rockets R' Us

    Rockets R' Us Contributing Member

    Jul 31, 2000
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    DREAM OVER? According to the Houston Chronicle, Hakeem Olajuwon has told Rockets officials he would be willing to end his 17-year marriage with the franchise ahead of schedule and would welcome being traded or waived. 'I just want what's best for the team,' said Olajuwon, frustrated and uncertain with his present role on the team. 'I only want to do what's best for everybody, and that's what I said.' Sources said Olajuwon did not demand a trade and understands the chances of a deal, given his $16.5 million salary this season, is remote at best. 'My feeling is it's hard for me to visualize Dream playing for anyone but the Rockets,' Rockets GM Carrol Dawson said. 'Getting him well and getting him back out there is what we're trying to do. We've been talking a lot. In all our conversations, Dream has been very congenial, very cordial.' Dawson said he believed Olajuwon would complete his career with the Rockets. 'I just don't like the idea of trading him,' Dawson said. 'We have talked about it a couple of times over the last month. It's not impossible. It's not likely, and it's not probable. You have to think of how many players it would take in the middle of a season to equal $16.5 million. It would be a major problem.' Dawson would not discuss specific possibilities. According to sources, Phoenix offered the Rockets a package that included Anfernee Hardaway, Cliff Robinson and one of the Suns' reserve centers, likely Daniel Santiago or Ruben Garces. But the sources said the Rockets quickly turned down that offer, unwilling to commit to the remaining 4 1/2 years of Hardaway's contract. Props go out to our friends over at ClutchCity.net who actually first reported these rumblings a few weeks ago. Given that their source was right on the money concerning Hakeem's wish to be waived or traded, here's their latest. They think Hakeem will be waived clearing the way for him to be signed by the Heat, Suns or Lakers.

    Francis out top, 9 seconds on the clock, he gives a no look pass to Cuttino Mobley, 4 seconds left, Mobley passes to an open Langhi in the corner with 1 second left! Langhi at the buzzer.......YES!!! How Sweet It Is!!
  2. Rocket101

    Rocket101 Member

    Oct 4, 1999
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    It would be freaky to see Hakeem lining up next to Shaq. Though I have to wonder how much time Phil Jackson would actually play him.
  3. Turbo

    Turbo Contributing Member

    Feb 14, 1999
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    Right on. It's still crazy to think that what was once just a fan site is now a "hook-up" for info. Keep up the Clutch job.

  4. vj23k

    vj23k Contributing Member

    Jul 11, 2000
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    Dream would be perfect.

    He gives them a guy who is actually a capable backup for shaq

    And in the last two minutes he could occasionally come in and play next to him. that would give them grreat interior D and some good scoring and rebounding.

    President of the Charles Barkley fan club...Oh he retired? When?

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