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Trade: Bonzi, James for Bobby Jackson? (UPDATE: Done Deal)

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by farrisdabis, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. HillBoy

    HillBoy Contributing Member

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    Look on the bright side: At least there'll be more donuts for everyone...
     
  2. durvasa

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    The Kings weren't that successful with Wells. Actually, just like last year, Wells came into that season out of shape. Adelman had to work him into the rotation out of necessity. Wells didn't exactly have a great year, but he had a memorable playoff series. It's been blown way out of proportion.
     
  3. MrButtocks

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    Well let's just hope BJ can be a mentor to Brooks, since he's the mold of PG Brooks is carved out of. Seriously, BJ in his prime was Brooks on steroids. If we skipped out on Artest, Brooks had better contribute on that level at the very least!
     
  4. coldfire

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    Bonzi for Jackson? bad trade.
     
  5. saleem

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    I still doubt this Bonzi/Brooks for Artest because it doesn't work.I'm sure they asked for much more.It doesn't matter anymore. Brooks will probably never develop to that level. I'll be happy to see him develop into a solid off the bench combo guard, "a poor man's Monta Ellis".
     
  6. HillBoy

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    Am I the only one here who noticed that everyone is getting all worked up over something a bunch of guys said on TV - the same guys who just gave Charles Barkley a birthday cake made of donuts (and who consequently thought it was the funniest thing they'd done in a while)?
     
  7. MrButtocks

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    Bobby Jackson was "a poor man's Monta Ellis."
     
  8. Edtricycle

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    same thing i was thinking :rolleyes:
     
  9. northeastfan

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    TMac has it right. I'm sure it was done because of money (dumping James), but we're giving up a lot. It looks like the Rockets are looking for next year and giving up on this year.
     
  10. johnkamla

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    The trade is looking a little better to me now. I believe Brooks is going to develop into something special, but having Bobby Jackson is a nice safety net. Actually, not just for Brooks but for Luther as well.
     
  11. ShadyMcGrady

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    I think T-Mac said it right. It's going to be tough to not have Bonzi to fall on. He's been playing so well lately, and him and BJax play totally different styles.

    I think it's a bad trade. I loved how Bonzi was coming around. We'll have to wait and see how this plays out, just like everything else.

    I still think the Rockets are playing for this year, I hope they are, because next year it's not like they are going to have THAT much money to sign a good player, Les probably won't want to anyways.

    I say the Rockets still have a 3 season window. The Lakers are looking like they have more than a 3 season window, probably 4-5. The Mavs have only this season and next. Spurs are done after this season. Suns have maybe 2-3 more seasons. I honestly don't think Denver or GS have a legit shot.

    That's the near future. I think the late future holds Portland as a savage franchise, as well as New Orleans.

    The West is tough...and it won't get easier.
     
  12. ydqkang

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    trade Bonzi in order to save money for next season's big fish?
     
  13. Jareen

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    I think the Rockets made this trade to jump on the trading bandwagon... :confused:
     
  14. saleem

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    I thought you meant Brooks becoming a player of the caliber of Artest.
    Artest definitely has his weaknesses apart from his behavior but at his best,I would rate him slightly higher than Bobby Jackson at his peak.
    Please correct me if I misunderstood you.
     
  15. MrButtocks

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    Yeah, I meant Brooks has to be as good as Jackson. I can understand if they passed on improving our strong wing positions if they thought Brooks could really help our historically weak PG position. Artest is a far greater talent, but we could sure use a stable player like a prime Jackson at point right now. Brooks and Head aren't getting it done.
     
  16. saleem

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    Let's keep our fingers crossed.
     
  17. wireonfire

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    From chron,

     
  18. koopa

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    damn, i would've said it was a decent trade until i saw how old bobby jackson was. He was an awesome player before but now , it was all about his quickness and drives but now at 35 i doubt he can transition into a sam cassell. I haven't watched him play this season so i hope he still has something good to offer at 35
     
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    Ok, look at what brooks did tonight and the outcome. Now enter in what bobby would do in his place. I really like this trade going into the rest of the season......
     
  20. alcatrazpsycho

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    wah wah wah

    What were all of your initial reactions when we drafted Luther Head? Aaron Brooks? Carl Landry? What were your expectations? What happened to the Daryl Morey blew the draft threads? What happened to the fire Adelman threads? Trade T-Mac threads?

    Bobby Jackson has played for Adelman in the past. He has seen success in the playoffs. He will provide a veteran presence on and off the court. Salary-cap wise, this team is looking pretty good in the next two years. We have Gerald Green, a prospect compared to T-Mac. Who better to get advise from than the man himself? T-Mac is going to play a lot better now knowing he has a young clone of himself trying to take his place (long-term, obviously not right now)

    Unless you guys are trying to work out reverse psychology from complaining, I don't know what your problems are.
     

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