The Blockbuster Offer That Memphis Is Getting That Will Have Them In The Playoff Hunt NEXT YEAR
It's been reported that Houston has been trying to get the #2 pick from Memphis. No one knows what has been offered though, but here is a clue: his nickname rhymes with "C-Pac". Yes the forgotten superstar Tracy McGrady. Here's why the deal is the best for both teams and should convince you:
1)The Tracy McGrady experiment is over in Houston, this year or the next. This has been reported numerous times and even Artest himself kinda threw T-Mac under the bus during the Rockets semi successful playoff run. T-Mac's expiring contract is one of the most valuable trade assets in the entire league. Houston has proven it does not need the oft-injured star to win and in fact win more WITHOUT him.
2)The #2 pick addresses BOTH of the Rockets' needs. Brooks is a very good scoring point, but his weaknesses are obvious. Rubio brings more to the table, and at least compensates perfectly for Brooks' shortcomings, even defensively. Then there is Thabeet. Some would say the ONLY reason the Rockets didn't advance was Yao Ming's heartbreaking season ending injury when the Rockets were on a roll. Thabeet fits absolutely perfectly with the half-court style, defensive-minded Rockets.
3)The cap space stuff works out perfectly for both squads. Houston would SAVE money making this deal and be better, not worse. On Memphis's side if Tracy doesn't pan out like they want, guess who comes off the books at 20 something million dollars next year? Yep.
4)Players in the deal: here's where it gets REAL good for the Grizz. Houston would have to include Landry in the deal. They would be more than willing because Scola and Hayes would still be on their roster. Scola is a known beast, but Chuck Hayes is a lockdown post defender. This is even more likely with Thabeet as Houston's choice. Landry brings just what the Grizz need: a tough rebounder and good defender in the paint to complement their stars.
5)Tracy's best shot at a championship. I agree with Marc Jackson that the knocks on McGrady are totally unfair. When T-Mac's teams weren't completely overmatched, he or Yao was injured. Did I mention this deal works without the Grizz giving up Gay, Gasol, Mayo, and even Conley? Get the picture? T-Mac would. He didn't go to college, but it doesn't take a degree to figure out that a lineup of Gasol, Landry, Gay, McGrady, Mayo and possibly Conley will make them at LEAST top 10 in the powerful West.
6)Ticket Sales: If this deal goes down, especially if Houston gets Rubio, then BOTH teams home openers will sell out instantly without question.
Believe it or not there are MORE reasons why this is the best offer (and in my opinion, what the Rockets are secretly offering) for Memphis and a good trade for Houston, but I'm tired!
Yao and thabeet both on the rockets. I could see rubio not thabeet though.
We don't want Tracy Mcgrady. Id rather take my shot at a title with Dahntay Jones in 82 games than Mcgrady. At least Jones will be able to defend somebody and stay healthy. Something Mcgrady will never be able to do again.
Umm idk dude....i don't think Memphis risks it...they have something special going there with their young talent ala portland.
What would interest me more is maybe Hasheem and Yao Playing together. Omg
Seriously could you imagine how many points they would give up...it would be int he 60's i bet...No one would dare go to the rim..and with Shane and Artest locking down the perimeter with brooks.
Idk that line up would scare any player in the NBA
Both teams could benefit from this as you pointed out. For me if the rockets had the second pick than without hesitation they should pick up rubio. Well we'll have to see if any more news comes out and what exactly the grizzlies have planned for the second pick.
if they got Thabeet they could run a zone defense 3-2.
Sorry auber but if the Grizz can pull the trigger on this, you know they will. McGrady has his problems with injuries, but he would help the Grizz organization more than any other player in the draft. Plus with McGrady's expiring contract and the Grizz then keeping their 27th pick to bolster their bench, this is an absolute no lose situation for Memphis.
i dont think that works out as well as some think cuz rubio will take time to adjust to the nba game
where is memphis gettin the twenty mil for tmac ...b f@#$%^in serious that team is dam near bankrupt...
that lineup would be way to slow. Teams would push the ball up the court every possesion!
it seems intriguing but what would happen to brooks if rubio is to play PG no way that he could play the 2 his just too small for it.
thabeet and yao together? i think even though it would be a plus on defense and on the boards i don't see it happening or working cause Houston would be way too slow
especially against a fast pace team their would be doomed from the start of the game.
better trade t-mac to knicks for the 8th pick and hughes. it would make sense..
NY would have the biggest expiring contract in 2010 to continue their 2010 free agency plan. while for the Houston they could pick curry/evans/derozan for their 8th pick while having the service of hughes to play the 2.
I just don't see this happening. How do Mayo, Gay and Mcgrady share the basketball?
auber my man I see what you are saying but let me argue this cuz i saw it coming and I would love to see what you guys think about this.
1)McGrady is NOT a ball hog. He may be a selfish player, but the two aren't the same thing. He's always been a willing passer, in fact one of the knocks on him is that he passes TOO much and doesn't take over late.
2)A lot of people in Memphis say Mayo can be a point and want him to do so in the near future. I disagree with this, but it's a part of the puzzle.
3)Gay is NOT a first option All-NBA first team type of player. What he is a VERY lethal 2nd or 3rd option, which is exactly what the trade accomplishes.
Personally I think Memphis would be better off just drafting Evans at #2 and saying screw the trades. Rubio is a dud anyway. Evans & Mayo would take over, I'm telling yall. Harden wouldn't be a bad choice at 2 either.
I would take Evans or Harden over McGrady & Landry.
Ouch! @butidonthavemoney lol!
whats it rated?
I couldn't resist. Not sure of the rating, just found it on the internet. This one is rated R though.
By squirmydude at 2009-06-10
butidonthavemoney, I'm dying on the floor tight now from the second round virgin. That's got to be one of the funniest things I have ever seen.
do you have any movie posters for Dwight12?
Sorry nothing for Dwight12. Not yet.
Another rumor I heard was that Memphis was so high on Thabeet that if they had the first pick they would draft him over Griffin - that's how much they lack size. Marc Gasol can only do so much, and Hasheem seems like a good fit for Memphis; slow and raw offensively.
butidont is the clownest person. btw
Do you guys SERIOUSLY think that the 2nd pick in this draft is worth TMac and Carl Landry? Are you &$#%#&@! me? You think that the best that they can flip TMac and his expiring deal for is an unproven rookie? And then throw in Carl Landry.
That just sounds like a Memphis fan smoking rock
First off auber is the only one that makes sense here regarding this silly talk of trade rumors and speculations
"Another rumor I heard was that Memphis was so high on Thabeet that if they had the first pick they would draft him over Griffin - that's how much they lack size. Marc Gasol can only do so much, and Hasheem seems like a good fit for Memphis; slow and raw offensively."
This would be 100% false. Chris Wallace (the gm) gushes over Griffin constantly and never even so much as mentions Thabeet other than downplaying his weaknesses occasionally. Michael Heisley (the owner) wants only 1 player in this draft... and that is Griffin.
"where is memphis gettin the twenty mil for tmac ...b f@#$%^in serious that team is dam near bankrupt..."
That's a dumb thing to say. Michael Heisley is a billionaire. BILLIONAIRE. The team is not even in the worst shape in all of the NBA much less near bankrupt. Heisley is losing money but not at a rate at which he is trying to fire sale the team and dump them on someone else. Losing money =/= bankrupt
As for the Tracy McGrady trade... ignorant. Why would anyone trade a #2 draft pick for a guy that is going to give you 50 games at best. Lol its like leasing a player
2 people who don't watch the game live but just play NBA Live. Everyone else at least understood the premise of the possibility even if they disagreed with it. xbadgerhustler and leglock: it's been reported as fact that Houston is trying to get the #2 pick in a trade. All of us know (at least I think) that Houston ain't giving up Yao or Artest on a team that had a shot at beating the Lakers. Most of us with a brain know that Scola, Brooks, and Battier aren't worth the #2 pick combined. Most of us with a brain would then figure out that the only major asset left is the guy that wore out his welcome in Clutch City and didn't play due to injury for much of his time there. McGrady also has an expiring contract which would save BOTH teams money and improve their teams in this trade.
The only people mentioned as rumors in the Houston trade scenario is Brooks and Landry... I have no clue where you pulled this notion about McGrady
You can cast stones if you want but this is one of the dumbest trade ideas I think I have ever read about.
First off, I have not seen the article or rumor that states that Houston is offering nothing to little more than Brooks and Landry for the #2 until your post. So could you show me where you pulled that please? If that's true, it's a laughable scenario that shows no respect for the Grizz front office and is FIVE TIMES more ridiculous than the McGrady scenario.
Those names were pulled from Memphis news outlets. Not credible I suppose *eye roll*
They were the 2 major pieces being worked in not the complete package.
The McGrady scenario makes no sense because why would Memphis spend 20 mill to address a position that they do not need improvement at. If there are going to spend 20 mill why not take the #2 package it with Rudy and Darko and send them to Phx for Amare and sign him to a max money extension under this collective bargaining agreement (and I bet they make a play for Amare again unless they can get Griffin).
There you would be addressing a need and you wouldn't have to worry about ball distribution between Gay/Oj/Tmac
I'm sorry but your trade scenario is not only ridiculous but it holds no weight at all. It is nothing more than a rumor.