The Rockets TRADED Morris....he's no longer on the Rockets...so they traded BOTH stretch 4s (patterson and morris) and brought in Robinson, who is NOT a stretch 4
Finwë wrote:Meh, I don't think the trade is going to have any real impact on Houston (or any of the other teams involved). Morris and Garcia are both shooters, so it's not like much is changing there, and Patterson isn't that good, Robinson is a similar player in terms of value. The picks are all 2nd round..
....and he's not going to make an impact on the Rockets THIS year...but he'll def be better than both patterson and morris in the long run....garcia is nice, honeycutt is useless...but the Rockets definitely get worse in the short term, which is great for us. The Kings? I have no idea why they did this deal...Patrick Patterson is solid but they are already headed for the lotto....why give up on the #5 pick? I dunno...this deal is a head scratcher for the Kings....
As cool as it is for the Suns to have the Morris twins...i THINK they're trying to get Josh Smith...and one of those two could be gone by tomorrow...i hope in their case that they're either dealt together in a Smith package or not dealt at all...pretty cool that the twins are on the same team again....
Yeah I got that, I meant, they trade one shooter (Morris) and bring back another (Garcia). Granted, Morris is a bit bigger and can play the 4 a little, but he's NOT a real PF , it's not like they are losing a lot.
Houston isn't winning THIS year, and they know that. However, they do see potential in their young roster. Robinson is just another piece that has potential, a high upside. He was stuck in a bad situation in Sacramento, and he wasn't really given a chance. It's a good gamble by HOU.
As for short term success, I still don't think it changes much. They were never a good defensive team, they win with scoring, and I don't think they've lost any. None of the players traded or traded for are difference makers. They'll still rely on Harden, they'll still rely on hitting 3s, they'll still rely on Asik being their only good defender / rebounder.
I don't think PHO will get Smith.
I don't get Sacramento's thinking either. Patterson won't change the fact that they are a lottery team, at least gamble on Robinson becoming a very good big man...