I like the move by the Rockets. They essentially traded nothing for something...and I think that losing Landry to add scoring like Martin was a good move in this case. The Rockets are already so strong defensively, and maybe some of that will rub off on Martin. BTW I think that Martin will start there: Brooks/Martin/Ariza/Scola/Yao with Battier/Budinger/Hayes off the bench isn't bad.
But the word around the league is that there is at least a 50/50 chance that this becomes a three team deal involving New York, and that in the deal the Rockets would end up with Jeffries and/or Jordan Hill. If they can swing that, the damn. Getting Martin/Jeffries and a lottery project player for basically McGrady and Landry is pretty good. I think I read that the Knicks would throw in a possibly unprotected 2012 first rounder as well?
Plus, I thought some people might be interested in this:
According to one source, the Sixers have inquired about San Antonio Spurs guard Roger Mason, as well as Golden State Warriors swingman Anthony Morrow. Neither player was available for the Sixers. In one case, the team wasn't willing to part with the player. In the other, the Sixers couldn't offer enough in return.
We know that the player that Philadelphia wasn't offering enough for was Roger Mason, because reports came out a few days ago that he was being shopped. That means that the guy we were unwilling to give up was Morrow, and that brought me some joy. When we get a decent coach I want to see Morrow picking a popping off screens all day and all night. Guys is a seriously talented pure shooter.