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Monday, June 26, 2006

Somebody Pinch Me

Courtesy of excellent Rockets unofficial fan site Clutch Fans and website Draft Express, the Hawks and Rockets are heavily rumored to have finalized a trade that will take place on Wednesday night. The trade would involve the Hawks selecting Washington Husky SG Brandon Roy with the #5 pick in the draft and then shipping him to Houston, who would select Shelden Williams #8 and package him with Luther Head to Atlanta in return from Roy. This all sounds spectacular to me as a Rockets' fan, but most things that I have read indicate that Roy will not be around at #5 for Atlanta to select. I think the Rockets had better move higher than #5 if they want to be guaranteed getting their man.

Other rumors include Portland and Houston swapping picks (possibly involving Juwan Howard) and the Rockets selecting Tyrus Thomas and a Philly Enquirer piece suggesting Juwan Howard as the trade bait to Atlanta rather than Luther Head.


Blogger Tim said...

Chad Ford is reporting that the Hawks and Rockets may make the deal, and his latest mock has the Hawks taking Roy with the express purpose of shipping him to Houston.

I'm with you about Roy; I'd be pleasantly surprised if he's there at No. 5. But the thought of him joining T-Mac and Yao is unbelievable. If this goes through, I'd be downright excited about basketball season.

Mon Jun 26, 01:56:00 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

Katz and Ford are both reporting on ESPN.com that the proposed Hawks-Rockets swap isn't likely to happen. You just know we're going to end up with Uwe Blab at No. 8.

Tue Jun 27, 03:27:00 PM  

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