These were my thoughts after news of the initial deal last night sending Kevin Martin to the Houston Rockets for Carl Landry.
Absolute must read article on Kevin Martin. This might explain why Morey was so hot in pursuit.
still waiting for the other shoe to drop…
alan hahn, knicks beat writer, seems to think mcgrady will still end up in new york.
this will be a very long day.
For the Kings though, this was just an absolute grand-slam. Petrie has to feel ecstatic about adding a big, physical piece like Landry to that young nucleus.
The best aspect of this is the irony – we had joked, almost all week, that the ultimate outcome would result in something unforeseen, as Daryl Morey had never before made a deal leaked earlier in the press. Then I see the tweet.
I feel like there almost has to be something else significant on the way from New York, whether it be Hill or even Tyrus Thomas (en route from Chicago via Harrington.)
It just doesn’t fit Morey’s temperament, of what we know, that he would almost suddenly relent in the 11th hour and make what seems to be a fairly equal swap.
Thinking of some of the possibilities if this becomes a 3-way, as heavily rumored, this deal could end up a total coup for Morey & co.
I don’t want to pass any judgment until the dust settles (as there is much talk of this escalating into a 3-way), but, upon first reaction, I’m beyond disbelief that the team has agreed to move Carl Landry in this deal for Kevin Martin.
We’ll see what ensues as we approach the deadline.