The Houston Rockets have just received Kevin Martin, Jordan Hill, the right to swap 2011 draft picks with the New York Knicks (top 1 protected), and the Knicks’ 2012 pick (top 5 protected). All for the cost of Tracy McGrady’s contract and Carl Landry. (They also took back Jared Jeffries and Hilton Armstrong in the deal.)
I’m simply speechless right now. Daryl Morey may have just rebuilt this entire franchise in one swoop this afternoon.
I will be shortly posting extended thoughts on the implications of this deal and providing links to relevant perspectives.
- TrueHoop: T-Mac Ten Pack
- TrueHoop round-table player analysis article on the trade
- SLAM: must-read piece on Kevin Martin
- Henry Abbott on Jared Jeffries