[video] Robert Horry, Sam Cassell on ‘The Barkley Trade’

Former Rockets Robert Horry and Sam Cassell gave their thoughts on the famous Barkley trade of 1996 which broke up Houston’s title team.  Each star had pretty strong feelings about the departure.

View this discussion from the forum.

This entry was posted in multimedia and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.
Login to leave a comment.
Total comments: 5
  • thejohnnygold says 1 YEAR ago Yeah, hindsight is 20/20. I didn't like the trade the moment I heard it. I know others around here disagree--even Rahat referred to it today in his article. He may very well be right that Barry getting injured and the Rockets moving forward with Maloney was the reason that trade ultimately did not bear fruit. My point is we would have had Horry and Casell. That would have helped too....then, and into the future.

    As a history major what one learns is not just facts and dates and names, etc. That is just for reference. History is the study of lessons. Recognizing patterns of mistakes helps future decisions. Emptying the cupboard for an aging star seldom bears fruit and almost always less than what you would have had.

    KG, Allen, and Pierce pulled it off.

    Miami with Shaq, Wade and the referees pulled it off (i still don't really count this one...imo, the refs gave wade ridiculous calls and lots of them.)

    The Lakers with Wilt (that trade is mind blowing...lakers gave up next to nothing for a guy that averaged 24 points, 23 rebounds, and 8 assists. Huh?)

    I don't count the Kareem trade...he was still in his prime.

    Barkley to Phoenix worked pretty well....but Phoenix did not "clear the cupboard" in that trade...Philly made a bad trade.

    It's just my perception of it all. Unless you are getting Lebron or KD it's not worth it....and even then, it usually leaves very little left to put around your new star....so, still not worth it.

    Maybe I am missing all the examples of when it did work and the team clearly would not have been better off standing pat. Anyone got an example?
  • Chichos says 1 YEAR ago I always thought Cassel was the piece we missed most after the Barkley trade. You just brought back my old pain...
  • rockets best fan says 1 YEAR ago

    thejohnnygold, on 16 February 2013 - 14:27 PM said:


    This is why I have buyer's remorse just from considering a trade scenario. I was not happy with that trade...I get why management did it....but I think I would have preferred to keep them.
    totally agree, but like steven said hindsight is 20/20.
  • Steven says 1 YEAR ago

    thejohnnygold, on 16 February 2013 - 14:27 PM said:


    This is why I have buyer's remorse just from considering a trade scenario. I was not happy with that trade...I get why management did it....but I think I would have preferred to keep them.


    Hindsight is always 20/20. And had it not been a torn ACL by the starting PG it would have been the Rockets with Clyde Hakeem and Chuck vs. the Jordan Pippen Rodman Bulls. But Stockton tore up The backup
  • thejohnnygold says 1 YEAR ago This is why I have buyer's remorse just from considering a trade scenario. I was not happy with that trade...I get why management did it....but I think I would have preferred to keep them.