I’ve been told the Rockets have offered Hasheem Thabeet and Jordan Hill. Haven’t confirmed if they were offered as a package, but the figures add up. Thabeet, a former No. 2 overall pick, is widely regarded as someone who simply not good enough to play in the NBA and probably won’t be. There is still some hope for Jordan Hill, but he’s got a Post-It note on his back that says “stiff.”
Bottom line for the Warriors: that’s not enough.
The Biedrins rumors are intriguing if for no other reason than that the still-only-25-year-old center averaged 11 boards per game at age 22 some years ago. Andris’ production has dropped rather dramatically but this at least provides some insight into the Rockets’ thinking. [And hopefully a muzzle for those screaming on draft night in regards to what they perceived as a lack of recognition from Rockets management regarding the team's need for height...]
The contract, slated at $9million annually, is tough to swallow…until really conceptualizing the math. The top centers on the market this summer (Jordan/Gasol) will scoff at similar offers. Where do I sign up? A frontcourt trio of Biedrins-Patterson-Morris could man the paint for the foreseeable future.
What’s disappointing though is that, if this report is true, it speaks to the team’s opinions of Thabeet. I was about the only one left who held still any hopes for the former #2-overall-pick. If dangling him for a player in Biedrins whose team can’t seem to even give him away, it would appear the Rockets have little confidence in Hasheem’s chances of turning things around.