I spent the weekend speculating upon possible trades which involved much of the roster. You can access those thoughts by clicking the ‘trade deadline 2012′ tag below.
Last night the news broke that point guard Kyle Lowry will remain sidelined for up to a month. In the meantime, the Rockets continued their losing ways. The circumstances beg the question: now what?
You almost have to think the news on Lowry throws a wrench into the Rockets’ plans: even if another team were willing to waive a physical on Lowry, it would be a public relations disaster to trade an ailing player currently laying in a hospital bed. In my opinion. Maybe I’m wrong and it wouldn’t be a big deal.
The other issue is the season itself. They’ll be without their best player, yet are insistent upon competing. At this point, it wouldn’t make sense to tank anyways. But they can’t possibly expect to win games with Jonny Flynn playing significant minutes.
I’m really at a loss for words. If they finish 9th or 10th yet again, this season will have been a complete waste of time.