The asterisk is for the fact that the trade hasn’t happened yet but ESPN is reporting that
In the proposed deal, the Houston Rockets will send Trevor Ariza to the New Orleans Hornets. The Hornets will send Darren Collison and James Posey to the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers will send Troy Murphy to the New Jersey Nets. And the Nets will send Courtney Lee to the Rockets.
Billy King is striking again with his ridiculously bad trades. Every team is getting a good player or prospect in this trade except for the Nets. Why are they sending a young, potentially good tw0-guard and only getting back an expiring Troy Murphy contract? Did someone forget to tell Mr. King that the great free agent class was this year not next? Perhaps they might be going after Carmelo, or they might be getting rid of Lee because they like someone else better. Nobody really knows, and that is the problem, nobody can understand the reasons the Nets do anything.
The two losers of this trade are clearly the Nets fans, and the people of London. As you know the Nets and Raptors are playing in London late in the season. This would be like if the NFL sent over the Browns to play the Buccaneers in week 15. I hope this doesn’t ruin England’s impression of our basketball skill forever. Although, you could probably send me and my group of friends over to play and it would impress the English.
I could be wrong and the Nets could have this a great scheme to get really good basketball players to come play for New Jersey. However, the Nets might be hurting Jersey’s reputation more than the Jersey Shore cast, that is up for debate. What it looks like is that they are playing to get a top 3 pick again, and trying to sign a mid level free agent.
About the Author
Written by Bennett Snyder
Recently graduated from Temple University with a degree in Journalism. I have been a sports fan since before I could speak. While every kids dream of making it to the professional level didn't work out for me, I still have a strong desire to be around sports 24/7. I was born and live in Philadelphia, but spent most of my life in central New Jersey, so this tri-state area of NJ/NY/PA is my forte. If you have any questions you would like to ask just email me, no matter which sport, because i follow them all except golf and nascar.