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Thursday, February 19th, 2009 at 9:00 am  |  39 responses

Baron Davis to Houston?

by Marcel Mutoni

The speculative madness will, at last, come to an end this afternoon (3pm). But until then, let’s continue with the wild rumors, shall we?

The first bit of madness today, is this report that the Houston Rockets are supposedly interested in acquiring Baron Davis. From TSN:

There could be a new guard in town for the Rockets — and it’s not Vince Carter. Houston has moved into negotiations with the Clippers for point guard Baron Davis, a source close to Davis told SportingNews.com on Wednesday. “It would be best for everyone if Baron moved on,” the source said.

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If the Clippers can get out of Davis’ contract now, they will seize the opportunity, even if it means taking back the oft-injured McGrady in return.

Assuming there’s even a bit of truth to this rumor (which is already being disputed), I sure would love to know which of Rockets GM Daryl Morey’s fancy math formulas convinced him that this could possibly turn out to be a good idea.

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  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    haahaha

  • Pro

    Can they do this?
    Can McGrady pass a physical?

  • BostonBaller

    What? No way! Not even the Clips are dumb enough to get McGrasy for ANY reason

  • BostonBaller

    No he can not pass a physical but there are ways around that if a team wants a player.

  • Che

    And why would the Rockets want to do this?

  • http://www.mynameinorange.blogspot.com Hisham

    Is it even possible to trade an injured player?

  • Ken

    Because they haven’t gotten sh*t from Tracy since he got there. At least Baron has won a playoff series.

  • mr. carter

    not good for gordon, not good…

  • http://myk31.com Myk

    If’m a GM somebody offered me Baron for T-Mac aka crumbling bag of bones, I’d be pretty darn excited.

  • im just sayin

    tthe first source was high as hell.
    the clippers it would mean alot because with or without baron they suck.. so getting under the cap is the only reason theyll do it. if houston rockets can get mcgrady drama out the lockeer room they will be good with what they have now..yao and artest taking most the shots and i still think they have the best bench in the nba. its just this mcgrady drama….oh sorry for goin off bbase but i think thet should just make him stay away from the team so the media never ask him anything. coach takes yao and artest to dinner tell them that its they team and now errbody can shut the f up and play ball.
    im just sayin..

  • im just sayin

    tthe first source was high as hell.
    the clippers it would mean alot because with or without baron they suck.. so getting under the cap is the only reason theyll do it. if houston rockets can get mcgrady drama out the lockeer room they will be good with what they have now..yao and artest taking most the shots and i still think they have the best bench in the nba. its just this mcgrady drama….oh sorry for goin off bbase but i think thet should just make him stay away from the team so the media never ask him anything. coach takes yao and artest to dinner tell them that its they team and now errbody can shut the f up and play ball.
    im just sayin..its true

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Desperate times call for desperate measures.

  • T Money

    This will never happen

  • http://www.manutd.com Z

    Houston needs an identity. What are they? And Yao is NOT a superstar. He’s a really really good player. Superstar don’t get got by a rookie big like Lopez (no matter how talented that rook is).

  • T Money

    Starbury is more likely to suit up for the Knicks

  • T Money

    Z, I think Houston had a really great identity last year. They were a team of scrubs who nobody expected to make the playoffs, who just came together and went to work, winning 22 games in a row without their best player and getting up to number 4 in the most competitive conference ever. T Mac was a hero back then, even getting some MVP buzz. And then the playoffs happened

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    why would they do this? It doesnt make any sence at all.

  • T Money

    And T Mac won’t last very long on the plantation.

  • http://allanzuss@yahoo.com Mendel

    T-Mac to Clippers wasteland. YES

  • JOE

    DOES ANYONE ON HERE LIKE T-MAC ANYMORE?

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Joe: No!
    People are still sleeping on him, but Eric Gordon is a monster. BDiddy isn’t really a pure PG, and Gordon is clearly the more talented scorer at this stage in their careers. Davis has been AWFUL in Clipperland this season, its hard for me to even believe he’s the same player. All that said Baron could still help the Rockets. I don’t even think Clippers are dumb enough to trade for McGrady though.

  • riggs

    he’s the same player under a different (And horrible imo) system ciolkstar

  • Joe

    Baron Davis and Skip in the same back court? :NBA-”Where Drama Will Happen”

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    There was an energy in GState that is clearly lacking now riggs, also he’s shooting like 38%, which is absloute garbage in ANY system.

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    ZOINKS!!!!

  • Cizzo

    It won”t happen sorry B Dizzle your stuck in the other LA

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    “i’ll trade you a bag of injuries for your bag of injuries. with cash consideration, maybe.”
    *credit to Doc Funk from yesterday’s bulls/kings trade.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    i think this was the clippers trying to get rid of baron rather than houston wanting him…that’s why this trade broke down because Houstonr efused to take back Davis’ contract. Initially the clips wanted a 3 way trade with NJ where NJ ended up with tmac instead, NJ bailed, clips said fine we’ll take tmac, rockets still declined to take Davis.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    Whats your source RV? I mean, ateast Baron is able bodied. TMac won’t be suiting up for anyone for the next 14-18 months atleast. Baron’s contract is something the Rockets probably want no part of, but Tmac is (sorry) essentially a corpse.

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    ciolkstar, i read it on clutchfans.com, it came from a local paper in cali i believe…the forum is too busy lately for me to go back and find it, but basically Daryl Morey is reluctant to take any big contracts unless the player fits perfectly, they just think Davis’ is too much too long.

  • http://ittakesanationofmillionstoholdthissac.blogspot.com ciolkstar

    I beleive it RV, how mcuh time is left on TMac’s deal?

  • http://yamam@me@hotmail.co.uk swish19

    B Diddy should come bakk to GS

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com/ RV

    next year is the last season on his contract, you would think teams would be willing to sit him a year in exchange for those 20 million coming off the books in 2010, but i guess not.

  • Jake

    It’s pretty funny how fast everyone jumped off the T-Mac bandwagon.I can remember not even 4 years ago so many people were rocking his jerseys and shoes and now they are probably the same people persecuting him for being injured so much.Anyone who has had knee injuries knows they are a Bi*ch to come back from. One day you feel fine and the next you’re writhing in pain.That being said,this would be a bad idea for the Rockets.Does anyone really think Yao Ming would be a good running mate for Baron Davis who is best suited in a High Octane offense?

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    i knew this was bull sh!t

  • Blinguo

    Baron Davis wears Li Ning. It works financially for Houston/China… Baron also does not get along with Mike Dunleavy, senior. Coach Adelman just gave T-Mac a lashing at for not telling him/the team he was shutting it down before telling the media, so make what you will. Baron Davis isn’t as high octane anymore and he could be the new Steve Francis to Yao. That almost worked, and worked more than T-Mac, into the 2nd round of the playoffs right?

  • jay

    that would make sense…t-mac is done..i aint hating but lets be real who besides amar’e has comeback from microfacture surgery!

  • Ryan

    Baron who:p?

  • http://www.myspace.com/hemantsbeats what

    T-Mac is injured this year and next year… Baron is injured every year… what a quandary.

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