Thursday, February 24th, 2011 at 3:02 pm  |  8 responses

Rockets Trade Battier to Grizzlies for Thabeet

Hasheem Thabeet will never be as good as Yao (or Dikembe), but he’s a defensive big who could play a role on a reloading franchise: “Houston has traded Shane Battier to Memphis for Thabeet and a first-round pick, source tells Y!”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Cheryl

    Shane’s probably happy–he really liked Memphis and was upset when he got traded to Houston.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com albie1kenobi

    “thanks for the rental, memphis, and we’ll take a much lesser player than Rudy Gay. the biggest bust since darko? sure we’ll take him.”

  • Eric Ruggles

    I wanted him to go to Boston so bad.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    doesn’t make a lick of sense for Memphis

  • http://www.stonesthrow.com Michael NZ

    Weirdest trade so far: this one.

  • http://sdfklf.com Jukai

    Hahah, Albie’s comment is fantastic.

  • TC

    Flip side, Memphis paid the number 2 pick last year plus another first round pick for a guy they picked 8th eight years ago.

  • Sam J

    Difference is, Battier can play, is awesome defensively, and can be a leader in the locker room.
    Thabeet is a bust.
    Well done, Griz.