Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Rockets Score Some Rafer

Alston brings his teeth, err, game to H-Town

The Canadian Press is reporting that the Toronto Raptors have shipped PG Rafer Alston to the Houston Rockets in exchange for PG Mike James. Toronto GM Rob Babcock stressed that the deal had nothing to do with Alston's attitude but rather a move to free the club of nearly $16 million over the next three years. Also, James should provide the team with an excellent mentor for rookie PG Jose Calderon, whom the team has thus far been very impressed with. Seems to be a decent trade for Babcock in what has been a highly criticized offseason for the GM. RaptorsBlog will provide more information as it becomes available.


At 6:35 PM, Anonymous Ron Hitley said...

You mis-linked to raptorblog.com

At 7:09 PM, Blogger Nat said...

this trade is the best thing rob babcock has done in his time in toronto. he actually got rid of a whole lot of salary and further showed us that he really wants to rebuild and the youth movement is in full effect in toronto with i think 7 players under 25 on our roster this will definitely not be a season to write home about and i fully expect us to be bottom dwellers but i do see the light at the end of the tunnel finally!!!

At 7:12 AM, Anonymous Peter said...

Great trade for Houston. Even if Skip turns out to be a headcase, the rest of them team can cope. I can't wait to watch some houston games. T-Mac for MVP baby!!!

Raptors are really gonna tank it this year. This is just more evidence. The first was the drafting of Villenueva who cant help them, but is projected as a good player down the road and therefore was drafted for his future value, rather than ability to help the team.

At 12:09 PM, Blogger Anthony Peretore said...

My bad on the link. It's Raptorblog.com, not Raptorsblog.com, who knew?

At 1:17 AM, Blogger YaoButtaMing said...

You know. Being a hardcore Rockets fan i'm not to big on this trade. I think i was one of the only guys out there who loved Mike James. I thought he brought tenacious D and scoring ability to the Rockets and was only going to get better this year. I think they didn't give him enough of a chance to be a better pg. I'm not too convinced "skip" is the answer, but we'll see. all these stats floating around are useless because you can have a great year for stats on the worste team. wait till he goes to houston and now has to play 4th fiddle in the lineup!


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