Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Rockets and Suns engage in minor trade

Houston get DJ Strawberry
(I'm assuming that this is the 'minor' trade Morey was looking for- Not Mr. Artest.)
Suns get Shaun Singletary

In Singletary, the Suns acquire a dynamic 6-0, 185-point rookie guard, who was the 42nd overall selection (second round) of the Sacramento Kings in the 2008 NBA Draft. Singletary was then traded to the Rockets along with Patrick Ewing, Jr. in the deal that sent Ron Artest to Houston in exchange for Donte Green, Bobby Jackson and a future first-round pick on August 14, 2008. Singletary was a member of the Kings’ 2008 Las Vegas Summer League squad, averaging 5.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 32.2 minutes with appearances in each of the club’s five games.

Strawberry was selected by the Suns with the 59th overall pick (second round) of the 2007 NBA Draft. In his rookie campaign with Phoenix in 2007-08, the 6-5, 201-pound guard averaged 2.2 points, 0.8 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 8.1 minutes, appearing in 33 games.

Dont look for DJ to play any real minutes here at the point ( looks like spot minutes at the two behind TMAC, Bones,Steve Francis. Singletary can play that Marion type of role of stat sheet stuffer ( with assists). DJ is going to be the um, 4th string pont guard? Oh wait we ( the Rockets) got rid of BJax ( he wasn't really a point though). So that leaves the ever mercurial Skip, Brooks and Stevie (um yeh spose he IS the 4th string as it turns out).

If Houston and Morey can turn that into some sort of cash ( since DJ is a 2nd rounder) or back up centre that'd be great.
Now re-sign Dikembe Mutombo.

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