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Old 02-19-2009, 03:08 PM   #1
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Default Trade: Rafer Alston to Magic, Kyle Lowry to Rockets, more

Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has acquired guard Kyle Lowry from Memphis and forward Brian Cook from Orlando as part of a three-team trade. The deal has the Rockets sending Rafer Alston to the Magic, while the Grizzlies receive a first-round draft selection from Orlando in the 2009 NBA Draft along with center Adonal Foyle and guard Mike Wilks. “First, I would like to thank Rafer for his commitment to the team over the past four seasons,” said Morey. “Kyle is an underrated player who will help us now and we can build around in the future. He is a very good rebounder and defender who can attack the basket in the half court and transition, finish, and make the kick out pass to shooters. Brian is a proven veteran who will provide us with solid perimeter shooting and additional depth.” InsideHoops.com

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Old 02-19-2009, 03:09 PM   #2
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Default Re: Alston to the Magic.

Hmmm, am I crazy, or is Houston giving up Rafer a bad move?
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:09 PM   #3
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Default Re: Alston to the Magic.

1. Brian Cook is still in the NBA?
2. Why is Houston doing this? Financial reasons? Unsure if Kyle is a cap expirer.
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Default Re: Alston to the Magic.

Whatever, whatever, I do whatever I want.
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Default Re: Alston to the Magic.

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Old 02-19-2009, 03:11 PM   #6
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Default Re: Alston to the Magic.

whats the news for jameer??? Is he out for the year??
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:12 PM   #7
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Default Re: Alston to the Magic.

I've heard many Rockets fans say they don't like Rafer. Haven't watched to much of Lowry but I know Brian Cook is bum sauce
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Default Re: Alston to the Magic.

How do you know if Rafer played?

Look at the boxscore without looking at the names and...go down the list until you see something like...FG: 1-13, 2-10, 1-7, 2-9

Aaron Brooks deserve to start over him but this deal didn't help the Rockets
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Default Re: Alston to the Magic.

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Right? I thought he vanished into a black hole, years ago.
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:14 PM   #10
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Default Re: Alston to the Magic.

Uh.................can't really decide on this deal. It may be surprising to people, but I say this deal would make or break the Rockets for the playoffs. Why? Alston has been key in the past few victories, and in fact he's been a nice assest to the Rocs all season. If Lowry and Brooks fail to match that, then the Rockets would have effectively nobody at the point, which is why I think this will make or break the Rockets.
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Default Re: Possible 3-team deal: Alston to Magic, Lowry to Rockets, others

Is it just me, or this deal helps no one but Orlando?
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Default Re: Alston to the Magic.

That 1st round draft pick is going to be a late pick. After what I saw last night, Orlando needs help at the PG position
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:19 PM   #13
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Default Re: Alston to the Magic.

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2. Why is Houston doing this? Financial reasons? Unsure if Kyle is a cap expirer.


I have no idea why this trade was made. I don't think Brooks is ready for full time PG duties. I'm hoping there is another deal in the works. WEAK, if you ask me. Alston is no all-star but he runs the team better than Brooks.
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:22 PM   #14
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Default Re: Possible 3-team deal: Alston to Magic, Lowry to Rockets, others

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Old 02-19-2009, 03:23 PM   #15
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Default Re: Possible 3-team deal: Alston to Magic, Lowry to Rockets, others

No one runs the team better on the floor then Skip... Brooks is a scoring point guard. Lowry is Please do not let Luther handle the rock, that's a turnover waiting to happen
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