Love the Rockets trade. We surround Davis with Terrance Jones, Rivers, and another young player (Royce White, Lamb, or Donatas Montiejuns). PLUS we get another high pick cause that roster wont win too many games while the young guys develop, PLUS we should save about 8 mil in cap space with the 3 extra rookie contract as opposed to a max contract for Gordon.
Basically the trade is Gordon for:
1)2 starting caliber young players
2)Kevin Martin (another trade asset?)
3)8 mil in cap space (Martin is an expiring contract)
4)Substantially higher draft position (Nerlans Noel or Shabaz?)
This deal could give us a legitimate shot at being a championship caliber team. Small market teams gotta take chances and this is as good a time as ever to swing for the fences.
Fans don't mind a bad team as long as there is hope. Fans gave up on the old Hornets because we watched a once promising team fall from grace slowly but surely. Now we have the opportunity to watch the reverse.