posted on Jul, 3 2009 @ 09:18 AM
Ron Artest signs with the Lakers, and Trevor Ariza signs with the Rockets. Any team can forget beating out the Lakers for the NBA championship for the
next three years or so. Sorry Lebron, Shaq ain't gonna help you get by the Lakers, no way, no how. I'm kind of torn that we lost Artest, but I can
see Rocket GM Darryl Morey's thinking here, and he is a mad genius. No guarantee Yao or T-Mac play next year, and this whole situation leads me to
believe that he may make a big-time run at Lebron James after next year. Hopefully by that time Yao will be fully recovered and T-Mac will be gone.
The Rockets have a ton of young talent, but they will struggle to make the playoffs next year without Yao.
Morey's playing for next year's free agent market, you can bet on it.
[edit on 3-7-2009 by Dr Love]