Houston Rockets and New York Knicks’ Unfinished Business Goes Beyond a Game

January 20th, 2011 by Robert Kleeman Leave a reply »
From "nyet" to "hello 'Melo?"

New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov's astonishing "no" to Carmelo Anthony made Wednesday's contest between the Knicks and Rockets a bit juicier. The New York-Houston front office tussle means even more now.

The Rockets' 104-89 victory did not settle a trade, but it was impossible to watch the two teams joust and not think about the three-team transaction the previous February that saw Kevin Martin, Tracy McGrady, Carl Landry, Jordan Hill and a handful of draft picks change addresses.

The Sacramento Kings remain irrelevant in this discussion, and GM Geoff Petrie cannot like his chances of selling Landry on a long-term future in California's capital city. The Rockets and Knicks, however, are still trying to win a deal that may still take years to decide. Houston stole the first round, but New York hopes to soon land a knockout blow.

These two franchises, one a short boat trip from the Statue of Liberty, the other a half hour from the Gulf of Mexico, now indisputably want the same player. They crave the same return to postseason relevancy. Both coaches, Mike D ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - NBA
Article written by


Comments are closed.