Houston Rockets Trade Deadline Report Card: Grading The Team’s Assets

February 11th, 2011 by Robert Kleeman Leave a reply »
Feb. 24 weighs on each member of the Houston Rockets like a sack of bricks compounded by a tractor trailer filled with washing machines.

It hangs over the locker room and leaves a signature stench like fish guts suspended by a clothesline.

The date forces players to keep their realtors on speed dial and their humility and interview savvy available for whenever the questions come. If only that dreadful day arrived as quickly as the "what next" inquiries do.

The trade deadline provokes shivers throughout numerous rosters. It looms as the inevitable period when, if something is meant to change, it will. For the 25-29 Rockets, it might cause some to suffer from hypothermia.

The cold nature of the NBA business may dwarf Houston's rare inclement winter weather of late for its professional hoopsters. The Rockets won three in a row, including a tenacious triumph in Denver, before Tuesday's embarrassing, disgraceful loss to the 13-win Minnesota Timberwolves. Kurt Rambis' squad, which was also playing on the second night of a back-to-back, stole the affair despite the absence of four rotation regulars--leading scorer Mi ...

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