Something A-Brewing In Houston? Pops Mensah Bonsu Waived

November 14th, 2009 by Vikram Dimba Leave a reply »
Prior to the Houston Rockets lackluster effort against the Sacramento Kings, Daryl Morey and the organization cut ties with energetic, but sporadically played Pops Mensah Bonsu.

This move comes as a surprise to fans as some were clamoring for him to receive more minutes because of David Anderson's slow adjustment to the NBA game. When the door for more minutes had unexpectedly opened, it was shut closed just as fast.

The motive was quoted as a move to help get under the luxury tax, and allow for more roster flexibility.

The first question arises, roster flexibility for what?

After watching the game against the Kings, and seeing the Rockets lack of size getting exposed against the lanky Jason Thompson, it was clear how much the Rockets lacked that interior presence with size and rebounding prowess to anchor the defense.

While Pops certainly doesn't help that cause, as he's another one of those "undersized," PF's, I for one wouldn't have minded seeing him on the court instead of David Anderson.

The pieces just don't add up...especially with Anderson's poor play as of late. He's settled for the jumper when it's cl ...

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