Monday, August 27, 2007
Rockets Make An Offer To Old Man River
Hoopshype has a blog from Fran Blinebury of the Houston Chronicle saying that Rockets GM Daryl Morey made a one-year contract offer to 41-year-old (50?) free agent center Dikembe Mutombo last week.
My question is "Why?" Even though Morey is teetering on "unquestionable" territory, I still have to inquire about bringing in another player to this team, especially one who's ancient and doesn't fit in with our now more youthful and quick style of play.
Besides, has he looked at our roster since May? We have 18 players under contract (the team still hasn't signed second-round pick Carl Landry yet). We still haven't dealt any one of our six point guards. Also, the recent addition of backup center Jackie Butler (he was included in the Luis Scola deal) should have all but sealed Mutombo's fate in Houston.
Let him walk, Daryl. He's probably going to need a cane anyway.