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.

7 comments:

Blaze said...

Deke doesnt really add much to them with the way the Rockets are headed. Let the youth be served and get the old man a wheel chair. He almost a senior citizen anyway.

Trey said...

His old ass probably don't even know that it's a bunch of new niggas on the team. He so out of place in Adelman's system. Shit, he's 41, he's out of place in anybody's system. Retire already.

shakes said...

Dikembe Mutombo is doing the work of the Lord overseas, and since he isn't a complete stiff, I don't think the Rockets signing Mutombo was the end of the world as we know it.

Trey said...

From somebody who watched him for 82 games, Deke can barely move these days. It's been time to hang em up.

I do commend his work in Africa though. Gotta love Dik, just gotta let him go too.

shakes said...

Yes, I will give you that Zeke is a stiff. But not a "complete" stiff (insert sarcasm).

Trey said...

Put it this way, before he signed with us, I thought he retired in like 2003.

shakes said...

Lol, nah, he was a Knickerbocker in '03.