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Trade Tracker: Grizzlies trade Thabeet to Rockets

Posted on: February 24, 2011 3:10 pm
Edited on: February 24, 2011 4:31 pm
 
An updating list of trades at the NBA Trade Deadline. Posted by EOB staff. 

The Memphis Grizzlies trade Hasheem Thabeet and a first round pick to the Houston Rockets for Shane Battier

Memphis receives: Shane Battier and Ish Smith
Houston receives: Hasheem Thabeet and a first round pick


Analysis: Hasheem Thabeet, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft, has so far been a bust. He's a huge, young and raw player that needs hours and hours of player development work. Trading for him and his fairly large (for a rookie scale contract) salary is a bit of a gamble, but the Rockets need to address the middle given the uncertain future of center Yao Ming. Shane Battier has long been regarded as one of the league's best defenders but his contract is expiring this season and would be a solid, veteran asset for a title contender next season. The Rockets add to their stockpile of picks and give up Ish Smith, a seldom-used guard averaging 2.6 points and 2.3 assists in 11.8 minutes off the bench. The Grizzlies do this to cut bait on Thabeet and avoid paying the rest of his contract, turning instead to the futures of Zach Randolph and Marc Gasol.
Comments

Since: May 22, 2009
Posted on: February 24, 2011 7:25 pm
 

Trade Tracker: Grizzlies trade Thabeet to Rockets

Update: Mayo was not traded today.



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: February 24, 2011 5:00 pm
 

Grizzlies Don't Improve Because of Poor Drafting

Besides their mistake on Thabeet, don't forget that the Grizzlies also traded Kevin Love (of 20-20 fame) to Minnesota for O.J. Mayo, who they also traded today.  Anyone see a trend here?




Since: Nov 7, 2006
Posted on: February 24, 2011 4:11 pm
 

Trade Tracker: Grizzlies trade Thabeet to Rockets

Reporting accuracey is once again trumped by the desire to be first.  Lazy reporting strikes again, congrats cbs!




Since: Jul 30, 2008
Posted on: February 24, 2011 4:10 pm
 

Trade Tracker: Grizzlies trade Thabeet to Rockets

Memphis also gets Ish Smith.



Since: Mar 28, 2007
Posted on: February 24, 2011 3:53 pm
 

Trade Tracker: Grizzlies trade Thabeet to Rockets

you are correct.  jeez, sportline used to be on their game but they have been posting mistakes like this frequently as of late.  it was thabeet and a 1st rd pick for battier.



Since: May 22, 2009
Posted on: February 24, 2011 3:43 pm
 

Trade Tracker: Grizzlies trade Thabeet to Rockets

Memphis just traded OJ Mayo and a first-round pick to Indiana for McRoberts.



Since: Jan 25, 2007
Posted on: February 24, 2011 3:17 pm
 

Trade Tracker: Grizzlies trade Thabeet to Rockets

everywhere else i read that the rockets got the first round pick. are yall sure that you dont have it backwards?


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