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Houston Chronicle reporting Artest traded to Rockets.

From section214 - OK, I'm moving this post to the front page because it was the first fanpost on the topic and I like jjham the best. The deal is Artest to Houston for Donte Greene, Bobby Jackson, and a future 1st round draft pick, likely 2009. Quick break down - B-Jax is in the last year of his contract and will make almost $7 million to back up Udrih and provide a veteran presence. Greene, at 19 is a project, but he did drop 40 in a summer league game. In essence, Petrie eschewed Denver's offer of a 1st round draft pick and expiring for Artest at the last trade deadline, and the reward was an additional 1st round pick and a back up point guard for this year. Houston reunites Artest with the Adelman, who can ponder closing games with T-Mac at the point, Battier at the 2, Artest at the 3, Scola at the 4 and Yao at center. Yikes, a healthy Houston team could be pretty good. Oh, and the deal can't become official until 8/14, the first day that Greene can be traded. Commence with JJham's original post...

The deal looks a bit shaky but its currently being reported on local news station here in Sacramento and on the Chronicles website. The deal is allegedly Bobby Jackson, a first round pick and an unknown player. There is speculation that the other player is the Rockets first round pick Donte Green from this years draft who cannot be traded until August 14. I don't buy, this deal doesn't make sense on a variety of points but who knows, maybe Petrie just wanted it all to be over with.

 

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