Reactions to the Kevin Martin trade

It looks like Kevin Martin will be traded to Houston today for two Rockets: Carl Landry and Joey Dorsey. Both are 6-8 “power forwards” and the Kings will also be giving up 3 other players. It seems like Tracy McGrady will probably end up with the Knicks, although there is an outside chance he’ll be coming here. I suppose if T-Mac ends up here it might be with another player from New York, but even Knicks fans don’t want Knicks on their team.

At some point this morning I am hoping I’ll wake up and this will all have been a terrible, terrible dream. As usual I have no idea what I’m talking about, and this Carl Landry fellow seems like he could end up being a great player, although he is the same age as Martin and Martin is already a star. But things must be pretty bad that the Kings couldn’t give K-Mart/#RekeROY even 30 games together. What do you all think (besides you, TS)?

UPDATE: McGrady is definitely heading to New York, Kenny Thomas is staying put, and we get Larry Hughes. Over at Fanhouse, ex-Ragger Tom Ziller analyzes the deal. I am trying to see the silver lining here and I guess Landry and some expiring contracts are that silver lining.

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Author: CoolDMZ

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3 thoughts on “Reactions to the Kevin Martin trade”

  1. Yawn. Maybe the Kings should just trade everyone and have a free movie night at the arena? It would HAVE to be more crowded than the games as of late. Not to mention more exciting (even if they showed Howard the Duck).

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  2. From the Houston Chronicle:

    (Martin’s) a guy that was coveted around the league,” Morey said. “We got fortunate in that what Sacramento was holding everyone up around the league for, we happened to have. They really wanted a low-post scorer, and there really aren’t many. Losing Carl is a big price to pay, but we feel we have multiple ways to shore up that big spot, but we had no other way to get a scorer of Kevin Martin’s ability.

    Plus, the article goes on to say what a tough guy Landry is. Toughness, you say? Not something the Kings have ever cornered the market on.

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