I know what you’re thinking, “This trade is barely newsworthy, what are you thinking doing a story on it?”. On the scale of big off-season trades, it hardly rates. On a scale of 1 to Dwight, I’d give it a 2… just. But bear with me.
I think this trade has a chance to be huge for the Rockets. It gives them something that all the great teams have. Depth. Throughout the season injuries happen and Houston is a team that know this all to well. Look at their history with Yao. Their often injured Chinese superstar was on the verge of bigger and better things. He was developing into one of the best talents in the league only to have it taken away from him with his all too frequent injuries. What does a team need when their superstar is out injured? Depth. Veteran depth. A veteran who is always willing to step up when called upon and do what is right for the team. When Yao was injured it was everybody’s favourite finger wagging, shot blocking, always smiling centre Dikembe Mutombo. I can see Camby playing a similar role for Dwight.