Well, the rumours seemed pretty strong. One thing I like about the NBA is that they created rumours based on quotes and not just manipulation of statements or pure fabrications out of nothing. The Rockets GM claimed that they have offered Magic a good deal.
Steve Francis (PG), Cultino Mobley (SG) & Kelvin Cato (PF) of the Rockets will move to Magic and T-Mac (SG), Juwan Howard (PF I think), Tyronn Lue (PG) & Reece Gaines (???) will move the other way.
I think Rockets will benefit from this deal. IMO, Steve Francis is one hell of an over-rated player who shoots more than pass, something a point guard shouldn't do. T-Mac will upgrade the SG position a lot. Am I seeing a Lakers-like combination here??? Will T-Mac - Yao match the success of Kobe - Shaq???
Speaking of the Lakers, looks like they'll be dismantled. Phil Jackson has left. Shaq requested for a trade and is likely to be traded (To honour Shaq). Kobe is on the free agent list. Wow!!! If all 3 left, Lakers will not even be half the team they were in the early 2000s!!!