If Houston does sign Mutombo this off-season, my friend tends to think that if the Nuggets were to offer Marcus Camby for Rafer Alston and Dikembe that both teams would greatly benefit. On the one hand, the Nuggets land themselves a legit point guard with a nearly 3:1 assist to turnover ratio and a 36% success rate from downtown. Plus, they would feel salary cap relief that Skip’s $4.5 million dollar contract would provide and have a back-up center for Nene in Mutombo. On the other, Houston would gain an interchangeable player that could play the four along side Yao, and in the event that Ming plays less than 60 games, (a mark that he hasn’t been able to meet the last two seasons), Marcus could slide over and play the five for the Rockets. Not to mention Houston just traded Juwan Howard for Mike James to bolster their backcourt along side Tracy McGrady.
Think about all that for a second…
Denver gets a true starting point guard and a defensive minded back-up center who provides the Nuggets with the flexibility of being able to play Nene at the four spot if both men were to be in the game at the same time and Houston gets an insurance policy for the fragile Yao Ming at center and a player that thrives coming off the weak side help.
Both teams win!
Anyone else think that this is mutually a great move for all of those involved?