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theuuord
12-24-2008, 02:45 PM
Reported by ESPN, just for a second round pick.

Who knew Steve Francis still existed?

MoBASS
12-24-2008, 02:48 PM
who?

Rockets Fanatic
12-24-2008, 02:51 PM
Rockets will sign Dikembe or PJ Brown

acohn1230
12-24-2008, 02:51 PM
thats funny, because the grizzlies traded him to the rocketse of draft day because he refused to play for them

RocketsRule
12-24-2008, 02:52 PM
Source: Houston Chronicle (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/6180662.html)


The Rockets traded Steve Francis to the Memphis Grizzlies today.
The veteran guard was sent along with a 2009 draft choice that the Rockets had previously obtained from the Grizzlies in exchange for a conditional pick in 2011.
By trading Francis the Rockets have dropped below the luxury tax threshold and now have the flexibility to sign another player.

astrosmaniac
12-24-2008, 02:53 PM
^^its not like hell actually be playing, they just want the cash and expiring contract he has

Jonathan2323
12-24-2008, 02:54 PM
Thats actually good for houston. A SECOND ROUND PICK FOR SOMEONE THAT DID NOT EVEN PLAY

Bob_at_york
12-24-2008, 02:54 PM
funny him getting traded to the griz

astrosmaniac
12-24-2008, 02:56 PM
Thats actually good for houston. A SECOND ROUND PICK FOR SOMEONE THAT DID NOT EVEN PLAY

well we traded him, a second this year, and cash for just their 2nd in 2011, so value wise, we got raped, except that we got under the LT and can now sign a backup big (mutumbo plz :pray:)

JOSETHEALLSTAR
12-24-2008, 03:00 PM
well now lets sign deke

CowgirlH8er
12-24-2008, 03:03 PM
Deke is signing with Boston or the Spurs.

JJ81
12-24-2008, 03:20 PM
Will he even play?

Rockets aren't gonna sign Mutombo, he said he'll be in San Antonio or Boston soon.

stevefrancis
12-24-2008, 03:25 PM
wait mutombo went on the record and said "i am dikembe mutombo and i am signing with boston or san antonio" or is it one of those peter vecsey articles with no creditbility.

ink
12-24-2008, 03:32 PM
funny him getting traded to the griz

:laugh2: My first thought too.

superkegger
12-24-2008, 03:35 PM
The Grizz waive Toine and then bring in darius miles and steve francis. :eyebrow:

futureheisman
12-24-2008, 03:46 PM
stupid move for the Grizzlies

Sixerlover
12-24-2008, 03:49 PM
^ Not that stupid. They do get a 2nd rounder this year, and some more money. An extra 2nd rounder gives them some more flexibility come draft night

JordansBulls
12-24-2008, 03:51 PM
They must be making room for Deke. I wonder if he will even play as a Grizzly again.

:laugh:

The Ooh Child
12-24-2008, 03:57 PM
Guess I can forget about the missing persons report I was about to submit for Steve, but I should probably still file the one I have for Bonzi Wells. Franchise better stay out of Mayo's way.

sacgiants1213
12-24-2008, 04:00 PM
eh, francis won't contribute in anyway except for sitting on the bench for another team.

good deal for houston to actually finding a team dumb enough to trade for him.

Nighthawk
12-24-2008, 04:01 PM
nice trade for both........i have a question.....CAN Steve Francis play? Is he injured?

ink
12-24-2008, 04:04 PM
The Grizz waive Toine and then bring in darius miles and steve francis. :eyebrow:

I hear Othella Harrington is available too.

kntresistheheat
12-24-2008, 04:09 PM
Grizz would be buying francis out and realeasing miles:rolleyes:

astrosmaniac
12-24-2008, 04:10 PM
francis is out until at least the all star break

UofA
12-24-2008, 04:17 PM
Why doesn't Francis just retire if no one ever plays him?

GSW fan
12-24-2008, 04:25 PM
griz clearin cap for Lebron*:rolleyes:

dgreat5000
12-24-2008, 04:31 PM
I wonder if " The Franchise" will be a cheerleader like he was with the Rockets....

fhatmanz
12-24-2008, 04:31 PM
Breaking: He is a waste of talent

cHi8DaL5LA420
12-24-2008, 04:35 PM
thats a nice little pick up for the grizzlies

KB24PG16
12-24-2008, 05:23 PM
w.e

Lakers4ItAll
12-24-2008, 06:18 PM
HOU is signing someone which is only gonna make them better.

ARMIN12NBA
12-24-2008, 07:15 PM
A gigantic "who cares."

BenFrank
12-24-2008, 07:29 PM
I think we're still in the runnin for deke.. he tried 2 get intouch with houston before he started listening 2 other teams.. I think this move bring's him right in after christmas

{}
12-24-2008, 08:07 PM
Reported by ESPN, just for a second round pick.

Who knew Steve Francis still existed?

He doesn't exist anymore as a player. He's the guy with the courtside seats to every game who gets paid a couple million to watch. Don't expect him to suit up and play if you're a Grizzlies fan. He'll be nursing those imaginery (ego) injuries that keep him off the court and from embarrassing himself. A once acrobatic dunker with no basketball IQ or skills to fall back on now that he got old and fat.

NYMetros
12-24-2008, 08:11 PM
Why doesn't Francis just retire if no one ever plays him?

Believe it or not: He likes playing basketball.

Morgan
12-24-2008, 08:18 PM
Rockets will sign Dikembe or PJ Brown

If P.J. Brown comes back it will be to play for only Boston but, I think he's retired for good after getting his ring. Mutombo said he's going to sign with either Boston or San Antonio but, my guess is if he really wants a title he'll go to Boston. Why would a semi retired 40 plus years old player like P.J Brown or Dikembe Mutombo come back to play for a team that doesn't really have a chance to win title? That doesn't make very much sense does it? No

Lakers4ItAll
12-24-2008, 08:19 PM
It's called a paycheck


Why doesn't Francis just retire if no one ever plays him?

IBleedPurple
12-24-2008, 08:20 PM
Stevie Franchise has been learning how to serve up some damn good gatorade, I'm sure he'll be getting a lot more practice at it.....

Chronz
12-24-2008, 10:41 PM
Ahhh so the circle is complete, too bad they arent in Vancouver anymore.

Chronz
12-24-2008, 10:47 PM
If P.J. Brown comes back it will be to play for only Boston but, I think he's retired for good after getting his ring. Mutombo said he's going to sign with either Boston or San Antonio but, my guess is if he really wants a title he'll go to Boston. Why would a semi retired 40 plus years old player like P.J Brown or Dikembe Mutombo come back to play for a team that doesn't really have a chance to win title? That doesn't make very much sense does it? No
He loves Houston, he could easily sign there and yes they do have a shot at a title. Of all the contention teams they have the most to improve and theyre still elite.

blazerman
12-25-2008, 11:17 PM
What an impressive big3 Memphis will have when they acquire Marbury (Miles,Marbury and Francis) from the Knicks.

Maybe Rodman and Mahorn would be willing to come to town to complete this fiasco!

LakerzDQ
12-26-2008, 05:26 AM
wow, Grizzlies have a LOT of guards.

OJ Mayo,
Kyle Lowry
Mike Conley
Javaris Crittenton
Steve Francis
Greg Buckner
Marko Jaric
Quinton Ross
Rudy Gay

9!

Faneik
12-26-2008, 10:31 AM
^^^^ That's a lot of guards. But Rudy Gay isn't a guard.

lynchgagne
12-26-2008, 11:51 AM
grizzlies are going to the playoffs

Big Quett
12-26-2008, 04:41 PM
wow, Grizzlies have a LOT of guards.

OJ Mayo,
Kyle Lowry
Mike Conley
Javaris Crittenton
Steve Francis
Greg Buckner
Marko Jaric
Quinton Ross
Rudy Gay

9!

Javaris was traded and Rudy and Ross are not guards

JJ81
12-27-2008, 01:32 AM
This isn't breaking news - he never even plays!