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Did the Rockets blow it by trading James for Alston?

November 17th, 2005
by John

I ask the above question after seeing tonight that former Rocket point guard Mike James, traded for Rafer Alston on October 4th, went off again for the second time in 3 games.

Tonight (Wednesday night), James scored a career-high 38 points and dished out 9 assists! Just last Sunday, James scored 36 points . Sure, the Raptors are losing, but he is still extremely productive.

Man, I’m sorry to keep harping on it, but I can’t believe the Rockets traded a guy we all knew had skills the Rockets sorely need right now — scoring, and now assists. On the day the trade happened, I wrote an entry that expressed my shock and disappointment on the deal.

You can check out James’ stats by clicking here. Check out Rafer Alston’s stats by clicking here. I’m sad to say, the numbers speak for themselves.

So what do you think? You can provide your thoughts in this discussion forum thread.