In a trade that will be filed under "To Be Determined" for quite a while, the Houston Rockets acquired Jonny Flynn and 20th overall pick Donatas Motiejunas from the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Brad Miller, the 23rd pick in this year's draft (Nikola Mirotic), the 38th pick and a future first-round pick.
Flynn was a lottery pick back in 2009 and never lived up to his potential during his two years in Minnesota, but I think a lot of that had to do with poor coaching and an inability for Flynn to adjust to the triangle. He should do better in Houston, assuming he ever sees the court. He makes three point guards for the Rockets.
Motiejunas has been a Rockets favorite for quite a while. He has great potential on offense, but many have questioned his ability to play defense, rebound and dedicate himself to the fullest. This is no surprise for Rockets fans: the front office has always liked big men who can shoot, hence the acquisitions of Brad Miller and Dave Andersen, to name a few. Let's hope Motiejunas pans out slightly better during his time in a Rockets uniform.
Losing Brad does not really qualify as a "loss." He's clearly past his prime and never did much for Houston, though he could sure pass the ball -- that never changed. The future first has yet to be determined, but hopefully it's not a lotto pick. That might drive me nuts.
It's another ho-hum move from Morey, in addition to the ho-hum Morris pick. You can feel it: he's still stockpiling, still adding assets. The Rockets must believe that a star player is only within reach on the trade market.
So, that's it. That's Houston's draft, for now. They are out of picks, unless they decide to trade back into the draft. They're now over their projected roster limit as well, so someone will be moved, somehow. What does everyone think?