Rockets Still Courting Dikembe

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  1. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    Houston Chronicle -
    An off-season that's delivered an assortment of new names and faces to the Rockets roster could take another step toward bringing back an old one when general manager Daryl Morey meets with Dikembe Mutombo in Atlanta on Monday.

    It's not likely that there will be final agreement on a deal for the upcoming season at the meeting, but Morey is feeling confident in taking the next step and that the 41-year-old veteran will be in the fold when training camp opens in October.

    After expressing frustration in the immediate aftermath of the Rockets first-round playoff loss to Utah and saying he was leaning toward retirement, Mutombo is now committed to playing one more season. A brief flirtation with the Boston Celtics seems to have waned.

    Morey says that if he can get Mutombo under contract, the Rockets will likely be done adding to their roster.

  2. oxyMORON

    oxyMORON A Darker Knight

    I think Dikembe would be a great addition to any team regardless of his age. He's still got it, in my opinion. Hopefully he'll end up in a contending team.
  3. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    Houston Chronicle -
    Dikembe Mutombo will be back with the Rockets this upcoming season.

    "I will probably sign," Mutombo said Wednesday night. "I just need one more phone call. (Rockets owner) Les (Alexander) and I need to squeeze out one or two more things."

    The Rockets made the 41-year-old Mutombo a veteran's minimum offer of $1.2 million in July and likely have upped that to $1.9 million, the most they would have available under the NBA salary cap.

    "I will probably play one more year," Mutombo said. "Not half or part of a year. If I sign, I will be there on Oct. 1.
  4. Lee

    Lee Registered Member

    Yeah he signed, I don't think he'll get much playing time. Hopefully Scola can play some center in Adelman's system.

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