Magic trade Brian Cook for Rockets' R...

Magic trade Brian Cook for Rockets' Rafer Alston

There are 142 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Feb 19, 2009, titled Magic trade Brian Cook for Rockets' Rafer Alston. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

Looking for a point guard who can help them shake their slump and turn them into a legitimate playoff threat, the Orlando Magic have acquired Houston Rockets point guard Rafer Alston.

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tx_riley

Athens, TX

#121 Feb 19, 2009
Man Orlando doesn't know what's coming lmao. This guy is so inconsistent it's not even funny. Damn, this guy is the "King of Clanks". Oh boy maybe you all should look at some of his playoff highlights against the Jazz. He's the reason why D-Will drove in the lane for a wide-open GAME-WINNING layup for the JAZZ!!! His terrible playoff numbers will only settle on the Magic like nuclear fallout.
htownborn

Fresno, TX

#122 Feb 19, 2009
Michael in Ocoee wrote:
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Huh? We beat the Lakers twice, the Spurs twice and split with NO, Portland, and Denver. How do you figure that?
and thats good im not taking anything away from orlando but like i told that other dude the magic play western teams twice a year. who knows the magic could be an elite team in the west im just sayin they dont play them as many times as we do if the teams from 5-9 on the west were on the east we might be fighting with orlando for 3rd place. but orlando is good im not saying they suck.

“If you say it, back it up”

Since: Jan 08

Ocoee, FL

#123 Feb 19, 2009
tx_riley wrote:
Man Orlando doesn't know what's coming lmao. This guy is so inconsistent it's not even funny. Damn, this guy is the "King of Clanks". Oh boy maybe you all should look at some of his playoff highlights against the Jazz. He's the reason why D-Will drove in the lane for a wide-open GAME-WINNING layup for the JAZZ!!! His terrible playoff numbers will only settle on the Magic like nuclear fallout.
So you are saying he is WORSE than Anthony Johnson and Tyron Lue? Do most Houston people have your logic or are you just one of the special ones?
htownborn

Fresno, TX

#124 Feb 19, 2009
Stand Tall wrote:
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Before you comment at least take a look at our record against the west. We hold the leaque best record against the western conference. Assuming what we'd be like if we were in the west is stupid. It's like, If your granma had balls, she would be your granpa". She doesn't, therefor she isn't.
just like i told michael in ocoee the magic dont play western conference teams 54 games a year, the magic is a good team i never said they sucked and they cant cut it against western confernce teams im just sayin they record wouldnt be as impressive im mean damn the kings beat the lakers this year and look at their record their the worst in the west.
Allen

AOL

#125 Feb 19, 2009
egriff txsports org wrote:
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OMG, stop it, your killing me with this, LMAO
We have been beggin for this for 3 years now. But like they say, one mans trash is another mans garbage, no treasure, wiat, it matter not, it's Rafer.
Yeah, well you got trash-mac from us so you should know. Plus Rafaer is a quick fix, Jameer is back next season. You guys don't have a chance this season or next with Trash-mac
Jeff

Longwood, FL

#126 Feb 19, 2009
LOL at these Houston fans. they seem real pissed off. I guess its impossible that Rafer might be unhappy with his current situation? or asked to score too much with mcgrady out? Orlando has plenty of scorers, we just need a PG to run the offense and distribute the ball. Trust me Rafer is a good PG. He did well in Miami with SVG as coach and he will do well here with SVG as coach. Also he led Houstons offense to a 22 game win streak just last year, so what happened Rocket fans? did he just suddenly start sucking it up? I highly doubt it. He was just asked to do too much for your team. He wont need to worry about that here. Orlando has plenty of offensive weapons. Rafer should fit right in here and even 38% isnt horrible. Like someone noted earlier his %age should go up at least 8 to 10 % just having dwight drawing the double teams in the middle.

Since: Mar 07

O-TOWN

#127 Feb 19, 2009
Houston fans!!!!!!!!!!
We Magic fans are not expecting this rafer dude to take us anywhere. I dont see the Magic keeping him for a long term. He is a temp that will cover up for our all-star Jameer. Rafer wont be playing as much once Jameer gets back, He might even be send somewhere else next season. We just need something a LITTLE better than what we got right now @ that spot. Cause right now we aint got nothing. A.J and Lue aint going to cut it.
Teams are raping us @ that spot right now.
So we rather take the 11 ppg and 6 apg over nothing at all.
Magic Balls

Clermont, FL

#128 Feb 19, 2009
We're Back!!!!! What a Great Move! We all hated Cook anyways.
Magic Balls

Clermont, FL

#129 Feb 19, 2009
Enjoy Brian "all I do is shoot" Cook Houston.
Upgrade

Port Orange, FL

#130 Feb 19, 2009
One phone call just before the trade deadline may have been the difference between a first-round playoff elimination and a ticket to the Eastern Conference finals...
Turloglu's quote will now finally make sense:
"We're just out there sharing the ball the way we're supposed to and having fun. It's working for us right now, and we're going to try and keep doing the same thing. We're passing the ball extra, and that seems to be the key."
Tim Zeep

Geneva, FL

#131 Feb 19, 2009
Now the Magic have two open roster spots, who should they add? Sound off here: http://www.orlandomagicdaily.com/
Joe

Santa Rosa, CA

#133 Feb 20, 2009
Has the AARP approved this trade?
Trade JJ.
tx_riley

Athens, TX

#134 Feb 20, 2009
They just don't know lmao....Tracie is not playing anymore. So if in fact the Rockets do make it out of the first round his tired a$$ won't get any credit.

Enjoy Rafer Alston. He's not the best but he sure as hell won't resurrect Orlando's season.
egriff txsports org

Houston, TX

#135 Feb 20, 2009
Michael in Ocoee wrote:
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How come bitter people never think they are actually bitter? In fact, why do bitter people always say they are actually happy?
So you came into the Orlando Magic forum to tell us all how happy you are?:-)
lol
all i can say is, give it time. you will feel my joy.
egriff txsports org

Houston, TX

#136 Feb 20, 2009
Allen wrote:
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Yeah, well you got trash-mac from us so you should know. Plus Rafaer is a quick fix, Jameer is back next season. You guys don't have a chance this season or next with Trash-mac
What kind of kiddie corner trash are you trying to sling, lol. Trash-mac, you can do better than that. how about McGlass, T-WAC or something that doesn't sound like in your moms attic. Rafer will wear that welcome out, mark my words, thats what he does and he is relentless at it.
The Living Tribunal

Miami, FL

#137 Feb 20, 2009
Morpheus wrote:
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Hey Eintein, check out the head to head #s between Howard & Yao. It looks like Superman is Yao's b!tch.
Please explain to me how a 7'6" player is not even in the top 5 in rebounds, blocks, points, or field goal%? Yao is a waste. He only makes the All-Star team because there are a billion chinese that vote him in. Yao constantly gets dunked on and he has no heart. Have fun watching the playoffs this year Rockets fans, because Artest and Yao will be right there next to you!

“If you say it, back it up”

Since: Jan 08

Ocoee, FL

#138 Feb 20, 2009
egriff txsports org wrote:
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lol
all i can say is, give it time. you will feel my joy.
So you are doing this as a public service of sorts?:-D
kenny

Auburn, WA

#139 Feb 20, 2009
The Living Tribunal wrote:
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Please explain to me how a 7'6" player is not even in the top 5 in rebounds, blocks, points, or field goal%? Yao is a waste. He only makes the All-Star team because there are a billion chinese that vote him in. Yao constantly gets dunked on and he has no heart. Have fun watching the playoffs this year Rockets fans, because Artest and Yao will be right there next to you!
if i had yao and dwight howard on the same team...i would have yao taking all the shots down the stretch to win me a game...and he is as much as a leader as Dwight howard is, which is sad
egriff txsports org

Houston, TX

#140 Feb 20, 2009
Michael in Ocoee wrote:
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So you are doing this as a public service of sorts?:-D
Yes, I don't want you guys to feel bamboozled.

“If you say it, back it up”

Since: Jan 08

Ocoee, FL

#141 Feb 20, 2009
egriff txsports org wrote:
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Yes, I don't want you guys to feel bamboozled.
You are a giver.:-)

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