HOUSTON — In a stunning move that may change the economic landscape of the NBA, the Houston Rockets have agreed to trade their remaining point guards, veteran Earl Boykins and D-League callup Courtney Fortson, to the state of California for a future bag of avocados. According to sources close to the situation, the Rockets are set to receive one bag of a dozen Hass avocados during a summer between now and August 2014.
Following today’s trade of point guard Kyle Lowry to the Toronto Raptors for Gary Forbes and a future lottery pick, a source told The Basketball Jones that Rockets general manager Daryl Morey had “found a market inefficiency” following the emergence of the Tea Shot Hole Borer, a tiny Asian beetle that is threatening California’s avocado production. According to the source, Morey decided to trade Boykins and Fortson because “he didn’t want to be caught making a sandwich without any avocados” and that “in a land with no avocados, the man with a whole bag is king.” This trade guarantees that the Rockets will be able to get a bag of avocados at any time, even though production lagged throughout the entirety of 2010-11 and may be headed in the same direction.
According to the source, even though the Rockets currently have no point guards on the roster, the potential to obtain a bag of avocados when the market has dried up was alluring to Morey because “he likes having roster flexibility and he really likes avocados.” Pressed for details on the Houston GM’s thinking, the source concluded that Morey “just likes to have assets.”
Others within the organization disagreed with the decision, with the source telling The Basketball Jones that “we just traded two humans for twelve avocados” and that “[Morey's] constant trading just to trade has gone too far.” Asked if they would eat the avocados, the source did admit that they would definitely enjoy some guacamole should it become available during a team function.