Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Today was a very interesting day. The RGV Vipers acquire point guard Will Conroy. Sources close to the Vipers told me Conroy's plane lands at 5:30 and he will play in tonight’s game against Austin. Conroy is the NBA Development League's all-time leader in points (2,799), minutes played (5,852), free throws made (660), free throws attempted (948) and assist (1,267). He is also third all-time in steals with 238. So why is a player like Conroy still in the D-League after putting those type of numbers. Well sources close to the Houston Rockets told me that Conroy will not be in the Rio Grande Valley for long. The Rockets want to move him up on their current roster. Conroy received two GATORADE Call-Ups during the 2006-07 season, playing in three games with the Memphis Grizzlies and four games with the Los Angeles Clippers. With Tracy McGrady trade talk and injuries on the Houston roster it's only a matter of time before Conroy puts on a Rockets jersey. Sources close to the Rockets also tell me that the Rockets are unhappy with Joey Dorsey and will look to trade him in the future. Dorsey was a second round pick in 2008 and currently makes $881,000 for the Rockets but currently plays for the RGV Vipers. A source told me that Dorsey was told to expect to play down in the Valley for the entire year. Meaning no hope for a Joey call up. Dorsey has only played 2 minutes in his entire NBA career with a .7 points per game average.