Thursday, January 17, 2008

Number 1 Pick Trade Rumors

Yesterday I posted about what the Wizards would do with the number 1 pick in the draft tomorrow. Included in that list of things, was to trade it again for another player and/or pick. According to Ives, Houston was also interested in acquiring the number one pick from San Jose before the Wizards beat them to it. Ives goes on to speculate as to who Houston could trade to KC to get the number one pick. His speculation? Brian Mullan and another pick in the draft.

Color me underwhelmed by that trade idea. Yes Mullan is a good player, he's been a major part of the Dynamo's two MLS Cup runs. But is he worth it? Mullan plays on the right wing for Houston, the same position that Davy Arnaud has taken up. Sure Arnaud is going to miss the first part of the season due to injury, but what do you do when he returns? The Wizards seem to be high on Iván Trujillo, so chances are he'll be starting up top with Scott Sealy. So where do you play Arnaud then? You can't leave a player like him on the bench.

So I'm fairly skeptical of this rumor, but what's your opinion? Could it happen?


Reepicheep said...

Davy can play elsewhere in the midfield and/or play as a sub striker interchanging with Sealy and Trujillo. I'm nervous about Nyarko (unproven) and even Trujillo a risk. With all the gutting going on, Mullan adds some experience we're starting to lack.

Anonymous said...

I am wondering if Davy's injury is more serious than the club is letting on.