Jerome Solomon gets a very candid Shane Battier to talk about the trade that sent him into the playoffs last season. Moreover, he talked about his time in Houston and the differences between the two teams:
It all comes back to Yao.
But, Battier is also well onto a great point about the Rockets. They just don't have the same talent level as some of the big teams around the league. That's why they've been trying to land a big-time star and that's why they've got an overpaid Kevin Martin as maybe the best player on the roster.
Until they can add talent that isn't just complementary, Houston will be a team stuck in transition.