How could somebody's skills diminish so quickly? At just 30 years of age, Steve Francis’s basketball career has officially hit rock bottom. Francis is a mere shell of his former self that included 3 All-Star appearances, since being selected #2 overall in the 1999 NBA draft. Following stints in
Unfortunately Head Coach Rick Adelman has other ideas and after not playing in the Rockets final preseason game, Francis has become unsure about what his role will be during the upcoming season.
"That is going to be tough, that will be real tough for me. If that's the case, then I don't know. I definitely didn't come here not to play at all. Hopefully we can work something out."
"I turned a lot of money down other places, but hopefully it will work out."
Now I’m not quite sure what teams were offering Francis big money, but other options were certainly on the table. With an abundance of guards currently on the Rockets roster including starter Rafer Alston, Mike James, rookie Aaron Brooks, Luther Head, Bonzi Wells and Shane Battier, Francis has an uphill battle ahead of him.
The end of the road could be upon us for a player once thought to be the Rockets ‘Franchise.’ Where did it all go wrong?
(Via Houston Chronicle)