This move is OK, but Shane Battier is basically Ron Artest with a little less offense and a lot more general intelligence.
What's their lineup now? Do they play both these guys at the same time at the 2 and 3 with McGrady running the point? Does one of them play the 4 with Scola coming off the bench? Does one of Battier or Artest come off the bench?
And to anyone thinking this makes the Rockets the favourites, consider that they are still trying to pass Rafer Alston off as a NBA caliber starting point guard. And consider this team has still never made it out of the first round.
And Sacto didn't get a raw deal here. Artest wasn't a particularly valuable trading piece, and they essentially got 2 first round picks for him.