So often we toss around terms like genius and savant without stopping to check the accuracy of such hyperbolic qualifying nouns. We take brilliant men and women and put them on a pedestal without continuing to make sure their performance in a given field matches the effusive praise. Incidentally, the popular conception of Rockets general manager Daryl Morey as a team-builder of the highest order has only recently started to be questioned. Read More »
Free agent Kyle Lowry is in Philadelphia for the start of the free agency, and the two head honchos for the Houston Rockets, coach Kevin McHale and general manager Daryl Morey, have flown to Philly to make their pitch to him first thing. Toronto’s formal pitch comes tomorrow. Read More »
The ongoing saga surrounding Carmelo Anthony‘s possible free agency in July has dominated headlines even before his June 23 deadline to inform the Knicks of his intention to opt out and become an unrestricted free agent. Now sources tell Yahoo! Sports ‘Melo is leaning towards leaving the Knicks, with the Bulls and Rockets as possible destinations because he wants to win a title now, rather than wait for a rebuild under Phil Jackson in New York. Read More »
According to sources familiar with the situation, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports the Rockets will decline the fourth year team option on Chandler Parsons. The Rockets have until June 30 to decline the option making Parsons a restricted free agent on July 1. Read More »
Rockets general manager Daryl Morey hosts the Sloan Sports Analytics conference at his Alma mater of MIT every year, and he’s one of the most astute analytics minds in the NBA today. It also seems he’s a fan of Houston’s local rap scene. Morey recently contacted Bun B to remix Slim Thug‘s 2005 hit, “3 Kings,” for his Houston Rockets. Read More »
/ Feb 28, 2014 / 12:30 pm
In the weeks leading up to the 2014 NBA Trade Deadline, reports were out that NBA insiders expected this to be one of the busiest trade deadlines in recent memory, or more specifically, since the 2011 lockout and the new Collective Bargaining Agreement that commenced.
As quickly as those reports leaked, they were contracted. And if last Thursday left your trade deadline fix unresolved and unfulfilled yet again, then you can look no further and blame that aforementioned 2011 lockout and more specifically, the new CBA. Read More »
/ Feb 27, 2014 / 4:45 pm
While the players receive all of the attention on the court, it is the general managers who construct the teams off the court, in hopes of leading their organizations to great success. Without these executives, it is difficult to fathom how professional franchises would properly function.
At the end of each season, the NBA gives out the Executive of the Year award, which is voted on by executives of the league’s 30 teams. The season is now closer to completion than it is to its start, and the race this year is certainly tight. Read More »
Rockets GM Daryl Morey vented about it on Twitter when the All-Star starters were announced, and it appears that a Rocket will be a starter in the 2014 All-Star Game after all. Sources tell Marc J. Spears at Yahoo Sports that James Harden will take Kobe Bryant‘s spot as a starting guard for the Western Conference in the 2014 All-Star Game this Sunday. Read More »
After last night’s announcement of the 2014 NBA All-Star Game starters, there were obviously some disappointed players. But Rockets general manager, Daryl Morey, was perhaps the only executive to voice his displeasure about the fan-voted results on Twitter. He felt his guys Dwight Howard and James Harden, should have gotten picked, but failed to realize one of his other players got more votes. Read More »
It seems the Rockets’ self-imposed deadline today to trade resentful center Omer Asik will come and go and Asik will continue to back-up Dwight Howard in Houston â€” much to his chagrin. After a bevy of trade rumors had our heads spinning on Twitter yesterday, the Rockets apparently can’t find what they’re looking for in exchange for the Turkish center. Read More »