HoopsHype Daryl Morey rumors

July 14, 2014 Updates

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has high praise for the Dallas Mavericks' front office and former forward Chandler Parsons. Compliments aside, there's a reason Houston declined to match the Mavs' offer to Parsons. "The contract (Parsons) got...the Mavericks are a smart organization; they obviously wanted to get him...that structure of that (contract) is literally one of the most untradeable structures I've ever seen," Morey told KBME-AM 790 in Houston. Dallas Morning News

Of course, as SportsDay's Eddie Sefko points out, it's only an "untradable" contract if someone desires Parsons be traded. No one in the Mavs' organization intends to trade Parsons. Mavs president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson echoed that sentiment Monday on KESN-FM 103.3. "We're not looking to move (Chandler Parsons). We hope he's here for a long, long time," Nelson said. "In terms of the trade-ability, we've had some pretty interesting contracts in past and were able to get off of them. So I don't think there's such a thing as an untradable contract. But that's clearly not the spirit of which we're doing this. Dallas Morning News

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Janis Carr: How serious are Rockets about landing Chis Bosh? GM Daryl Morey now follows Bosh on Twitter. Guess Morey thinks Bosh will tweet his decision Twitter @janiscarr

In the big picture, the Granger and McRoberts agreements give Riley room to present James with a couple of different spending options, including the ability to give Bosh a big contract, too. But the Houston Rockets would love nothing more than to break up the Big Three, and always-aggressive general manager Daryl Morey went to work by offering Bosh a maximum-level contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the talks. USA Today Sports

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Mark Berman: Rockets GM Daryl Morey on Toyota Center marquee w/ pictures of Carmelo Anthony wearing #7 (Jeremy Lin's #): "It's always a challenging situation during free agency. You are always having to recruit players & there might be current players at current positions, might be people with the current numbers. It's unfortunate that it's often hard to handle. Reality is it's standard practice. When we went after Chris Bosh a few years ago,we had him N Luis)Scola's number. When we went after Dwight Howard he had (Pat) Beverley's number. I get the sensitivity & I hate that it creates some hurt feelings. I don't like that, but that's obviously Carmelo Anthony's number, that's the number he wants. He told us that. Bottomline, if Carmelo comes Omer Asik and Jeremy Lin have to be traded. It's just math. It's not personal. My job is every day figure out how to win. Sometimes it creates challenging situations." Twitter @MarkBermanFox26

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An urgency to win: Morey has long been known as one of the most active executives in the league, and he has no plans to change now. This is music to the ears of players who want to know their general manager is always working to improve the roster. "We're always aggressive," Morey said. "That's just in our owner's makeup, whether it's adding Clyde (Drexler in 1995) to an already-championship team to adding (Charles) Barkley on a team (in 1996) that might have been just as good as their championship teams but came up short, to obviously doing moves for Tracy McGrady and then James Harden. Our owner has got aggressiveness in his DNA, and obviously I'm at the tip of his spear." USA Today Sports

June 17, 2014 Updates

Stability: Since Les Alexander bought the team in 1993, the Rockets have had just four coaches during that time and just two general managers since 1996. By comparison on the coaching front, only the Utah Jazz have had fewer coaches (three) and the San Antonio Spurs have also had four. "The reason the West is so strong is because the owners are better," Morey told USA TODAY Sports. "I think the free agents are getting smarter and they're picking owners." USA Today Sports

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But Scola is a true basketball character, a superstar on the international stage for the legendary Argentina team that dethroned Team USA early in the 2000s. Teammates and coaches revere him. Battier cited him this weekend as one of his favorite teammates, and Daryl Morey said Kevin McHale is still asking if the Rockets could reacquire Scola. Grantland

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