HoopsHype Daryl Morey rumors

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Morey believes his worst moves as a GM were drafting Royce White and surrendering a first-round draft pick in the Terrence Williams trade. Daryl Morey: “I take some sort of pride that you could argue that Royce White is the worst first-round pick ever. He’s the only one that never played a minute in the NBA that wasn’t just a foreign guy staying in Europe. It just shows we swing for the fence,” Morey quipped. Clutchfans

January 26, 2014 Updates

In a Q&A session with Houston season-ticket holders before Friday night’s 88-87 home loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, general manager Daryl Morey told the audience that Asik will likely remain a Rocket throughout his entire contract. “We pushed to trade Omer in December,” said Morey. “We felt we had to make a fair and aggressive effort to do that. Obviously, he’d prefer to be a starter. “At this point, Omer is very likely going to be here until the end of his contract at the end of next season, not this season. The window to trade him was [in December], and teams weren’t aggressive enough to get him, so we’re excited about him being a part of our future.” Clutchfans

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Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has been on the job since 2007, and that means he has now been in charge for the last six of the league’s February trade deadlines. He has yet to let one pass quietly. In fact, no general manager has been more active ahead of the trade deadline in the last six years than Morey, who has made a total of nine deadline trades during his tenure, involving 39 players and 10 draft picks. Sporting News

With that track record, it is little wonder that most around the league expect the Rockets to again be on the hunt when the deadline comes around next month. But in the locker room, Rockets players have some doubt as to whether further moves are necessary, pointing out that injuries to players like Omer Asik and Patrick Beverley have held the team back somewhat. Sporting News

January 13, 2014 Updates

"We get to experiment with some different styles on offense and defense," Morey said at last week's D-League Showcase, where all 17 teams took part. "Since we've had the Vipers (as single-affiliation) over the four years, we've tried to do different things and incorporate them with the Rockets over time. It's just seeing how teams react (to the three-pointers), how to defend it, so that you can learn how to counter their counter. "There have definitely been things that we've done in the D-League that we've then done with the Rockets. … It's been really great for us." USA Today Sports

December 20, 2013 Updates

Morey said he spoke to Asik personally on Thursday. “It’s pretty likely that Omer is here for quite a long time,” said Morey. “A lot of the dynamics that went into things not working out don’t change, in terms of the contract and things like that. We did feel like we owed it to Omer to give a strong look at it, but nothing ended up materializing.” Clutchfans

December 19, 2013 Updates

League sources say Asik's new agent, Arn Tellem of Wasserman Media Group, left Houston Thursday morning after efforts to get his client routed to greener pastures -- Boston, for example -- did not come to fruition. Houston GM Daryl Morey's desire to move Asik by Thursday so he could subsequently repackage any players involved before the Feb. 20 trade deadline did not outweigh the paucity of unattractive deals on the table. CBSSports.com

After failing to find a suitable deal for center Omer Asik before a self-imposed Thursday deadline, the Houston Rockets backed away from trade discussions today, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Houston general manager Daryl Morey informed Asik's agent Arn Tellem of his decision on Thursday afternoon, sources said. Yahoo! Sports

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