Daryl Morey Rumors
Atlanta is considering a number of candidates, including Griffin, Joe Dumars, Houston vice president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas, and New York Knicks director of player personnel Mark Hughes, sources said. Altanta is also planning to discuss the GM opening with television analysts and former players Chauncey Billups and Brent Barry, league sources told The Vertical. Houston has granted permission to Atlanta to discuss the opening with Rosas, its No. 2 executive behind GM Daryl Morey, league sources said. New York has granted permission on Hughes too, league sources said.
Harden, who took responsibility for the Rockets’ Game 6 loss during his postgame press conference, did not participate in Friday’s exit interviews with D’Antoni and general manager Daryl Morey. They had a brief discussion with Harden after the game, describing the MVP candidate as devastated. Morey said they would “give him some space” and schedule a meeting with Harden soon to discuss the offseason and franchise’s future.