Daryl Morey Rumors
Former Rockets interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff resisted complying with the wishes of general manager Daryl Morey and owner Leslie Alexander regarding a drastic reduction in Howard’s playing time. Team sources said Alexander never participated in the meetings with Morey and Bickerstaff but fully supported the general manager’s plan to prioritize Capela’s development.
Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has cultivated a reputation as the NBA’s most statistically inclined front-office chief. So, it’s impossible to read this tweet from B.J. Armstrong – the former Chicago Bull and current agent of Donatas Motiejunas, who’s in a contract quarrel with Houston – as anything but a shot at Morey and the Rockets. BJ Armstrong: “When analytics can measure human behavior, then and only then will I find them useful”.
Daryl Morey: Welcome to the Rockets @Tyler Ennis ! Some highlights from last season youtube.com/watch?v=FYrlNK…
Morey believes that Harden will do that, while benefiting from the D’Antoni hire. “I think the fit is excellent,” Morey said of D’Antoni and Harden working together. “They had a strong relationship from USA Basketball and their basketball philosophies mesh very well.”
He led all NBA players in total points and minutes, while finishing sixth in total assists (and first among non-point-guards). His 10.7 offensive win shares ranked third in the NBA behind only Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant. His 6.9 value over replacement player ranked fourth, trailing only Curry, Russell Westbrook and LeBron James. “He’s only a polarizing figure to people who don’t watch,” Morey told Basketball Insiders. “Players voted him MVP [in 2014-15] for a reason. He’s had a winning team every season of his career, with multiple Conference Finals appearances.”