Daryl Morey Rumors
TDS: Daryl Morey said last week ‘nobody’s going to want to face the Rockets in the playoffs.’ Is that a statement you agree with? Harden: Yeah. I mean, the playoffs obviously is where the best players come out. Obviously we’re not doing so well in the regular season, a lot of inconsistency, but I think we’ll hit our stride. I think a lot of teams have hit their strides already and we haven’t hit ours, which is a good thing. As the season go on and we get a feel for each other, good things are gonna start to happen. And hopefully we’re gonna hit our peak right around playoffs.
TDS: In December, Daryl Morey called you a Jedi on Twitter. Have you seen the new Star Wars movie? And if you have, where would you rank it? Harden: Nah. I haven’t seen it yet. Is it good? I haven’t even really gotten into the Star Wars kinda thing. So I haven’t seen the movies.
Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has acquired forward Josh Smith via trade from the Los Angeles Clippers along with the draft rights to forward/center Sergei Lishouk and cash considerations in exchange for the draft rights to forward Maarty Leunen. Smith will wear #5 for Houston.
Really, the ironic part is they even fell into this success. GM Morey may be the most unpopular among his peers, called the Sultan of Smug around the executive suites for his outsized boasts of beating everyone in his trades because of his advanced analytics knowledge.
Daryl Morey on Bickerstaff’s future with the Rockets: “We committed to him to go through this season. He’s done an excellent job to this point. When the season ends, we’re obviously going to have a tough decision. And he’s very good – he’ll have a tough decision, too. How well he’s done has put a spotlight on him.”