HoopsHype Daryl Morey rumors
According to two people with knowledge of the situation, the Houston Rockets — whom Lowry played for from 2009 to 2012 — are one of those teams. While Rockets general manager Daryl Morey will woo free agents like James, Anthony and Heat center Chris Bosh (if he opts out of his deal), he also will pursue Lowry if those initial options are no longer in play. USA Today Sports
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
"Dwight choosing here sort of represents the sea change in Houston, sort of proving that we're a Tier One destination for free agents," Morey said. "And obviously, we're going out there again and saying let's get one of these top guys again… I'd say the reasons he chose Houston are going to stay going forward." USA Today Sports
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
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
Daryl Morey: We have a lull in draft interviews so I will highlight some of the best answers I can remember from past NBA drafts Twitter @dmorey
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