Daryl Morey Rumors
Ben DuBose: On #Rockets All Access, @dmorey’s first offseason interview: “Any time you’ve got the best player in the world, you’ve got a chance. If you look at the history of NBA champions, it’s the teams with the best player, or top 2 or 3. We feel James Harden gives us a shot every year.”
Jonathan Feigen: Never rule out a bold move, but the most likely avenues are with the mid-level exception and minimum contracts. They could have as much as $9 million of mid-level money to spend, though given what that would take under CBA rules and the roster constraints that would bring, it is much more likely they operate with the $5.7 million exception. Though spending the exception money would push the Rockets back into the luxury tax, general manager Daryl Morey has already been given a green light to pay the tax, a person with knowledge of the team’s planning said.