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Wednesday, November 17th, 2010 at 10:00 am  |  10 responses

Daryl Morey on the Hunt for a Star Player

The Rockets GM has been burning up phone lines across the NBA, but isn’t having a lot of luck getting someone to bite. The Houston Chronicle reports: “This was one of those nights when the Rockets were reminded of their plight. Isn’t Derrick Rose something? He’s the kind of player Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has spent the last 18 months trying to acquire, and until he gets someone a lot like him, this franchise is going to be stuck in a bad place … Morey has spent the last 18 months attempting to acquire an impact player of his own. One day, he’s meeting with Chris Bosh, telling him how the Rockets will build around him. He was positioned to make the deal work. He’d gotten the players the Toronto Raptors would have taken in a sign-and-trade. Problem is, Bosh decided to join LeBron James and Dwyane Wade in Miami. Lately, Morey has telephoned the New Orleans Hornets about Chris Paul and the Denver Nuggets about Carmelo Anthony. Both teams have told him they’re not interested. Atlanta’s Josh Smith is on Morey’s radar screen, as are others in all probability. Morey likley will have the New York Knicks’ No. 1 pick in 2011 and is hopeful there could be help coming down that road.”

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  • http://www.twitter.com/hurstysyd Hursty

    We have their 2012 pick too (as long as it is not top 5).

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/category/blogs/farmer-jones/ Ryan Jones

    What a sales pitch they must offer: “We’ve been using math to be mediocre for years now. Won’t you join us?”

  • http://slamonline.com Bryan Crawford

    Word to Ryan Jones… This has to be totally against the “stat nerd” ethics code.

  • T-Money

    “You could play with starts such as Shane Battier, he led the league last year in close outs on the right corner in 2nd games of back-to-backs!”

  • Maurice Bobb

    Nice one Ryan. That one’s gonna leave a mark…

  • http://slamonline.com JL

    you know that’s where math has gotten me on my fantasy teams. mediocre. just being lucky certainly helps alot more.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    They drafted a player like this, then promptly traded him for battier.

  • TrailBlazing&SportingLisbon

    lol at t-money and cosign tarzan, rudy gay for battier is just awfull for the rox

  • http://Myspace Shanoooooo

    In hindsight they should be glad they didn’t get Bosh. He can’t even follow the leader let alone lead a team and put them over the top.

  • http://twitter.com/BeezKneezy LA Huey

    hate doing this but… co-sign Bryan Crawford

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