Thursday, February 10th, 2011 at 12:30 pm  |  10 responses

Report: Rockets Under Pressure to Make Deals

Per the Houston Chronicle, Rockets GM Daryl Morey is being “extremely active” prior to the trade deadline, with the main goal being to land a big man: “The retooling of the Rockets is on hold, with trade conversations around the NBA in limbo while waiting for the major domino in Denver to fall. But according to several individuals familiar with the Rockets’ involvement in talks, the Rockets expect either big changes to the roster or a small change involving the addition of a big man. ’They will be extremely active,’ one person involved in talks said. ‘Daryl (Morey, the Rockets’ general manager) is talking to a lot of teams. He feels a lot of pressure to make some changes.’ With the NBA trade deadline two weeks away, Morey has stepped up his pursuit of a center, several individuals said. Everything from the Rockets’ expiring contracts, including the remaining months of Yao Ming’s deal largely paid by insurance, to the Rockets’ younger talent have been a part of talks. Though Morey’s primary goal is to land a centerpiece star, he would be happy to come away from the Feb. 24 trade deadline with a starting center.”

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  • http://slamonline.com Ben Osborne

    Most overrated GM in League.

  • T-Money

    ben, tell ‘em how you really feel lol. i’ve noticed you’re not very fond of morey. my thing with him is this: what has he done, really? not saying he is not smart or competent. but why should he praised? yeah, he likes stats and throws a conference every year. so what?

  • http://slamonline BossTerry

    All these stories- “so and so is unhappy in wherever”, so and so is interested in so and so”, so and so ready to make some trades”. Yet, nothing is happening..

  • Drew

    ^Agree with BossTerry – Someone make a trade already dammit. Anybody!!

  • http://slamonline.com AlbertBarr

    I think the looming lockout/CBA issues are making the trade process stagnant. ANd hey, the last few seasons have seen some massive trades come deadline time…maybe it would be good for some teams to stand pat. Except the Cavs THEY MUST DO SOMETHING!

  • slamfan4life

    Give the bulls Lee!

  • Keith Bogans

    courtney lee to the bulls!

  • Ape

    Jennings for Brooks straight up!

  • http://bugmarley.com Leonel

    Free Terrence.. and Aaron.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Whatever he decides to do, just DON’T TRADE KEVIN MARTIN. I think the Rockets will be okay with just a big man, honestly. There isn’t much weakness with the Rockets’ current squad besides poor interior defense (minus Chuck Hayes, of course). The players all have a great rapport and chemistry so it’s simply a matter of beefing up the front line and tightening the defense.