thkthebest wrote:Morey managed to change nearly the entire team and somehow get better than last year.
marginally better, despite the fanfare. YAWN.
They have an extremely young core,
young does not equal good. no star potential there at all. just cheap.
a star SG,
granted, but he's not big enough to carry anything. monta ellis looked almost as good at the same age, stat-wise and win-wise.
and amazing financial flexibility (lowest in the entire league).
not sure that's true, and not sure how much it matters now that 10 teams can offer max every summer.
He also likes to keep his options open, and as a result, his team has a ton of non-guaranteed contracts. Garcia, Delfino, Brooks, Parsons, Smith, Anderson, Beverley, and Ohlbrecht are all on team options for next year. They could get another star to pair with Harden, or even two.
not true. they have to give up Garcia, delfino, and probably brooks just to make an offer for howard. the rest, save parsons, are totally unimpressive nba players. not getting another star. same reason they couldn't trade for one until they dumped their best player for a high pick last year. other gms know how useless the rockets role players are.
I'd say what he did with the Rockets was pretty genius. It's not like he had Kobe Bryant to work with for the past 7 years or so.
if only I could be judged by the same metric at my job. they've finished 9th or 8th for the past 4 years, no? HELLZ YEAH!!!!! sorry, while I can't blame morey for perpetually selling hope, I can blame fans and media for buying it.
lakers were busy winning titles during morey's tenure, and if howard stays with them, they'll be busy outperforming his franchise for the foreseeable future, despite their mediocre young core.