Daryl Morey says Rockets still not done, move will come via trade not as signing
The Houston Rockets made one of the biggest moves in the offseason, trading Chris Paul to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Russell Westbrook. Team executives are hoping that reuniting these guys will finally end their title drought, but for general manager Daryl Morey, they still need to add a couple more players to this team.
There are still decent mid-tier free agents available on the market, but according to Morey, if they will be adding more pieces to the roster, they will most likely come from trades.
Morey said “You know us, we’re never done.” Said other changes much more likely through trade than a free agent signing.
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There have been rumors that the Rockets are looking to acquire veteran forward Andre Iguodala from the Memphis Grizzlies, although nothing has materialized up to this point. They have also gauged other teams’ interest in Clint Capela and Eric Gordon in the past, which means that both players could be moved anytime soon. However, it seems like they will fit with the tandem of Harden and Westbrook, so it won’t be surprising if Houston decides to just hold onto them.
Over the past couple of years, the Rockets have desperately tried to build a team that will contend with the Golden State Warriors. Unfortunately, they weren’t able to take them out in the playoffs. Now, Houston is hoping that replacing an aging CP3 with Westbrook, who’s still arguably in his prime will get the job done.
If the Rockets will be able to acquire the players that they want via trade, they will undoubtedly become a more formidable opponent for the rest of the league.
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