Rockets GM Daryl Morey thinks pessimistic offseason grades for Houston are ‘silly’
While some critics may be unhappy about how the Houston Rockets have fared in the offseason, team general manager Daryl Morey does not appear to be overly concerned. According to the 46-year-old GM, he finds it “silly” that analysts have given his team a poor grade for their summer dealings.
Morey recently shared his thoughts on the matter, and downplayed any apprehension on the side of the Rockets’ front office with regards to their allegedly poor offseason moves.
“I let other people give grades,” Morey told Kelly Iko of The Athletic Houston. “I mean, like, it’s silly. Can you think of any class in school where you got the grade when you walked in? So, let’s grade everyone after the season. Let’s wait ’til then.”
While the team did sign perennial All-Star Chris Paul to an extension, many criticized the Rockets for allowing the likes of Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute to walk out the door. Ariza, in particular, was arguably the team’s most important defensive player, and allowing him to sign with the Phoenix Suns was a questionable move for most. (Although, the salary cap did hinder Houston’s ability to offer Ariza a deal that was commensurate to the former NBA champion’s self-valuation.)
The addition of Carmelo Anthony has also been met with skepticism. While Anthony is a future Hall of Famer, he had a poor season with the Oklahoma City Thunder and is in the twilight of his career.
Morey is unconcerned and appears to have everything under control. With his team pushing the Golden State Warriors all the way to Game 7 in last season’s Western Conference Finals, the Rockets are again considered to have one of the biggest shots at taking down the Dubs this year. Whether or not Morey deserved the below-average assessment is something that will only be determined by the end of the upcoming season.
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