Originally Posted by leebigeztx
Oh , you mean by trading for and signing guys to play with a guy who missed an entire season? Or what about trading the 8th pick in the draft for glue? C'mon, morey hasnt done anything either. He's on the path because he got Harden, but he also gave a dude 8m who he cut in preseason and is average at best.
In the NBA your team aint **** unless you have a top of the line superstar franchise player. The Rockets can't and haven't been able to get that, but it hasn't been from a lack of trying. Franchise players don't go to teams who don't already have one or at least two in most cases now days, and Morey's been screwed on that note ever since Tmac and Yao fizzled out. You either have a franchise player or you don't in the NBA. If you don't your team will never be a contender. I've said that for years to folks in here and haven't been proven wrong yet. But for everything else Morey has been able to strike all sorts of deals where he got over on other teams. I'm pretty surprised that teams even still trade with him at this point.