Originally Posted by TexansSeminole
Except they are starters on most teams. Asik would be starting on all but maybe 5 other teams. Also, he's been injured. Lin has also been injured, but is starting to pick up his play as he gets healthier. He would start on a lot of teams as well.
If you look at all that Morey has done, it's pretty remarkable. It's strange that some don't see that. He's turned a poorly constructed team into a top level contender, full of very young players without having tanked, which seems to be the fad now.
What GM in the NBA has done a better job than Morey?
OKC and Miami to start, both were worse than the Yao/T-Mac rockets. dude in Indiana has been better w/o bunches of top 5 picks and silly FA signings.
And right now he can't trade either of those bad contracts (admit he was smart not trade them poorly).
I have gone through this before with other dudes, Morey has been one the best dudes in terms on advancing analytics and seemingly like a normal/good dude, but you can't be the best GM in the league w/o significant winning.
He has set -up the Rockets for the next few years, but they have no significant actual results under Morey. I am very willing to give him a few years to finish rounding out the depth, etc around howard/harden.
Back to football,
The point was that the Rockets are not constructed like the original poster claimed. They have and except for two or three of years ALWAYS had a couple of big names (even if flawed like Yao/T-Mac). Morey does have questionable contracts to ok players.