Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has been drafting, trading and acquiring players since 2007. Here is a year-by-year breakdown of the transactions.
Early on the plan was for a quick rebuild. Adding Aaron Brooks, Carl Landry, and Luis Scola, to a team that included Yao Ming, and Tracy McGrady.
|2007||2||31||Carl Landry (from Seattle via Memphis)||USA||PF||Purdue|
|2007||-||-||Luis Scola (from San Antonio)||ARG||PF||TAU Cerámica|
|2007||2||54||Brad Newley||AUS||SG||Townsville Crocodiles|
- On June 28, 2007, the Rockets traded cash considerations and a future second-round pick to the Seattle SuperSonics in exchange for the draft rights to Carl Landry.
- On July 17, 2007, the Rockets traded Greek guard Vassilis Spanoulis and a 2009 second-round pick to the San Antonio Spurs in exchange for reserve center Jackie Butler and the draft rights to Luis Scola.
|2008||1||25||Nicolas Batum (traded to Portland)||FRA||SF||Le Mans|
|2008||2||33||Joey Dorsey (from Portland via Memphis)||USA||PF||Memphis|
- On June 26, 2008, the Rockets completed a three-way transaction that sent Nicolas Batum to the Portland Trail Blazers, Darrell Arthur to the Memphis Grizzlies and Donté Greene and Joey Dorsey and Memphis’s 2009 second-round pick to the Rockets.
|2009||2||32||Jermaine Taylor (from Washington)||USA||SG||UCF|
|2009||2||34||Sergio Llull (from Denver via Oklahoma City)||ESP||PG||Real Madrid|
|2009||2||44||Chase Budinger (from Detroit)||USA||SG/SF||Arizona|
- On June 25, 2009, the Rockets spent roughly $6 million to acquire the 32nd, 34th, and 44th picks in the second-round from the Washington Wizards, the Denver Nuggets, and the Detroit Pistons, respectively.
|2011||1||23||Nikola Mirotić||ESP||PF||Real Madrid|
- On June 23, 2011, the Rockets acquired point guard Jonny Flynn and Lithuanian big man (Minnesota’s 20th pick) Donatas Motiejunas in a trade with Minnesota Timberwolves during Thursday night’s NBA draft and sent center Brad Miller and Houston’s 23rd pick (Nikola Mirotic) to the Minnesota Timberwolves.
|2012||1||16||Royce White||USA||PF||Iowa State|
|2012||2||44||Furkan Aldemir (from Los Angeles Clippers)||TUR||SF/PF||Galatasaray|
- On June 30, 2012, the Rockets acquired the draft rights to Furkan Aldemir from the Los Angeles Clippers in a trade with three other teams: Los Angeles Clippers, Dallas Mavericks, and Utah Jazz.
This year the Rockets lone pick is the 34th. Thursday will we find out the next Morey decision.