The Rockets GM has hinted at progressing on some moves.
Daryl Morey, the always active General Manager of the Rockets, has some interesting things the last couple days. He has suggested in a press conference that the Rockets may make a move soon. During the draft night press conference, he said:
"“We were focused on two things, to get someone who can help us now and in the future. The second, we did a lot of potential discussions with teams that advanced today.”"
While he is talking about free agency, it is sounding like this offseason will be a great one for the Rockets. The one move that he can make before the July 1 free agency beginning is a trade for a big name. The two players on the market that could be traded for are of course Paul George and Kristaps Porzingis. The more realistic target is Paul George, so let’s get a quick update on that situation.
The Competition for Paul George
PG will not be easy to bring to the Rockets. There are quite a few teams that have been linked to the All-Star. The main competition seems to be Cleveland, Los Angeles (Lakers), and Boston. Thankfully for the Rockets, these teams are having some issues getting the deal done as well.
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Cleveland could not trade Kevin Love for a first round pick or even directly for Paul George on draft night. The Lakers are “not even close” to making a trade according to Magic Johnson in his introductory press conference. Boston is currently not willing to give up enough to make George a realistic target there. So the Rockets have a golden opportunity to sweep in and make a great offer to Indiana. The question is, will they do just that?