Fresh off the Westbrook trade and late into the off-season, are we sure Daryl Morey is done making moves for the Houston Rockets? I would be surprised if he is.
Daryl Morey just reminded the NBA of how great of a General Manager he is. He was able to flip one of the worst contracts in the NBA for an MVP without getting rid of any role players. Because the Houston Rockets only had to give up Chris Paul, are we sure Morey is done making moves?
For starters, Eric Gordon and Clint Capela have been mentioned as trade bait all off-season and the Rockets still have both of them. If they were wanting to trade them away, has that now changed? I would think the Rockets would be tempted to add someone like Kevin Love, who the Rockets could acquire for Gordon and Capela.
The outgoing salaries would match the incoming salaries and the Rockets wouldn’t have a need for Capela on the glass and on the offensive end with Love. Love has familiarity with Westbrook as the two were college teammates at UCLA, and doesn’t fit with a rebuilding Cavaliers roster.
I’d bet Kevin Love would run at the opportunity to play with the contending Rockets. The Rockets could also use Love as he shot 41.5% from three just two years ago. In addition, Love is a great passer and once averaged 4 assists per game while in Minnesota.
In addition, I still think the Rockets will be trying to add Andre Iguodala. They could trade Iman Shumpert and a draft pick as well to get Iguodala, which would seem like a no-brainer. I know reports have it that Dallas has stepped up their efforts of landing Iguodala, but if I’m Iggy I would think I would want to go to Houston instead. Dallas isn’t viewed as a legitimate contender and Iguodala is used to playing in the NBA Finals by this point. The Clippers are another option that has been thrown out there for Iggy.
I know it’s fairly late in the off-season and most of the NBA moves have already been made, but Daryl Morey is never one to NOT make moves. I wouldn’t be surprised not one bit if Morey keeps wheeling and dealing late in the off-season, especially considering the fact that he still has the trade bait he’s made it known he’s willing to part with.
We’ll just have to watch Morey work his magic but don’t be surprised if there are more moves made.