With so many General Managers landing star players, I decided to compile a list of who the top GM’s are and where Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey ranks.
The NBA season is finally underway, as the Houston Rockets played the first two games of the season, securing victories against the Shanghai Sharks and the Los Angeles Clippers.
This season follows an offseason which had many star players changing teams, all in the name of parity. We’ve seen small market teams such as the Utah Jazz significantly improve their roster and large market teams such as the Los Angeles Lakers improve to contender status.
When star players change teams, we tend to focus on how that individual player will help the new team he’s joining and whether that player will fit into the team or not. The same types of questions have been raised with the Rockets and the newly acquired Russell Westbrook.
In the Rockets case, the track record of General Manager Daryl Morey can’t be ignored, as Morey is viewed as one of the league’s best. Unfortunately, Morey’s skills are often overlooked, as the focus is rarely on GM’s and is almost always on players and coaches.
But by concentrating on only the individual players, we tend to forget about the General Managers at the top who make the decisions on the players to add or give up. Here’s a list of the top General Managers in the NBA. Let’s get started!
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