Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey has built the team into a powerhouse and has set the team up to contend year after year. Here are the 14 best moves he’s made so far with the Rockets.
Over the course of Daryl Morey’s 12 years with the Houston Rockets, he has emerged as arguably the league’s best general manager, as he’s proven to be extremely knowledgeable about how to circumvent the collective bargaining agreement. Over the years, Morey and the Rockets have consistently run into the dominance of the “superteam” Golden State Warriors, although it doesn’t look like that will be an issue this season.
Morey has been willing to take risks on players such as Josh Smith and Gerald Green through free agency over the years and has been able to find diamonds near the bottom of the NBA Draft such as Clint Capela and Montrezl Harrell.
In addition, he’s been able to land superstars like James Harden, Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook all via trade, and has been a big part of the reason the Rockets have made the playoffs in seven consecutive seasons. In addition, the Rockets have made the postseason in nine of the twelve years Morey has been the general manager of the team.
Although Morey was named the NBA’s Executive of the Year following the 2017-18 campaign, he’s surely made his fair share of mistakes, as every general manager has. Overall, though, there have been far more positives than negatives with Morey, and there have been so many great moves that it’s been difficult to even narrow them down to fourteen.