Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey recently joined ESPN’s Zach Lowe to talk all things Houston Rockets, including the CP3 trade and the small ball origins.
Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey recently joined ESPN’s Zach Lowe on The Lowe Post podcast, which is Morey’s second time speaking in front of a national audience within a span of a week. If you recall, Morey joined FS1’s First Things First earlier in the week.
Lowe started the podcast by asking Morey about the situation with China at the beginning of the season, which he wisely didn’t comment on. It’s quite surprising Lowe brought that up, as it seems like it’s beyond time to move past that, considering how the playoffs will be starting soon, and there are far more topics to discuss than that.
The timing of this conversation is important to note, as it happened during the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, which took place between March 6th-7th of last week. On top of that, the Rockets have looked dismal of late, which Morey wasn’t asked to opine on.
It would have been interesting to hear his thoughts on the Rockets’ recent slide, as the Rockets haven’t even looked competitive in any of their four most recent losses. It’s also interesting that Lowe didn’t mention anything about the unofficial luxury tax mandate from Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta, as it would have also been interesting to hear Morey share a more detailed response with someone like Lowe, who he trusts and respects.
As Morey discussed all things Rockets, let’s get started with a recap of what he had to say.