Although Daryl Morey is one of the most creative and innovative executives the NBA has ever seen, the Houston Rockets won’t miss a beat without him leading the charge of the front office.
For 13 years Houston Rockets fans had the pleasure of having Daryl Morey as the general manager of their favorite team. Morey joined the franchise 14 years ago but took over as the general manager in 2007, and proved to be one of the best executives in the league, which was proven when he won the Executive of the Year award at the conclusion of the 2016-17 season.
Morey pulled off trades for many of the best players in NBA history, in James Harden, Chris Paul, and Russell Westbrook, who are all surefire Hall of Famers. The Rockets also added Dwight Howard, who won the 2020 NBA title, while also having nabbed three consecutive Defensive Player of the Year awards.
Morey led the charge of the analytics movement, as the Rockets were consistently near the top of the league in 3-pointers over the past decade, which is a style that’s been adopted across the league. Simply put, Morey is one of the most brilliant minds the league has ever seen, and there’s no way to replace him.
But with that said, the Houston Rockets should be fine without him leading the charge, for a variety of reasons. Here are three reasons why the Rockets will be fine without Morey, one of the best executives in the league, at the helm.
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