4 names to consider in the Rockets’ assistant GM search

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The departure of Daryl Morey paved the way for Rafael Stone to become the next general manager of the Houston Rockets and he’s done an admirable job despite the obstacles and road blocks he inherited. Stone has uncovered unheralded players, such as Jae’Sean Tate, Mason Jones, and Sterling Brown, who have all been difference makers for the Rockets, while also hitting a home run with the free agent signing of Christian Wood.

In addition, Stone had the unenviable task of trading away James Harden, and landed four first-round picks, four additional pick swaps, and Victor Oladipo, which is quite a haul. The Rockets also pulled off quite the fleece when they landed Kevin Porter Jr. for a protected second-round pick, which is pennies on the dollar compared to the four second-round picks that were packaged by the Cleveland Cavaliers to acquire him.

Here are 4 names for the Houston Rockets to consider in their search for an assistant GM

Many believed the Rockets’ front office would take a step back with Morey no longer in the fold, but the Rockets’ remaining front office had been groomed under Morey, much like Stone was, who became Morey’s right hand man. Although the Rockets lost Gersson Rosas and Monte McNair over the years, they still have Eli Witus and Jimmy Paulis, not to mention Director of Strategy Fan-Hal Koung, and Jason Roman.

The Rockets are reportedly seeking to add another assistant GM to Stone’s staff, and they have an endless number of options they could turn to to fill such a position. Let’s take a look at four names that deserve mention by the Rockets as they begin their search.

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