2 Future Hall of Famers share horrible experiences they had with Rockets

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Daryl Morey is viewed as the person who turned around the Houston Rockets, as they were in basketball purgatory prior to him pulling off the acquisition of his career in acquiring James Harden from the Oklahoma City Thunder. Morey was contantly flipping players and picks, in hopes of surrounding Harden with the necessary pieces to win a championship. 

It won Morey Executive of the Year and resulted in eight consecutive postseason appearances, the most in the league at the time.

The Rockets won 50+ games in five of six seasons and were on pace for yet another 50-win season in 2019-20, before the league was forced to cease operations due to COVID. But the team could never quite get over the hump, despite reaching the Western Conference Finals twice.

In other words, sometimes the moves worked and sometimes they didn't. Morey had a bad habit of treating players like assets and disregarding their personal situations, and it caused him to miss out on several players.

Former Rockets players voice frustration with bad experience with team

Case in point, J.J. Redick, who explained that he was on the cusp of inking a deal with the Rockets but decided against it, because of the manner in which Morey operated.

"Daryl always has a million things going on, like in A Beautiful Mind with all of the stuff written on the chalkboard. I hate to say this – but you never know with Daryl and how he operates. A three-year deal could really be a six-month deal if you get dealt at the trade deadline for a superstar as part of a package of six."

Redick ultimately was spared.

However, several players who did actually join the Rockets have recently voiced their displeasure with their experience. On the following slides, we'll explore those players and exactly what they said.