Any good relationship, basketball or otherwise, is built on the pillars of communication and trust.
Under the leadership of Daryl Morey and his crew, the Houston Rockets have leaned heavily on both pillars. Since his absorption of the GM mantle, Daryl Morey has preached patience. The Rockets have improved by picking nits, embracing the statistical revolution and making shrewd deals for top-flight players and coaches.
Patience has worked perfectly. With an NBA free agency devoid of traditional big spenders and plenty of cap space, the Houston Rockets are in prime position to challenge for NBA supremacy.
The Houston Rockets have earned our trust.
That’s not to downplay their feisty finish in the NBA Playoffs, losing to a bereft Thunder squad in six games. This team has legitimate problems and is in search of worthwhile solutions.
To help Daryl, Coach Kevin McHale and the Rockets, let’s winnow the problems that plagued Houston, grab the analytical abacus, and find a way to create more win shares next season.
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