The Houston Rockets are still hungry.
Despite general manager Daryl Morey saying otherwise at season’s end, the Rockets are clearly in the hunt for another superstar this summer. In a Q&A with the Houston Chronicle’s Jonathan Feigen, Morey had said of another superstar pursuit:
I don’t feel it’s necessary. I do feel it’s my job to explore those things. I think (we’ll be helped by) our group playing more together after only a season together, plus a lot of young players that can take a step forward and improve. Plus we’ve got financial flexibility this year. We’re not limited to minimum-player additions.
Now, we can safely say Morey’s words were something like lip service. Carmelo Anthony’s meeting with the team is imminent—it's scheduled for Wednesday, July 2, as reported by ESPN's Marc Stein. The Rockets, after acquiring James Harden and Dwight Howard over the past two summers, are movers and shakers once again.
Who do they want most?