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Daryl Morey Interview on July 2nd: Dwight, Lin, Asik

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by justtxyank, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. jason330i

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    i'm gonna say the opposite. once howard gives his verbal agreement, lin and asik are gone.
     
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    He implied that there was NO such request!
     
  4. Rockets2K

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    What if....the "source" that is claiming Howard demanded a third star was wrong?

    Like I said previously, on this I believe Morey over some random source.

     
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    I'll trust our GM over twitter. But I'll take it with a grain of salt. He cant/isn't really going to say that much given the cards are still on the table.
     
  6. bloodwings19

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    Morey is just being a salesman. I remember Morey said he wasn't going to do anything at the trading deadline this past season, or wasn't planning on doing anything then PPat, Morris, Aldrich and T.Douglas gone. For sure, we will take a beating if T.Robinson does not equal to Dwight Howard, but plan B is going to be pretty good. Look at how many free-agents are still out there.
     
  7. Mattj

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    Because it was 520am Los Angeles time.
     
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    What would he accomplish by being deceitful on this?

    Howard knows what he said in the meetings, he knows what Morey said.....if Morey were to mis-represent what Howard said in the meeting wouldn't that send the wrong signal to Dwight.....it would tell him Morey was a two-faced liar which would run him off quicker than asking him to play in Canada.
     
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  9. kwongadong

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    I have no doubt Lin and Asik will be moved if necessary, but you don't do it prior to signing Dwight. The questionable part of Deek's tweet is when he said Morey is looking to dump salary, Beverly is better than Lin, and the management knows it.

    TRob was the salary dump. If Lin was shopped, it seems like management was looking for a STARTING CALIBER point guard in return...which is contrary to management's belief in Bev.

    We all know Morey lies to the press, but why are we so quick to believe Deek's sources? What do other GM's have to gain for leaking this info? Perhaps Mark Cuban leaked this "news" to distract Morey...
     
  10. tomato123

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    If he's going for josh smith. He got no choice again but to trade Asik and Lin.

     
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    Asik is much more likely to be traded than Lin, especially in light of the fact that Chris Paul is not available.

    1. Asik has higher trade value than Lin.
    2. Despite what Morey said, Asik is still a very big luxury as a backup. Lin is not a luxury unless you believe Beverley is a better player.

    I really hope what Morey said about keep them both was true. But as most know, we can't trust that at all.
     
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    -Host: Dwight is plan A. If you don't get Dwight would you try to float the cap space? No long term deal? Or is good plan B out there?

    -Daryl: Couple of things. If we don't get Dwight we will be HURT. We would NOT have done TROB deal. We've gambled on Dwight. We are waiting on him and missing other moves in free agency, but we are fully committed to bringing Dwight here.

    -Host: Recap: Most important thing you said is that Jeremy Lin and Omer are not available. Only last resort if S&T to get dwight?

    -Daryl: No sign and trade to get Dwight. Lakers are not interested in doing that. We have the room to sign him on the 10th and we hope he goes our direction.



    I listened to the entire interview, but when was this part said?
     
  13. mike_lu

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    The only truth is "we'll never know".

    But I'm inclined to believe Morey to a certain extent. First he never said TRob is untradable. Never.

    He also never said he wouldn't trade Lin/Asik. Only Harden, and Parsons (at this stage, due to his contract). We will never know for sure whether he explored Lin/Asik trades, or other GMs called him knowing the Rockets current situation/plans (very transparent).

    I also think he makes very clear points regarding both Lin/Asik. Asik probably has more value playing 15-20 min a game at back-up 5 than a second tier PF. Lin has value on the China angle that Howard appreciates (global brand).

    So, technically I'm inclined to believe him to a certain extent. No matter how good he talks up his players, he has always said he'll continue to upgrade.

    The only thing is, will he get something that is a slam dunk upgrade?
     
  14. Knickskiller

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    comeon not like the Trob trade was a surprise. It was rather straight forward without rumours.
     
  15. Knickskiller

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    as clutch stated. the recording of interview was cut off . Can we have a full recording someone?
     
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    Morey said he doesn't expect anything to go down. Morris for a 2nd round pick wasn't a big deal, and we all know many things fell together for the TRob deal, and the Kings weren't actively shipping him (no other team knew of the deal).

    These things very frequently happen at the last minute, just like nobody expected Harden to be available less than a week before the season opener.
     
  17. slowmustang

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    Didn't he curse on air? Lol. Bet the radio station is nervous...
     
  18. bball_lifer

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    I think Clutchfan's data center would explode if that happened
     
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    is there more to the interview? it seems to cutoff at the end
     
  20. Carl Herrera

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    Which TRob deal was Daryl talking about? Trading for him or trading him away?

    If it is the latter, then why wouldn't they just wait until Dwight makes a decision to agree to the trade? Perhaps the market will get worse after Dwight decides if teams know for sure that HOU will need the cap room. If the trade really is favorable to Portland, it would remain so a week or two later, no? They can't really formally make the deal until July 10 anyway.
     

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