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"The problem with Daryl Morey...that he's been mythologized before he's done anything worth heraldin

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Sommermärchen, Jul 21, 2014.

  1. Sommermärchen

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    SBNation about Daryl Morey



    The things highlighted in bold, I have to agree...
     
  2. NotInMyHouse

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    I detect butthurt from the author.
     
  3. DreaMac

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    Been mentioned a few times. Parsons was treated like a person instead of asset. Gave a big F you to us in return. Treat em like assets. Flip em till we win the chip. :eek:
     
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  4. JD88

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    Super butt hurt
     
  5. RV6

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    If Morey had never used the word "asset" no one would be making a big deal out of it. Let's be honest. That's the only thing that people/media have to hold on to because that's just how the business works. You are allowed to trade whoever you want, whenever you want (with of course some exceptions, but you get my point).

    Is it any different to treat them like humans to be flipped? They're still getting flipped.

    Plus, guys are coming back. Obviously money plays a role in that, but if guys were really being treated poorly, or even inhumanely, do you think they'd come back? Hell no. It's just the media and opposing FOs trying to make a big deal of it.

    This is the same guy who trade Battier back to Memphis. Traded Marcus to be with Markieff. Was that not human(e)? Even Parsons, and we know how that turned out.
     
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  6. Nero

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    Any article like this which does not include Yao's broken feets and T-Mac's broken whatever, is an utter fail.

    NO other team could have stayed afloat and not tanked to the gutter in the wake of those two players' crash-and-burn, but the Rockets not only didn't tank, they eventually broke the surface and landed back into the upper half of the brutal Western Conference, solely because of Morey's machinations.

    People who toss in the successes of San Antonio and Dallas (uhh.. ever hear of players like Nowitzki and Tim Duncan? That has just a LITTLE something to do with those teams' success, eh don't you think?) as some sort of condemnation of Morey are just plain stupid.

    And you don't want to treat players as assets?

    Maybe some of you are too young to remember the disastrous deals CD put in place before Morey got here.. I think we're STILL paying Matt Maloney! lol Kelvin Kato! Mo Taylor! Terrible deal after terrible deal..

    For every butt-hurt player who gets treated like an 'asset' (what the H does that even mean?? Are the Rockets the only team which trades away players?? SMH), there are about a million guys who would KILL to be in their spot being treated like that same asset.
     
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  7. Carl Herrera

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    Morey didn't mythologized himself. It's not his fault that members of media wrote about him. He can't control other people's attention, what he can control is his work for the team and that's what matters.

    He and the rest of the front office are doing everything they can to build a contender out of the ashes of Yao and TMac's career-ending injuries. They haven't been perfect but considering the circumstances they have done a very good job.

    I don't get the criticism. It's not like the publicity is what takes away from the Rockets winning a title, not Daryl neglects his work to spend time schmoozing with reporters instead or that teams have stopped trading with Houston because NY Times wrote about Battier a few years back.
     
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  8. Haymitch

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    How so? I've seen this said by many people on blogs and other media. How does Morey attract attention to himself? By being active (his job)? By organizing the Sloan Conference? I don't get it.
     
  9. ROXTXIA

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    I hope this writer got his check from Cuban.

    The NO pick mention is stupid. That's just smart business on Morey's part.

    Sure, Morey is a bit of a robot emotionally, but jeeeeeeeeeez, what a butthurt article.
     
  10. J Sizzle

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    Dallas fan author?
     
  11. ThaShark316_28

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    1. It's a bidness.
    2. A LOT of writers firmly believe GMs should be seen, not heard.
    3. It's a bidness.
     
  12. Ziggy

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    Didn't bother reading it. I imagine it talks about infrequent playoff appearances and lack series' wins.

    I imagine it doesn't mention his ability to build around, then recover from, a roster with 2 max stars that sat around wearing suits on the bench while still managing to stay in the race for a playoff spot... then, creating a 54 win team with with no pick in the top 10.

    Didn't read it... but I'll say this, if Daryl Morey's job was to win first round playoff series, I'd imagine his record would be perfect right now. For Daryl, it's title contention or bust. You don't hang banners for being part of the elite 8.

    People need to deal with that already.
     
  13. CometsWin

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    Posters back up author's point. :grin:

    Too funny.
     
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  14. ThaShark316_28

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    4. Media REALLY hates "smartest guy in the room" guy.
     
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    would you like some chips with your salt
     
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    Name a GM who players talk about because said GM 'treats players like people'

    That is all.

    Morey is just a harder bargainer, and less likely to take crap from others, so gets a bum wrap for doing exactly what they all do.
     
  17. Easy

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    The article is poorly reasoned. Blaming Morey for media attention is equally lame as blaming Lebron from media attention. Blaming Morey for Rockets' mediocrity is even dumber.

    However, the "asset" thing is not just idle hate.

    heypartner pointed out in the Joey Dorsey thread about how Morey inadvertently talked about the player being an asset for possible future trade.

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    The main problem with this approach is continuity. No company would like a high turnover rate for their employees because they know that it is a very inefficient way of building a work force. You not only require a lot of retooling, refitting, and retraining of personnel every time you change them, you also create a everyone-fend-for-himself culture. Why would I care about the company's long term welfare when I don't even know whether I'll be here next year? So I just take whatever I can when I am here. It's just business. Nothing personal, right?

    This is just simple fundamental principle of business administration that shouldn't even need to be debated.
     
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    <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> I've been critical of Morey in the past but this is getting stupid. If Miami doesn't get desperate & throw a 5th year & $30 mil at Bosh then everyone is having a different conversation. If Utah & Dallas don't get desperate enough to throw max deals at Gordon Hayward & Chandler Parsons, then we're having a different conversation. The Rox did the smart thing getting similar production with better defense at a cheaper price.

    The media built Morey up & now they're trying to tear him down. Morey has to stay the course & keep trying to build a winner.
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    organizing sloan conference
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    Didn't RC Buford hand us Luis Scola for basically nothing?

    Didn't RC Buford give a 30yr old Richard Jefferson a 4 year, $38 000 000 contract, with a player option no less?

    No GM is perfect.

    The off season isn't over. Many transactions on our end can't be made until September, and lets not forget what can go down between now and the trade deadline.
     

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