This Rockets team can surprise people. Not Rockets fans, of course, because we know how good we can be. However, an interview with Kevin Martin shows how Houston is slowly but surely building a championship team.â†µ
And it starts with focused, smart, motivated, team basketball players. Which is why we got rid of this guy.â†µ
Take a look at the interview, although I think this quote from Martin may sum it up.â†µ
How do they do things differently in Houston?â†µ
First, it's a veteran ball club with guys who just want to win. We all made names for ourselves in the league and the only legacy we're trying to leave now is winning. We can all put up nice numbers and things like that. You have to give credit to [general manager] Daryl [Morey] for bringing in those kind of people -- players with a lot of class and who are motivated. Of all the guys on our roster, there's really only one player who came into the league with big expectations, and that's Yao. The rest of us -- we've been the hard workers. I was like the 15th player on the roster my rookie year and had to work my way up. Then I was the No. 1 player for three years. This isn't to disrespect guys, but it's not about hype in Houston. These are guys who have worked their way up the ladder. I'm definitely happy to be in an organization like this. You know what you need to do and you just go out there and get it done. You don't need anyone on your throat all the time.
I may be more of a baseball guy; I can't analyze basketball statistics like our guru. But I do believe Morey is doing the right thing. He's building a quality team around quality players. All championship teams have them. And Adam Morrison. Maybe that should be our next move...