Richard Justice, shockingly, has an insightful column up this morning with a few quotes from Rockets GM Daryl Morey on the trade deadline as it plays out. This won’t quite erase gems like “Who Was Badmouthing Ed Wade For Signing Brandon Lyon?” and “Vince Young Is My Starcrossed Love Child,” but it’s a start. Morey admitted that things do not look good right now, and said that the team has to get something done.
What’s left? Morey has two other trades in play: one for a potentially high draft pick, the other for an impact player. He said he’d feel better if he had five or six possibilities instead of two.
“I’m not optimistic,” he says, “but I don’t think I ever am at this point in the process. Everyone is playing poker, trying to get the best deal they can.”
“It’s not for lack of trying,” Morey said. “I hope people understand that. We’re going to be among the top five teams in the league in flexibility this offseason.”
“We’re pushing hard,” Morey says, “but I don’t have anything right now. I know that’s not what you want to hear.”
Morey is clearly under quite a bit of duress as the deadline nears. Fans are reaching the point of fatigue with this current roster.
As for guesses on the impact player? Gerald Wallace was thrown around earlier this week. I also wouldn’t be surprised if it was Danny Granger of the Pacers. Either way, it’s good to know that Morey is also contemplating the draft route, as this team does look like it’s heading more and more towards a rebuild.
At least today, with roughly 30 hours left until the deadline.