ESPN’s Chad Ford was asked if the Rockets would be making a move today in ESPN’s Daily Dime chat. His response? It’s not surprising if you’ve been following the proceedings.
They’re trying like crazy. Morey has been one of the most active GMs over the last month. He made a big push for Carmelo Anthony. Tried to pry Deron Williams away from Utah. Made an aggressive play for second tier players like Nene and Danny Granger. Even went after the Kings’ Samuel Dalembert. So far, he’s come up empty.
Wednesday evening a number of GMs reported receiving multiple texts/calls from Morey proposing trades — some big, some small, some outlandish.
“Everyone on their team is up for grabs,” one Western Conference GM told ESPN.com. “Everyone.”
Over the course of the last 24 hours, we’re hearing the Rockets getting involved in smaller targets like Jonny Flynn and Hasheem Thabeet. I’d be shocked if something didn’t happen.
Looks like it might be down to just the small potatoes, Rockets fans. I’d be a little surprised if Morey wasn’t able to pull a rabbit out of his hat, just because we’re so accustomed to seeing it happen, but the big names don’t look like they’re coming this way.
It is a little interesting that Morey was making proposals that some GM’s thought were outlandish. To be a worker in a cell phone kiosk when he upgrades to a new plan would be fascinating.