Rockets GM Daryl Morey is attempting to build his team ‘similar to what Boston did’ in 2007 (Ball Don't Lie)
Rarely do you get NBA general managers to admit what "The Plan" is. Usually it's "the plan," all lower case letters and a bunch of trite clichés about flexibility and doing what's best for the team's future; as if that was something new to the NBA and startlingly profound. GMs don't speak in specifics partially because tampering rules won't allow you to discuss names of players currently under contract to a different team, for one, but also because at the heart of every "Plan" is a guy that really just has no flippin' clue how all of this is going to turn out.
Then there is Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey, who didn't mind comparing his team's completely rebuilt (and, some would say, "dismantled") roster to the asset-rich young roster that lost so many games for the Boston Celtics before they were able to trade for Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen in 2007. Morey wasn't a Celtics employee at the time, but he did work for Boston during the spell that led up to Ainge's killer summer of 2007. From the New York Times :
"It's very similar to what Boston did," Morey said. "Hopefully, it will yield the same result."
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