The Houston Rockets will not sit quietly as the Golden State Warriors steamroll the rest of the NBA.
General manager Daryl Morey is going to make sure of it.
His plan? Well, we’ll we’re not really sure. But he definitely has one. He told ESPN.com’s Zach Lowe so:
“We are used to long odds,” Morey added. “If Golden State makes the odds longer, we might up our risk profile and get even more aggressive. We have something up our sleeve.”
It’s safe to assume this ace in the hole has something to do with free agency. The Rockets have some cap space on the books and can dump a contract or two to put themselves in superstar territory.
Chasing a blockbuster trade is also a possibility, but Morey doesn’t have the asset juice to make that happen. Though the Rockets don’t have a bad contract on the books, they also don’t have the pieces to land a superstar on the auction block without unloading three future first-round picks in the process.
As if this offseason wasn’t going to be pivotal enough, what with the Cleveland Cavaliers needing to seek out substantive upgrades, the Rockets seem primed to make it even better. So, I think I speak for everyone when I say July 1 cannot get here fast enough.