Hoops Rumors Community Shootaround 4/9/16

Houston made the playoffs in five of the previous eight seasons, including the last three, but the team has some work to do if it’s going to make it to the postseason for the fourth straight campaign. The Rockets sit one game behind the Jazz for the eighth seed in the Western Conference with three games to go.

The franchise certainly had higher expectations than an eighth seed entering the season and early today, reports surfaced that ownership would be seriously evaluating Daryl Morey’s job performance. Morey has accepted the blame for the team’s disappointing season, but an argument can be made that his moves as a GM are the reason the Rockets had the high expectations to begin with. Morey has been one of the most active front office executives in the league since becoming the GM of the Rockets in 2007. He made the shrewd move to acquire James Harden and he signed Dwight Howard to add a second star to the team.

So here is tonight’s question: Should the Rockets move on from Morey and what other changes need to be made in Houston? Let’s talk front office, player movement, Dwight Howard and more. Let us know what you think in comments below. We look forward to what you have to say!

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Jamel
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Jamel
5 months 21 days ago

Get rid of bickerstaff completely or demote him back to assistant and bring in a quality head coach. Let Dwight walk and bring in a center who can space the floor. The Rockets are shooters. They love shooting 3s. An old fashioned past his prime center like Dwight just can’t mesh with a team like that. Look at Andrew Bogut and the Warriors. He’s practically a bench warmer.

Jtkilla_13
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Jtkilla_13
5 months 21 days ago
They need to fire jb and get rid of Howard Brewer ariza terry smith and tj package a deal up and trade for a power forward using Beverley dmo dekker and a first rounder only way I want Beverley back is if he a backup dmo has really looked bad he’s a ?morey needs to stop being dumb Kd ain’t coming here my issue wit morey is he passes up young super star potential players for big name players he needs to pursue Barnes and clarkson and try n trade for vucevic or okafor and bring over Alessandro gentile and… Read more »
Arthur Hill
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5 months 20 days ago

The Rockets have a team philosophy that emphasizes 3-pointers, but the shooters they have are average at best. If they’re going to stick with this strategy, they need to sign or develop better long-range shooters.

Juan Rufasto
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Juan Rufasto
5 months 21 days ago

This off-season i hope the rockets go defensive. Trade Ariza & Harrell to the nuggets for faried. Sign joakim noah to replace dwight now i know he had a shoulder injury but hopefully he’s ready by camp. If not you got a young Capela to fill in until he returns. Also sign jamal crawford and brandon jennings and we now would have a super bench. I feel McDaniels has the tools to develop into a 3nD player. Re-sign Dmo also and we have a Deep team.
Bev/jennings
Harden/crawford
Kj/brewer/dekker
Faried/Beasley/dmo
Noah/capela/dmo

Jamal
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Jamal
5 months 21 days ago

Let Dwight Walk. Trade Cory Brewer, Terrance Jones, and Josh Smith. Hope Jason Terry retires, Let Michael Beazly start and have Dmo. come off the bench. Draft a point guard. Sign a Center out of free agency, try to sign Kevin Durent sign either Mark Jackson or Tom Tibs as head coach. And keep Morey. This should fix our problems.

Raelon Reed
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Raelon Reed
5 months 21 days ago

Rockets land Jeff Teague, D12 takes pay cut. We lose Terry, Brewer, T Jones, J Smith, draft a PF, keep Motiejunas and Beasley, add one more shooter or keep Goudelock, KD up in the air for possibly coming to Houston. Just watch ;)

Ryan
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Ryan
5 months 21 days ago

Fire bickerstaff. Hire thibs or van gundy or mark Jackson. Lose Dwight. Let Capela develop in the starting role. Lose d-mo or t-jones. Resign Beasley. Draft a pg. & sign a pg. use max money on Durant or big money on mike Conley or Harrison Barnes or whiteside. sign valuable vets with championship experience to cheaper contracts.

Doug
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Doug
5 months 21 days ago

Hire a new HC and keep JB. Hes a good assistant. Sign Joakim Noah and play him with Capela. Look to sign Mike conley. Let Howard walk. Keep Morey, I don’t feel he deserves that much blame. Yes mchale firing was stupid but ownership wouldve kept him if they wanted too.

Red
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Red
5 months 21 days ago
Keep JB as head coach and Dwight. The problem isn’t Dwight, so you can blame Dwight for Houston down fall because Harden and the rest of the player have more fault as Dwight does. If player just go out and play ball and pass the ball and play defense, rebound Houston wouldn’t been at the top so if you going blame anybody blame the player. And by the way I agree with Stephen A. Smith about how they freezing Dwight out by not passing him the ball how can he show what he can do if he’s not getting the… Read more »
Kash
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Kash
5 months 21 days ago
Morey isn’t or wasn’t the problem. The problem is the head coach and of course a few players that just didn’t play up to the level that they’re capable of playing at. We can’t just bring in any coach because Harden I don’t believe Harden will be easy to coach. Imo Harden needs to coached hard and in order for that to happen we need a coach that he respects. I hoping he respects coaching candidates like Thibs or JVG! Next Morey either let Howard walk or if he wants to stay then sign him to a more friendly contract.… Read more »
John
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John
5 months 21 days ago
Hire thibodeau, Demote bickerstaff to assistant. Let dwight and dmo walk. Try to get KD, chandler parsons or harrison barnes. make harden a point guard and keep beverley as a backup. try to trade for a shooting guard who can be a decent playmaker like tryreke evans or a 3nD player like wesley matthews. keep terrence jones, if he develops his defence and his 3 pointer a little more like it was in 2014, he can be our poor-mans draymond green. We should also try to find a rebounding center like biyombo. Pg: Harden, Beverley Sg: Tyreke/Wesley Matthews, KJ mcdaniels… Read more »
Justin
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Justin
5 months 21 days ago

Fire JB. Get rid of Dwight, Brewer, TWill. Let Jason Terry retire. Go after a PF that has range like Kevin Love. We need to upgrade on the defensive side. Mike Conley would fit nicely. Upgrade at PG. I like Capella as a #2 center for another year or 2. I believe he will develop into one of the best big men in the league.

Bryce
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Bryce
5 months 21 days ago
Our season has been absolute trash. I honestly wouldn’t care if we started from scratch and just keep Harden. But knowing that won’t happen people I would like to see back is Beasley, Beverly (if he’s the backup), Ariza, KJ, and Montrez. I would love to see either JVG or Thibs to come back to Houston and give Harden the discipline he needs on the defensive end.. If they don’t do that I would only want one more person, and that’s Scott Brooks. Why? because now you got him, harden, and Beas to recruit KD. But assuming that doesn’t happen,… Read more »
PCnever
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PCnever
5 months 21 days ago

Howard was a plus for Morey? Like the plague was a plus. How much did he blow on Howard and how much could he have gotten chandler Parsons for? Been GM since 2007 and hasn’t come up with a real winning team. Wake up and smell the BS in the front office.

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