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  1. No, New Basketball Statistics Aren't Going Away

    Henry Abbott

    This weekend is the annual international confab of NBA stat geeks, the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference at MIT, organized by none other than Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey. After having a tremendous and enlightening time there a year ago -- there is...

    Blog | March 03, 2009
  2. Daryl Morey on Stopping Deron Williams

    Henry Abbott

    The way I see it one of the most fearsome teams in the playoffs is the Utah Jazz. Deron Williams is a big part of that, and the task of stopping him now falls to the Houston Rockets. Last night, Rockets' GM Daryl Morey talked to Jason Friedman of the...

    Blog | April 17, 2008
  3. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Whit Watson hopes the rumored Steve Francis for Lamar Odom trade happens. There's a whole big fuss about Jeff Van Gundy and Rockets GM Carroll Dawson allegedly not talking. Van Gundy laughs it off, saying he was talking to "CD" when he read the stor...

    Blog | February 21, 2006
  4. What, exactly, have the Rockets created?

    Henry Abbott

    Bill Baptist/NBAE/Getty Images Title contention and massive disappointment are both possibilities for the 2013-2014 Rockets. Almost five years ago, Houston GM Daryl Morey explained his long-term team-building strategy on a stage at a conference in ...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  5. Daryl Morey can't talk tanking

    Henry Abbott

    On Rockets.com, Jason Friedman asked the Rockets general manager, Daryl Morey, what he thought about tanking. His response had a lot to do with his relationship with the league office, a little to do with pornography and nothing to do with the GM'...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  6. Is today's NBA like "Moneyball"?

    Henry Abbott

    When George Postolos saw the movie "Moneyball," which opened last Friday, he had some qualms. The former president of the Rockets noted that in portraying Brad Pitt's character, A's GM Billy Beane, as a man unilaterally changing baseball, the film...

    Blog | September 27, 2011
  7. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Richard Justice of the Houston Chronicle: "No, the Rockets didn't take the Astros flawed blueprint and turn it upside down. GM Daryl Morey's goal was simple. He wanted every acquisition player to be one the Rockets would have for the lon...

    Blog | August 27, 2009
  8. Daryl Morey's Facebook Request

    Henry Abbott

    The Rockets' GM, who has lost two centers to serious injury in the last few months -- Dikembe Mutombo and Yao Ming -- has used Facebook to help charm a free agent replacement. His target? Dwight Howard's backup in Orlando, Marcin Gortat. This...

    Blog | July 01, 2009
  9. Sherman Alexie: Cage the Pit Bull

    Henry Abbott

    From an older TrueHoop post: When Ron Artest was new to Houston, Rockets analysts noticed that he was taking some shots from inefficient spots on the floor. Ordinarily, that's the kind of thing the team might talk to a player about, but GM Daryl...

    Blog | May 19, 2009
  10. Foul Complaints 2.0

    Henry Abbott

    Bill Bridges, writing at Forum Blue and Gold, has a theory about how the Celtics won Game 2 that has to do with Tom Thibodeau, supercomputers and the GM of the Rockets. There is even a Karl Rove mention, and some Darth Vader overtones. However,...

    Blog | June 10, 2008
  11. Ric Bucher: Bonzi Wells to Houston

    Henry Abbott

    Bucher writes that Bonzi Wells had several other offers. Denver, Boston, Charlotte and Miami also made offers but the Rockets did the best job of convincing Wells he was needed. The recruiting contingent included Yao Ming, GM Carroll Dawson, assista...

    Blog | September 28, 2006