From the Houston Chronicle:
“His contract is up next year, I believe,” Alexander said on Saturday. “We’ll re-up him. Daryl knows that I judge him all the time. I’ve told him. He’s not shy about it, either. He just knows that’s the way I operate. Why wouldn’t I? The general manager is the one person in your organization you can really judge. He can make good moves or bad moves. This year, I think he’s made three terrific moves.”
Those moves would be the trade for Harden and the signing of Asik and Lin. Les Alexander’s statement shouldn’t come as a surprise.
The biggest knock on Morey since he took over in 2007 had been his inability to sign an All-Star caliber player. Now he has one in James Harden, and he has the cap space to add another this summer. It’s also interesting to consider that this team is now entirely one of Morey’s making–an extremely young, playoff-bound group with cap space to add a star, led by one of the most dynamic scorers in the world.
Like so many of the men he manages, Daryl Morey is at the peak of his performance during a contract year.