You're probably right. At the same time, a pretty smart guy (SVG) decided it was worth a first round pick to gamble on a player of his caliber. One of SVG/Morey is going to look like a genius--the other will be chided for their poor decision. As you said, Morey likely has more knowledge than anyone not named D-Mo of his health. If it was me, I would have gambled the other way--reason #1 I'd probably be a bad GM
I don't know. It's still a bit emotional for me. He was a favorite of mine (and many other Rox fans). Players like him don't grow on trees. I hope Morey made the right call.
I know most of us will be keeping an eye on what happens with him in Detroit. I'll be rooting for him no matter what...and possibly cursing Morey for years to come.
even if we had kept D-Mo it was no sure thing we would have been able to retain him this summer. I think it has become clear the Rockets are going big game hunting this summer and the last time we did that we lost Parsons.......for nothing. like I said before there will be lots of interest in D-Mo. what's to stop a team from putting an unreasonable offer on the table especially in the salary cap bloated environment of this summer? we could have lost him for nothing by standing pat. the Pistons were set to make a run at him and I'm sure at least a couple of other teams were thinking the same thing. what if he draws a max deal? seems unreasonable, but think Tristan Thompson. is he worth that? this is a business and while I do get attached to players I always try to keep an eye on the business angle of team building. instead of risking a D-Mo nightmare this summer, Morey decided to recoup a 1st round draft pick (possible lottery) and open up a couple of million additional dollars for star chasing by getting rid of D-Mo's cap hold. I say with the uncertainty of D-Mo's health, I understand that decision. whether the future proves that to be a good decision or not in the context it is being presented to the Rockets the bird in the hand is better than the two in the bush.