Morey Trying to Follow Celtics’ Blueprint
The method behind the madness? (Daryl) Morey, who spent time with the Boston Celtics during the last decade before moving to Houston, is trying to recreate what Danny Ainge did in Boston to acquire Kevin Garnett. Ainge succeeded by developing young players (Al Jefferson, Ryan Gomes, Delonte West) to the point that they became valuable trading chips in deals a month apart for Garnett and Ray Allen in the summer of 2007.
“It’s very similar to what Boston did,” Morey said. “Hopefully, it will yield the same result.”
The goal for Houston: the Los Angeles Lakers’ Andrew Bynum or the Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard. Morey cannot comment officially on either player, but it is well known that he would love to make one of them a Rocket.