Houston Rockets Give Daryl Morey Plenty of Ammunition to Make Changes

March 5th, 2012 by Robert Kleeman Leave a reply »
If management measured Kevin Martin’s job security by crunch-time execution, then his career skipped off the back rim twice and into Blake Griffin’s hands Sunday night.

The Rockets botched a trio of opportunities to take late leads in a crucial home match against the Los Angeles Clippers and lost 105-103 in extra minutes.

Daryl Morey will not trade his roster’s top scorer and free-throw shooter because he threw away what should have been a facile inbound pass or because he tossed bricks with the outcome up for grabs.

Those miscues, though, add to the painful plethora of reasons Morey will cite when he tosses a stick of dynamite in the direction of this 21-17 roll call and sends key contributors elsewhere.

The Rockets, losers of three in a row, have once again entered a tailspin just before the trade deadline. That gives the GM the annual ammo he needs to blast complacency and inactivity to bits.

What is it about February (and this year March) that causes Houston to pile up crippling defeats? Oh, right.

The players do not need to read ESPN Writer Ric Bucher’s latest tweet to know changes ...

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