Houston Rockets’ Offseason Work Is Just Beginning

August 14th, 2012 by Rob Mahoney Leave a reply »
Between Omer Asik, Jeremy Lin and Dwight Howard, Daryl Morey has spent most of his offseason chasing after other teams' players. Such a strategy has resulted in more than a month of negotiation, offer sheets, trade positioning and backup planning, but the Houston Rockets' work is only beginning.

After an active summer, Houston's current roster stands at 21-plus players, making the assessment and bundling of assets all the more important as the Rox continue in the next intermediate step of their team-building process.

Morey may have missed out on Howard, but if the Rockets are even going to make the most of the vast collection of players they've acquired over the last few months, then more moves must be coming—even as Houston continues to sign players, such as former Buck Carlos Delfino, out of free agency.

But where to begin? Considering the franchise's apparent commitment to filling out its roster with young talent, Kevin Martin is an obvious trade candidate. Yet Martin's deal and potential trade value could very well keep him a Rocket for the next few months; cashing in on the trade market is what Morey does best, but that kin ...

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