The Houston Rockets Won Big This Summer With Small Moves

July 22nd, 2010 by Robert Kleeman Leave a reply »
Miami Heat President Pat Riley lured Chris Bosh and LeBron James to South Beach to join franchise star Dwyane Wade.

The Heat introduced its history-making trifecta in a lavish ceremony usually reserved for a team that has won something. More than 13,000 fans showed up at American Airlines Arena to welcome back Wade and bow at the feet of James and Bosh.

Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey added 34-year-old Brad Miller and re-signed Luis Scola and Kyle Lowry. That doesn't quite have the same ring. Miller's arrival did not spur casual Houston sports fans to rush to the Toyota Center in a mad season ticket dash.

Scola did not sit opposite Jim Gray when he announced his intentions to ink a five-year, $47 million deal with the onlly NBA squad he has known. The Rockets broke the news before he did.

Lowry did not have to wait long after he signed an offer sheet from the Cleveland Cavaliers to know where he would play next season. Morey, as he said he would do all along, matched the Cavs' $23.5, four-year offer and kept the energetic, reserve guard in Houston.

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