As the nuances of the NBA free agency provided intriguing tidbits for teams galore, the Houston Rockets were at the forefront of working hard to get the coveted free agent that they desired.
Daryl Morey made a valiant effort, put all of his chips on the table and made the best call that he could.
He at least was able to land Trevor Ariza who is enjoying quite a renaissance over this past season with the Washington Wizards.
But let’s not forget about the backcourt…
With the loss of Jeremy Lin, there is a need for a guard who can make plays, distribute the ball effectively and create his own shot.
Ladies and Gentlemen, that guy is Goran Dragic! Let’s pluck him from the Phoenix Suns!
Clutchfans’ Ben DuBose believes that there’s an opportunity for the Rockets to pounce because of other transactions the Suns have to make:
One big name I’d keep an eye on for HOU is Goran Dragic. Already some trade rumblings, and Suns likely to max Bledsoe (& have Thomas at PG).
— Ben DuBose (@BenDuBose) July 14, 2014
The reigning winner of the Most Improved Player Award deserves a spot on a contending team that is going to take him places. That, of course, is with the Rockets.
Dragic, 25, dubbed as The Dragon, averaged 20.3 points, 6.0 dimes and 1.4 acts of larceny per game while shooting 51 percent from the field and 41 percent from the three-point line indicating that his scoring/shooting is way up from past seasons.
Dragic’s $7.5 million seasonal salary is extremely cap-friendly and is more cost-effective than Rajon Rondo‘s $13 million per contract, a player that the Rockets have repeatedly reached out to make a deal with, according to reports.
The Dragon is under contract until the end of the 2016 season.
Of course, they’d likely have a make coup via a trade but I think the swing man that is on the rise is worth swapping assets for. I’m not sure how Morey could pull such a thing off but I’m positive it can happen.
This guy should be referred to as the Slithery Slovenian because of his quickness, his ability to transition quite easily on both ends of the court and slicing through defenses alike with moves that would make your Mother scream in jubilation!
He continues to be one the league’s most difficult defensive assignments.
On the other hand, his defense is decent enough and can be improved upon.
As much as I love Patrick Beverley, he is a defensive energy guy that is more suited to be the first person off the bench, a sixth man if you will. He is not known for his scoring but he does know how to take care of the basketball.
Beverley may not be able to cut it as a championship point guard as a starter. Dragic on the other hand, he’s good enough.
Come on Morey — make it happen!
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