Houston Rockets: Three tenets of the Ryan Anderson trade with the Suns

PHOENIX, AZ - NOVEMBER 16: Ryan Anderson
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HOUSTON, TX – JULY 19: Daryl Morey, general manager of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /

Tenet #3: The Bottom Line

What’s the moral to this story?  Never underestimate the power of persuasion and the abilities of Morey!  Although there are minimal risks associated with taking on both Knight and Chriss, the potential of them being able to give this team the boost they need at their respective positions is at its highest.

The Houston Rockets were able to secure some savings and were able to fill some needs on this

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roster.  With Knight into the fold, there still is a glut of guards on this roster but I do believe that D’Antoni likes that notion considering that his potent offense, one of the most prolific in Houston Rockets history, is driven by the guard to keep the frenetic pace up as high as possible.

The depth for this team continues to be high and I think this team will shatter even more records along the way.

I would’ve loved to see Melton develop in a Rockets‘ uniform but it’s the unfortunate nature of business because this franchise is in “win-now” mode and are doing whatever takes to still be in that contention conversation with the Golden State Warriors.  This move is a step in the right direction.

I have nothing personally against Anderson as he’s a class act all the way that has dealt with some tremendous challenges that he’s rose above in his life.  But as with most pro leagues it’s all about the old adage of “what have you done for me lately?”

I’m not channeling Janet Jackson’s pop hit — okay, maybe I am — but the aforementioned palpability was staring at us all in the face and it had not been much as of late.

It’s tough to tell who got the better half of the deal but one thing’s for sure, the components on both sides of the agreement help each team’s goals of instilling solutions on the short- and long-term front of viability.

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That’s my stand so what’s yours?  Feel free to sound off in the comments section below.