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Daryl Morey's departure reinforces how cooked the Houston Rockets are as a contender

Do we think general manager Daryl Morey and coach Mike D’Antoni would tell the Houston Rockets, “Thanks, but no thanks,” if either believed there was a viable path to the NBA title in the near future?

Both had to have known the Rockets are cooked as a contender, and they leave them with little flexibility.

This Houston team was built to complement James Harden, playing a super small-ball style of play born from Morey’s brain and put into practice by D’Antoni, one of the great offensive minds in league history.