Speaking to Sam Amick of The Athletic after Thursday night’s huge overtime win over Golden State, Rockets general manager Daryl Morey confirmed that his club will be in the market for immediate upgrades to its roster at the trade deadline this season.
“We’re definitely a buyer,” Morey said. “I think we’ve been trying to win the title for a while, and we had a couple years before we got James [Harden] where we probably didn’t have as much of a chance to win, where we were probably a little more future-focused. But since James has been here we’ve been buyers at the deadline and hopefully something comes along that we think can help our chances to win the title. We’ve had a few years where we don’t, so we don’t force it, but we’re going to be looking for something to hopefully upgrade the team.”
Houston has climbed all the way up to fourth in the Western Conference standings as a result of its recent hot streak, and we’ve been hearing for months that the team remains on the lookout for wing help, so Morey’s comments don’t come as a surprise.