Originally written July 20, 2012 on Fox Sports Houston:
Five things Im thinking about this weekend while buying up Rockets tickets I can sell online later at an enormous markup. Note: Im not really doing that. 1. Something that seems true (and totally is): The Rockets are aiming for next year to be the big year. It starts with Dwight Howard reportedly saying he wont sign an extension with any team, but it continues with what general manager Daryl Morey said Thursday at the Jeremy Lin news conference. In the interest of fairness, Im going to include all of a very long quote. This was Morey responding to a question about getting close to signing star players, but not actually completing the deals: Well, I mean, other teams dont really give away great players. Getting them is hard, and its my job to do it. I think we really like where were at. The Bulls have a decision there and if we sign Omer (Asik), were pretty comfortable there. Thats a team that in a very tough Western Conference is gonna fight for the playoffs and be fighting the...
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