Sometimes, good ideas turn out badly.
Sometimes it's because your idea was ahead of its time, like WebTV. Sometimes an idea looks good on paper but doesn't work in the real world, like a Jack Black film or one of those Columbia House CD bargains. Sometimes your seemingly good idea really depends on its individual components, like a sandwich, or the Wishbone Offense.
And then sometimes a guy comes up with a stupid idea like the Pet Rock and makes a million dollars. Or sometimes the best player in the world decides he's going to round up his buddies and come play in your city. Go figure. Good ideas don't always win.
Well, Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has a good idea. I believe that. And you know what's coming next.
But it isn't working. Or it hasn't worked, anyway. The idea seems to be that the traditional method of constructing an NBA champion -- stinking badly enough you get high draft picks and build around them -- can be circumvented by viewing players...