Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey is a numbers guy, an MIT guy, a probabilities guy. MIT is the kind of place where you can learn to predict the next face card, not hope for it.
Luck is just nonsense to a guy like Morey, but then there is this:
Last fall, the Rockets had guard Jeremy Lin on their roster, but they cut him because they already had Kyle Lowry and Goran Dragic. Lin was picked up by the New York Knicks, and it is important to remember that the Rockets owned the Knicks' first-round pick in the 2012 draft. When Lin entered the Knicks lineup, the team was losing twice as many games at it was winning, barreling toward a top-10 pick in the draft. Things looked great for the Rockets. Then Lin started playing and the Knicks became a winning team, making the playoffs and giving the Rockets the No 16 pick, which they desperately tried to trade in their attempt to get Dwight Howard.
I tell you that to tell you this: The Rockets are trying to sign Jeremy Lin again, rep...