Today is the day, the day when NBA contenders will take one last shot at reshaping or retooling their rosters for a stretch run, and the day when NBA afterthoughts stockpile a few more first- and second-round draft picks that they will inevitably screw up come June of whatever year those picks are in.
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It's NBA trade deadline day, and since Daryl Morey arrived in Houston as the general manager prior to the 2007-2008 season, we in the media could always count on this being a day with something to talk about. Morey has always made deals on or near the NBA's trade deadline, and we love him for that!
This, however, might be the most crucial deadline during his tenure as GM, given the rickety health of Dwight Howard's knee and the need for another offensive creator alongside James Harden, not to mention the fact that their decision not to bring back Chandler Parsons was done in order to maintain flexibility to make some sort of deal, granted with no guarantees that deal would be this season.
If you're looking for an "impact gauge" on previous deadline deals executed by Morey, let's take a look back and relive the magic! (My comments after each year's deadline are preceded by "SP".)More »