Chapter 4c: After becoming the spiritual leader of the Advanced Metrics Revolution, Daryl Morey spends the 2010s building a contender around James Harden and Chris Paul, only to watch his title dreams vanish in a gut-wrenching series against the defending champion Warriors. What inefficiencies did Morey first exploit last decade in Boston and Houston? What was the thinking behind the Harden trade? What could the 2018 Rockets have done differently? And why did the NBA take so long to move into this modern era of basketball? Bill breaks it all down with Houston general manager Daryl Morey.
‘Book of Basketball 2.0’: Houston’s 2018 Almost-Champs and the NBA’s Advanced Stats Revolution (With Daryl Morey)
Bill Simmons sits down with the Rockets GM to discuss this modern era of basketball
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