Game Time: Jedi Master Obi Wan Morey Strikes Again

At some point, other NBA general managers are going to just stop taking Daryl Morey's calls. Nobody enjoys being made a fool of, no one aspires to be the target of an atomic wedgie on the playground, and no one wants to be the Imperial Stormtrooper that gets snowed by Obi-Wan Kenobi on the way into Mos Eisley....

This is pretty much what Daryl Morey has been doing for the length of his brief tenure as general manager of the Rockets. When he's not turning second round draft picks into regular rotation contributors, he's busy convincing teams to give up their finest meats and cheeses for bags of warm garbage (with the occasional fine meat or cheese sprinkled from the Rockets because occasionally you have to give up something to get ten-times-something; plus, I don't want to disrespect to Carl Landry).

It happened again this morning. What was shaping up over the last few days to be Morey deciding which package to take -- a bunch of stuff from the Knicks or a bunch of stuff from the Bulls -- turned into a surprising (and somewhat polarizing) trade with the Kings where the main eventers were Landry and Kevin Martin, and finally evolved into a surf and turf of the Knicks' deal and the Kings' deal.

In the end, apparently it will shape out as such:

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Sean Pendergast is a contributing freelance writer who covers Houston area sports daily in the News section, with periodic columns and features, as well. He also hosts afternoon drive on SportsRadio 610, as well as the post game show for the Houston Texans.
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