I think my idea stems from the success of "Moneyball" starring Brad Pitt based on Billy Beane and his work as the Oakland A's GM. With the past success of projects such as "Year of the Yao" and "Linsanity" featuring the Rockets, I started thinking about an idea for a new Documentary(or possibly an actual movie) involving the Rockets.
Basically, I think someone should make a movie about how Daryl Morey finally constructed his championship contending team by using his unique approach combining analytics and asset accumulation. When you stop and think about all the things that have happened to get the Rockets to this point, it really seems like it would make an excellent documentary or movie. He took over and transformed the roster around Yao and McGrady into a championship contender by finding gems late in the draft(Brooks, Hayes, Landry etc..) and through trades(Artest for Bobby Jackson and Donte Greene)(Lowry for Rafer Alston and Brian Cook) only to see that all derailed by injuries to McGrady and Yao. Once that team crumbled he started his pursuit of bringing a new centerpiece to Houston. From the failed Carmelo Anthony trade chase, to the Chris Bosh IPad debacle, to the failed trade for Gasol and signing of Nene, to the failed Dwight Howard Trade chase, to signing Lin and Asik, to the Harden trade and finally bringing in Dwight to complete his masterpiece. All while keeping a respectable product on the court that never finished lower than 9th or below .500. Whether this were to be made into a feature film or a documentary I think it could be a really successful project and a really compelling watch.
So, what do you think? Would you watch that movie? Do you think non-Rockets fans would watch this movie? Do you think Daryl Morey would be up for this type of venture? Leave your thoughts below!