Rockets GM Daryl Morey joined Yahoo! great Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast with Woj Thursday.
Woj brought up Dwight Howard and his possible impending free agency. Dwight has the option to opt out this summer. Woj asked Morey if he has a sense of the big man's mindset. He also brought up that the Mike D’Antoni/Howard combo has failed in other cities. Typically, a GM would be wary for an Act Two. But, data says everything will be OK.
Morey says that he has no idea if Dwight will continue on with the Rockets. Morey says he made every decision "based on the data we have." He didn’t factor Dwight into the formula when he made the coaching selection.
D’Antoni coached Howard in Los Angeles. Let’s just say, the situation didn’t have a fairytale ending. Woj says that the Lakers had some success with the Dwight, Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, and Steve Nash lineup until Kobe got injured. Woj didn't touch that comment. It is, of course, a complete lie. The Lakers lost all of their preseason games with all of the players healthy and then it got worse. Howard left the Lakers after one season and landed in Houston.