Daryl Morey reveals one key area that ‘skews’ the NBA game negatively
Philadelphia 76ers general manager Daryl Morey may be most known for his penchant for data analytics and the three-point revolution, especially during his stint with the Houston Rockets. But in a recent interview, Morey actually believes that the long shot “skews” the game in a not-so-good way.
Morey appeared in The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz, where he shared his thoughts on everything and anything basketball. He surprisingly said the three-pointer may be “worth too much.” But he believes teams should be maximizing the worth of the three-ball.
“A lot of people don’t like how the game looks right now. I actually have empathy for that. Basically, when they put the 3-point line in, they made it worth three. The bottom line is it is worth too much. It skews the game, and it makes it so there’s only one, really only one path to being a good team. You have to be utilizing that at a high level.”
Morey, who has helped the Sixers atop the Eastern Conference in just his first year with the team, also praised the NBA for being open to tweaking the rules of the game. He encouraged other leagues such as the MLB and the NFL to follow suit. For him, rules cannot remain static.
“Our jobs are just to win. So, you’re going to look for ways to optimize relative to the rules we’re given. And so league offices need to be more active, more active than they’ve been in the past. The NBA has been the most active over the years.”
These are indeed interesting points from Daryl Morey. It’s quite rare for players, coaches, and executives to view the game the way Morey does. This is one of the key reasons why he was able to help revolutionize the game.