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Innovative GM Morey applies Rocket science

Daryl Morey is spending his weekend in Boston as one of the organizers of the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, which spends two days discussing sports analytics. It may sound confusing, but the intensive study of basketball statistics beyond points, rebounds, and assists has made Morey one of the NBA’s most innovative general managers.

Morey, whose side job is running the Houston Rockets, has used his background and fascination with statistics to become sort of the Billy Beane of basketball. His Rockets are in the thick of the Western Conference playoff race despite lacking a definitive star or franchise player.

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