Houston — After Sunday’s 120-91 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, Houston Rockets’ GM Daryl Morey has decided to get creative. Known for his atypical contracts and out of the box general managing, Morey has decided to offer Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook the NBA’s first “Quarter-Length” contracts.
Morey plans to sign the stars to five “Quarter-Length” contracts. This means that, for five quarters in the series, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook will play for the Houston Rockets.
“There is nothing in the CBA that says we can’t,” says Morey.
Morey plans to front load the first two quarters so it does not affect the cap.
“I love the city of Houston, The Dream, and Phi Slamma Jamma. I just want to help this team win a couple of quarters,” Durant was quoted as saying.
“Houston, we have a Westbrook!” Westbrook tweeted early Monday Morning.
Rockets’ star, James Harden, told his mom, “I can’t wait to bring back the Big 3 in Big Red. Those dudes are like my brothers.”
Morey says it has already been approved by the NBA, which could open the door for more unconventional contracts. Game 2 is on Wednesday in OKC at 6PM (CST) on TNT.