Rafael Stone said that he was excited by the flexibility that the Houston Rockets received in trading James Harden, citing the value of draft picks.
"I would say what's super exciting about this deal is it gives us flexibility. In the NBA, picks, especially high picks, are the best currency.
"Everybody likes them. Everybody values them. That was great organizationally. It gave us flexibility to do different types of deals as they come up this year, next year or whatever," said Stone.
The Rockets received three unprotected picks from the Nets, along with the Bucks' first-round pick in 2022 via the Cavs, and four pick swaps with the Nets.
Stone also spoke of Victor Oladipo, adding that he sees him growing within the Rockets system.
"He's a two-way player. He's played at an extraordinarily high level. He's obviously had a significant injury. He's back. He's already really, really good, but I think in his own mind and in ours, there's still room to grow, which is really exciting."