I am going to choose to ignore that the Houston Rockets was more than likely making a joke when he proclaimed that the NBA playoffs should be single elimination. Mostly because I would like to think someone that rich and powerful isn't that stupid, but also because it's just far more entertaining to do so.
That's why we are going to assume that Daryl Morey was being serious when he suggested that the NBA postseason should be shortened to a little over a week. Hmm, why would he say? What would he stand to gain? With consistent superstars - that never take a game off - like James Harden and Dwight Howard it would be silly for him to want the playoffs to become something that the best TEAM doesn't always win. With the effort that James Harden gives game in and game out, on both ends of the floor, it would be a nothing less than a tragedy if one poor shooting night cost his team a chance to advance. With the trust that any rational front office member would have in Dwight Howard to always be at his best it's a wonder why Daryl Morey would think a small sample size would help his franchise. If there is a team that could benefit from single elimination it's definitely not the totally non-enimagtic Houston Rockets. Both of their personalities are basically built for an extensive postseason. It's a shame that their General Manager - and his questionable use of sarcasm - are too short sighted to see that.