Dec 2, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza (1) jumps on center Dwight Howard (12) after a play during the fourth quarter against the New Orleans Pelicans at Toyota Center. The Rockets defeated the Pelicans 108-101. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Given the start to the season of the Houston Rockets there’s a sense of urgency to fix things already. Starting with an unimpressive record of just 8 wins, 11 losses and a handful of terrible performances by their key players, some alarms are already buzzing in Clutch City.
If we were to compare this year and last year’s record, we would see that it took the Rockets two months to lose 11 games, and by then the team already had a record of 23 wins. The eleventh loss last season came to the Chicago Bulls on January 5th.
The Houston Rockets apparently now find themselves in chaotic mode as Kevin McHale was fired and the helm was passed down to J.B. Bickerstaff. Leslie Alexander signaled that more changes are forthcoming unless things improve. The Rockets big acquisition in the off season of point guard Ty Lawson has yet to prove his value and is now on the bench whereas the team has shown little to no signs of response.
Amid all the turmoil fans, analysts and commentators have all presented their ideas on how the Rockets could improve if given time. It definitely does looks like it’s just a matter of time and the team has shown signs of development in the few games Bickerstaff is managing them.
The problem is the Houston Rockets can’t afford to take too long to sort themselves out given the extremely competitive Western Conference where every win and loss counts.
With that in mind here is a list of five things the Houston Rockets could do or implement right now (as of tomorrow) to improve the team:
Next: #5 - Help from the Bench