The Rockets were mostly disappointing this season, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t a few bright spots.
For today’s Daily Rocket Science, we’ll look at what actually went well for the Houston Rockets this season — the things that will hopefully carry over into the future.
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First, the development of Patrick Beverley. As The Dream Shake’s Josh Reese opined, the gritty point guard’s offensive production was something worth noting, and something worth counting on come next season.
"The tough and gritty point guard was the heart and soul of the Rockets and in most games it felt like the team went how he went. If Beverley was out there getting the crowd jacked up and putting energy into the building, the team fed off of it."
Second, the continued offensive prowess of James Harden. Say what you want about the Beard, but Space City Scoop’s Curt Low proves that nearly nobody did as much for their team as he did this season. With him just now entering his prime, Red Nation can count on Harden to carry the team for years to come.
"So why is Harden getting slammed for having a better season than last year? I see a player who still continues to grow and has shown he is ready for the spot light and warrants being called a top 5 player in this league."
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Lastly, we look a little farther into the past. The search for a head coach continues for the Rockets, and as Hoops Habit’s Gerald Bourguet points out, most of the top candidates have ties to Houston somewhere throughout their careers. It’ll be a good thing to bring someone in who has done a bit of winning in H-town, and it looks like that’s highly possible.
"Along with Houston assistant Chris Finch, the Rockets interviewed Los Angeles Clippers assistant coach . Cassell, a former Rockets player who won two championships in Houston, is yet another familiar name with ties to the organization who’d not only be a feel-good move, but has some actual coaching experience as well. Sam Cassell"
It’s yet to be determined if this past season was simply a fluke or a sign or worries to come, but regardless of how bad it was, there were flashes of brilliance of which we all know the Houston Rockets are capable.
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