Following another Houston Rockets practice Mike D’Antoni spoke more clearly of his philosophy for the training camp process.
September 27th offered more insight from head coach Mike D’Antoni regarding the players progress. Following his appearance in the Rio Olympics Nene Hilario was noted as being in great shape . When Nene is in shape and healthy he is one of the better players at his position in the league said D’Antoni.
With all his international experience he is one of the players who moves the ball well D’Antoni noted. Hilario has been working on building his stamina. This so Nene will be able to keep up with the high octane offense and younger players on the team.
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Told some players goals are the championship D’Antoni didn’t bite. Rather, coach D’Antoni cited the Rockets roster benefits. James Harden was said to be one of if not the top talent in the NBA. Nene was cited as one of the better centers. While Gordon and Anderson were noted for their sharp shootering. Furthermore D’Antoni doesn’t feel the Houston Rockets should be listed as low as they have, saying he thinks Houston is better than the lower tier.
Patrick Beverley had been held out of portions of practice due to a bad cut on his foot. Because the foot was healed Beverley was able to return for this session and participate without issue. D’Antoni used the typical line that the players are improving daily. This is noteworthy in that with the style of play he wants the Rockets to play they’ll need to be in optimum condition.
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