In today’s Daily Rocket Science, the Houston Rockets have launched into the 2016-17 NBA season! What can Rockets fans expect from the Beard?
Much like the Lakers who are playing their first season in 20-years without Kobe Bryant. The Rockets are entering a new era on the heels of this new season.
With the success of the team standing on the shoulders of James Harden, The Beard is poised for a career year.
According to NBA.com Staff Writer Fran Blinebury. With the Keys to the franchise, Houston’s dynamic star could steal the NBA show.
The Harden Show, after all, is worth it from the standpoint of seeing a virtuoso practice his craft. From the head-fakes and stutter-steps and off-balance lunges toward the basket that produce all those layups and free throw attempts to the how-did-he-do-that passes that come from seemingly impossible angles and manage slipping through narrow openings between flailing defenders’ arms and legs to the sure-I’m’gonna-take-it-step-back-3s, it’s as much breathtaking light and magic as athletic event.
After the departure of Dwight Howard, many thought they knew how great or bad the Rockets have become. Several analysts were more than confident that Houston would no longer be a playoff team.
However, for those who though they knew the identity of the Rockets. Bleacher Reports‘ Kevin Ding says the Rockets are about to change everyone’s mind.
If Harden can physically handle the load after leading the league in total minutes over the past two seasons, he is poised to be the NBA’s absolute opportunist. He wants this. “Sometimes I might mess up, but as long as I can get back to it and continue to focus on what I’ve got to do,” he said, “great things will happen.”
Since turning their attention solely on offense, no one is standing head and shoulders of the new era than Mike D’Antoni.
D’Antoni spent several years revolutionizing the league with his seven second or less offense with the Phoenix Suns. After two failed destinations in New York and Los Angeles, D’Antoni is ready to give it another shot.
According to ESPN’s Staff writer Calvin Watkins. This might be the last best chance for the man with the West Virginia drawl who speaks fluent Italian.
Houston Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni, who turned 65 in May. Is best known for his Seven Seconds or Less teams in Phoenix, says he has reached an age where time can start running out. While seemingly everybody else is using a variation of D’Antoni’s up-tempo offense to chase NBA titles, he feels it’s his turn this season.
Fasten your seat belts Rockets fan. This season is going to be one crazy and wild ride in Houston Texas.