The schedule for the Rockets may soon be out to the public.
During the NBA Africa game on Saturday, commentator Doris Burke gave a hint about the release of the schedule for this season. She said that it will likely be released this week to the public.
As it is the dog days of the NBA offseason, any piece of news is welcomed this time of year. It should be very exciting to see who teams will match up against, especially the Houston Rockets.
Who are some interesting options for the Rockets to play right off the bat? One of our contributors wrote about this topic a few weeks ago, you can check it out here.
Here is the tweet from ESPN’s Arash Markazi that confirms what Doris Burke said on Saturday:
The 2017-18 NBA schedule is expected to be released at some point this week. The regular season will start Oct. 17.
— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) August 7, 2017
We tweeted yesterday asking people to answer who they thought would be an interesting opening day matchup for Houston. Here are a few of the responses!
— Brandon Glenn (@Big_Squirm) August 6, 2017
The Warriors would certainly be a great opening task for the Rockets. Whether or not the team acquires Carmelo Anthony is still in the air, but the Warriors are still an issue no matter what. Will the Rockets be able to compete with Golden State on the first day of the season?
We probably play at home. Probably against a division opponent. The NBA usually saves the marquee games on impt. dates. My guess? vs. Mavs.
— Kim Bryan M. Leoni (@KimBryanLeoni) August 6, 2017
A matchup against Dallas would be an interesting start to the season. It could serve as a way for the Rockets to get back into the swing of things. Plus, starting the season 1-0 would be pretty nice.
Here are two opposing views about one specific team:
I would like to at least make it through half the season before we're all murdered in the @patbev21 revenge game. So anyone but Clips.
— Wolverisms (@Wolverisms) August 6, 2017
— H-Town Prophet (@HTownProphet1) August 6, 2017
The Clippers would be a good matchup for the Rockets. It would have the narrative that the NBA might want with Chris Paul and Patrick Beverley facing their former teams. It would make for a great prime time opening night matchup. But yes, the Pat Bev revenge game will not be a fun one for the Rockets.
Feel free to comment below or tweet at us if you have some other matchup possibilities! We will respond to you with our thoughts. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook to stay up to date with the latest Rockets news!