It’s that time of year again! The Houston Rockets are getting ready to kick off the season after an eventful summer. There is less than a month of offseason left!
The season for the Houston Rockets is fast approaching. After the dreaded long month of August and more than halfway through the month of September, the team is gearing up for another run at the title.
There are officially 25 days until the first regular season game against the New Orleans Pelicans on October 17. We’re keeping track of that and associating it with a player in Rockets history on our Twitter account, so be sure to keep up with it! Today’s was Robert Horry for No. 25!
— Space City Scoop (@SpaceCity_Scoop) September 22, 2018
What’s left in the offseason?
There are three main things left to take care of this offseason for the Rockets. Thankfully, they are all quite eventful and should be interesting to follow over the next couple of weeks as we prepare for the season.
The ever-fun media day will be happening this Monday! The Rockets will get to begin the 2018-19 season by showing up and taking pictures/videos as well as giving us some very interesting quotes.
Carmelo Anthony will put on a Rockets jersey for the first time and I’m sure we’ll get plenty of footage from that. Be on the lookout here on Space City Scoop for coverage of the event and quotes that come from it!
Training camp will begin the day after Media Day, or Tuesday the 25th of September. From that, we will get to see how the team continues the bond started in The Bahamas a couple of weeks ago.
As per usual, we will be able to get quotes from just about everyone about the state of the organization and team. Expect some interesting quotes about the departure of Jeff Bzdelik and how that affects the defense next season. Another thing to watch is how the new additions fit with the team.
One week after the start of training camp, the Rockets will play their first preseason game of the year. They travel to Alabama to take on the Grizzlies in a preview of an intra-division game on October 2. They will be playing their game against Memphis at the Birmingham–Jefferson Convention Complex in Alabama as opposed to the normal stadium for the Grizz.
From there, they have a home game on October 4 against the Pacers. A few days later on the 7th, they travel to another division foe, the Spurs. We will get to be one of the first to play against the new-look Spurs, even with it being a preseason game.
On October 9, the Rockets will play their yearly game against the Shanghai Sharks. It’s always fun to compete against them and should be interesting to watch.
Lastly, the Rockets close out the preseason by traveling to Memphis (for real this time) and playing the Grizzlies once more on October 12.
After that, it’s less than a week until the real action begins. We can’t wait.
Who’s ready for some Rockets basketball?