In just a couple of hours, the Houston Rockets will introduce their newest superstar in a press conference. What can we expect from the event that is not open to the public?
The Houston Rockets were extremely aggressive this summer, looking to bring in another superstar to pair with James Harden. They pursued the likes of Jimmy Butler and Russell Westbrook, eventually trading Chris Paul for the latter.
They seemingly knew that they would have one of these star introductory press conferences because something had to change after another loss in the playoffs to the rival Golden State Warriors.
Now, the Rockets are set up a little bit better to make a championship push this upcoming season. The league finally has some parity after the dynasty that was the Warriors, with no team having more than two star players. The Rockets will have to go through two dynamic duos in LA, with the Lakers having LeBron James and Anthony Davis while the Clippers have Kawhi Leonard and Patrick Beverley (okay, they have Paul George too, I guess).
Today is a big day for the Rockets, though. Russell Westbrook will officially get introduced and get his jersey. What can we expect?
Not open to the public
With the last two star acquisitions, Chris Paul and Dwight Howard, the Rockets liked to have big public introductions at Toyota Center with lots of fans there. I personally was able to attend the CP3 one a couple of years ago and it was a blast. However, both of those guys lasted just three years and two years, respectively, so it looks like Houston has changed it up a bit.
— Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) July 25, 2019
Today’s press conference will be closed to the public and feature just Daryl Morey, Russ and the media. There will likely be a live stream to watch, but there will be no Tilman Fertitta there to act like Steve Ballmer did.
More likely than not, it’ll be pretty basic questions and answers from Russ and Morey, but it will still be interesting to watch. Be sure to check it out at 1:00 today!