Each and every year, many players have a lot riding on the upcoming season. Which players on the Houston Rockets have the most to prove heading into the 2019-20 season?
For a third consecutive year, the Houston Rockets are preparing to enter into a season as a legitimate title contender.
They have the stars, they have the versatility, they have the experience and they have some depth. However, such lofty expectations comes with a lot of pressure. If they underperform, as they did last season, criticism from the media and fans will ensue and we could see more roster and coaching staff changes.
You can bet many of the individuals on this team are feeling a lot of pressure to prove themselves this upcoming season too. James Harden, as the leader and face of the franchise, will have to carry the biggest offensive load night in and night out. Houston can only go as far as he takes them, so keeping The Beard and the other veterans healthy and in tip-top shape heading into the postseason should be a major priority for Houston
There are other Rockets players who may not have the responsibility that Harden has, but have even more to prove. Can they take a step in the right direction next year, or will they stay exactly where they are now? Let’s take a look at three Rockets players who have the most to prove in the 2019-20 season.