Rockets’ Daryl Morey talks The Tiger King, a potential lost year, more

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Watching players train on social media

When the NBA first shut down, the Rockets players were still allowed to train at the Toyota Center, albeit individually. It didn’t take long for the league to force teams to shut down the facilities, which was certainly the safest bet from a health standpoint.

The downside to this is that players have been forced to train on their own, and the team doesn’t have the ability to watch them in person. This has meant that the only way team officials would actually be able to witness the workouts is if the players post them on social media.

Morey was asked if he pays attention to the training videos on social media, and stated that he does. Morey stated, “Yeah. I normally catch those things. Anything involving our players I have to stay on top of.”

It’s been interesting hearing how the Houston Rockets players are adapting to the league’s shutdown, as Robert Covington made a few purchases,  including a set of weights and a basketball goal to put on his driveway. RoCo also got his swimming pool working to help himself stay in shape.

Although it seems like a sure thing that professional basketball players would have a basketball goal at home, that’s far from the case. In fact, we heard that Eric Gordon hasn’t been able to practice shooting during the hiatus, as he also doesn’t have a goal at home.

All it all, it should at least provide a little bit of motivation for the players, knowing Morey is watching their training videos on social media. Especially if they’re on the bubble.

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