Staying in touch with players
With the team being unable to see the players in person, the question as been raised regarding how they’ve remained in contact with the players, if at all. Austin Rivers and Russell Westbrook have talked about how they’ve kept in touch with their teammates, which is good to hear.
Morey was asked about his level of communication with the players, and how he’s kept in touch with the team. His response is below:
We’re in pretty close contact. Obviously they’re getting workout programs. We have a couple guys that are getting rehab programs, nutrition advice, either meals delivered or just ‘here’s the recommended program.’
All that happens pretty regularly. I’ve touched base with Russell, James, and the key guys here and there. Frankly everyone’s really missing basketball right now. That’s been the main thing. But everyone’s going through it.
Morey states that he’s mainly kept in touch with the stars of the team, in The Brodie and The Beard. This makes sense, as the Rockets will need Russ and James to be in shape and ready to go, if/when the season resumes.
Morey is right in saying that everyone really misses basketball, which extends to the fan base, and not just the players. But as he says, we’re all going through it.
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