Houston Rockets’ Clyde Drexler provides championship formula
Former Houston Rockets’ great Clyde Drexler, who knows a thing or two about winning a title in Houston, not only believes the Rockets can win the title this season, but also knows the formula of how they can get it done.
Drexler was on SportsTalk 790’s The A-Team and laid out the blueprint for the Rockets to win the championship.
“I think for the team to reach their potential and win the championship, James and Russell are going to have to lead by example. Which means creating for their teammates, getting them more involved in the offense for a more cohesive unit. They’ve got to share that ball a little bit more.
There is alot to unpack here, but Drexler’s first suggestion is that Westbrook and Harden facilitate and create opportunities for others, which isn’t exactly something that should be difficult for either of them, as they often draw multiple defenders. This means the Rockets’ shooters will be open from downtown, but they’ll also have to knock down those 3-pointers.
This is something the Rockets struggled with this season, as they only made 34.8 percent of their triples, which was 23rd in the league this past season. To put that in perspective, this is the worst the Rockets have fared from long-range since the 2015-16 season, which was the same aforementioned disappointing year.
Drexler had more to say about what the Rockets will need to do if they want to contend for a title.
Drexler said, “They are a little small, in the eyes of most people, but they’ve got alot of talent. I think they can score a bunch of points. The question is will they be able to stop the teams like the Clippers, Lakers, and the Bucks. That’s the big question. Will they be able to defend?”
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