Anything can happen in the playoffs, especially in a year that had serious doubts we’d even see the Houston Rockets on the court again. So, which Rocket could surprise everyone as the unsung hero of the team this year?
When the Houston Rockets made the trade for Russell Westbrook last summer, that assured two superstars would be in the mix as they looked to win an NBA title. Daryl Morey since proved that he was willing to take even more steps in an effort to maximize Houston’s championship potential.
Since the season started, the Rockets have parted ways with Clint Capela in favor of Robert Covington while also adding Jeff Green, DeMarre Carroll and Bruno Caboclo. Mike D’Antoni now seemingly has a roster perfectly constructed for his run-and-gun, small-ball style of play that should have an advantage after months of rest.
Sharpshooters like Ben McLemore and Eric Gordon have also shown they can come up big this season, with the latter dropping 50 points in Utah in January. With so many weapons at their disposal, we turned to Twitter to ask fans who they believed would be the unsung hero of the upcoming playoffs.
Who do you see being an unsung hero for the #Rockets this postseason? (Meaning other than Russ/James)
— Space City Scoop (@SpaceCity_Scoop) June 9, 2020
With over 50 responses tallied as of June 10th, here are the top five answers, beginning with a 6-6 Houston native.
Next: No. 5 & 4