One thing each member of the Houston Rockets must remember to pack

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With the Houston Rockets set to depart to the Orlando bubble on Thursday, I take a look at one thing each member of the rotation needs to remember to pack.

Whether Florida is ready or not, the NBA takeover process has already begun. The Houston Rockets will be flying to Orlando on Thursday to begin their process of quarantining, testing and training for the upcoming resumption of the season.

Six teams arrived in Orlando Tuesday, with eight more set to depart for the bubble Wednesday, followed by the final eight, including the Rockets, on Thursday. While circumstances surrounding the NBA’s restart are far from ideal, the overall vibe from the team has been optimistic and focused on winning an NBA title.

As the team looks to depart for Orlando, I took it upon myself to come up with an essential item each player in the regular rotation must remember to pack in order to maximize their output as the season continues, beginning with their elder statesman.

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Tyson Chandler – A Funhouse Mirror / Shrinking Potion(?)

So, this would probably be difficult to safely travel with, but just hear me out. Daryl Morey and Mike D’Antoni are done with seven-footers. They shipped out Clint Capela, waived Isaiah Hartenstein, and currently have P.J. Tucker as their center.

Chandler’s only hope of getting legitimate minutes this season is to trick the coaching staff into believing he’s actually around 6-8 or 6-9. A mirror that distorts the reality of his body frame could help do the trick. As far as a potion is concerned, well, I’m pretty sure that doesn’t exist, but hey, it’s the magical world of Disney — you never know.

All joking aside, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Chandler get some minutes in the scrimmage games if only to relieve some key players. Still, his playing time will be very limited if he gets any.

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