How a Rockets’ restart could spring the franchise forward
When it pertains to the role players of the Rockets, championship-caliber teams will be calling, in hopes of acquiring them, which in return, could help the Rockets land more draft picks. With a great mind like Rafael Stone, hopefully a capable coach, and a superstar on the rise in Ben Simmons, that is definitely the right way to start a rebuild.
Houston should be able to hit the restart button without a problem. With a new GM, a new coach, and a new identity, it’s about that time to start that process.
With all the powerful teams in the wild, wild West getting better, it’s time for the Rockets to open their eyes and realize their reality. If the Rockets don’t improve drastically, they should blow it up instantly. Barring any major move, the Rockets are currently the fifth best team in the West, behind the Lakers, Clippers, Warriors and Nuggets, which isn’t good enough, and especially for an owner with title aspirations, like Tilman Fertitta.
While the Houston Rockets need to hit the restart button now, they must also be smart while doing so. The proper way to rebuild would be to get draft capital, while bringing in a young superstar to build around.
The Rockets will always be a playoff team with Harden and Westbrook, but with a low chance of winning the championship and no draft picks, the Rockets are stuck in no mans land, which isn’t a great place to be in.
The Houston Rockets can get out of that hole by simply hitting the restart button, which should be done now.