Rockets’ 2 biggest needs going into the regular season

Houston Rockets Chris Clemons (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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1. The Houston Rockets need one more floor general

Even before Chris Clemons was injured, this was one of the few noticeable gaps in the Rockets’ offense. Though they will likely stagger the minutes of Wall and Harden (or perhaps Ben Simmons) at the point guard spot, there will be times when neither of the two will be running the offense.

When the floor is not being run by Wall or Harden, the Rockets do not have a reliable point guard to orchestrate the offense. Gordon is adequate at times and perhaps they will give some of the rookies a chance, but as of now, the Rockets do not have another guard who can run the floor at a high level.

Chris Clemons was the one other guy that was able to fill that role at times, but he is likely done for the season and the Rockets will need to find someone else to do the job. Jerian Grant is also not an option, as he was waived by the team recently.

One way the Rockets could fix this issue is by attempting to acquire a sufficient bench point guard in the James Harden trade that appears to be nearing closer and closer every day. Who they could target and from what team is a lengthier discussion to be had and will simply have to be seen in the following days/weeks.

Outside of this option, it is not abundantly clear how the Rockets could go about fixing this. That notwithstanding, it is something fans will see come up as an issue consistently if the team is unable to address it.

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