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3 reasons to be optimistic about the Rockets this season

Stephen Silas head coach of the Houston Rockets greets Christian Wood #35 (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images)
Stephen Silas head coach of the Houston Rockets greets Christian Wood #35 (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images)
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Stephen Silas head coach of the Houston Rockets greets Christian Wood #35 (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images)

Over Daryl Morey’s tenure, the Houston Rockets were known for their emphasis on advanced analytics over the more standard statistics. This has led to a lot of wins but not the ultimate goal of a championship ring.

Statistics, though, can sometimes tell you more than what the eye sees on the surface. Especially for teams struggling for continuity in a season where they have had 11 different starting lineups in 15 games, like the Rockets have this season.

3 reasons to be optimistic about the Houston Rockets this season

At 6-9, of course, the Rockets would like to be in a better position, but if you look deeper at the numbers, you will see the Rockets are a lot better than the three games under .500 record suggests. Here are three statistics that show this team has a chance to get a lot better as the season goes on.

Next: No. 3

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