Why Rockets fans must look past the current state of the franchise

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) /

Many Houston Rockets fans have questioned whether Christian Wood and Kevin Porter Jr. can turn this Houston Rockets franchise around and become the faces of the franchise. That answer is yes.

Alongside one other, the duo can take the Rockets back to the top of the Western Conference. Hopefully, with John Wall and Victor Oladipo, if the Rockets can give him a long-term deal, P.J. Tucker, and Eric Gordon, if all aren’t traded by the March 25th trade deadline.

Wall is very hungry and determined to get back to who he was before his injures. If he does that, this future Rockets team can make a deep playoff run in the next two years. With Wall and Oladipo potentially occupying the guard positions, the Rockets could have one of the best backcourts in the NBA, and especially if fully healthy.

Why Houston Rockets fans should be excited about the future

The Rockets would also have depth at the forward positions, as Kevin Porter Jr could hold down the small forward position and Jae’Sean Tate could play the power forward position (not to mention Tucker, if he is still around).

The Rockets would also have Wood at the center position, which is a mismatch for opposing centers, more often than not. Along with this young bench, this Houston Rockets team has some young great talent on the bench.

Danuel House, and David Nwaba are good young players that every team could use on their roster, although many may not realize because of the Rockets’ losing streak. Kenyon Martin Jr, who was the Rockets’ second-round draft pick in 2020, hasn’t been able to prove what he can do on the NBA level yet.

However, if he’s anything like his dad (Kenyon Martin) or better, the Rockets will have a nice young player in the making. This rebuild can happen pretty fast if the Rockets make the right moves.

Moving forward, it will be a pretty interesting summer for the Rockets, and having a players’ coach in Stephen Silas would help attract free agents, as he has a reputation for being a great developmental coach. In addition, players would know Silas can relate to them because of who his dad is.

Silas’ father, Paul Silas, coached in the NBA from 1980-2012 and coached arguably one of the greatest players ever in LeBron James, from 2003-05, so the younger Silas has a great mentor in his corner.

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If anybody can get this Houston Rockets team back on track it’s Silas, which should bode confidence in the Rockets fanbase.