5 reasons why Rockets fans should embrace the rebuild
1. The Houston Rockets have a young, promising coach in Stephen Silas
Also, head coach Stephen Silas has been an assistant for 20 years in the NBA, but he is just 48-years-old, which isn’t old for a NBA coach. Silas fits the timeline for a rebuild in Houston, which is the perfect fit.
For the first time in a while the eyes of the Rockets’ fanbase will be glued to their television screen when its time for the NBA Draft Lottery. The Houston Rockets are currently 12-31 which is tied with the Detroit Pistons for the second-worst record in the entire NBA.
If the Rockets finish top-four in the lottery, they keep their pick. But if the balls don’t go their way, which tends to happen for some teams (sorry Knicks fans), the pick can go to the Oklahoma City Thunder if it falls out of the top-four.
Although it would be great for the Houston Rockets to land the projected number one pick, point guard Cade Cunningham out of Oklahoma State, the other options don’t seem bad for a plan B. Players like Jalen Suggs from Gonzaga, USC’s Evan Mobley, and Jalen Green and Johnathan Kuminga from the NBA G-League would also be great draft picks.
NBAdraft.net has the Houston Rockets selecting Jalen Suggs with the 3rd overall pick, which Rockets fans should be happy about. Let’s not forget that the Rockets also own the Blazers’ pick if it falls out of the lottery, due to the Robert Covington trade.
If the Rockets select Suggs or Cunningham, they would have their point guard for the future to pair up with Porter Jr. to form their backcourt of the future. And just like that, the rebuild would be off to a good start.
I understand it’s been a while since the Rockets have went through a rebuild, but it’s the best option right now. Being in a tough Western Conference makes the decision to rebuild a lot easier.
The moment has come to accept it and be excited for what the future holds in H-Town, and it all starts now.