With the league looking to kick start at the end of the month, teams are getting back in their shoes. The players are sweating out themselves to get ready for the upcoming battle. While Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks seem to be the season favorites this time, Houston Rockets are considering their name in the race as well.
The Rockets are right after the Oklahoma City Thunder at the sixth spot of the Western Conference standings. Going into the league, they’ll be looking for the opportunity to move up the table in Golden State Warrior’s absence.
As a franchise, they went through a couple of changes at the beginning of this season the previous year. Russell Westbrook was a big catch in the trade of Chris Paul. That decision formed a pretty tough offensive side for the team alongside the Beard, James Harden.
Rockets general manager, Daryl Morey seems really confident about gearing up for the upcoming games in Orlando. He sees his team as one of the contenders for the title this time. “[We] have two of the greatest players ever on our team. We should win this thing.” he stated this on the show ‘First Things First’.
Morey expressed that the return of the league will be beneficial for Houston Rockets and Harden. According to him, they have the two best players ever and they can take them to the very end of it. He seems quite fond of Harden most of the time and is eagerly looking forward to this comeback.
Despite the tough players, Houston lacks defensive strategies as a team. So that’s one area of improvement as per their GM as well.
Having LeBron James led Lakers in the same conference will be a struggle for the Rockets. Even though Warriors are out of the rest of the league, the competition hasn’t ended looking at the form LeBron is in. The Clippers are also one of the major explosives up there at the second rank right now.
With the season starting at the end of July, let’s see if Daryl Morey was thinking right when he said that.