Gone are the days when the Rockets were one of the contending teams in the NBA and, with the first month of the season coming to an end, Houston fans have only been able to celebrate one victory and the worst thing is that the immediate future doesn’t look very good. promissory.
Last year the Rockets finished with the worst record 17-55, unfortunately the second season under coach Stephen Silas has seen no improvement. With the loss to the OKC Thunder, the Rockets had 13 losses in a row and their record to date is 1-14, only behind New Orleans, which has one more victory.
It is the sixth time in its history that the team has entered a streak of 13 or more losses, we are not going very far, last season they linked 20 losses in a row, which was a record for the franchise. The Toyota Center is no longer a fortress, because between 2020 and 2021, they have only been able to win 9 games and have lost 27.
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Houston has bet totally on the youth, James Harden left and the team has not found the formula to be a contender. John Wall is a ghost and the team prefers to pay him without playing than to put him on the court to take out his millionaire salary. Jalen Green was his first pick, but he cannot be required to be the savior. Christian Wood has not finished exploding either, the one who has had a decent campaign so far is Kevin Porter Jr, averaging 15.2 points and 5.9 assists. The veteran foot is represented by Eric Gordon, but it is clear that his best years have passed.
The outlook looks complicated, the next two games are on the road, first they will face the Knicks, then Boston and they will host Chicago, Charlotte and OKC to close November. Will they be able to stop the 14 losses in a row or will they be close to matching the 20 losses from last season?