Houston we have a problem

What in the world is going on with those Rockets. This team went from having the best record in the NBA last season to us just hoping they can make the playoffs for the 2018-2019 season. During the offseason the Rockets aquired Carmelo Anothony from the Oklahoma City Thunder. They also recieved Michael Carter Williams. Bringing in these guys would prove to be good for the team, but their is one trade that killed them. The team traded away Trevor Ariza to the Phoenix Suns for Marquese Chriss. This was a horrible trade, absolutely terrible. Trevor Ariza was the only glimmer of defense for that team. Now their best defender is Clint Capela who is one of the most unorthodox centers in the game. Capela does not have a post game. Most of his points come from cherry picking and fast break opportunities. The team is just dysfunctional. Who takes the last shot? You have CP3, Harden, and Anthony. All 3 have been known to choke in big situations. I do however like Carmelo coming off the bench. This provides a boost to the team when trailing. We also saw Melo drop 28 points in their win against the Brooklyn Nets. Harden did not play this game. What does this tell us? It seems Anthony plays better when Harden is off the floor. Now obviously you cannot get rid of Harden. However you can keep him off the floor when Anthony comes in. Same goes for Anthony when Harden is on the court. If you limit their times together both players can get more shots up. Another issue with Harden is how shot happy he can get. This is also because the team does not look like they have a set offense. It is just a whole lot Paul dribbling the clock out and finding an open guy for a three. The team needs more chemistry together, and they need “DEFENSE”. Im sorry I dont want to watch fast break after fast break because guys dont want to play defense. The Rockets are currently at a 4-5 record which is a little more convincing since they opened the season with loss after loss.

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Author: Adam King

Upcoming sports broadcaster and sports writer. Basketball and Baseball fanatic.

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