Rockets Face Franchise-Pivoting Offseason
The Houston Rockets had been eradicated within the second spherical of the playoffs by the Lakers, who would go on to win the title. Since then, fast change has occurred all through the group.
A day after being eradicated, head coach Mike D’Antoni and the Rockets mutually agreed to half methods. This previous week, long-time common supervisor Daryl Morey stepped down from his place.
After buying and selling away what was left of their draft capital final summer time to accumulate Russell Westbrook, the Rockets are in a troublesome spot. Not solely have they got only a few tradable picks, however additionally they are brief on younger, promising gamers. They’ve over $123 million in assured wage on their books for subsequent season (per Basketball Insiders), that means they’ve little or no cap flexibility to work with in free company.
It’s been rumored that the Knicks may very well be inquisitive about Westbrook, which may assist clear up their books and add a confirmed participant to assist revamp the roster for subsequent season.
It will likely be fascinating to see what path the Rockets go.