Full disclosure: I’m pissed off at my Houston Rockets and you all have a right to be too.
The entire off season we talked about how stacked this roster was and how the addition of Ty Lawson made us a genuine contender and that he was the one who would help us match up against Golden State. Not only that, but for the first time in a long while we thought we knew what to expect from this team.
No longer would they be trying to overpower teams, rather slow their offense and ride the James Harden-train home in the fourth quarter. It was a good formula last year, why wouldn’t it work again?
So many things have changed since’s Harden’s infamous 13 turnover performance that sealed the Rockets fate in the Western Conference Finals last season.
The Rockets acquired Lawson for a bag of chips and a protected first round pick (side note: The protections on this seemed meaningless at the time but now look incredibly smart) and other than that, the roster remained the same.
Ironically, the season that the Rockets have struggled due to chemistry issues and where they have had communication issues is the first season where GM Daryl Morey placed value on continuity-and-chemistry over wheeling-and-dealing.
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