Clyde Drexler has concerns about support around Rockets stars James Harden, Russell Westbrook
All summer long, the question surrounding the Houston Rockets seemed to be about how Russell Westbrook and James Harden would coexist on the floor. However, NBA legend and former Rockets star Clyde Drexler is more concerned about the supporting cast.
Although Drexler feels that Harden will have no trouble scoring and sees Westbrook racking up triple-doubles, he wonders whether or not guys like P.J. Tucker, Clint Capela and Eric Gordon can be consistent enough to help the Rockets win a title.
“The rest of the guys are who I worry about,” Drexler said, via David Aldridge of The Athletic. “I love P.J. (Tucker), I love (Clint) Capela, I love Eric. If those guys are on top of their games, it could be a great year for the Rockets.”
Drexler also used his partnership with Hakeem Olajuwon as evidence that chemistry between great players is possible because they simply want to win.
Although Clyde may have concerns about the other 11 guys on the bench, perhaps he should be paying more attention to Harden’s slow start.
“The Beard” is averaging close to seven turnovers per game and shooting just over 25 percent from deep on over 13 attempts per game. His inefficiency with the ball is costing the Rockets, even as guys like Westbrook, Tucker, Capela and Daniel House have looked impressive early.
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