Rockets believe they are a ‘deeper’ team this season
The Houston Rockets believe they are a “deeper” team this season compared to last year’s group that took the No. 1 seed in the NBA.
The Rockets are the fourth seed in the Western Conference this time around. They will face the Utah Jazz in the first round of the 2019 playoffs.
Rockets shooting guard Eric Gordon says the added depth on the roster will be crucial for Houston to go on a deep postseason run.
“I would say a deeper team,” Eric Gordon emphasized, via Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle. “We have guys that can come off the bench and play-make. Obviously, that’s the difference. We’re very capable of (controlling) our own destiny. That’s if we play well. We just have to continue to do what we do best.”
The turnaround in Houston has been amazing to watch.
At one point in the regular season, the Rockets were in the 14th spot in the Western Conference standings. That’s when superstar shooting guard James Harden put the team on his back and went on a historic scoring spree which helped Houston climb up the standings.
Houston made some good acquisitions in the regular season too. They added combo guard Austin Rivers, forward Kenneth Faried and swingman Iman Shumpert.
Obviously, the Rockets are going to go as far as Harden and All-Star point guard Chris Paul can take them, but it’s nice to know there are high-level players on the team behind Paul and Harden.
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