Russell Westbrook thinks it’s important for Rockets players to bond off the court
Houston Rockets superstar point guard Russell Westbrook believes it’s important for players on the team to bond off the court.
The Rockets will be playing in Hawaii during the preseason, a trip which Westbrook says is going to give the team an opportunity to spend time with each other.
Russell Westbrook on Hawaii trip:
“I think it’s going to be big for our team to be able to bond while we’re on the road. I think it’s important that we eat together, hang out, and get a chance to know a little bit about your teammates off the court which I think is important.”
— Salman Ali (@SalmanAliNBA) September 28, 2019
When you’re close with your teammates off the court, it makes it easier to gel on the basketball floor and navigate through a long, 82-game regular season.
There have seen so many times in the past where if players don’t like each other, it shows on the court and affects team chemistry and morale. Rockets stars James Harden and Russell Westbrook are essentially brothers, but Westbrook wants to get close with everyone on the team, not just Harden.
Going to Hawaii will provide Westbrook a great opportunity to mesh with his new teammates and find out what they are like off the court. The basketball part will take care of itself. The Rockets have too much talent on the roster to not make a deep playoff run, especially since they are the only team with two MVPs leading the charge.
All the players on the Rockets have spoken glowingly about Westbrook. The Hawaii trip should be a good time for Houston.
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