The Rockets’ 37-year-old champion center played for 1 second, 9 people rotated with a height of 2.01 meters, 5 small
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The Rockets suffered a lore from the fairy ball again. In the last game against the Kings, the Rockets were killed by a super long three-pointer.
This time it was a lore again. The morale of the Rockets was very low. After Tucker made a quasi-lore, only one second was left for the Jazz. At that time, everyone believed that the Rockets would win the game 100%
But the final lore made Tucker slump on the court. This is the second consecutive loss for the Rockets.
There is clearly a problem with the team that needs to be addressed.
The Rockets used 9 players in this game. Due to Gordon’s injury in the game, Sefolosha got a lot of opportunities to play.
Chandler only came in with 1 second left, and D’Antoni also defended the Jazz’s final shot.
For the 37-year-old champion center, it is undoubtedly a kind of “humiliation”. This season Chandler chose to join the Rockets in order to pursue the championship.
But he has gradually been marginalized and can only shake the towel on the bench.
The Rockets’ 5 is very small. Before Covington came to the team, the highest rotation player of the Rockets was House’s 1.98 meters. After Covington came to the team, the highest rotation player reached 2.01 meters.
This height is already a very difficult height for the Rockets, which also exposed the Rockets’ shortcomings.
Rebounds hurt the Rockets, who have been at a disadvantage in rebounding for many consecutive games.
Gobert grabbed 15 rebounds against the Jazz.
The Rockets averaged 45.6 rebounds per game and ranked eleventh in the league. The main reason for this is because of the foundation left by Capela when he didn’t leave.
After Capela left, none of the Rockets’ players could provide stable rebounds. The impact of a team suddenly losing 13 rebounds per game is still very big.
The Rockets currently have no way to solve this shortcoming. D’Antoni’s technical and tactical style of play is 5 small, and the two centers Chandler and Harden have no chance at all.
The Rockets need to fight to the extreme in every game to win, which also brings great hidden dangers to the team.
The Rockets have no turning back. It is completely unrealistic to rely on Tucker to protect the rebound. In the game against the Jazz, Tucker’s height disadvantage was fully demonstrated.
If the shortcoming of rebounding cannot be solved, the team will not go far in the playoffs, and Harden’s downturn has also dealt a blow to the Rockets.
In fact, in some games, you can try to let Harden or Chandler play to get some opportunities.
5 small lineups require accurate three-pointers, but the Rockets’ three-pointers have not been very good recently.
The Rockets currently rank fifth in the West with 33 wins and 20 losses, but the team may intuitively slip to seventh in the West at any time, which has a great impact on the Rockets.
If according to the current Western Conference rankings, the Rockets will have to meet the old enemy of the Jazz in the playoffs.
For the Rockets, this does not occupy the home court advantage. If the rebounds are not resolved, let alone the championship, it is a question of whether they can pass the first round of the playoffs.