Houston, we’ve got an issue. Pardon the cliché, however the Houston Rockets’ present type aptly suits the invoice and head coach Stephen Silas is aware of this.
On Monday, Silas’ workforce was dealt their eighth straight loss by the hands of the surging Chicago Bulls. After the sport, the rookie head coach acknowledged that their issues can’t be solved contained in the court docket.
“It’s a delight factor. It’s a togetherness factor,” Silas stated after the Rockets’ 120-100 loss towards the Bulls (through Kelly Iko of The Athletic). “In some unspecified time in the future, the mindset wants to vary.”
After a stunning six-game win streak earlier this 2021, the Rockets have now gone in an terrible drought. Together with their 20-point blowout loss towards the Bulls, they’ve now misplaced their final eight video games with a 15.6 level margin. They’ve 5 extra video games earlier than the mid-season break, which Silas would most likely wish to quick ahead if given the selection.
Stephen Silas’ tenure in Houston hasn’t been ideally suited, nevertheless it’s not as if the 48-year-old tactician wasn’t conscious of this coming in. He inherited a roster crammed with disgruntled stars and needed to handle the overhaul of their lineup. Just a bit over a month in, Silas was amid an enormous revamp because the entrance workplace determined to swap level guards by sending Russell Westbrook to the Washington Wizards in alternate for John Wall. A month after, he noticed one other former MVP go after James Harden packed his suitcases and left for the Brooklyn Nets.
The second-worst workforce within the West has no alternative however to hold on and hope for the perfect. As Silas places it, it’s all about delight and if the Rockets simply compete and persistently play with a chip on their shoulders, the wins will come.
— to clutchpoints.com