2. Bad Roster
Uh, the Houston Rockets reallyyyy thought they could plug James Ennis into their opening day starting 5 and they just walk back to the Western Conference Finals again. Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute were defensive stoppers. Michael Carter Williams, ain’t.
Marquese Chriss isn’t the missing piece of a championship squad. Replacing Ryan Anderson with Carmelo Anthony, on paper, makes sense. But that’s not how basketball works.
Isaiah Hartenstein has played in more games than Chris Paul. Who is Isaiah Hartenstein? Exactly That’s not good for anyone. The Rockets lost all of their depth.