As the pre-season started, the Houston Rockets surprised most of the NBA authorities with their newly built squad. It is clear that they played against the teams which were not ready for the season but on the other hand, the Rockets played well in their last two games against Oklahoma City Thunder and New Orleans Hornets.
Jeremy Lin`s New Role
Jeremy Lin was showing good signs for the upcoming season for Rockets fans that he is going to be better than last year. He might not have the same affect to the Rockets like Yao Ming but he is a huge asset for the Houston Rockets’ roster. In my opinion, he was overpaid a little bit but he will be the main guy in the Rockets’ system for the upcoming season.
Rookie Jones played amazing in his first game against the Oklahoma City Thunder and he had a solid game against the New Orleans Hornets. He played only 20 minutes in the game and scored 5 points but he was doing so many extra things for the team which cannot be seen on a stat sheet.
In yesterday`s game he played really well. He had 15 rebounds against Robin Lopez. He is not a good scoring option but his rebounding is going to be a huge extra for the Rockets. Asik is a real professional and because he is overpaid he is not going to stop hustling and improving his game.
He had a pretty decent game yesterday and it seemed like he liked to play with his teammates but in the future he is going to be a problem for the Rockets roster. The newly built Rockets team should use him as a trade asset before he loses his value.
He scored 10 points in each game but he is not ready for the NBA. He will probably get minutes for the Rockets but he has to improve his off the ball plays to be a part of the Rockets team.
New Orleans Hornets
There is nothing much to say about the New Orleans Hornets from yesterday`s game. The star and the future star of the team was playing in the game and the other pieces seemed not that ready for the season. Anthony Davis is real lucky to find a franchise where he can develop and not be under pressure. Moreover, It is going to be so hard for the New Orleans Hornets to be in the playoff race this year again like last year.