In this episode of The HoopsHype Podcast, Rahul Lal of RocketsWire.com joins Alex Kennedy to preview the Houston Rockets’ 2017-18 season and break down their long-term outlook. Here are some of the specific topics they discussed (with time-stamps):
0:30: The launch of RocketsWire and what readers can find there.
2:35: Does this squad have a legitimate shot at winning the title or is there still a big gap between Houston and the defending champion Golden State Warriors?
5:15: How James Harden and Chris Paul can co-exist, and how they could thrive under head coach Mike D’Antoni.
7:35: Rahul discusses Paul’s excitement about playing off the ball.
9:30: Will Paul re-sign with the Rockets and potentially finish his career in Houston?
12:00: The excellent work that members of the Rockets’ organization are doing in the Houston community following Hurricane Harvey.
16:55: The addition of PJ Tucker and how he can help this team with his defense, toughness and attitude.
19:45: Rahul predicts where the Rockets will finish in the Western Conference standings and how deep they’ll advance in the playoffs.
22:15: The players’ unselfishness and willingness to make sacrifices, which has been a discussion in training camp.