Ultimately, Cousins shouldn’t be held to be the scapegoat for Houston’s problems — not after losing seven straight games. The Rockets have fallen off a collective cliff defensively, posting a ghastly defensive 119.4 in non-Cousins minutes since Wood’s injury. That would be dead last in the league, worse than Sacramento, New Orleans and Portland. Getting Victor Oladipo and Tucker back will shore up their deficiencies, but the Rockets need to get back to their best no matter who is in the middle.
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Harrison Faigen: Frank Vogel says he hasn’t looked at the second-half schedule in depth yet, but says he isn’t too worried about the difficulty of it. “I know every team in the league is playing 72 games.” (depending on cancellations, this may not be true)
Jovan Buha: I asked Frank Vogel pregame if the Lakers are looking at a specific position or player archetype with their two empty roster spots. His answer: “We’re just looking at what players are available. I’m not gonna discuss any types of needs that we’re discussing internally.”