Per the Houston Chronicle:
The Houston Rockets, after three years within the Western Convention cellar, at the moment are (mercifully) again into playoff competition as they enter 2024 at a good 15-15. However that doesn’t imply the current outlook is totally rosy for Ime Udoka’s squad as we flip the calendar to January.
The Rockets enter their New Yr’s Day tilt towards the (all of a sudden surging!) Detroit Pistons with 5 losses of their final seven video games. They’re presently with no pair of injured starters in Jabari Smith Jr. and Dillon Brooks. It is a staff that is much better than final 12 months’s 60-loss abomination. However the anticipated rising pains of Udoka’s first season are more and more current in current weeks.
We shouldn’t be too harsh on the Rockets regardless of their current swoon. ‘Section 2’ of the franchise’s rebuild is off to a comparatively roaring begin, and regardless, this isn’t the time of 12 months for skepticism. So, as an alternative of specializing in current losses, let’s flip the web page ahead, providing Udoka and Co. a recent set of New Yr’s resolutions for the remainder of the season.