The Houston Rockets were one of the most lethal offensive teams in the NBA this season, led by James Harden, who was averaging a league-leading 34.4 points per contest. With the addition of Russell Westbrook in the offseason, Houston had two legitimate scorers who worked well with one another, having previously played together with the OKC Thunder. Mike D’Antoni’s team averaged 118.1 points per night, second in the NBA to Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks.
Although Houston put up consistent numbers on the offensive end, they were one of the worst defensive teams in the association, surrendering 114.4 points per game, which landed them 22nd in the league. With the 2019-20 season at a standstill because of the coronavirus, the likelihood of the campaign being finished seems uncertain with the rapid rise of the virus in the US.
With that being said, the Rockets will need to address several issues this offseason if they want to compete with the likes of the Lakers and Clippers in a very competitive Western Conference next year.
Let’s take a look at three questions facing the Rockets if the season is indeed over.