“Clearly, it is an issue,” D’Antoni mentioned, by way of ESPN. “It is one thing that I do know that the entrance workplace tried to handle. They’ll do the most effective they will. No blame going round; it is simply the way in which it’s.”
Houston seems to be working towards an answer as The Athletic reported earlier this week the Rockets are “primarily centered on buying wing expertise.” The report added the group is “not in emergency mode, however not sitting again both.”
The Rockets parted methods with Carmelo Anthony earlier this month after simply 10 video games, and Houston has been riddled with accidents. Guard Chris Paul (hamstring) and key reserve wing Gerald Inexperienced (ankle) have been harm. Backup heart Nene Hilario hasn’t made his season debut but after being sidelined with a calf pressure.
“We have everyone a few rungs up,” D’Antoni mentioned. “We have rookies enjoying because the sixth or seventh man. They need to be ninth, 10th males. They might be OK each every now and then, however whenever you depend on them, it is robust. And it is not their fault. They’ll develop. Once more, we’re simply going to need to knock on wooden and ensure they keep wholesome.”
The Rockets completed final season with a 65-17 report and superior to the Western Convention Finals, the place they fell to the Warriors in seven video games. They have not seen the identical success to start out this season as they’re 9-11 after falling to the Mavericks 128-108 on Wednesday.
Houston has a day off earlier than going through the Spurs on Friday with tip-off set for eight p.m. ET.