Original title: Houston's ultimate small ball system has been questioned. Where is the Rockets Vuitton combination?
On October 19, Beijing time, the topic about the Houston Rockets has been the focus for the past week. After all, the team has a lot of uncertainty from the head coach to the players. The debate about "whether the Rocket Ball needs to be changed" and "whether Harden + Westbrook dual cores coexist" has never stopped.
北京时间10月19日，过去一周的话题一直是休斯顿火箭队的话题。毕竟，从总教练到球员，球队都有很多不确定性。关于“是否需要改变火箭球”和“ Harden + Westbrook双核是否并存”的争论从未停止。
[Does the ultimate ball continue? 】
The current Rockets lineup is dominated by Harden, Westbrook, Gordon, Covington and Tucker. Judging from the performance of last season, they can call the wind and rain in the regular season, but the playoffs seem to be useless. When other teams are strengthening, if the Rockets maintain the status quo, it will be more difficult to break through in the West.
Since the original lineup has limited capabilities, the Rockets need to be reinforced. However, Harden, Westbrook, Gordon, Covington and Tucker occupy 80% of the team's total annual salary in the new season. Especially Harden and Westbrook, both of whom have an annual salary of more than 40 million. Therefore, the rocket's salary space for reinforcement is also limited.
[Who will the Rockets coaches choose? 】
For the team, first determine the coach before determining the tactical play, and then build the player framework around the offensive and defensive system.
At present, the head coach of the Rockets will eventually be selected from three candidates. The three are: former Rockets head coach Van Gundy Jr., Dallas Mavericks assistant coach Stephen Silas, and Rockets assistant coach John Lucas.
It is reported that the two core players of the team, Harden and Westbrook, and the new general manager Rafael Stone admire assistant coach John Lucas. As for Jr. Van Gundy, he is currently an ESPN field analyst and is very familiar with the situation of each team.
据报道，车队的两个核心球员，哈登和威斯布鲁克，以及新任总经理拉斐尔·斯通都敬佩助理教练约翰·卢卡斯。至于范甘迪（Jr. Van Gundy），他目前是ESPN的现场分析师，并且非常熟悉每个团队的情况。
[Does Harden + Westbrook coexist? 】
Can Harden and Westbrook coexist? This is a topic that extends from the Thunder period to the Rockets period. Both are players with extremely high demands on the ball. Judging from their performance in the playoffs last season, the cooperation between the two cannot be described as "tacit".
Since they want to "coexist", the Rockets can only choose to forbear the total salary of 80 million in order to reinforce them. Then the probability that the Rockets can catch the "big fish" in the trading market is relatively low. After all, Gordon has an annual salary of 16 million, Covington 12 million, and Tucker 8 million. All three are 30 years old. Their availability as trading chips is worrying.
[Who should Harden Or Westbrook trade? 】
Can't coexist, so "dual core" trade Harden? Or is it trading Wei Shao?
From the perspective of "distinct relatives", it is most appropriate to keep Harden. After all, he has played in Houston for 8 seasons. He is very familiar from top to bottom. He is obviously more suitable than the newcomer Westbrook. In addition, 30-year-old Harden is more energetic and healthier than 31-year-old Westbrook.
However, Harden has also been criticized. This is that since Harden has tried for 8 years, but the Rockets still have no improvement, should the Rockets try to give up Harden?