Podcast: What a Houston Rockets rebuild looks like in 2021 and beyond

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Ben DuBose
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With Houston’s 2020-21 season less than two weeks from its conclusion, Monday’s edition of the RocketsWire Extra podcast covers the team’s upcoming offseason and broader rebuilding efforts.

The Rockets (16-49) have the NBA’s worst record, which should maximize their odds of landing a top prospect via the 2021 draft lottery.

Hosted by RocketsWire Editor Ben DuBose, topics discussed on Monday’s 35-minute episode include:

  • The potential timetable of Houston’s rebuilding efforts

  • How the NBA’s recent changes in player movement trends and draft lottery percentages may influence the thinking of Rockets general manager Rafael Stone

  • What the new NBA rebuilding model looks like, and how a high lottery pick, Kevin Porter Jr., and Christian Wood could increase Houston’s desirability to current star players

  • Why the Rockets fell off so quickly in 2020-21, going from a title contender to the league’s worst team

  • Reasons to keep an open mind with regards to the futures of Stone and Houston owner Tilman Fertitta

The latest RocketsWire podcast can be listened to below, as well as on iTunes, Spotify, and most other major distributors.


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