Rockets in the news: Jabari Smith Jr., Rafael Stone, Tilman Fertitta

Sunday’s “The Lager Line” podcast offers reaction to recent Houston Rockets news stories involving rookie forward Jabari Smith Jr., owner Tilman Fertitta and general manager Rafael Stone.

What on-court factors can Smith’s ongoing shooting slump be attributed to? Hosts Ben DuBose and Paulo Alves explore where the blame should go and why head coach Stephen Silas and lead guards Kevin Porter Jr. and Jalen Green shouldn’t get too much of it.

Other discussion topics include Fertitta’s epic “Pray for Victor” rant on local television (clearly referring to top draft prospect Victor Wembanyama) and Stone’s comments in a new Houston Chronicle interview regarding the status of the team and its rebuild.

As always, Sunday’s podcast is sponsored by Clutch City Lager of Karbach Brewing, and it can be listened to below. Each episode of the show is also available via flagship radio station SportsTalk 790, as well as to all major podcast distributors under “The Lager Line.”


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Story originally appeared on Rockets Wire