Chris Paul credits ‘necessity, coach’ for pushing Rockets to become a resilient team
The Houston Rockets may have failed to replicate their performance last season, but they are still a pretty good team. Heading into Game 1 of their best-of-seven first round series against the Utah Jazz, a lot of people believe that they are peaking at the perfect time.
The Rockets have struggled all season, and a large part of it is because of injuries. However, veteran guard Chris Paul still praised the team for being resilient as they slowly but surely climbed their way back to a better position in the Western Conference standings.
In an interview with Jonathan Feigen of Houston Chronicle, Paul said that they had a pretty straightforward approach towards every setback all season long.
“Our whole motto has always been ‘So what, what’s next?’ If we win, “So what, what’s next?’ If we lose, “So what, what’s next?’”
“I think we have a very resilient team, in that given any circumstances we’re dealt, we deal with it, whether it be injuries. Whatever it may be, we just move on.”
When asked about their motivation towards addressing their struggles, Chris Paul had a simple answer.
“Probably necessity, coach. Coach is pretty laid back.”
The Rockets believe they have unfinished business from last season. They came up short of making it to the NBA Finals, and they want to accomplish that this season. They have the talent, the system and the mentality to become champions.
But whatever happens, Houston will always be prepared to answer the question “What’s next?”