According to Gordon, his primary concern is the fitness of the players, with everyone having been in quarantine over the past month or so. In his mind, the players would need around a month to reclaim their game fitness.
“I think 25 days would be a solid number, an amount of time for us to get back in shape and get things going,” Eric Gordon said, via Ben Dubose of Rockets Wire. “At the end of the day, no player is going to get in game shape. That game is almost a different style of working out by itself.”
The NBA is one of the most intense professional sports in the world, and it requires an elite level of fitness. As Gordon said, no form of practice or any physical activity can ever simulate an NBA game.
Gordon then went on to share what he believes the most important thing will be for teams when the season does resume.
“But I would say the key to coming back, when the season gets going, is which team has the best chemistry,” Gordon added. “Because everybody is going to be healthy. Bottom line, it’s going to boil down to who has the best chemistry and who can use their talent the best.”
The Rockets were doing pretty well with their newly assembled side prior to the suspension. It will be interesting to see how Gordon and Co. will be able to carry on with their momentum once the season restarts.