Eric Gordon speaks out on rebuild rumor surrounding James Harden-led Rockets
Eric Gordon knows the Houston Rockets have been under fire after another disappointing exit in the playoffs this year. Former MVP James Harden failed to rally his troops once again and compete for an NBA title and a lot of experts have been weighing in on a potential rebuild before the 2020-2021 season begins.
But, per swingman Eric Gordon, what the Rockets need right now is chemistry and not a rebuild.
“The chemistry could be better. For us, we made a lot of change last year. We went small ball halfway through the season. [But] in the playoffs, it’s all about matchups.” says Gordon on The Ashley Nevel Show (via Rockets Wire).
The 2020 experiment which saw Harden being paired up with former teammate Russell Westbrook blew up on the Rockets’ faces this year as they were dominated by eventual champions the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round of the Western Conference Playoffs. Head coach Mike D’Antoni and GM Daryl Morey are out.
Yet, the Rockets are adamant that they will stick to their guns and continuously build on what they currently have. Gordon echoed this in his recent statements.
“We’ve just got to be able to rally around the same group of guys, and build on more chemistry, and try to get better. Try to utilize everybody to play at their best. I think that’s going to make us better, in the long haul. I don’t think they’re going to rebuild this team. This team is good. I don’t care what a lot of people say, it doesn’t matter. Injuries and whatnot, we’ve seen it all here. We still win 50+ games, and we’re still going to be right there in the playoffs.” he added.