The Houston Rockets are continuing to live by the three-ball despite having a new system under head coach Stephen Silas. The team is also moving on from their famed small ball schemes but continues to lead the league in three-point attempts in preseason proceedings thus far, per Tom Haberstroh.

The revamped Rockets already had two preseason games under their belt, having played both outings against the rebuilding Chicago Bulls. Newcomer Bruno Caboclo showed out in the first game after scoring 17 markers and firing 5/8 from beyond the arc. Returning veteran Gerald Green followed suit with a 3/6 three-point shooting clip to account for 16 points.

Their new system under Silas was able to debut in flying colors as the Rockets beat the Bulls 125-104. Houston continued to fire rapidly from beyond the arc in their second game with John Wall leading with 2/6 shooting for 21 points while swingman Eric Gordon shot on a 2/6 clip to add 10 points across the board.

With a less accurate shooting this time around, the Rockets failed to notch their second win and ultimately succumbed to a 104-91 defeat at the hands of the Bulls.

Based on their preseason statistics, the Rockets also landed among the teams with the fewest shots taken in the mid-range area of the court. Meanwhile, their league-leading tally from beyond the arc should only increase once James Harden recommits and starts to play for the Rockets in the upcoming season.

The team will have two consecutive preseason games against the San Antonio Spurs before opening their 2020-2021 NBA season against the Oklahoma City Thunder.