It's been a season of dejection for first-year head coach Stephen Silas and the Houston Rockets. First, the James Harden debacle that will live in infamy for Rockets fans. Then, emerging star and free-agent signing Christian Wood went down for 17 games with an ankle injury. Houston proceeded to lose every single one of those games. Following their Sunday loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, they became just the eighth team in NBA history to lose 20 straight games.

Silas has been one of the most respected assistant coaches in the NBA for almost two decades prior to entering his current role with the Rockets. He was the mastermind behind last year's record-setting Dallas Maverick offense. However, this season, it seems Silas can't catch a break. Look at how demoralized he appears in the post-game presser:

Silas signed a four-year contract with the Rockets during the 2020 offseason and is already experiencing the brunt reality of losing in the NBA. Though his status as head coach doesn't appear to be in jeopardy, major personnel changes may be necessary to change a culture established during a 20 game skid.

It's not all bad though. Having a terrible season prior to what is expected to be a particularly strong draft could shortchange the amount of time it takes to rebuild this roster and the energy surrounding the team.

The Rockets sit second to last in the Western Conference standings and last in the NBA in points per 100 possessions, and spread differential. Saying that this has been a season to forget for Rockets fans would be selling it short.