VIDEO: Rockets’ John Wall seen barking at teammates, Stephen Silas reacts
The Houston Rockets took on the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night and were down big in the third quarter when veteran point guard John Wall had to get animated in order to bring his teammates’ effort levels up:
John Wall firing up his teammates 👀
Rockets are down to the Hornets pic.twitter.com/XjgpYvNny0
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 25, 2021
As you can see from this video, the 30-year-old was not impressed with his team being down by nearly 19 points with under six minutes to go and he let them know about it.
First-year head coach Stephen Silas spoke about the bench scrum, labeling it as nothing out of the ordinary.
Stephen Silas on what happened during this timeout: "NBA stuff. Just frustration. I'll just leave it at that." https://t.co/zwOJToML4N
— Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) March 25, 2021
Silas’s first year as Rockets head coach has been less than ideal, as the Rockets recently snapped a monolithic 20-game losing streak. Before that, the team traded franchise talisman James Harden for a treasure trove of future draft picks.
Despite the Rockets’ tremendous struggles (or impressively effective tanking, depending on your point of view), John Wall hasn’t really missed a beat after not playing a game since the day after Christmas in 2018 due to a ruptured Achilles tendon.
This season, the former No. 1 overall pick is averaging 21.1 points per game, 6.3 assists per game, 3.5 rebounds per game and 0.9 steals per game with only 3.4 turnovers per game – his lowest TOV average since the 2013-14 season, when he made the All-Star game in the Eastern Conference.