They went from being perennial NBA championship contenders to bottom-feeders, and their reputation as an organization around the league isn’t exactly the best.
That became quite evident in John Wall‘s latest interview.
The former first-overall pick looked back on his brief stint in Houston and only had one word to describe it: Trash.
John Wall speaks on his time in Houston
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Wall went on to describe how normalized and institutionalized tanking and losing were on the Rockets.
Wall added that the Rockets’ iso-heavy offense and all those one-on-ones would get both Green and Porter Jr. out of any team, regardless of their talent.
The former Washington Wizards All-Star was so miserable in Houston that he eventually agreed to leave money on the table and sign a buyout just to leave and take his talents somewhere else.
He’s now taking his career back from the ground as a member of the Los Angeles Clippers, playing for a playoff team again.
As for the Rockets, they’ve done a great job of stacking young talent and have a promising core for the future.
However, they’ll never be a winning team unless they make some deep changes in the organization and coaching staff, regardless of how many top-tier prospects they manage to stack on their roster.