Houston Rockets: 4 Keys to taking another progressional step in 2022-23

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Four keys to the Houston Rockets’ taking another step in their progression as a franchise. 

Heading into the 2022-23 NBA season, the Houston Rockets should be one of the more exciting and energetic teams to watch considering their youth and hunger to succeed. They will be expected to improve from their abysmal 20-62 record last season and should be a lot better especially on the defensive end.

This team could very well be a championship contender in the future but would it be crazy to believe that they could compete now? Will this young squad believe in themselves enough to know that they have the talent and could pull off the unexpected?

The Houston Rockets have plenty of potential

But we all know that Rome wasn’t built in a day and it will more than likely take time for this young core to gel. The Rockets begin the season with the task of navigating a very difficult schedule. Their first five games are against teams that qualified for the playoffs last season and their season opener is against the Atlanta Hawks which will be a test for the Rockets young backcourt going up against All-Star guards Trae Young and Dejounte Murray.

There are areas that the Rockets also need to drastically improve as they committed the most turnovers per game at 16.5. They were also the worst free throw shooting team and the worst rebounding team as well.

Can head coach Stephen Silas right the ship and get the Rockets going in the right direction?