The Rockets are one week away from a brand new season of basketball. The preseason has left quite a bit of room for improvement. In their recent matchup against the Raptors, the Rockets’ offensive efforts were thwarted not only by Toronto’s defense, but they racked up 30 turnovers.
“Yeah, 30 turnovers, a lot of it was just poor decision-making,” Silas explained. “It wasn’t like there were charges, dead ball situations. They were bad passes or steals as we were trying to attack and that sort of thing. We got to clean it up.”
The Rockets roster welcomes a younger, less experienced group of athletes who appear to be eager to figure out how to win. As Silas made clear, the loss to the Raptors was a result of poor execution, not lack of effort. In time they will sort out the spacing issues and learn to take care of the ball.
In happier news, the Rockets are bringing back “Fan Fest.” This annual event is an opportunity for fans to watch an open practice and more. Last year the event was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This Saturday, October 16th at the Toyota Center, “fan fest” events will begin at 10am and practice will begin at noon. All of this is free and open to the public.
There are plenty of incentives to go with new merch dropping, food, and contests. Rockets fans who RSVP for the event will receive an offer to purchase $10 tickets to one of their upcoming home games.