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What a Houston Rockets rebuild may look like
With Houston's 2020-21 season less than two weeks from its conclusion, Monday's podcast covers the team's upcoming offseason and broader rebuilding efforts. Topics discussed on the episode include:
The timetable of Houston's rebuilding plan
How the NBA's changes in player movement and draft lottery percentages may influence the thinking of Rockets general manager Rafael Stone
What the new NBA rebuilding model looks like, and how a high lottery pick, Kevin Porter Jr., and Christian Wood could increase Houston's desirability to current star players
Why the Rockets fell off so quickly in 2020-21, going from a title contender to the league's worst team
Reasons to keep an open mind with regards to the futures of Stone and Houston owner Tilman Fertitta
Cayleigh Griffin on her first season with the Rockets
Cayleigh Griffin, courtside reporter for AT&T SportsNet Southwest, joins Ben to break down her first season covering the Houston Rockets.
Topics include include Griffin's insight on the team and its season to date; life in the era of social distancing; initiatives by her network to provide Rockets entertainment during the COVID-19 hiatus; and the unique enthusiasm she brings to her role.
The episode also explores Griffin's bond with Houston Astros field reporter Julia Morales, whom Griffin says has been a key mentor.
Rockets CEO Tad Brown optimistic on NBA's return
With the NBA on an indefinite hiatus due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Houston Rockets CEO Tad Brown explains why he believes the season will ultimately resume.
Ben McLemore on his COVID-19 relief efforts
In a new interview with RocketsWire, Houston Rockets guard Ben McLemore explains his determination to assist with COVID-19 relief efforts — including a plan to increase the availability of N95 respirator masks to hospitals in need.