The Houston Rockets experienced a disappointing end in their season, after going out of the playoffs in five against the Los Angeles Lakers.
In what one Eastern Conference coach told Michael Scotto of HoopsHype, Russell Westbrook is the type of guy that makes it harder for other ball-dominant teammates to succeed.
“Westbrook isn’t a good compliment for anyone, in my opinion,” one Eastern Conference coach told HoopsHype. “He has to be the main guy. He can’t shoot. He needs the ball. He’s not an off-ball player. Hard to play with two max guys who need the ball. Maybe it’s possible, but it seems like two good players instead of Westbrook would be better the way they play.”
Westbrook wasn’t in the best shape during the “bubble”, as he missed many games due to injury. He was not going hard at the rim and he often settled for a three-point shot in the perimeter.
The Houston Rockets’ guard is one of the worst three-point shooters in the league. The Rockets will move on without Mike D’Antoni, who decided to not renew his contract with the franchise.