The Houston Rockets were 5th in the West, when the NBA suspended the season due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Rockets’ sharpshooter Eric Gordon spoke on the long layoff and the importance of chemistry with Cayleigh Griffin of Rockets television partner AT&T SportsNet Southwest.
“I think 25 days would be a solid number, an amount of time for us to get back in shape and get things going. At the end of the day, no player is going to get in-game shape. That game is almost a different style of working out by itself.
But I would say the key to coming back, when the season gets going, is which team has the best chemistry. Because everybody is going to be healthy. Bottom line, it’s going to boil down to who has the best chemistry and who can use their talent the best.”
The Rockets had high hopes for this season, with Gordon being the third scoring option for Houston. Despite missing 30 of the team’s 64 games, he averaged 14.5 points in 28.6 minutes per game this season.