John Wall and the redesigned Houston Rockets claim their fourth straight win, their fifth overall win since trading with James Harden.
The team defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 104-101 Thursday night and improved their record to 5-3 since Harden was transferred to the Brooklyn Nets.
After the game, Wall was asked what has changed since the start of the season.
The 30-year-old season 10 veteran spoke of the difficulty playing when your star gamer doesn’t want to shop and leave, referring to Harden’s push to leave Houston.
Wall on what has changed since the start of the season in Portland: “The team wasn’t where we wanted to be and we had people who didn’t want to be here. So it’s pretty difficult to play that through. Once the deal is made We have the team we wanted and people who wanted to be here. “
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Before the Harden trade, the missiles were in a state of chaos.
The beard started the season strong and had some really good pieces around, but the effort was in vain when the team started a 3-6 start.
After Harden’s last game with the Rockets against the Los Angeles Lakers, the All-Star told the media that he believed the situation could not be resolved.
The missiles then distributed him to the nets and eventually got a series of draft picks and Caris LeVert, who was then shot for Victor Oladipo.
So far it looks like the new Rockets.
Houston defense in particular has looked a lot better since Harden’s departure, and new head coach Stephen Silas really brought that group together.
John Wall and the Rockets want to keep improving as Wall proves he’s still an all-star player.