A light week for the Rockets as they host the Bulls and Bucks, on Wednesday and Friday, respectively. Houston owes the Bulls payback for a game they gift-wrapped to that team a few weeks ago.
Three-way tie for third, essentially, with two up on the Mavericks. Dwight will be out for what looks like a month, but that’s ok. It’s more important for the big guy to be rested and healthy for the stretch run, than to climb in the standings. And I do think Houston should be able to tread water without him, especially now with Terrence Jones back.
As I’ve been reporting, the bottom part of the standings is more compelling than the top, with Houston owning New Orleans’ pick, Goran Dragic’s situation unclear, and Oklahoma City representing the most serious threat to the Warriors. If Dragic stays, who can Morey even trade the pick for?