As the NBA’s 2022-23 regular season enters its final week, the young and rebuilding Houston Rockets (19-60) have long been eliminated from playoff contention. Even so, there are several important storylines to watch as the offseason approaches.
Tuesday’s episode of “The Lager Line,” sponsored by Clutch City Lager of Karbach Brewing, offers a complete preview. Hosts Ben DuBose and Paulo Alves evaluate Houston’s recent form, including positive signs shown by Kevin Porter Jr. and questions surrounding head coach Stephen Silas.
Should Houston make a coaching change after the season, is Toronto’s Nick Nurse a leading candidate? Reports from Raptors media suggest it’s very possible, and Tuesday’s show breaks down his candidacy along with other criteria the Rockets may consider as they make these decisions.
Finally, the show concludes with a look at which late-season games are most important when it comes to determining Houston’s 2023 NBA draft placement. This includes games pertinent to Houston’s own pick, as well as the one that is likely headed to the Rockets from the Los Angeles Clippers.
Tuesday’s full podcast can be listened to below. Each episode of the show is also available via flagship radio station SportsTalk 790, as well as to all major podcast distributors under “The Lager Line.”