Netease Sports reported on October 20:
After experiencing another disappointment in the playoffs,
Dantoni and Morey left the team one after another, heralding the end of an era. Whether this means the end of the Rockets basketball concept is still unknown, and how much the Rockets’ current lineup will change is still difficult to predict.
But recently, "Houston Chronicle" senior rocket reporter Fagan broke the news that the Rockets will not be completely rebuilt this offseason, and Harden will still be the core.
"This offseason they will not be completely overthrown and come back. I'm sure this is because the current management will still discuss relevant decisions with James Harden, and ask him for his opinion on the selection of coaches, and will work with him. discuss."
"If the Rockets intend to trade Harden, they will definitely not discuss these issues with him."
The last year that Harden and Weiss are guaranteed a major contract is the 2021-22 season, after which they can use the player option. Therefore, some experts also believe that if the Rockets and Harden really want to re-examine their cooperation with each other, the offseason of 2021 may be a better opportunity for them to truly discuss where they should go in the future.