The Rockets met for the first time since star guard James Harden was diagnosed with a hamstring strain that will sideline him for at least two weeks. While the news is a blow to the team, they were moving forward and preparing for life without Harden for the foreseeable future. "We will adjust," Mike D'Antoni said. "It's an opportunity for other people to play. (Chris Paul) will still lead the charge. We have to just make the best of a bad situation, but everyone deals with it. There's no reason we can't deal with it. Eric Gordon will start in place of Harden. Gordon is is averaging 19.4 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists per outing. Harden currently leads the NBA with 32.3 points per game. Filling his shoes won't be easy.
Rockets prepared for temporary life without James Harden
Houston Chronicle | Jan 2