Houston Rockets Look to Next Year: Time to Play It Safe

March 26th, 2010 by Patrick Harrel Leave a reply »
Just over two weeks ago on March 9, two key Rockets, Kyle Lowry and Trevor Ariza, returned from injuries and helped the Rockets start a four-game winning streak. All was going well, and the Rockets' playoff hopes were increasing by the day as the team was finally able to mesh after the addition of Kevin Martin.

Then Shane Battier got injured and Jordan Hill, Jared Jeffries, and Kevin Martin soon followed him into the training room.

With just eleven games left in the season and Houston standing six and a half games out of the eighth spot, the Rockets are all but eliminated from the playoffs. 

Kevin Martin finally sat out against the Bulls after playing with what appeared to be a fairly painful shoulder injury for the last few games. This was a step in the right direction. However, while Adelman may be tempted to play Martin as soon as he can, this move could prove disastrous. 

An already fragile player, playing with an injury only increases the chance that he serious injures himself again.  Re-injuring his shoulder is one risk, but Martin could also develop other problems from compensating for his current injury.

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