The Rockets’ rotation is excellent, and their deep bench is lacking.
But Houston will miss the forward for a while after he injured his shoulder against the Hornets yesterday.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:
MRI on right shoulder of Houston Rockets forward Luc Mbah a Moute revealed no significant issues, and there's optimism that he could return within two-to-three weeks, league source tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) December 14, 2017
Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni’s first inclination might be to shorten his rotation. He should mostly resist it.
Home-court advantage is important, and P.J. Tucker and Trevor Ariza can play more power forward (with Eric Gordon absorbing more minutes at small forward). But it’s also better to play Troy Williams more now than to wear down the players Houston will rely on in the playoffs, when D’Antoni will surely keep his rotation tight.