Houston Rockets' new 'micro-ball' style analysed – how it works; pros and cons; has it made them better?

Sky Sports NBA analyst Mark Deeks breaks down how the Houston Rockets’ new ‘micro-ball’ style works, after Mike D’Antoni’s team decided to take small-ball basketball to a whole new level in order to remain competitive out west.

Gathering the personnel

Despite having a good quality two-way center signed to a reasonable price for a number of years, the Houston Rockets decided they did not want him. In a move that had been rumoured for over a year, they finally did trade Clint Capela at last month’s trade deadline, moving him to the Atlanta Hawks in a complicated deal that landed them Robert Covington as the main returning piece from the Minnesota Timberwolves.

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