The Houston Rockets have nothing much to prove this season and it appears that it would be in their best interest to just rest three of their veteran players.

Christian Wood, Eric Gordon and Dennis Schroder have all been listed as questionable on Monday, Mar. 28, all with respective injuries. And it appears that all three may be relegated to the sidelines until the end of the season, seeing how Houston has already been eliminated this season.

As of this writing, the Rockets tote a 20-55 win-loss card in the Western Conference.

It would be best to note that these are legitimate injuries and were not something that cropped up. Normally, some teams would sit out players with injuries to preserve them for crucial games.

But with the 2021-22 NBA regular season winding down, the Rockets don’t have reason to preserve their veterans other than for next season.

Wood, the team’s leading scorer and rebounder, is someone that Houston would best spare from potential harm. The 26-year-old cager has one year remaining in his current pact with the Rockets and is due to make $14 million for the 2022-23 wars.

The same holds for Gordon who has two years remaining in his deal. He is still owed roughly $40 million in the next two NBA seasons before becoming an unrestricted free agent in 2024.

The case of Dennis Schroder, someone the Rockets acquired in February in the multiplayer trade with the Boston Celtics could be in a spot.

He is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer and will be looking for yet another home in the offseason. He is currently on a $5.8 million deal and continues to wait for a huge payday.

The season has not been a good one for the German guard, splitting his time for the 2021-22 wars between the Boston Celtics and the Rockets. With a sore left shoulder, he may need to rest and hope that some NBA team picks him up in the offseason.

 Christian Wood # 35 of the Houston Rockets
Christian Wood # 35 of the Houston Rockets Getty Images | Soobum Im

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