"Yuck," D'Antoni said, according to ESPN's Tim MacMahon. "Really, our offense is anemic."
The team that revolutionized iso-ball last season and led the league in offensive efficiency is currently ranked 26th in that category at less than 104 points per 100 possessions. Whereas many expected Houston's defense to take a hit after the summer departures of Trevor Ariza and Luc Mbah a Moute, the team's offense has failed to score 90 points in three of 10 games this season.
"We've got to find the answers," D'Antoni said. "I can't tell you today, 'Oh yeah, it's this,' and we'll solve it tomorrow. No, we've got to work through this and figure out what we need to do. But our offense right now is not very good."
The addition of Carmelo Anthony has yielded few results so far, with the veteran shooting 1-for-11 in Thursday's loss. James Harden has missed three games with a hamstring injury, while Chris Paul is hitting career lows in field goal and 3-point percentage.
"Man, part of it has probably gotta be, I ain't made no shots," Paul said.