Houston Rockets: 12 Trades Later, It's Still Not Enough to Be Great

By Ryan Heckman
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Over the past two seasons, the Houston Rockets have become quite a much different team than they were prior to the dealing general manager Daryl Morey began. Last season, the Rockets brought in the versatile scoring machine, James Harden, from the Oklahoma City Thunder to pair up with point guard Jeremy Lin.

They also signed free agent center Omer Asik, one of the top rebounders and defensive big men in the game.

This summer, the biggest addition yet took place when they signed center Dwight Howard to pair up with Harden. In the much-anticipated sweepstakes, Howard had his suitors but decided on Harden and his boys down south.

This year, the Rockets look to get themselves in position where they can battle for a championship. But, Morey doesn’t believe they can just yet. In fact, he said he may not be done dealing.

“We’re not all the way there, we’re not a finished team,” Morey said according to ESPN. “We’re going to be experimenting. We want to be a great team by mid-April.”

What other deals could he have up his sleeve? Well, one of the more popular deals rumored to take place for a while now is to move Asik for another prime player that can jump in and start. Head coach Kevin McHale has said he plans to play Asik and Howard at the same time during certain moments, but we all know that probably won’t work.

“If it works really well, it’ll be a lot. If it looks like crap, it won’t be much,” McHale said. “We’re going to find out and we’re going to give it every opportunity to work.”

Well, hold onto your seat folks because this Rockets team isn’t done with its facelift just yet. I wouldn’t be surprised if they made another move soon enough this year prior to the trade deadline.

Ryan Heckman is a Senior Writer for RantSports.comFollow him on Twitter  @ryanmheckman, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.



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