STATE OF THE FRANCHISE
Despite having a sabermetrically savvy GM in Daryl Morey who's not hesitant to make big moves, the Rockets have been mired in the middle of the pack in recent years, either making the playoffs as a low seed, or narrowly missing them as they did last season. In fact, one can argue it's actually because of Morey's ability to find value that the Rockets have been unable to re-build in earnest after Yao Ming's foot problems forced him to retire. Instead of being one of the league doormats for a few years and accumulating high picks, the Rockets have had to make do with the 12th pick (Jeremy Lamb) this year, the 14th (Marcus Morris) in 2011, and the 14th in 2010 (Patrick Patterson). Moreover, Morey has tried to trade for elite players like Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol but either didn't have the goods to get those done, or saw the trade rescinded by the league.
Heading into 2012-2013, the Rockets should be
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