Latest intel surrounding Houston Rockets entering NBA offseason

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The Houston Rockets have officially entered the post-James Harden era and things have started off really dark for them, as one might expect after trading away an NBA superstar. The Rockets finished the 2020-21 season with a 17-55 record, their worst record since they went 14-68 during the 1982-83 season. 

Houston probably could have been better than they were record-wise, but injuries also played a big part in their demise this season. Rookie Jae’Sean Tate played the most games for the Rockets this season, 70 games, with the next most games played by someone being 51 games by Sterling Brown. 

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This roster saw plenty of turnover this season as a result of players being in and out of the lineup and as a result, they finished with the worst record in the league. This season was definitely not a “lost cause” for the Rockets though. 

Christian Wood finished fourth in the voting for the Most Improved Player award, Jae’Sean Tate was named NBA All-Rookie First Team and young players like Kevin Porter Jr. and Kenyon Martin Jr. have seemed to carve out their roles as focal points of this team heading into the future. 

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Things may seem really bleak for the Houston Rockets right now, especially without any solidified stars on their team, but with a core of young players already together, a smooth rebuild process should occur over the next few years in Houston. 

They may not be able to get back to being contenders in the Western Conference this offseason, but they have plenty of moves to make this offseason in order to set themselves up for a lot of success in the future. With that said, let’s dive right in and take a look at the latest talk coming out of Houston in regards to the draft and free agency. 

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Brett Siegel joined NBA Analysis Network as an NBA Insider and Journalist in 2020 after previously working with Louisville Basketball and FanSided covering the NBA. He was a member of our staff until April 2022.