Houston Rockets: Can Goran Dragic Lead the Rockets to the Playoffs?

Karthik TadisinaSenior Writer IApril 2, 2012

Goran Dragic.
Goran Dragic.Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Could the Houston Rockets be on their way to clinching a berth in the postseason this year?

It does remain an intriguing possibility that the team could qualify for the postseason despite not having a true “superstar” player on their roster.

The Rockets dealt some of their youth in exchange for veteran presence, which will hopefully allow the team to improve as time goes along.

Enter Marcus Camby, who can become a factor for the Rockets in the frontcourt along with Samuel Dalembert, Patrick Patterson and Luis Scola.

The Rockets remain a group consisting of both young talent and veteran presence which has allowed them to grow during this season under first-year head coach Kevin McHale.

One player that has picked up his level of play in the absence of starting point guard Kyle Lowry (out due to a bacterial infection) has been Goran Dragic. Dragic has averaged 20.0 points, 8.0 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game in his last four outings, which equaled out to two wins and two losses (Memphis, at Dallas, Sacramento and Dallas).

Dragic has picked up his play at an important time during the season and has formed good pairings in the backcourt (Courtney Lee another young piece in Houston). Dragic and Lee have been able to carry the Rockets by shooting the ball with accuracy and driving to the basket when the opportunity exists.

Could Dragic be part of the future in Houston?

He has shown that he can play the point guard position in the NBA and can become better as he gains experience. The Rockets should bring him back before another team makes an offer during free agency.