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Houston Rockets: Breaking Down How the Rockets Can Get Back to the Playoffs
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Chase Budinger

The Houston Rockets, once considered a lock for a playoff bid, have experienced a meltdown of epic proportions. Just two weeks ago, the Rockets were the favorites to become the sixth seed in their grueling conference's playoffs. This was quite a surprise and accomplishment, as many expected the roster to struggle due to lack of a clear star and playoff experience. 

But, despite not deterring from the challenge at the beginning of this truncated season, the Rockets went on a recent 1-7 slide, officially knocking them out of postseason contention. While their relevancy in the playoff chase did shock the NBA community, there is no denying the unfortunate fact that changes within the organization are a necessity.

However, major alterations are not needed for this franchise due to their roster being already ladened with talent and depth. Unlike the Charlotte Bobcats or Washington Wizards, the Rockets have a playoff-ready squad that has the potential to strike fear in the eyes of opposing teams.

So, what modifications should the Rockets' brass pursue? Well, the subsequent slides will address adjustments that will propel Houston back into the playoffs.

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