Houston had a busy offseason with various trades and reshaping. By shaking up the roster, the Rockets positioned themselves for a probable lottery pick while leaving open the possibility that they will be a competitive team.
One of the biggest reasons for optimism was the drafting of UConn shooting guard Jeremy Lamb. He excels offensively and could end up being a top player in this year's rookie class.
Lamb showed out in the NBA Summer League by averaging 20 points and grabbing five rebounds a steal per game. If this is a sign of things to come for the new draftee, Rocket fans should have a lot of optimism.
The Rockets also grabbed forwards Terrance Jones and Royce White with early picks. Together, these three give the franchise hope that it will develop into a playoff contender in a few years.
But this season, the Rockets will have a complete different look. With such a young team, creating cohesiveness right away won't be easy. But this team figures to show flashes of promise throughout the season.
As for Lamb, let's predict how his rookie season will go.