Houston currently sits at 12-12 and is just on the outside looking into the playoff hunt. They have one of the most explosive offenses in the NBA, and hold victories over Utah, the Lakers, Boston and New York this month.
However, the Rockets are destined to be one of those fringe teams in the Western Conference when it comes to making the postseason.
Houston certainly has plenty of reasons to feel optimistic going forward, but when it comes down to the last two or three teams who sneak into the playoffs the Rockets will come up just short.
Here are ten reasons why the Rockets will fail to make the postseason this year.