As we turn the calendar to 2013, the Houston Rockets organization has to feel pretty good about where the direction of its franchise is heading.
Houston had a lot of questions going into the season, but now it sits at 17-14 and is quickly rising up the ranks of the Western Conference.
The Rockets are winners of six of their last eight games and are getting dynamic play out of their starters.
Still, they have a long way to go in order to be championship material. In order for Houston to take the next step, it will need to improve in several areas, both on the court and from a personnel perspective.
Rockets fans have to feel optimistic about the upcoming year, but these steps still need to be taken in 2013.