Biggest Questions and Answers for the Houston Rockets This Offseason

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Biggest Questions and Answers for the Houston Rockets This Offseason
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The young, high-scoring Houston Rockets were able to bypass the developmental curve en route to their first postseason appearance in four years.

It wasn’t expected. This team had never played together and was looked at as too inexperienced to play competitive basketball. That is until James Harden came along and emerged as one of the NBA’s premier scorers.

A 45-win club, Houston will be returning the bulk of its core. The offseason will be a period of growth for the players, but also a time for general manager Daryl Morey to improve the weak areas from the year before. 

Despite the successes of the young franchise, the Rockets dealt with growing pains throughout the grind of an 82-game season.

Heading into the summer, there aren't many questions surrounding this group. 

Last offseason was about turning the franchise around, which included the signing of Jeremy Lin and the trade for Harden. This offseason will center around adding some crucial pieces to the core and getting better defensively.

We didn’t see much defense at all last season, as Houston ranked 28th in the NBA in points allowed at 102.5 per game. 

More questions surround personnel and roster adjustments. While seven players are under guaranteed contracts, seven more have non-guaranteed contracts and one player has a team option.

This team is going to be strong for years to come, but Morey has to find an answer to a few questions before his Rockets can take the next step. 

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