With a solid nucleus of young players that led them to sneak into the Western Conference playoffs this year, and a decent amount of cap space, the Rockets can only get better when looking ahead toward next season.
This year's free-agent class is high on the quality of players at the top. There are many big names out there who may be looking for a new home in the 2013-14 season, and the Rockets have the potential to be players for all of them.
But who should the Rockets focus on pursuing in the offseason? Despite their talent, the Rockets are likely still more than just one player away from being title contenders.
Nevertheless, they can get that much closer if they can land a star player who fits the direction the team is going.
However, going after a big name that doesn't pan out could kill the momentum that the organization currently has built up.