The Houston Rockets have pulled off one of the most extraordinary roster overhauls in NBA history in the course of two seasons. After cleaning house in 2012, they've landed both James Harden and Dwight Howard in the course of one calendar year, giving up nothing more than expendable pieces to get it done.
The question is, how can the Rockets make their final push and break into the realm of the title contenders?
There's no question that the skill is there, as the Rockets have one of the most awe-inspiring rosters in the NBA. From superstars to budding role players, the Rockets can rival anyone when it comes to name value.
With that being said, there's a major difference between being popular and becoming elite.
The Rockets still have steps to take before they truly make that leap, but each is manageable. Standing their ground is equally as detrimental a step, as the following slides would be beneficial.
It's all about avoiding complacency.