Now that Dwight Howard is aboard, the Houston Rockets will have to rely on their three-point shooters even more heavily than before. Howard draws so much attention underneath that guys will be found along the perimeter very often. It's up to those shooters to capitalize.
Not all shooters are as automatic as others, though. The team isn't lucky enough to have a Ray Allen-type shooter, but there are eight players that are capable of hitting threes with some regularity. Of course, some are better at doing this than others.
Howard makes the Rockets a much more dangerous team under the basket, but his impact will stretch far beyond that area. His presence will make shooting from mid-range and beyond the arc extremely important to the overall success of the Rockets.
If the team capitalizes on open shots from deep, then there's no reason that the Rockets shouldn't finish higher than the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference like they did this past season. On paper, Houston certainly has the shooters to do that.
*Note: Patrick Beverley and Isaiah Canaan are not included. Beverley isn't a very gifted shooter (though he has the range), and Canaan has obviously yet to prove himself at the NBA level. He has the talent but not the experience.