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Breaking Down the Pros and Cons of Each Houston Rockets Offseason Move
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To say the least, the Houston Rockets have had an eventful offseason.

Putting all of their eggs in one basket, the Rockets were able to cash in with the biggest prize of the offseason in the form of Dwight Howard

Not only did the Rockets receive the league's best center, they managed to keep Omer Asik. They will also have Howard running alongside one of the league's most talented up-and-comers in James Harden. Virtually overnight, the Rockets have become championship contenders, joining the ranks of West elites such as San Antonio and Oklahoma City. 

Obviously the centerpiece of Houston's offseason is obtaining Dwight. Anytime you put together two of the league's 15 best players, you're going to shoot up the ranks. While that may not have worked for a team like the Los Angeles Lakers, the Rockets are in possession of young players who are willing to adjust their games for the greater good of chasing rings. 

Add in Dwight actually being healthy and, you know, becoming the guy that was the runner-up MVP in 2011 and three-time Defensive Player of the Year, and the Rockets could be making some noise over the next few years. 

Believe it or not, the Rockets were up to other moves as well. While they weren't nearly as significant as bringing in the league's best center since Shaquille O'Neal, they were moves necessary to fill out a roster that's going to potentially be competing for a title as soon as this coming June. 

We take a look at those moves, including their sole draft pick, and weighed the pros and cons of each. 

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