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Ranking the Top 25 Players in Houston Rockets History

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Ranking the Top 25 Players in Houston Rockets History
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The Houston Rockets have a storied history of Hall of Fame talent, making their top 25 players of all time list especially difficult to crack.

The top 10 is made up of nearly all Hall of Fame players, and that speaks of the type of teams the Rockets have put on the court over the years. Ever since the team's days as the San Diego Rockets, they have only grabbed two NBA championships, however.

The criteria for making this list are difficult relative to the competition, but not all that difficult in terms of understanding. Key players who played on the championship teams in 1994 and 1995 were immediately considered, as were those players who are lucky enough to be in the Hall of Fame. Players who also posted strong statistical lines in their careers with the Rockets were also considered.

In order to determine what sets certain players apart from others, several components were looked at. Whether or not the player was a No. 1 overall selection in the NBA draft helped many candidates, as did appearances on All-NBA teams or winning the Rookie of the Year award. Players who played a majority of their careers with the Rockets also saw bumps in the rankings.

Overall impact on the team was also considered, even though that's not something that can be statistically measured. Those players who left lasting imprints on the team and the league were placed higher on this list than others who simply fit in with the crowd.

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