The next two months will be absolutely excruciating for Houston Rockets fans.
But in a good way.
After signing Dwight Howard in July, this franchise finds itself in prime position to build upon a breakout season engineered by 2012 acquisition James Harden. With Chandler Parsons emerging as one of the league's most dangerous wing shooters, Howard would seem to be the third and perhaps final missing piece.
All the more so if Jeremy Lin returns to form or Patrick Beverley proves he's here to stay. There are multiple reasons for excitement, and that's the problem—the good problem. The meantime will be fraught with a lot of thumb-twiddling and curious peaks into training camp.
And maybe a little planning. Here are 10 games from Houston's recently released schedule that just might be worthy of your viewing enjoyment.