The Houston Rockets had an eventful offseason that will result in a 15-man roster that looks noticeably different from last season.
After signing Dwight Howard, Reggie Williams, Omri Casspi and Marcus Camby (and adding three new rookies into the mix), the Rockets have a test ahead of them in training camp. Getting all the new pieces to gel together and form a winner will be a difficult task, but head coach Kevin McHale did that exact thing in 2012-13 when James Harden, Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik came to town.
The starting lineup figures to look different this season. There are locks at a few obvious positions, but power forward appears to be up for grabs. The same can be said for a few of the first roles off the bench. McHale has a ton of options and will utilize each player in the best way he sees fit.
Trimming the fat at both point guard (five players) and small forward (four players) could prove to be the most daunting task, though it's always better to have an excess of (rather than a lack of) bodies. This should bode well for the Rockets during the course of an 82-game schedule.
The depth chart is obviously subject to change as we near the beginning of the season, but predicting which players will fill which roles will make for an easier understanding of the training camp situation.