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PG: Jeremy Lin/Patrick Beverley, Aaron Brooks, Isaiah Canaan
SG: James Harden, Francisco Garcia, Ronnie Brewer
SF: Chandler Parsons, Omri Casspi
PF: Terrence Jones, Donatas Motiejunas
C: Dwight Howard, Omer Asik, Greg Smith, Marcus Camby
Dwight Howard, James Harden and Chandler Parsons. That's your big three in Houston, one that has a chance to achieve greatness if things go according to plan.
Where uncertainty reigns is at power forward and point guard.
Kevin McHale is not short on options, though, with three intriguing bodies to choose from at the 4. Omer Asik is the most polarizing, for his starting job at center has been usurped by Howard, making his candidacy as the team's starting 4 a bit weaker.
With extremely limited offensive tools, Asik doesn't quite fit the mold offensively for what the Rockets are looking for next to Howard.
Instead, Terrence Jones is a more logical fit for Houston's up-tempo scheme, one that can appropriately utilize Jones' best attributes: His speed, strength and athleticism.
Donatas Motiejunas is in the conversation as well, but Jones feels like a more appropriate fit at this point in time due to his versatility on both ends of the floor, including his ability to defend several different positions.
At the point, McHale recently came out and said that his team has "two starting point guards," per ESPN, which has surprisingly opened the door for 2013 postseason contributor Patrick Beverley to steal Jeremy Lin's job away from him.
The race is too close to call at the moment, but we'll give Lin the benefit of the doubt after developing a nice rapport with Parsons and Harden throughout last season.