As 2013 comes to a close, the Houston Rockets are amidst a crowded Western Conference near the top of the pack. The superstar duo of James Harden and Dwight Howard is off to a solid start to the season, while other role players are stepping up big as well.
It seems the only thing standing in the way of Houston and the playoffs is the injury bug. Harden, Jeremy Lin, Omer Asik and others have been battling injuries all season long. When, or if, this team gets healthy we can then evaluate how far the Rockets can really go.
As we welcome in the New Year, let's take a look at the grades for each Houston role player from the start of the 2013-14 campaign.
All stats are acquired from ESPN unless otherwise cited, and are accurate as of December 30, 2013.