The Houston Rockets are in good shape for right now, but they should always be looking ahead to what's next.
This season is just the first of hopefully many successful ones in Houston's near future. However, maintaining a spot in the league's top tier requires several moves both on and off the court.
General manager Daryl Morey has his work cut out for him to keep this team in good standing. He has to keep his core players on this roster in place, as well as happy. He also needs to revamp his bench and improve the Rockets' depth if they want to consistently play deep into the postseason.
Here are five important things Morey and the Rockets must accomplish by the start of the 2014-15 season.
All stats are from ESPN.com and are accurate as of Feb. 25. All stats concerning salary are from HoopsHype.com.